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10 Best Ruidoso Restaurants

Whether you’ve come to hike, ski, or bask in such a beautiful area, Ruidoso has you covered with these 10 dining options.


Destination / RUIDOSO

GO FOR IT | Play like an athlete and relax like a hedonist in high-altitude Ruidoso.

— New Mexico Magazine

Cool Pines and Good People

Nestled amongst the towering peaks of New Mexico's Sacramento Mountains, Ruidoso is a cool oasis of good times with the best people.

— American Cowboy Magazine

Ramblin' Round Ruidoso

First-time visitors to the friendly mountain resort of Ruidoso are often stunned by the dramatic beauty of the landscape surrounded by the Lincoln National Forest, with 12,000-foot Sierra Blanca, southern New Mexico's highest peak, dominating the skyline.

— New Mexico Magazine

Ruidoso, New Mexico: Where Modern-Day Cowboys Come to Play

Proud of its heritage and brimming with adventure, Ruidoso is the mountain escape you’ve been looking for.


Ruidoso Is A 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Vacation

Ruidoso has a little bit of everything, making it the perfect vacation spot for the family. Whether you crave culture or are an avid outdoorsman, you can find it all in this sliver of New Mexico.


17 Tasty Ways to Enjoy Green Chile

The next time you find yourself in New Mexico — and Ruidoso in particular — sample some of these creative delicacies made with the Southwest’s best and get ready to give your tongue a tingly treat. 


Road Trip Ruidoso

The Lincoln County high country around Ruidoso offers a rarefied respite from summer heat. Ride a ski gondola to Sierra Blanca Peak, retrace the felonious footsteps of Billy the Kid, and stop to smell the irises.

— New Mexico Magazine