Where to eat in Ruidoso
In New Mexico, the flavors are as delicious as the sky is big and blue. Visitors can try our native chiles – red, green, roasted, smothered – all grown in New Mexico state. Restaurants and farmers markets offer tasty salsas, veggies, fruits, nuts and other New Mexico flavors straight from nearby orchards, ranches and farms. There are also local coffees, refreshing microbrews, fresh meats, homemade baked goods and many other foods and drinks to taste and enjoy.
So what are you waiting for? Search our delicious selection of restaurants, cafes and coffeehouses and cozy breakfast nooks. And for after sunset, check out these ideas for Ruidoso nightlife.
Travel website Far & Wide names Ruidoso’s Cafe Rio as the best pizza in New Mexico. Read what reviewers had to say.
Discover fresh, local foods and handmade crafts at the Ruidoso Downs Artisans and Farmers Market where bakers, cheese makers, and artists converge each week to provide locally made products at All American Park, located one mile east of Walmart.
The Flying J Ranch Chuckwagon Supper and Western Show is one of Ruidoso's most popular summer activities, offering great food and excellent family entertainment. Opening day for the 2019 season is May 25th.
Quench your thirst for New Mexico craft beers and wines at these local hangouts
Discover some of Ruidoso's best patio bars, alfresco terraces and outdoor restaurants to make the most of your Ruidoso vacation.
“Get ready for your new favorite lunch spot in the small town of Ruidoso.” —OnlyInYourState.com
TripAdvisor reviews answer the question: Where do locals in Ruidoso go to eat? Discover the Top 10 Ruidoso restaurants according to TripAdvisor reviews.
From patios to fireplaces and cozy corners to curl up and chat, here are six delicious spots for the most important meal of the day.
Ruidoso is a place where locals love to sit back and let the opinions fly. A place where hipsters, old hippies, ski bums, and local eccentrics mingle with tourists to sip strong coffee and solve the world's problems.
Yelp reviews answer the question: Where do locals in Ruidoso go to eat? Discover the Top 10 Ruidoso restaurants according to Yelp reviews.
From coffeehouses and cheeseburgers, steaks and seafood, to pizza and all the barbecue you can eat, Ruidoso offers a taste of everything for everyone.
Lincoln County is ranch country and Ruidoso is a hotspot of steakhouses. Longtime visitors swear by the consistently tasty cuts of steak often paired with an extensive wine list and fresh seafood.
Where do locals in Ruidoso go to eat when they want to get out of town? Discover the Top 5 Lincoln County restaurants according to Yelp reviews.
Old West storytellers, musicians, western artists, and craftsmen come together for three days of events, cowboy competitions horse demonstrations, western swing dancing, a kids rodeo and more.
"Whether you’ve come to hike, ski, or bask in such a beautiful area, Ruidoso has you covered with these 10 dining options." - TheCultureTrip.com
The new Cornerstone Bakery & Café is triple the size of the old one, but at lunch time on its first day at the new address Tuesday, three times as many customers were occupying three times as many tables, savoring meals put in front of them by three times as many servers. — Ruidoso News.
Dine in one of eight casual restaurants and bars. Enjoy the best gaming in the Southwest including; Blackjack, Craps, Poker, Roulette, as well as a comedy club and live entertainment. Elevate your game on the Inn's championship golf course.
"A town that makes a good part of its living providing hospitality to Texans can’t have too many barbecue options, so the arrival of a Dickeys Barbecue Pit franchise in Ruidoso Downs can only be good news." - Ruidoso News
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. Be careful, though, once you experience green chiles in all their glory, pretty soon you’ll be craving them. - iExplore.com
FOOD & DRINK EVENTS
Join Inn of the Mountain Gods in saying farewell to summer with food, music and fireworks at the End of Summer Bash on Sunday, September 1, 2019. The free family-friendly event begins at 3 p.m. with jumping balloons for $10 and concessions starting at 3 p.m. Guests can enjoy live music on the lawn. Once dusk settles in, fireworks will light the sky over Lake Mescalero as live music continues to play.
Each year at the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium there is ALWAYS stellar entertainment, ALWAYS a chuckwagon cook-off, ALWAYS great family fun, and ALWAYS a great exhibition of western wares with over 100 vendors and their unique products for you to buy. Plus mounted shooting competition and equestrian demonstrations.
Foodies won’t want to miss this evening of gourmet food and cooking demonstrations by Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse! Known for his hit shows on the Food Network, the Amazon original series Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse and as the food correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning America, Emeril is the chef and proprietor of 11 restaurants and the bestselling author of 19 cookbooks. Tickets are $70 and include a delectable dinner. Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm.
Great food, great beer, great music, arts & crafts - and "dressing for the occasion" is encouraged! Don't miss our very own Kinderhall featuring all kinds of fun and games for the kids! Food booths feature delicious German staples such as Bratwurst, schnitzels and sauerkraut.
After enjoying the Festival of Lights Parade in Midtown, head over to Wingfield Park for a free Festival of Lights After Party. Beginning at 7:00 PM, there will be food, drinks, an outdoor showing of “It’s A Wonderful Life”, winter activities for the kids, fire pits for roasting marshmallows, and Santa will be on hand for photos. Be sure to join the fun!