Cafe Rio is a quirky little pizza and sandwich shop smack-dab in the middle of mid-town Ruidoso, NM. There are all sorts of interesting things tacked to the walls. They serve hands-down the best pizza you can get in Ruidoso, maybe the best in the region, and are very popular with both locals and tourists. The lines can get pretty long so I recommend eating at odd hours during the busy seasons, since the place isn't very big. They used to serve spanakopita, a Greek spinach and feta pie, but it isn't on the menu anymore. They do have roasted garlic bulbs and some other unexpected items on the menu. We ordered a jumbo 18" pizza that was half "white"and half "meat". A regular sized pizza is 12". The white has mozzarella, ricotta, olive oil and garlic and the meat includes pepperoni, Italian sausage, beef, salami and Canadian bacon with cheese and tomato sauce.
|Jumbo size half white and half meats|
Service was good. We ate during the middle of the afternoon on weekday and were the only customers.
Cafe Rio also has ice cream and home-made desserts.
2547 Sudderth Dr.
Ruidoso, NM 88345
CASH or local check only--no plastic accepted (ATM in the building)