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Alto Cafe

Hwy 48 And Gavilan C, Alto, NM 88312
+1 505-336-1980
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Hwy 48 And Gavilan C, Alto, NM 88312
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I'm sorry I can't say anything wrong about this place. The breakfast was awesome. The service was great. The place was very clean, quaint and welcoming. I had the Bonito Biscuit and talk about a biscuit. Bonito, small, I don't think so. It was half...More

Thank CandysKitchen
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We like this place for good ol country style cooking! Service is good, fast and friendly! We like it being close to Alto for a quick bite to eat.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We eat here every morning while we are staying in Ruidoso. The food is amazing and the wait staff and owners are very nice!

Thank jennifer W
Reviewed 21 March 2017

If you want good, classic menu offerings with some twists, and brought to your table like it was a home-cooked meal then this is a great stop entering Ruidoso from Alto and H48. The Alto Cafe has been around for a long time and offer...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Throughout our visit to NM we ended up eating from here a couple times. First I picked up a dozen breakfast burrito's and lets just say they were "OK". Pretty dry but maybe due to take out order vs eating there. Very expensive though. Next...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Almost every Friday we go for catfish, my wife gets chicken salad. The staff is very friendly, cooking is consistent and timely. If you have not been to Alto Cafe please do so as it is worth every penny.

Thank DonaldRay1954
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Friday night special is some of the best catfish ever eaten. All you can eat with very friendly service.

Thank Peanut8484
Reviewed 1 February 2017

on the way to Apache Ski or to a hike. Easy in and easy out. Sometimes a breakfast buffet that is just fine. Staff is friendly and attentive. Also a good place for a meal after outdoor excercise up Ski Run Road.

Thank HornDozer
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped on our way home from playing in the snow. Nothing fancy, just good simple food and good hot coffee. Friendly and quick service. Recommended.

Thank Jason1076
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This restaurant had come recommended for us. We loved that they served breakfast all day because the pancakes and French toast were excellent. The chicken fried steak plate is hearty and rich, so it's not for the light-eaters. The staff was down to earth and...More

Thank Megan A
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How can you reserve one of your cabins, right next to your restaurant, please. We've stayed there, before and absolutely loved it!
29 June 2016|
Response from GrodTzu | Reviewed this property |
Uhhh - you call Alto Cafe @ 505-336-1980 & make the reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 48 And Gavilan C, Alto, NM 88312
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 505-336-1980
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