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Ridgeback Cafe

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38710 Highway 126, Jemez Springs, NM 87025-9206
+1 575-829-3322
11:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 19:00
Thu - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

No one has worked or eaten here in a very long time. There is a food truck that occasionally parks out front but I have not had the opportunity to try them.

Thank Charles H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This looks like your average forest type mom and pop diner, but was closed when we were there. Apparently they are undergoing renovations for the next month or so.

1 Thank Kimberly85044
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

The food is consistently delicious and perfectly prepared. Great flavor, nice portions, a really good value! Excellent, friendly and attentive service. We look forward to eating here every time we are in the area. Very much enjoyed both breakfast and dinner on this trip.

1 Thank Tony and Pam R
Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Went tonight, found out that the restaurant was closed. After the new manager took over things were going well with this place. Now he seems to close on a whim for whatever reason. After hearing from several locals that they have had the same problem I can no longer recommend this restaurant. Very disappointing that this is what has become... More 

1 Thank Brian O
South Miami, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Surprisingly excellent! They don't mention that the chicken in their burrito is smoked - and it was amazing! Doesn't look like much, but what a great little find up in the mountains!

Thank Leslie S
Sangre de Christo Mountains, NM
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

We needed to eat before we arrived at our destination after many miles with no restaurants of any sort and this was the first to come along. It looked OK, so in we went in. It was the waitress's first day as a waitress, but she got our orders right and refilled drinks in a timely manner with a cheery... More 

Thank ShelleyHR
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113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

I really cannot say anything good or bad we stopped by on the way back from Fenton lake,there was a large sign declaring it open,lights on but when I went in to check all the chairs were on the tables and no one around

Thank Oaks46
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

Happened upon this little place outside Jemez Springs and found it to be a great lunch stop. Clean, with good food and friendly staff. Good value

Thank Pat L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

Good food,good service and a rustic atmosphere. Waitress was friendly and competent. Takes a little longer for your meal to arrive, but again, it was good. Worth stopping.

Thank Steven R
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

What it lacks in atmosphere, it makes up for in excellent food. Way better than the other two sit-down eateries in Jemez Springs. Which, by the way, also lack atmosphere! The pulled pork was tasty and tender and the beans and fries a perfect accompaniment. Crispy fries, yum... My hubby loved his chicken burrito, and we are native New Mexicans... More 

1 Thank Summersbiz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38710 Highway 126, Jemez Springs, NM 87025-9206
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Jemez Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 575-829-3322
Heaven in the Jemez!

Ridgeback Sandwich Express
Monday-Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Counter Service Only

Full Menu
Thursday-Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday night dinner special starting at 5

Come in and try some of Big B's signature smoked BBQ and homemade sauces!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?