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Grill Caliente

2800 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6306
+1 575-630-0224
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (47 reviews)
All hours
American, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2800 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6306
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I tried this restaurant on a Wednesday evening after hearing favorable comments from friends. We started with a Southwestern Caesar Salad that was pretty good. We both ordered the Poblano Chicken at the recommendation of the waitress. What a disaster. It was...More

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Summers in Ruidoso, NM call for out door dining or just having a drink enjoying the mountain air. The Grill Caliente provided a great place to sit outdoors on one of their 3 outdoor areas and have a very memorable lunch and beer. The staff...More

Thank Bio_Salesman
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Friendly staff and good food. It would not be a top pick from my perspective. Nothing particularly special, but nothing bad. Hence an average rating.

Thank gwdavis3
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Everything about Grill Caliente was awesome - the food, the friendly staff, and the reasonable prices. Sitting on the patio in the crisp and cool (compared to elsewhere in southern NM) Ruidoso air was a bonus. Considering prices in Ruidoso are generally for tourists, this...More

Thank Nelson P
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The burgers were excellent, albeit caliente. What would you expect? The wait staff was way above average, the beer ice cold and the view was really pleasant. We will return.

Thank iataan
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This is a great place for lunch or dinner! Great patio seating and wonderful service. Great fish taco's and WINE!!!

Thank Ginaclark3
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Great place in Ruidoso to find some vegetarian options (vegan, too). The fried avocado is delish... if vegan, ask for no ranch topping. The black bean taco is super yummy, just ask for no cotija cheese for the vegan option. Really good food and friendly...More

Thank 99dustyp
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Cozy and friendly, with great upscale-casual food. We all had burgers, and they were delicious, with high-quality and unusual ingredients, and service was fast and friendly. Dogs welcome on the patio.

Thank Wanderlust33
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This place is cozy, original menu, good selecon of wines. The staff attentive, food was good but for my taste it needed a little more seasoning, beware of their chiles-hot.

Thank taino55
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal at Grill Caliente. The atmosphere is nice and the food is great quality. Many of the items are spicy so I ask questions when you order if you don't eat spicy food. We will come back when in the area.

Thank KParnell
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Questions & Answers
11 December 2015|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Ingrid F | Reviewed this property |
No Farley's or the bar at Ranchers would be better served for you.
20 July 2015|
Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not certain about that one. You should probably contact the restaurant about that one.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6306
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 575-630-0224
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Food is Southwestern
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