Mexican Food

mexican foodMexican food restaurants comprise perhaps the largest variety of ethnic cuisine options, in Ruidoso. Whatever your craving, rest assured you can find it here. Standing arguments over the area's best Mexican food (Jorge's? Comal?) run parallel with the question of who serves up the best Tex-Mex (Casa Blanca? Tina's?). The take-home message, here, is that you really can't go wrong. Secret spots like Club Gas serve up surprisingly good fare — head over on Thursday evenings for the wildly popular "enchilada night" — and other establishments such as Grill Caliente focus on healthier, "Nuevo" Mexican dishes. Green chile is a staple on just about every menu in town, so come prepared to make your taste buds dance. Buen provecho!

Casa Blanca

  Mexican Restaurant on Mechem Drive in Ruidoso.

  • 575-257-2495
  • 501 Mechem Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States

Chef Lupe’s

Tex-Mex Restaurant on Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso.

  • 575-257-4687
  • 1101 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States

Chileo’s

Mexican Restaurant on Highway 70 in Ruidoso Downs.

  • 575-378-4033
  • 135 Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM, United States

Comal

Mexican Restaurant on Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso.

  • 575-258-1397
  • 2117 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States

Disco Taco

Mexican Restaurant on Highway 70 in Ruidoso.

  • 575-378-4224
  • 141 W. Hwy 70, Ruidoso, NM, United States

El Camino Nuevo

Mexican Restaurant on Mechem Drive in Ruidoso.

  • 575-258-4312
  • 1025 Mechem Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States

El Paisano

Mexican Restaurant on Smokey Bear Boulevard in Capitan.

  • 575-354-2206
  • 442 Smokey Bear Blvd., Capitan, NM, United States

Grill Caliente

Southwestern Restaurant on Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso.

  • 575-630-0024
  • 2800 Sudderth Dr., 88345, Ruidoso, NM, United States

Jorge’s Café

Mexican Restaurant on Highway 70 in Ruidoso Downs.

  • 575-378-9804
  • 2064 W. Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM, United States

La Hacienda

Mexican Restaurant on Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso.

  • 575-378-1079
  • 340 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States

La Sierra

Mexican Restaurant on Lake Shore Drive in Alto.

  • 575-336-4673
  • 100 Lake Shore Dr., Alto, NM, United States

Old Road Restaurant

Mexican Restaurant on Old Road in Mescalero.

  • 575-464-4674
  • 692 Old Road, Mescalero, NM, United States

Ole Taco

Mexican Restaurant on Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso.

  • 575-257-5040
  • 319 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States

Peña’s Place

Mexican Restaurant on Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso.

  • 575-257-4135
  • 2963 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States