Ruidoso has some AMAZING food with tons just footsteps away! Here are some of our personal favorites for best places to eat in Ruidoso! Check back as we add more recommendations and feel free to share yours with us!! Email us at with your faves!


Hunt and Harvest at The Mercantile (2 min. walk – 600 ft)

“Earth to Fork” food with amazingly fresh ingredients and so much flavor!! Delicious breakfast and savory sandwiches for lunch/dinner. It’s hard to recommend something since it’s ALL SO GOOD!! However, you’ve gotta try their cinnamon rolls (SO HUGE) and Papas for brunch! Their green chili sauce on the Papas is soooo perfect!






Hall of Flame Burgers (1-2 min. walk – 350ft)

Great burgers that are in high demand!! A super easy walk from our cabin in Midtown! You’ll want to time it just right as sometimes the line can get over an hour long, but it’s a definite must on your visit to Ruidoso!

Cafe Rio Pizza (2 min. walk – 900ft)

The best pizza in Ruidoso!! You have to try their hand tossed deliciousness! It’s hard to recommend anything because it’s all so good and the perfect option for a quick bite in Midtown. Call ahead for pickup or stop in and dine- the staff are friendly and it’s so fun to watch them make the pizzas.

Chef Shawn’s Eatery