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Rio Grande Grill & Tap Room, Ruidoso, NM

Rio Grande Grill & Tap Room

4.0
4
51 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The Sierra Blanca Brewing Co. began in Lincoln County,NM back in 1996 with their Pub 48/Weber's Grill open for 8 years in Ruidoso, NM. Since then, the brewery has expanded up in Moriarty developing more award winning craft beers with their Rio Grande Brewing Co. brand. Now, seven years later, the brew pub concept returns to the same location now as the Rio Grande Grill & Taproom! Enjoy great craft beers, fine wines, favorite appetizers and salads, classic sandwiches, steaks and other delicious faire in our cozy and rustic dining room and bar. Bonus to your visit - we have craft beer to-go either in bottled 6-packs or a 64oz. growler!

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ruidoso

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Starters

Available All Day

  • Chips and Salsa$5.95

    Tri-colored tortilla chips and zesty housemade salsa

    • Squealers$7.95

      Two slow roasted pork sliders, served with a chipotle peach BBQ sauce and red onions

      • Jalapeno Poppers$7.95

        Fresh jalapeno halves filled with cream cheese, wrapped in applewood bacon and served with housemade honey ranch dip

        • Quesadilla Rio$7.95

          Pulled pork, fresh jalapenos and jack cheese served with sour cream and housemade salsa

          • Bacon Wrapped Dates$8.95

            A dozen Californian dates drizzled with a balsamic glaze

            • Spinach and Artichoke Dip$8.95

              Spinach and artichokes in a creamy sauce served with tortilla chips

              • Angles in Paradise$9.95

                Two jumbo shrimp wrapped in bacon, stuffed with crabmeat and served with a raspberry chipotle dipping sauce

                • Chicken Wings$9.95

                  Eight jumbo wings with choice of Buffalo-style or spicy chile BBQ sauce, served with bleu cheese or ranch

                  • Calamari$10.95

                    Beer battered and served with our spicy marinara sauce

                    • Coconut Shrimp$12.95

                      Five jumbo shrimp dipped in coconut, deep fried and served with a spicy raspberry dipping sauce

                      • Cheese Platter$13.95

                        Smoked Gouda, goat cheese, sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, honey dates, candied walnuts and crostinis

                        Soups and Salads

                        Dressing Selections: ranch, chipotle ranch, bleu cheese, sweet basil vinaigrette, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, Caesar, warm bacon, or raspberry vinaigrette. Add to any salad: Grilled Chicken $5, Shrimp $7.50, Salmon $10, Sirloin Steak $12

                        • Soup of the Day

                          Chef's choice of house made soup

                          • Cup$4.25
                          • Bowl$7.25
                        • French Onion Soup$7.25

                          Caramelized onions in a simmered broth topped with melted Swiss cheese

                          • Outlaw Lager Stew$9.95

                            Tender beef stew and hearty vegetables simmered in our Outlaw Lager and served over mashed potatoes

                            • Soup and Half Salad$8.95

                              Your choice of a cup of our Soup of the Day or French Onion accompanied with a half of Garden, Caesar or Nut & Berry salad

                              • Garden Salad

                                Fresh mixed greens, tomatoes, red onion, carrots, croutons and your choice of dressing

                                • Small$3.95
                                • Large$6.95
                              • Caesar

                                Crisp romaine lettuce, tossed with housemade Caesar dressing, parmesan cheese and housemade croutons

                                • Small$4.95
                                • Large$8.95
                              • Harvest

                                Spinach, dried cranberries, toasted almonds, pumpkin seeds, and smoked Gouda with warm bacon dressing

                                • Small$7.95
                                • Large$13.95
                              • Nut & Berry

                                Mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, shredded carrots, strawberries, candied walnuts and housemade croutons

                                • Small$6.95
                                • Large$9.95
                              • Southwest Chopped$11.95

                                Crisp romaine lettuce, tomatoes, green chile, turkey, ham, Swiss cheese, hard boiled egg and bacon; tossed with chipotle ranch dressing

                                Lunch Menu

                                Available Daily 11am-5pm

                                  Burgers & Sandwiches

                                  All Sandwich selections come with a choice of steak fries, coleslaw or a side salad. Add a side of mac & cheese $3

                                  • Rio Grande Burger$9.50

                                    Half pound Angus, cooked to order, served on a potato bun with lettuce, tomato, and red onion. Add: Hatch green chile, American cheese, cheddar, Swiss, Monterey Jack, avocado, sauteed mushrooms, grilled onions or bacon

                                    • The Tuscan$8.95

                                      Basil pesto, avocado, lettuce, tomato, red onion, cucumber, and mushrooms on your choice of sourdough or rye bread

                                      • Grilled Chicken Sandwich$9.95

                                        Grilled chicken breast, sauteed mushrooms, onions, New Mexico green chile, and Swiss cheese. Served on a potato bun

                                        • The CFC$9.95

                                          Chicken fried chicken breast served on a potato bun with country gravy, lettuce and tomato

                                          • Pulled Pork Sandwich$9.95

                                            Slow roasted pork served on a potato bun with chipotle peach BBQ sauce, pickles and red onions

                                            • The Jersey$10.25

                                              Sirloin steak sauteed with green peppers, onions and mushrooms, American cheese served on a hoagie

                                              • The Yankee$10.95

                                                A hot New York-style pastrami sandwich with Swiss cheese and sauerkraut, served on pumpernickel with horseradish mustard

                                                • The Great Escape$11.95

                                                  Turkey, ham and Swiss cheese, on two slices of thick Texas toast, dipped in egg batter and flat griddled. Served with raspberry dipping sauce

                                                  • Thomas' Turkey$11.95

                                                    Roasted turkey on thick sourdough, with bacon, Swiss cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomato and chipotle mayo

                                                    • Catfish Sammich$12.95

                                                      Beer battered catfish served with Cajun mayo on a potato bun with lettuce and tomato

                                                      • Brisket Sandwich$13.95

                                                        Slow roasted beef brisket served on a potato bun with cole slaw and chipotle peach BBQ sauce

                                                        Entrees

                                                        All lunch entrees come with a choice of steak fries, coleslaw or mashed potatoes. Brisket Plate has sides included. Add a side of mac & cheese $3

                                                        • Big Tex Chicken Fried Steak$13.95

                                                          Served with our country gravy

                                                          • Jake's Ribs

                                                            Dry rubbed, slow roasted and glazed with chipotle peach BBQ sauce

                                                            • Half Rack$16.95
                                                            • Full Rack$28.95
                                                          • 6oz. Sirloin$16.95

                                                            Charbroiled center-cut Angus Beef

                                                            • Brisket Plate$20.95

                                                              Slow roasted beef brisket, coleslaw and macaroni & cheese

                                                              Dinner Menu

                                                              Offered at 5pm daily

                                                                Burgers & Sandwiches

                                                                All Burger & Sandwich selections come with a choice of steak fries, coleslaw or a side salad. Add a side of mac & cheese $3

                                                                • Rio Grande Burger$9.50

                                                                  Half pound Angus, cooked to order, served on a potato bun with lettuce, tomato, and red onion. Add: Hatch green chile, American cheese, cheddar, Swiss, Monterey Jack, avocado, sauteed mushrooms, grilled onions or bacon

                                                                  • The Tuscan$8.95

                                                                    Basil pesto, avocado, lettuce, tomato, red onion, cucumber, and mushrooms on your choice of sourdough or rye bread

                                                                    • Grilled Chicken Sandwich$9.95

                                                                      Grilled chicken breast, sauteed mushrooms, onions, New Mexico green chile, and Swiss cheese. Served on a potato bun

                                                                      • The CFC$9.95

                                                                        Chicken fried chicken breast served on a potato bun with country gravy, lettuce and tomato

                                                                        • Pulled Pork Sandwich$9.95

                                                                          Slow roasted pork served on a potato bun with chipotle peach BBQ sauce, pickles and red onions

                                                                          • The Jersey$10.25

                                                                            Sirloin steak sauteed with green peppers, onions and mushrooms, American cheese served on a hoagie

                                                                            • Catfish Sammich$12.95

                                                                              Beer battered catfish served with Cajun mayo on a potato bun with lettuce and tomato

                                                                              • Brisket Sandwich$13.95

                                                                                Slow roasted beef brisket served on a potato bun with cole slaw and chipotle peach BBQ sauce

                                                                                Steaks - Ribs - Chops - Brisket

                                                                                Served with fresh vegetables and your choice of loaded baked potato, mashed potatoes or steak fries. Add a side of mac & cheese $3. Brisket Plate comes with mac & cheese and coleslaw

                                                                                • Big Tex Chicken Fried Steak$14.95

                                                                                  Served with our country gravy

                                                                                  • Jake's Ribs

                                                                                    Dry rubbed, slow roasted and glazed with chipotle peach BBQ sauce

                                                                                    • Half Rack$16.95
                                                                                    • Full Rack$28.95
                                                                                  • Whiskey Chop$18.95

                                                                                    12oz. porterhouse pork chop charbroiled and basted with whiskey sauce

                                                                                    • Brisket Plate$20.95

                                                                                      Slow roasted beef brisket, coleslaw and macaroni & cheese

                                                                                      Steaks

                                                                                      All steaks are hand-cut, USDA choice angus reserve and charbroiled to your liking

                                                                                      • 10oz. Ribeye$24.95

                                                                                        • 12oz. New York Strip$25.95

                                                                                          • 6oz. Filet Mignon$24.95

                                                                                            • 6oz. Sirloin$17.95

                                                                                              • New Mexico Ribeye$27.95

                                                                                                10oz. ribeye with green chile and Jack cheese

                                                                                                Seafood

                                                                                                Served with your choice of loaded baked potato, mashed potatoes or steak fries and fresh vegetables. Ahi Tuna has side included. Add a side of mac & cheese $3

                                                                                                • Teriyaki Salmon$17.95

                                                                                                  Atlantic salmon grilled and glazed with teriyaki sauce

                                                                                                  • Maplewood Salmon$18.95

                                                                                                    Atlantic salmon grilled atop a maplewood plank served with a lemon butter caper sauce

                                                                                                    • Ahi Tuna$23.95

                                                                                                      Sesame peppered crusted ahi tuna with wasabi cream sauce and teriyaki glaze, served with sesame noodles

                                                                                                      Pastas

                                                                                                      Served with garlic bread

                                                                                                      • Italiano Cod$13.95

                                                                                                        Pesto encrusted cod and sun dried tomatoes with a white wine cream sauce over fettuccine

                                                                                                        • Hatch Chicken Alfredo$14.95

                                                                                                          Grilled chicken breast tossed with a creamy green chile alfredo sauce and fettuccine

                                                                                                          • Lasagna$14.95

                                                                                                            Bolognese sauce and Italian sausage layered with ricotta and mozzarella cheese

                                                                                                            • Green Chile Chicken Lasagna$16.95

                                                                                                              Layers of chicken, green chile, ricotta and mozzarella cheese with a bechamel sauce - a New Mexico favorite!

                                                                                                              • Shrimp Barela$19.95

                                                                                                                Jumbo shrimp sauteed with chicken, mushrooms and spinach in a garlic chipotle pesto cream sauce tossed with penne

                                                                                                                • Scallops Ament$26.95

                                                                                                                  Pan seared sea scallops with caramelized onions, sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms with a white wine cream sauce on a bed of fettuccine

                                                                                                                  Kids Choices

                                                                                                                  Served with a Strawberry-Banana V8 Fusion

                                                                                                                  • Cheese Pizza$6.95

                                                                                                                    • Hamburger & Fries$7.95

                                                                                                                      • Mac-N-Cheese$6.95

                                                                                                                        • Mini Corn Dogs & Fries$7.95

                                                                                                                          • Chicken Strips & Fries$7.95

                                                                                                                            Handcrafted Desserts

                                                                                                                            • New York Style Cheesecake

                                                                                                                              • Original$7.95
                                                                                                                              • Flavored$8.95
                                                                                                                            • Brownie Heaven$6.95

                                                                                                                              Warm brownie topped with vanilla bean ice cream, whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle

                                                                                                                              • Creme Brulee$8.95

                                                                                                                                Warmed custard with a burnt sugar top

                                                                                                                                • Devil's Delight$9.95

                                                                                                                                  5 layers of sinful housemade chocolate cake

                                                                                                                                  • 2 Scoops of Ice Cream$3.95

                                                                                                                                    Vanilla bean ice cream

                                                                                                                                    Beverages

                                                                                                                                    • 12oz. Way 2 Cool Sodas$3.00

                                                                                                                                      Made at the brewery! All-Natural Rootbeer or Ginger Ale

                                                                                                                                      • 12oz. Juice$2.95

                                                                                                                                        Orange or Tomato Juice

                                                                                                                                        • 12oz. Milk$2.25

                                                                                                                                          Plain or Chocolate

                                                                                                                                          • 8oz. V8 Fusion$2.00

                                                                                                                                            Strawberry-Banana

                                                                                                                                            • 22oz. Iced Tea$2.25

                                                                                                                                              Regular or Sweet; Free Refills

                                                                                                                                              • Coffee$2.00

                                                                                                                                                Regular or Decaf

                                                                                                                                                • Hot Tea$2.00

                                                                                                                                                  Black tea or herbal

                                                                                                                                                  • Hot Cocoa$2.00

                                                                                                                                                    22oz. Sodas

                                                                                                                                                    $2.50; Free Refills

                                                                                                                                                    • Coke

                                                                                                                                                      • Diet Coke

                                                                                                                                                        • Dr. Pepper

                                                                                                                                                          • Sprite

                                                                                                                                                            • Lemonade

                                                                                                                                                              What 51 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                              4.0
                                                                                                                                                              4 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                              • 4Food
                                                                                                                                                              • 4Service
                                                                                                                                                              • 3.8Ambience
                                                                                                                                                              • 3.9Value

                                                                                                                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                                                                                Dixxie11

                                                                                                                                                                Houston

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                1.0

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                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                We arrived at our reservation time only to be informed they don’t accept reservations. Not sure where the disconnect between Open Table and Rio Grande is but we were left with the option to either wait 90 minutes for a table or go elsewhere. I checked the FB page for this restaurant, because the hostess claimed this is an ongoing issue and they tried to get Open Table to remove them but there was NO mention of any issue on their FB page, and they post frequently so clearly not very concerned with getting the word out. I’ll never go back!

                                                                                                                                                              2. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                Muy mala!! Nos dejo hacer reserva y llegamos y estaba cerrado!!

                                                                                                                                                              3. MM

                                                                                                                                                                MelM

                                                                                                                                                                Houston

                                                                                                                                                                35 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                                                                35 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 28, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                This restaurant doesn't even accept open table. We had to wait over an hour to be seated.

                                                                                                                                                              4. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 28, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                As soon as I said I have a reservation they said “Our table isn’t legit. Sorry. It’s a 2 hour wait” couldn’t even accommodate us.

                                                                                                                                                              5. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                Amarillo

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Great experience loved the food and the service was excellent.

                                                                                                                                                              6. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                Amarillo

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 31, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Food and service was great. Ruidoso seemed to be really loud every restaurant we ate at this time

                                                                                                                                                              7. JM

                                                                                                                                                                JacquelineM

                                                                                                                                                                El Paso

                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on November 24, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Great food great service! Try the mussels!! They are amazing!

                                                                                                                                                              8. TG

                                                                                                                                                                TrentG

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on October 12, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                First time eating here, and I would highly recommend it. Will definitely go back next time I am in town. Not a real big Craft beer fan, but their Rodeo Cold was delicious

                                                                                                                                                              9. C

                                                                                                                                                                Cherylg

                                                                                                                                                                Caribbean

                                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on September 3, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                We were really excited to take our friends from Texas there for a nice evening of good food and beer out on the patio. The table was ready when we arrived so there was no wait which was nice. But the service was slow and she paid little attention to us. We would have to flag her down and she was always rushed. I ordered the trout. It was over cooked and didn’t taste fresh. I took two bites and quit. Our friend ordered the chicken fried steak and the gravy on top was old and greasy. Our waitress was so inattentive that she didn’t even notice we didn’t eat it or ask if the food was ok. Ww were embarrassed! I know Labor Day weekend is hard but better planning needs to take place so that you are ready for the big tourist weekend.

                                                                                                                                                              10. DW

                                                                                                                                                                DeannaW

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on August 24, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                The experience was out of this world. Pecan Amber brew was the best beer I’ve ever sipped. Outstanding flavor. Thanks Rio Grande!

                                                                                                                                                              11. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                Dallas

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on August 11, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall1food1service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                Made reservation with Open Table and got the confirmation email. Got to the restaurant and they said oh we don’t use that anymore we do not have your reservation.

                                                                                                                                                              12. FD

                                                                                                                                                                FrequentDiner

                                                                                                                                                                Houston

                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on August 11, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                I will never go to this restaurant again. We had friends in town and booked our reservation four days in advance. It was a busy evening in town and when we got to the restaurant it was packed. They would not honor our reservation and told us it would be an hour wait. We had tickets to a concert and could not wait. Also, every restaurant in town was packed so we had to skip dinner. Very embarrassing in front of our guests and frustrating as well.

                                                                                                                                                              13. SS

                                                                                                                                                                SueS

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on August 4, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                We arrived and there was a note on the door that they were closed due to family emergency. We did not get any advance notice and there were 7 of us. We went next door and ate (30 min wait time) and later found out that the kitchen just walked out of the Rio Grande Grill & Tap due to management issues. Don't know if that is the "family emergency" but seems like they could have let us know they had issues.

                                                                                                                                                              14. DS

                                                                                                                                                                DougS

                                                                                                                                                                Dallas

                                                                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on August 4, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Great food!

                                                                                                                                                              15. AR

                                                                                                                                                                AngelaR

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on August 3, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Great food and great service! Will make sure and eat here when we come to Ruidoso!

                                                                                                                                                              16. MS

                                                                                                                                                                MayaS

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on July 26, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall3food4service5ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                weird atmosphere, very weird vibe. felt pretentious. we had a nice server though, and the steak was good.

                                                                                                                                                              17. HB

                                                                                                                                                                HillaryB

                                                                                                                                                                Kansas City

                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on July 23, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                Always good food, just slow at times

                                                                                                                                                              18. MP

                                                                                                                                                                MarthaP

                                                                                                                                                                New Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on July 13, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall2food3service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                We were very disappointed. The restaurant was recommended by someone at our hotel. It was extremely noisy and the service was the poorest I’ve ever had.

                                                                                                                                                              19. AB

                                                                                                                                                                ABCDEF

                                                                                                                                                                Houston

                                                                                                                                                                12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on July 9, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                We were totally surprised by the excellence we experienced at Rio Grande! It was great!

                                                                                                                                                              20. V

                                                                                                                                                                Vanessa

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on June 2, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall3food5service1ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                We visited Ruidoso June 1st. It took us a long time to decide on a restaurant for dinner but finally decided on this one. Our server (a tall male blond server who did not give us his name) seemed very uninterested in helping us. Everything else was perfect. The service made us feel so unwelcome.

                                                                                                                                                              21. KL

                                                                                                                                                                KathrynL

                                                                                                                                                                Unspecified

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 25, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                Not prepared for individual with handicap — most setting upstairs

                                                                                                                                                              22. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                Houston

                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 17, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Every time we visit Ruidoso we eat at Rio Grande at least twice. Food is delicious, and they have a great assortment of beers. Staff is accommodating and prompt, and we love that it is kid-friendly. We always leave The Rio Grande Grill happy and satisfied.

                                                                                                                                                              23. SW

                                                                                                                                                                SueW

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 10, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                The food was excellent. Service was adequate but not exceptional. We will go again. Parking is hard.

                                                                                                                                                              24. KB

                                                                                                                                                                KimB

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 3, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                My second time eating here. The staff was very accommodating, I am plant based vegan and gluten-free. I had the berry salad it was huge and very tasty. My husband really enjoyed the cedar plank salmon. It was a bustling Saturday night and had a warm welcoming atmosphere. We had reservations and requested upstairs away from the bar atmosphere downstairs. We will definitely eat there again.

                                                                                                                                                              25. DT

                                                                                                                                                                DikiT

                                                                                                                                                                Dallas

                                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 15, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                The Valentines Menu was good, our table favorite was the wreck fish. The buffalo steak was very tough but had good flavor. Dinner was great overall!

                                                                                                                                                              26. TJ

                                                                                                                                                                ToniaJ

                                                                                                                                                                New Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 3, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                We went to Rio Grande Grill for our wedding anniversary. We eat here every time we are in Ruidoso and it was fantastic once again. Food was excellent and the staff were amazing. If you don't eat here you are really missing out.

                                                                                                                                                              27. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                Houston

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 13, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                Food was excellent, it was just really busy so it was quite loud and the wait was little long. Overall, happy with the place.

                                                                                                                                                              28. FT

                                                                                                                                                                FoodieT

                                                                                                                                                                Houston

                                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 25, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                The food was fabulous and the server was very good.

                                                                                                                                                              29. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                Amarillo

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on November 25, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Second time eating here and I was not disappointed. Beer sampler is amazing and the Green Chili Chicken Ravioli was unbelievable.

                                                                                                                                                              30. KF

                                                                                                                                                                KnivesandFire

                                                                                                                                                                New Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on November 17, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                overall3food2service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                The trout dish was swimming in grease, including the vegetables. The hamburger was well prepared, as were the accompanying steak fries. The side dish of macaroni and cheese was extremely watery and runny. The beer sampler was excellent.

                                                                                                                                                              31. t

                                                                                                                                                                tigerlilykelly

                                                                                                                                                                New Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on October 6, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                overall3food2service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                This place had a lot of good reviews, but we found the food not very good. The service was good. We were sitting outside on a deck and people would leave the bar to smoke and it would come up through the deck - yuck. I had the Angels in Paradise - the crab meat was over powered by breadcrumbs, it was way too bready which killed all the other flavors. My parents had the French onion soup and they both commented that it should have been called Thyme soup. My husband had the chicken fried steak and it was all breading. Didn't stay for dessert.

                                                                                                                                                              32. A

                                                                                                                                                                Argyle

                                                                                                                                                                Dallas

                                                                                                                                                                26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on September 20, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                Very good food in a local bar type of place. Great beer selection. Good service

                                                                                                                                                              33. BD

                                                                                                                                                                BaileyD

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on September 18, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                overall3food5service1ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Our waiter was a real jerk but the food was phenomenal

                                                                                                                                                              34. MM

                                                                                                                                                                MichaelM

                                                                                                                                                                Austin

                                                                                                                                                                17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on July 21, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                We had to wait 20 minutes for a table to be cleared past our reserved time. The restaurant needs updating and certainly was not very clean. Nice menu and reasonable prices but the entrees were disappointing. All the sides were quite good though. Overall, did not meet our expectations based upon the reviews.

                                                                                                                                                              35. TC

                                                                                                                                                                ThunderChem

                                                                                                                                                                Oklahoma City

                                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on July 16, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                Hey Open Table, we made a reservation and the restaurant was CLOSED! Never had this happen before. Please have them update their hours. Very disconcerting.

                                                                                                                                                              36. RB

                                                                                                                                                                RuthB

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on July 14, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                Friday night is not the night to eat at this place. Luckily we had reservations. While our order was taken in a timely fashion there was no follow up at all. We finally had to go ask the waiter for our checks. Only then did he remember we were cebrating a birthday and offer free desert. He was not attentive at all but then the place was mobbed. The Prime Ribs were chewy and not very tasty and the Elk burger was cooked med rare rather than as order Med Well. I have eaten there during the day and the service and food was great but not Friday night. So would I go back, yes but not for dinner or at least not on a weekend.

                                                                                                                                                              37. M

                                                                                                                                                                Mack

                                                                                                                                                                Hawaii

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on July 10, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                We took our daughter to celebrate her birthday and because it was her birthday the restaurant provided a huge dessert on the house for her. Set she doesn't eat a lot of sweet It was more than enough for all 4 of us. We always try to have one meal at least in this fabulous restaurant.

                                                                                                                                                              38. L

                                                                                                                                                                Lucky1947

                                                                                                                                                                El Paso

                                                                                                                                                                37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on July 9, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                Excellent food for the price; we had the Trout and the Green Chile fettuccine; both entrees exceeded expectations; our waiter Jeremy was very good.

                                                                                                                                                              39. BH

                                                                                                                                                                BruceH

                                                                                                                                                                New Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on June 27, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                This review isn't really fair, but Open Table requires me to fill in all the ratings. In fact, when we showed up for our "confirmed" Open Table reservations, the restaurant was locked up and closed and chairs were stacked on the tables. Several other guests showed up and were surprised and disappointed while we were in the parking lot trying to locate someplace else to eat. Hopefully this was an unexpected and temporary problem, but I wish there had been better coordination between Open Table and the restaurant. Next time I make a confirmed reservation on Open Table, I'll probably call ahead, just to make sure!

                                                                                                                                                              40. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on June 8, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                Good food and atmosphere

                                                                                                                                                              FAQs

                                                                                                                                                              Rio Grande Grill & Tap Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (575) 808-8456.

                                                                                                                                                              Rio Grande Grill & Tap Room is rated 4 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                              Additional information

                                                                                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                Ruidoso

                                                                                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                Mon, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                American, Brewery, Pub

                                                                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                Public Lot

                                                                                                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                              • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                Keith Weber

                                                                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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