Top 10 restaurants in Alto, United States

April 15, 2018 Misti Hsu

Alto is an unincorporated area of Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States. It is located at an elevation of 7,300 feet (2,200 m) in the Lincoln National Forest, five miles (8.0 km) north of the village of Ruidoso. Alto received its name from the Spanish word "high" because of its elevation.
Things to do in Alto

1. Flying J Ranch Chuckwagon Supper and Western Entertainment

1028 State Highway 48, Alto, NM 88312-9583 (Formerly Flying J Ranch Chuck Wagon) Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Southwestern Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 35 +1 575-336-4330
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

Flying J Ranch Chuckwagon Supper and Western Entertainment

For over 30 years, folks have been stepping back into the legendary era of the Great American Cowboy at the Flying J Ranch. We invite you to experience an evening of great chuck wagon cooking and western music much like cowboys would have enjoyed after a long day on the trail. Enjoy the Western Village, complete with gift shops, pony rides for kids, tipi, and even a gunfight before supper. All this followed up with a fantastic and fun Western Music Stage show featuring the Flying J Wranglers.

Reviewed By Anja H - Karlsruhe, Germany

It was very funny, the food was good and the best was the music after the meal. Wonderful! A nice evening for the whole family. Children can ride and become deputy sheriff. How the food is served is an experience for itself already, almost everything tasted great and you could get as much second helping as you wanted. The only thing I did not like was the cake, which was too dry. There was water, iced tea and lemonade for drink. The gun show before the meal was a little - well. But as I said, the best was the music! Great voices and all have mastered their instruments.

2. Zocca Coffee

1129 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-7292 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating American, Cafe, Vegan Options Breakfast +1 575-258-1445
Excellent
83%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 116 reviews

Zocca Coffee

Reviewed By LINDA H - Austin, Texas

Enjoyed the coffee, but the gluten free banana bread crumb cake took the cake! Delicious and generous sized slice big enough to share. Good variety of food items with some gluten free available and many coffee options.

3. Cornerstone Bakery & Cafe Co

1712 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6029 Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Diner, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 8 - SGD 16 +1 575-257-1842
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 986 reviews

Cornerstone Bakery & Cafe Co

CORNERSTONE BAKERY CAFE has quickly become a Ruidoso New Mexico Favorite Restaurant as well as a sought out and much anticipated eating tradition for many of our Village's visitors! We thank all of our friends and customers who regularly support us and continue to spread the good word about ... the CORNERSTONE BAKERY CAFE in Ruidoso ... where we take eating seriously!Enjoy a traditional bakery influenced BREAKFAST including some of our very special New Mexico specialties! LUNCH offers a veritable cornucopia of options from the heathful, flavorful salad to savory sandwiches hearty enough to satisfy a big appetite from the ground up! And the BAKERY is all about fresh, creative and delicious ... what else needs to be said about fresh baked breads, pies, cookies, muffins and assorted pastries! We are dedicated to good Ruidoso eating!

Reviewed By Linda L

Great empanadas filled with apricot, cherry or apple. The breakfasts aren’t as good as last time we visited about 2yrs ago. We do not like the red potatoes they fix. Bread for toast is great. Eggs were prepared good. We preferred the Log Cabin for breakfast.

4. Sacred Grounds Coffee

2825 Sudderth Dr, Ste B, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6353 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 575-257-2273
Excellent
66%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 380 reviews

Sacred Grounds Coffee

Reviewed By Red_Cat_Kayaker - Smyrna, Georgia

I visited this lovely little coffee house recently when I visited an old friend in Ruidoso. My friend hosted a special event there. It was a wonderful venue for her event. The owners went all out to assist with appropriate food and libations for the event. A cucumber martini was one of my favorite things. A lovely treasure in a lovely setting. Great place to go. Food was wonderful.

5. Alto Cafe

Hwy 48 And Gavilan C, Alto, NM 88312 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegan Options Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch +1 505-336-1980
Excellent
55%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Alto Cafe

Reviewed By Alex-and-Ellie

We got there early morning before they were open and they were nice enough to let us go inside to wait, they had just made coffee and gave us some while we waited to order . We had breakfast , it was delicious and good portions , service excellent . Great experience.

6. Village Buttery

2107 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6122 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff American, Cafe, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch +1 575-257-9251
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 212 reviews

Village Buttery

Reviewed By 605jacquem - Sweetwater, Texas

I love this place! Every trip to Ruidoso includes a trip to Village Buttery. Everything they serve is unique to them, delicious, and fresh. The desserts are yummy. Inside the building is small, and full at lunch. There is room outside in the sunshine if you wish. If eating deliciously healthy is for you so is the Buttery! The menu is on the wall behind the lady taking the orders, so check it out before you get ready to order. If you give it a try, you will return!

7. Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club

1 Country Club Dr, Alto, NM 88312 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 575-336-4233
Excellent
28%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 14 reviews

Reviewed By GrodTzu

Restaurant at private country club Good food comparing to all restaurants - not just country-club dining. Can get very crowded. Need to be a member's guest to dine. That being said, while this place is very good - bearby Rainmakers Country Club dining is exceptional IF you can find a member.

8. Tina's Cafe

522 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6011 Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 9 - SGD 13 +1 575-257-8930
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 280 reviews

Tina's Cafe

Tina's Cafe is UNIQUE In Ruidoso. Tina's New Mexican style cuisine features delicious and unique sauces made from New Mexican Chiles. Our GREEN Chile CREAM SAUCE is a true delight. Care for some HEAT. Have some RED SAUCE and light it up. Check us out on FACEBOOK for lots of pictures, our full menu and more.

Reviewed By Lubbockians - Lubbock, Texas

This former cabin with knotty pine walls and ceiling coupled with the original fireplace and a great service attitude coupled with Team Tina are hard to beat . With great green chili cheese burgers you do get Tina too making sure it is all good...MoreThanks so much Lubbockians. Made Tina smile. Hope to see you again soon.KenB

9. La Sierra Mexican Restaurant

100 Lake Shore Dr, Alto, NM 88312-8060 Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 575-336-4673
Excellent
10%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
14%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 28 reviews

La Sierra Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By GrodTzu

Tried several times, as it's close to our house. Never busy, and most of the clientele are native-Mexicans, attesting to the authenticity of their food being traditional Mex food - not Tex Mex. Huge menu/offerings. Good, cold ceviche, and a host of other traditional seafood dishes are well prepared, authentic and very good. Issue is that these are not wildly popular amongst Gringo patrons ... leaving the menu's fare of standard tacos/enchiladas/rellenos/burritos/nachos/etc to compete with other restaurants - & while these items are ok at La Sierra, they're same-ol'-same-ol' chow ... certainly nothing to distinguish this restaurant.
Net/net: if you crave/enjoy authentic Mexican traditional, country food - this place is very good ... otherwise, it's average.
Note: service is again "authentic" by sweet, friendly, gracious native servers who genuinely want to please their customers. Adela is particularly good, and we always ask for her.
Finally - WARNING!!! ... when these folks say something is a "little-spicy" ... think "asbestos underwear"-spicy. Butter/milk/etc doesn't help ... nothing takes the bite outta their heat ... only time lessens the burn/pain. Caveat Emptor. i.e. You been warned.

10. Hall of Flame Burgers

2500 Sudderth Dr Ste 2, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6133 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner 575-257-9987
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 468 reviews

Hall of Flame Burgers

Reviewed By Linda L

Excellent burger and fries. Since so good there is a line. They need more seating. Almost fight over tables. Go early if you can. We stood in line at 1:20 pm.

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