Welcome to Cafe Rio Pizza

To Those Who Help, Thank You!

Our village finds itself in crisis as the McBride Fire continues to devastate our community. Many of our local families have lost homes, and along with that, entire records of their lives here in Ruidoso.

As always, our community has come together to lend a hand to those who need them and so many wonderful people and organizations are working tirelessly to ensure the protection of our Village. From those fighting the flames from the ground and sky to those opening their homes for neighbors in need to those wonderful organizations who are donating crucial food, supplies, and emotional support: Thank you so much. We are so truly blessed to have you all.

If you can, please click here and donate to help our local Ruidoso residents to rebuild.

If you need help, please click here to apply for aid.


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Take-Out Only –

Hours of Operation*

11:30am – 8:00pm

Closed Tue & Wed

*Hours Subject to Change Based on Season

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Who are we?

Serving East Coast-style pizza since 1993, we strive to offer the absolute best and highest-quality food and customer service experience possible.

All our products are made in-house from scratch, which means that if you have a question regarding our food or its ingredients, we will always have an answer.

Our recipes have been accumulated through years of professional cooking and employ the highest quality ingredients available.

We welcome your questions and comments, hope that you feel at home, and look forward to your return visit.

Please ask us about our weekday discount schedule covering government servants, educators and students, trade workers, local restaurant/service-sector workers, and first responders/healthcare personnel!

MONDAY: Local Government Employees
TUESDAY: Trade Industry Workers
WEDNESDAY: Food Service & Hospitality Workers
THURSDAY: Educators & Students
FRIDAY: First Responders, Dispatchers, & Healthcare Professionals/Support Personnel
MONDAY-FRIDAY: Active Duty & Retired Military


Our Philosophy

We believe that you are our greatest asset and aim to provide the absolute best experience every time you visit. We pride ourselves on our excellent reputation among our followers and push ourselves to always meet and exceed those standards which you all have set for us over these last two-and-a-half decades.

Our food is continuously evolving as we seek out the best possible produce from around the world as well as develop our community relations with local farmers and providers. We source our greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, and basil from local New Mexico farms when seasonally-available.

We thank you all for the last wonderful 26 years. From our humble beginnings selling slices and a limited cafe menu from a tiny shop to our lightning growth over the last several years, we could have never done it without you, our beloved guests both locally and globally. We look forward to the next few decades with you and your families.

-The Cafe Rio Crew