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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bakery
$$
“This place is great for breakfast with a variety of options & great service.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Park
“Tons of trails, fishing, and in the summer the Wibit! Not just for the kids either!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Cafe
$
“Great spot to grab a cup of coffee tea, or even beer and wine! Local music on the weekends, and a killer outdoor patio. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Brewery
$$
“One of our go to spots! We love their salads, burgers, bacon wrapped dates and locally brewed beers!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You can take a pizza across the street to Lost Hiker Brewery for an amazing combo!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Honky tonk bar with live music every night. Definitely worth a visit once:)”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great spot for breakfast and or lunch. Service is great also, staff is friendly. Walking distance from Little Pine Cabin and is also in the heart of Midtown.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Small and quaint, but its a nice grocery store. Can buy liquor there as well. About 2 miles from house”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great mexican food. It's on Sudderth drive, right before Mechem. It's right next to the Starbucks.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Really good burgers. They have other food as well, but the burgers are great! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“A long time staple in Ruidoso. Great food and atmosphere. Plenty of tv's if you are looking to watch a sporting event. Family friendly. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“The local stop for everything craft beer! Get some great food and some amazing local, New Mexico, and some of our favorite craft beer from around the country! Kid-Friendly!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Racetrack
“This is a fun outing for families. You can purchase 20 tickets for $100. We are a family of 4 and these tickets will last us 4 hours if everyone does mini golf too.”
  • 16 locals recommend
History Museum
“because it's AWESOME! Honestly one of the best museums you will find here in southern New Mexico. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Food
“For a fancier night out we love this delicious quality spot! Our favorite is the salmon crostini appetizer and just about anything else on the menu!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Market
“In my opinion Albertsons in Ruidoso combines the best of the local deli/bistro/flower shop and well stocked grocery store. Albertsons bought out United and their subsidiaries (Amigos & Market Street) and have done a wonderful job making this store into a mini Market Street. Good selections, great produce and meat. Being that Ruidoso is fairly remote and a little village, prices are a little higher than Wal-Mart, but not totally outrageous.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bakery
“This place is great for breakfast with a variety of options & great service.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great spot to grab a cup of coffee tea, or even beer and wine! Local music on the weekends, and a killer outdoor patio. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Brewery
“One of our go to spots! We love their salads, burgers, bacon wrapped dates and locally brewed beers!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You can take a pizza across the street to Lost Hiker Brewery for an amazing combo!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great spot for breakfast and or lunch. Service is great also, staff is friendly. Walking distance from Little Pine Cabin and is also in the heart of Midtown.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great mexican food. It's on Sudderth drive, right before Mechem. It's right next to the Starbucks.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Really good burgers. They have other food as well, but the burgers are great! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It is always pretty busy. If you're looking for traditional breakfast (eggs, bacon, toast, pancakes), it's a great option. ”
  • 14 locals recommend

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