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I've got a gig in Ruidosos for three days and will be staying at the Inn of the Mountain Gods.
Is the food alright there? and where can I get good chow in town or Lincoln? Most of the places I remember from five years ago are gone. Many Thanks.

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  1. I just got back from Ruidoso. To answer my own question. No, the food is not alright at Inn of the Mountain Gods.Typical hotel fare at Wendells: Salty onion soup, overcooked Filet, bottled dressing, lavender creme brulee with no real brulee. The gigantic multi station mediocre buffet featured instant "Yukon Gold" potatoes, way salty entrees, overcooked vegetables and tons of dessert options.) I wound up eating salad and peel your own shrimp and twol just alright desserts.

    The ONE really bright spot in town was a lunch at Maison on Suddreth Drive. It was opened by the same couple that had, the long since closed Morsels. I enjoyed an outstanding chunky tomato soup, Calamari Po Boy sandwich with aoli (perfectly light and delicious) served with hand cut french fries and baby greens with a tangy dressing. I finished with tasty bengiets with chocolate sauce. I hope folks will support this place. There were only four people there, the whole time. The owners are going to open a street food place in this summer.

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    1. re: scottso

      Thanks for the tip Scott! Sorry I didn't see this until now, but I loved the pizza joint downtown -Cafe Rio -Is it gone? Also, what about the Greenhouse cafe in Lincoln? That's the chef that grows his own veggies. It's been several years since I've been down there, but it was very good.

      1. re: abqdeb

        Cafe Rio is still there.

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        Cafe Rio
        2547 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345

        1. re: abqdeb

          Deb, I missed Cafe Rio... called Greenhouse Cafe, to no avail...phone disconnected. It's really tough out there, in the middle of nowhere New Mexico.

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          Cafe Rio
          2547 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345