La Risa Cafe

200 State Rd 3
Ribera, 87560
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Thus far in the past year I have enjoyed multiple fantastic meals and this has become my favorite, extremely low key, restaurant. My hopes are that it never succumbs to the big city glitz of neighboring Santa Fe. Should you need crisp table cloths, primped wait staff and pretentious surroundings than this spot might not be for you. If however you want honest New Mexican, well prepared meals and creative house specials then come as you are, relax and enjoy. Special orders don't upset the chefs! Have special dietary needs? Want a combination you don't see? Have a hankering for something not listed? Just ask. As everything is cooked to order so my esoteric requests have yet to meet anything more than perhaps a complimentary recommendation from the staff. Just deserts? Not a sweet fan myself, my wife can't get out without sampling one and sometimes taking something else to go. As for myself it's nice to have balanced sweet and individual flavors unmistakably homemade and renown. C'est la vie Harry's Roadhouse! Just overhears the adjacent table saying, "I might not be able to eat it here because I am full, but I will take some home". Tonight a half order of Carnitas Diablos with added pasta salad, rice and beans (and the other half for tomorrow).
The food is great and I highly recommend if you are close by to stop and eat at this restaurant
Best New Mexican food I've had; beats everything in Santa Fe. Very low key place, they have fabulous daily specials and be SURE to save room for pie for desert; I had apple pie with cinnamon and piñon nuts, yum! Be sure to remember their limited hours and season before you go out, they are open Thursay-Sunday and March-November, which reminds me that I need to get out there again before November!

(575) 421-3883

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La Risa Cafe

State Hwy 3
Ribera, 87560
Reviews:
**AMAZING PIE** i don't usually use the word "charming" to describe non-people, but this cafe is definitely charming. it's off the villanueva exit on I-25, about 20 min from las vegas and 30 min. from santa fe, surrounded by gorgeous NM scenery. family run + owned, the staff are super nice + there's local art for sale on the walls. both indoor + outdoor seating (in a covered patio). my partner loved his pork medallions; my beef tacos were ok, could've used more flavor in ground beef, but what we really loved were their pies, which are the best pies we've had in NM. we split a triple berry pie w/homemade whipped cream + took a mexican chocolate mousse pie (w/cinnamon whipped cream) to go. villanueva state park is about 10 miles down the road, so you can go walk around for a bit, then feast on pie at the cafe. looking forward to coming back soon! hours: open march-nov, closed mon-wed 11am-8pm thurs- sat 8am-6pm- sun

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