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Southwest Cafe

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Mexican, Southwestern
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109 Danbury Rd, Ste 6, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4142
+1 203-431-3398
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11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Stamford, Connecticut
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for a date night. I had the fajitas and he had one of the bowl meals. Each had tons of flavor. We ate outdoors which was nice. The service was good- sometimes a bit scattered. Def a nice place for a date.

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Thank Christine L
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Southwest is a cozy, warm,fun place with excellent food and great service. My husband loves the hatch chili stew while I almost always go with one of the specials. The flan is spectacular and with a cup of their perfect coffee served with the cutest fiesta ware creamer it's like a quick trip to Route 66. There is a lovely... More 

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Thank emaurer2016
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent Mexican cuisine in a charming and small local venue. In a small shopping center. Patio seating during warmer months. Good value, upscale Mexican.

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Thank jbdevinejr
Redding, Connecticut
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85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

the restaurant has survived almost 30 years by serving fresh southwestern food. Its menu is spans grilled hot peppers to tuna tacos to fajitas but without being Mexican. Three couples ate across the menu, not a single duplication and each of us was very happy with their choice. the person next to me had tuna tacos which were larger than... More 

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Thank allen k
South Salem, New York
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208 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Authentic, flavorful food. If it's nice weather, sit outside in this quiet (for Ridgefield) little shopping area.

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Thank lindaofny
Naperville, Illinois
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were there for lunch. The owner has been there for over 25 years. Service was excellent. The food was great. I had one of the daily specials, Hatch Chile Stew. Awesome. We sat outdoors. I didn't go inside so I can't comment about that.

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Thank Naperlynch
Longboat Key, Florida
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Drinks were watered down, food was not very fresh tasting. Not sure how this place has survived all these years. Even with a coupon based on a donation to one of the charity events we attended, this was not a good meal.

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Thank Conn_travel_lovers
Bethel, Connecticut
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187 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

this hole in the wall might have an attractive interior, but the food's not pretty! the cornbread was dry, old old quickly refried with lard to give at a disgusting dirty black crust, by steak in diablo sauce was a terrible, gristly, old piece of meat, and the sauce had no flavor, do not go!

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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have been dining at a Southwest Cafe since it opened years ago. Barbara foes an excellent job keeping her staff and patrons happy. One is always guaranteed a good meal and excellent service.

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1 Thank arbeebe
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I joined a friend here for lunch. We both ordered enchiladas with chicken or cheese. The food was great and the service was friendly and helpful. The waitress gave us time to have a prolonged conversation, but checked back to see if we needed anything. All in all a good experience.

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1 Thank Janet L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Danbury Rd, Ste 6, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4142
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield
  • Phone Number: +1 203-431-3398

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?