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Southwest Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
109 Danbury Rd, Ste 6, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4142
+1 203-431-3398
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (7 reviews)
“hatch chili” (3 reviews)
“flan” (3 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
109 Danbury Rd, Ste 6, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4142
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really nice service, quaint atmosphere, good sized portions, great Margaritas. Truth be told...I'm not a huge Mexican food fan but when we do have it... this is the place we go. It's good.

Thank W P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place keeps getting better under the watchful eye of the owner Barbara Nevins! Such delicious authentic southwest dishes and always new clever ones- great salads, fish and Mexican fare! So fresh and tasty! I have been coming to this restyfor years and never disappointed!

Thank Susie R
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Besides some really good tacos and chili, the Southwest Steak Salad is so good. Always get the steak and the lime vinaigrette dressing just takes it over the top. You will love it.

Thank ridgefieldgirl
Reviewed 21 December 2017

I have given Southwest several chances. I have never been impressed. There are not too many choices in Ridgefield so if it's Mexican that you want, this is the place. I usually travel just to avoid it. Not only is it mediocre at best, it's...More

Thank mark s
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We had been going to Southwest Café for years every time we would see a show at Ridgefield Playhouse. It used to be the BEST Mexican restaurant in the area. The last 2 times we went there the food was tasteless. The Chiles Relienos are...More

Thank ma001gr
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We'd been here years ago and are so happy to have returned. Food was fresh and delicious. Excellent service. Great margaritas. We were lucky to get a hot hatch roulette! If you've never had one, you never know how hot the chilis will be, thus...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017

My first experience with a takeout order which I wasn't thrilled with, but I've eaten here many times since. After my many visits to the Southwest Cafe, I have decided it's one of my favorite spots for lunch, in town. The food is creative and...More

Thank thatbrian
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

It's not easy to find good Spanish food in CT. But guess what, the Southwest Cafe in Ridgefield, CT is really good!!! And the atmosphere is very nice both inside and out. It's got a real Arizona influenced color scheme to it and there's live...More

Thank Larry A
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Perhaps others like bland rice, beans that are not really Mexican beans, sauteed peppers and onions that lack any seasoning. My family does not. Three of us dined at Southwest Cafe last weekend and found the fare to be edible but altogether bland and unimaginative....More

Thank luna24
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We are in Connecticut visiting friends and popped in here for an early dinner. It was a great meal with friendly and attentive service! We enjoyed the atmosphere, drinks, food and the staff were excellent. Thank you for making a great memory for our family...More

Thank BHolmes_2907
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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