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Southeastern New Mexico Restaurants

Can't Stop Smokin'

  • 418 Mechem Dr. Map It
  • Ruidoso

Fodor's Review

The lines often stretching out the door of this log cabin building are a testament to the tasty, tender "New Mexico–style" barbecue for which this down-home joint is known. Beef, pork, turkey, and chicken are given deluxe smokehouse treatment and then slathered with in-house secret sauces. Sides—like Elsie's garlic potatoes, mustard potato salad, and Southern-style biscuits—come with the plates served by the gregarious, friendly staff. Meals are served to-go only,

but there's a big, covered side porch and another open one out front to eat on. The pies are the only disappointment here.

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Restaurant Information


418 Mechem Dr., Ruidoso, 88345, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Tues


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