La Risa Cafe

Ribera, New Mexico


La Risa Cafe is located in a 100-year-old house on Route 3.  Our size makes for an intimate setting for any meal.  Chef Laura has created some of Santa Fe’s finest restaurant’s most popular meals and decided to bring these talents to the El Valle area.  During the warmer months, choose between the indoor dining room and the screened patio.  Many larger parties use our patio for meetings and family get togethers.

Check out the menu. The food is served in generous portions at reasonable prices.  After you eat, make sure you ask about the desserts.  Chef Laura is a prodigious baker and many travel a good distance to bring home a cake, pie, or some other sweet. 

For those of you that prefer an adult refreshment with your meal, La Risa offers a selection of beers and wines.  Ask your server for a wine list.


Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sunday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Chef Laura Boyd And Her Family Welcome You

La Risa Cafe


On NM Route 3, 1.5 miles south, just past the railroad tracks on the right. Take I-25 exit 323.

Visit La Risa General Store

575-421-0040next door to the cafe
  • Organic animal feed
  • Household plumbing supplies
  • Homemade desserts
  • Take-out burritos from La Risa Cafe
  • Best prices on ice cream

  • Recommended by Sunset magazine May 2010
    "Southwest Day Trip" from Santa Fe: "La Risa Cafe is worth the side trip to Ribera"
  • The Santa Fe New Mexican discovers La Risa Cafe: "great regional comfort foods ..." Read the review
  • then comes back for more: "a genuine slice of rural Northern New Mexicana ... I'm not waiting to dig into some of their home-style cookin', and neither should you" Read the review