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La Cueva Cafe

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Mexican
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135 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571-5946 (Formerly Rellenos Cafe)
575-758-7001
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 174
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
And for dessert---

---be sure to have a piece of delicious Mexican Chocolate Cake with a scoop of ice cream. If likely to be overwhelmed, try one order with two spoons. Tres elegant! As for the food, very authentic, and very good. How she cooks the chicken to be so tender, still juicy and with that much flavor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Walden CO
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  • Families with children
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Walden CO
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

---be sure to have a piece of delicious Mexican Chocolate Cake with a scoop of ice cream. If likely to be overwhelmed, try one order with two spoons. Tres elegant! As for the food, very authentic, and very good. How she cooks the chicken to be so tender, still juicy and with that much flavor? And the Mole! Holy Mole!... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We visited over the Memorial Day weekend and the service was very quick but not pushy. Don't let the outside of the restaurant scare you away the food is really delicious! They do not serve alcohol but they make a yummy homemade lemonade. I had the combo plate "Christmas style" (both red and green sauce) and I was very pleased.... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Eat here first! If you like the local food, this is it. We've always had our favorites we go to eat and bypassed this place. What a mistake! This visit we made it a point to try it our first night. The food is so good, so spicy, original - and they deliver to your hotel (El Monte). We regret... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I had fish tacos and I could have sworn they had just caught the fish! It and the vegetables were so fresh. My favorite restaurant on this trip!

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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great depth of flavour without surplus salt and fat. The real thing. It is without hesitation that I recommend this restaurant to anyone. Great value too.

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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Loved this tiny restaurant with a fun outdoor patio and delicious food! We enjoyed our lunch here very much. Our Chicken Tortilla Soup was excellent and so was the Ceviche. Service was prompt and friendly and prices were inexpensive. Only drawback would be that they do not serve wine, beer, etc. which would be nice to have with dinner, especially... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

We went here on the recommendation of the bartender in our hotel. It truly had character...but there were only about 5 tables. Food was great though. We both had combination plates and both red and green chile was pretty good.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A little hard to find and a bit difficult to find parking but worth the trouble. Easy walk from the Plaza. The patio was not being used yet but looked large. The restaurant is small but the food and service were very good. The Chocolate cake presentation was surprising and the cake was very good. Overall a pleasant surprise and... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The prices are very low, the good quality very good. We dine with New Mexicans and they thought the food was very good. Entrees from $9.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We circled the area a few times looking for La Cueva Cafe before we realized it was the tiny little place we kept passing on the main road. Perhaps due to the snow, the restaurant was not crowded. We ordered the Camarones al Mojo de Ajo and the Garlic Style Salmon. Both were delicious. We were charmed by the place,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571-5946 (Formerly Rellenos Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
  • Phone Number: 575-758-7001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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