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La Cueva Cafe

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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 174
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 18
    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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Lakewood, Colorado
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  • Families with children
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Lakewood, Colorado
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
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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Top Contributor
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225 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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Gardner, Colorado
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19 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We ordered the Fish Tacos and Combination Plate with both red and green chile. I know what you're thinking, why would we order fish tacos in a land locked state? We're always looking for great fish tacos, no matter where, and we rarely find great ones, so it's a treasure hunt. The best we've had were in two places in... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This was a simple yet perfect meal. We ordered the tortilla soup and Frito pie (i've always wanted to try it). Both were the right amount of spicy. And the presentation was surprisingly appealing. I was really impressed. Everything was reasonably priced. 95% of the menu can be made gluten free and they welcome vegetarian substitutions. Would definitely visit again.

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