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All 107 Taos Restaurants

La Cueva Cafe

135 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571-5946 (Formerly Rellenos Cafe)
575-758-7001
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Ranked #8 of 107 Restaurants in Taos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
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Tempe, AZ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This place looked like a dive, but that usually means the first available parking space should be yours. Being a spectacular day, we chose the outdoor seating which was definitely the right place to be. The guacamole was outstanding - creamy, cool and a bit spicy. The salsa also gets high marks, a true New Mexican "creeper" starting out all... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Best meal by far that we had in Taos. Be patient as food is made to order. Started with chips and guacamoli with salsa, all homemade and excellent. My husband had seafood enchiladas which were to die for! I had very good chiles rellenos. We were WAY too stuffed for dessert, but the selections looked fabulous. Have seen complaints about... More

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Memphis
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Now, this is a hole in the wall, but great food and a wonderful experience. The enchiladas were wonderful! No alcohol served which might be a drawback for some.

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Grass Valley, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We asked the receptionist at El Pueblo Lodge where she would recommend that we have lunch in Taos. Without hesitation, she said, La Cueva Cafe ("The Cave"). The authentic Mexican/New Mexican food at La Cueva is SO good! The only drawback is no liquor license, so no beer, which we usually consider “the” beverage to have with Mexican food. So,... More

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Golden, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A REAL hole in the corner I would say but the food was truly southwest/Mexican homestyle cooking. The Chilli relleno, enchilada, and corn soup were all really terrific. The red chili sauce was especially good. Very different from where we are from. BUT, no alcohol at all.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

You can add our voices to the chorus of praise for the food at La Cueva. Looking for a place to eat lunch, we followed the reviews on Trip Advisor and those other review sites to La Cueva. Pouring rain and dropping temperatures meant outdoor dining was not an option. Luckily, there were 4 seats left in the tiny front... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Initially we thought...What are we getting into? Given the appearance on the exterior and tiny, non-conventional restaurant. Nonetheless, we decided to give it a go. Much to our surprise, we were delighted with the taste and quality of the food. Nearly a year later, and I can't stop talking about the delicious mole dish I had. Superb! What was not... More

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The food at this small place was wonderful. We had the best burritos we had ever eaten, super fresh with a flavorful green chile sauce. If you are looking for ambiance this is not your place but if it is great authentic southwestern food you are after, this is it

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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I have eaten here more than once and the food is amazing. Leave room for desert! Gourmet food with out the high price! This is now my ONLY place to eat in Taos!!

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Sunnyvale, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a small place on the main street outside of Taos plaza but walkable from our hotel. We had an early dinner and sat at the patio which is okay. The décor is casual and more like a fast food place. We didn’t get much attention from the waiter and no refill of water during our entire meal. It... More

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