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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/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 169
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    Very good
  • 18
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  • 4
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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
Delicious and Reasonably Priced Food in Taos

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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  • Families with children
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257 reviews 257 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Beverly, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This restaurant is not fancy but the food was very fresh, very adequate portions and very tasty. The pricing was very reasonable. Be prepared to wait to eat inside but the patio is an option. The wait service hussles and before you know it you will have your food.

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Colorado
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This little unassuming restaurant is our favorite place to eat in Taos. I really can't compare it to too many others in Taos because we haven't bothered to try too many. Of the 4 other restaurants we have tried La Cueva is tops. The food is uniquely flavorful and always beautifully presented. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of... More 

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Colorado Springs
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The guac was the best I have ever had. My son had nachos that looked fantastic. We all loved our meals. It is a very tiny place and doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food is wonderful.

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Oklahoma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

La Cueva is on a busy corner close to the plaza in Taos. The parking is scarce. The inside tables are scarce. The outside is great in good weather. We loved the food and the service. Our waiter was good and had a great sense of humor. We all had something different and everyone (ages 71 to 6) enjoyed their... More 

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Houston, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Our hotel suggested this food for to go and it was perfect. Yummy chicken fajitas with very good tortillas, excellent guacamole (best ever in New Mexico) and good burritos and enchiladas. Food was hot, service was great. Definitely on my get again list next time we go to Taos and want a hot delicious Mexican meal for our room. Hot... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A decent choice. Not amazing, but solid. I had a combination plate. It wasn't the tastiest Mexican food I've ever had (maybe I was expecting super hot New Mexican chile?), however it was well presented, and had good quality ingredients - good meat etc. Their inside dining room is small and inviting. They have an outdoor patio out back, which... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

we had the combo enchiladas (red and green sauce), fajitas, and mole chicken. all deelish!! and the delivery service was just what we needed after a day of ski and sun! fast too -- 30 mins !! fresh ingredients and a bargain at @ under $50 including chips and guacamole, outstanding salsa. just the right spicy and seasoning. tipped them... 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?