We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Cueva Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
135 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571-5946 (Formerly Rellenos Cafe)
575-758-7001
Website
Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 334 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 183
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    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
Delicious Mexican food in a quaint surrounding

Our first night in Taos, we went looking for a Mexican restaurant. My wife noticed this one, which has a very small storefront on Paseo del Pueblo Norte, but has a large patio for outside dining out back. There is no alcohol served, but the food is delicious, and clearly home-made. I would rate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Peter A
,
New Westminster, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

334 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New Westminster, Canada
Level Contributor
48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Our first night in Taos, we went looking for a Mexican restaurant. My wife noticed this one, which has a very small storefront on Paseo del Pueblo Norte, but has a large patio for outside dining out back. There is no alcohol served, but the food is delicious, and clearly home-made. I would rate this as some of the best... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this quaint little restaurant and boy were we glad! The food was delicious - we sat inside next to a small fireplace in the middle of a snow storm. Prices were reasonable and service was good. Guacamole is delicious - definitely a must if you are in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scottsdale, Arizona
Level Contributor
114 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Tiny, unassuming Mexican restuarant with excellent food. All the standard mexican dishes plus some specials (I had a shrimp dish). The key lime pie is talked about and delicious.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alvin, Texas
Level Contributor
36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Read some good reviews of this restaurant and decided to give it a try. We were told to sit ourselves and it took a while to find a moderately clean table. The wait for someone to take our drink order took forever and when he arrived we found out "No Beer". Mexican food without beer is wrong! We left without... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ft.Worth
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Yummy Yummy Yummy! Got to go back for my second trip to this little hole in the wall in Taos! Last trip I asked a local for a good restaurant and they recommended La Cueva. We went with a group of about 12 and I don't think anyone didn't like it! I couldn't wait to go back! This time only... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wahiawa, Hawaii
Level Contributor
119 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This place has fantastic Mexican food at a great price! I went with a few friends for lunch and we sat outside on the patio on a gorgeous day. We split an order of chips and guacamole, shrimp tacos, chicken mole fajitas, and a pork enchilada(?) dish. Everything was very flavorful and pretty light. A couple people got smoothies and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, United States
Level Contributor
28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

You have to try this small, unassuming local restaurant set off the main road toward the bottom of a hill. The dining room is far from beautiful although comfortable enough. My wife and I found the service to be prompt--perhaps because we sat inside--and friendly but lackluster...not professional, but genuine. The chicken mole was very tasty, and the smoothy was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
134 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I sat at a table on the patio for at least 15 minutes with food servers walking by. No water or menu. I almost got up to leave when someone did come over and acknowledge my presence. However, I am glad I stayed because the food was very good. Some of the best tomalleys I have ever had. But, the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Wow. We got a heads up on this place from the tattoo shop guys! We ended up going back the second night. Attentive staff, casual aptnosphere in a patio setting. No room inside. Good was fresh and wonderfully seasoned. Fresh guacamole was chunky and well-seasoned. We had their handmade tamale, also enchalada mole, a burrito. All excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colleyville, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Don't let the exterior sway you from trying the great little local place... They have some of the best, freshest Mexican food I've had anywhere! My husband and I split the special, beef tip fajitas, at lunch with an order of guacamole, salsa and chips... They don't have a liquor license, so no margarita, but I'll always go back for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed La Cueva Cafe also viewed

 

Been to La Cueva Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about La Cueva Cafe

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Cueva Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?