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La Cueva Cafe

135 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571-5946 (Formerly Rellenos Cafe)
575-758-7001
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Ranked #9 of 108 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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Fort Collins, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Sometimes you can't quite believe that a memory of a really, really good meal in a really, really simple setting can actually hold up to the reality. So on our way back home to northern Colorado, after having been knocked out by the Santa Fe Opera's "Fidelio," we added extra time to our travel day to revisit La Cueva in... More

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Menifee, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a little hole-in-the-wall type of restaurant but an awesome find! The employees are extremely nice and professional and the food is out-of-this-world delicious! We loved it so much for lunch that we went back for dinner. We loved the Huevos Rancheros, the Seafood Enchinlladas, and the Chicken Mole. The sauces were amazing. The food was super delicious. the... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We came here for dinner one night while in Taos. It had great service, friendly staff, and authentic food. We had the chicken enchiladas, which were very good along with the rice on the side. I also highly recommend getting the key lime pie. It is one of the best key lime pies I have ever had! You will not... More

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Miami
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This place is truly a hole in the wall with some of the best Mexican food I've eaten!!! Adorable. Authentic. Wonderful!!! Try the key line pie!!! Trust me. I'm from Miami. I thought "what does Taos know about key lime pie!?". Omg! Waaaay different then your traditional key lime pie. Yummy

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Waskom, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I got the seafood enchilada which was pretty good; enchiladas were stuffed with crab meat and they put one shrimp and a 2" x 2" piece of salmon on top. My wife got the beef taco: it was in a soggy shell, which was in a crunchy shell. The beef was like shredded roast with no seasoning whatsoever.

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Dobbs Ferry, NY
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We asked one of the local shop owners where we should have lunch and without hesitation she recommended La Cueva. It is a great candidate for DDD and I do not beleive they have a liquor license. But the food..OMG! Delicious, homemade, authentic and fantastic. I had mole fajita and my husband had the shrimp tacos. The only sound you... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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185 reviews 185 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A little gem in Taos! We got there 30 minutes before they closed on Sunday night and hoped the staff wouldn't be too upset by our late arrival. It was just the opposite - they were very welcoming and didn't appear put off throughout the night. The restaurant is right off the main road at an intersection, and at that... More

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Paso Robles, CA
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195 reviews 195 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A small interior space plus outdoor seating. Very fresh and tasty food, quickly and cheerfully served. Very reasonable prices. Not a fancy restaurant, but very comfortable and worth a visit.

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Medford, NJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

When in New Mexico we were hoping to savor some authentic southwestern cuisine and were pretty disappointed overall. The food and service at La Cueva Cafe was mediocre at best. A bigger problem for us was that this place was in desperate need of a good cleaning. Judging by the interior of the restaurant, one can only imagine what the... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I stayed a week in Taos and ate here 4 times. Everything was wonderful and fresh. On the first night I saw them carrying in grocery bags of peppers and onions, not loading boxes off Sysco trucks. I highly recommend the chipotle shrimp tacos, mole enchiladas, nachos, and ceviche.

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