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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 194
    Excellent
  • 133
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    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
Surprisingly good

A little "hole in the wall" at a busy corner, but good New Mexican food and good service for a good price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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New York City, New York
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  • Families with children
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New York City, New York
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A little "hole in the wall" at a busy corner, but good New Mexican food and good service for a good price.

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Catonsville, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a very good meal at a reasonable price here. I had the special of the day, a chicken, peppers, and mole dish that was the best mole I've ever had. My wife's enchiladas were also good. We ate the patio in back, which was very pleasant, and the service was good. Unfortunately, it was our last night in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Thank goodness, a mexican restaurant where i had no monosodium glutamate (msg) problem . I had the shrimp enchilada in a cream sauce and it was very good.

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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very good, fresh mexican food. Great fruit/ veggie drinks. Best fresh taco chips ever. Its on tge main road and has a terras with shade behind the restaurant.

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vancouver, bc
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The fact none of the other reviews doesn't mention this place has no liquor license now makes me wonder about them. Some of us want a margarita or a beer. The food wasn't bad; the salsa good but if you don't get the "working" waiter you won't get your water refilled or a chance to ask for extra napkins. I... More 

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I got chicken mole enchiladas and they were delicious, but my husband's beef burrito was exceptional. The meat was chopped beef that melted in your mouth, not ground beef. There is only about 12 tables outside so it can be crowded. Parking is on Quesnel street behind the place and this is a busy area. All tables are outside, so... More 

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Fort Hood, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My wife drug me here because the sign said they had gluten free option. I told her to do her homework & she told me they were highly rated. We both loved thier food. The only down side to this place is 90% of the seating is outside on a large patio. Fortunately on my visit weather cooperated. I had... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My wife and I go here every time we visit Taos and wouldn't consider a trip complete without a visit to La Cueva Cafe. From the front you might think of going somewhere else but I assure you, go in, sit on the patio and relax for a wonderful experience. Service is excellent and gracious with only a few there... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

La Cueva doesn't look like much from the front, but it's been converted from an old hacienda, so it's bigger than it seems. There's an intimate little patio behind the street-front building, and behind that are small dining rooms that look like old bedrooms from a Route 66 motel. They're strung with Christmas lights and are a lot of fun.... More 

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Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Maybe the inside looks like a cave, but we never went in there. The back patio is charming and surrounded by a beautiful garden. Service was great. Our waiter really knew the menu and was wonderfully accommodating. We had the trout and the garlic shrimp. Both came with a wonderful little salad and delicious roasted vegetables and rice. Everything was... 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?