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La Cueva Cafe

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Mexican, Soups
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 232
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  • 150
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 6
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  • 5
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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
Awesome guacamole

Loved the little restaurant. Small and intimate setting with delicious food. I had the chile rellano and it was great. Looking forward to our next trip to Taos and will definitely eat there again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Julie W
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Port Mansfield, Texas, United States
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Port Mansfield, Texas, United States
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the little restaurant. Small and intimate setting with delicious food. I had the chile rellano and it was great. Looking forward to our next trip to Taos and will definitely eat there again.

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Thank Julie W
Alamosa, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, old structure with great food and great hosts and server, La Cueva is no cave; it's a delightful eatery with healthy New Mexican cuisine. The green chili, red chili, and mole are splendid. The mariscos are an unusual treat in the high desert of Northern New Mexico. Taos is a town rich in history, culture, and cuisine. Sr. Trotsky... More 

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Thank eduardo59
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Im Mexican American and usually avoid Mexican food at restaurants, because nothing is better than my mothers Mexican dishes. When I ate at La Cueva it felt like I was eating a dish my mother made.

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Thank Carmen M
South China, Maine
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It IS open!!! And, it's warm and cheerful inside---especially on a frigid winter day. We were very pleased with our light lunch of chips and salsa, tortilla soup, and frito pie. Lots of other tempting things on the menu, including lots of fish or seafood dishes. Friendly service.

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Thank Mary B
houston texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Snowing like crazy and stopped for late lunch. Home run for sure as locals from Angel Fire, this place is hidden, small but cozy, service a delight, and yes food awesome.red sauce and combo plate delich. Our fav genuine new mexican..new Taos food. Trotsky made the lunch perfect.

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Thank davidkri
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad we didn't overlook this great little restaurant. The interior is cozy and colorful, the service friendly and efficient (our server was Trotsky) and the food spectacular! Plenty of gluten free options, with knowledgable staff. We nearly licked our plates clean. A great lunch spot for our thoroughly enjoyable day in Taos.

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Santa Fe
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the past I have had such trouble finding a restaurant in Taos that had a chef (or cook) who could cook. La Cueva has one. Original and definitely worth going to. I had the Combination and was really happy with every part of it.

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Thank LocalgirlSantaFe
Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and nice service. Enter into the little restaurant down a step and find a tiny little space. Maybe 10 seats. It's really nice an cozy and has something charming about it. Had a chicken burrito filled with fresh and very tender white meat. And an Arnold Palmer which was made with fresh lemonade. Not too sweet. Excellent. And... More 

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San Diego, California
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hole in the wall with tasty Mexican food. It hit the spot. Friendly establishment. Tortilla soup and asada steak were very tasty.

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Thank MONKEYBUZZ
Foster City, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Cozy setting, friendly service. The parking attendant recommended we try this place. I didn't expect a lot, but had one of the best shrimp enchiladas of my life! The salsa and guacamole were excellent as well. This place is tiny, but great.

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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, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, 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?