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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 #7 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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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The food is excellent, and the service is great. Everything is very fresh. I like small restaurants and this one is very good, i highly recommend! The fish tacos can be modified to be cooked without frying the fish- yum! They can make almost anything without cheese or gluten. Very good ceviche too!

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I stopped for a late lunch. Since it was our first time in Taos, we decided to try food that was suited to the area. Jose made suggestions based on our dietary needs, served us beautifully prepared dishes on the patio, and took a nice photo so we could share our experience on social media.

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Taos, New Mexico
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19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My husband and I stopped at La Cueva for a late, casual lunch. As it was yet another gorgeous Fall day, we sat outside. We were greeted by our wonderful waiter. A smile came easy for him. I ordered the Camaron Enchiladas. As usual, everything was very fresh and the shrimp extremely flavorful. My husband ordered the chipotle shrimp tacos.... More

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Monterey, California
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15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We read the reviews and stopped at La Cueva Cafe for lunch yesterday. We were not disappointed in the least. It was a gorgeous autumn day, and we sat out on the patio. We ordered a combo plate consisting of two Hatch green chile rellenos and a chicken mole enchilada and a seafood enchilada plate with green chile sauce. The... More

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Tempe, AZ
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10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This place looked like a dive, but that usually means the first available parking space should be yours. Being a spectacular day, we chose the outdoor seating which was definitely the right place to be. The guacamole was outstanding - creamy, cool and a bit spicy. The salsa also gets high marks, a true New Mexican "creeper" starting out all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Best meal by far that we had in Taos. Be patient as food is made to order. Started with chips and guacamoli with salsa, all homemade and excellent. My husband had seafood enchiladas which were to die for! I had very good chiles rellenos. We were WAY too stuffed for dessert, but the selections looked fabulous. Have seen complaints about... More

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Memphis
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Now, this is a hole in the wall, but great food and a wonderful experience. The enchiladas were wonderful! No alcohol served which might be a drawback for some.

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We asked the receptionist at El Pueblo Lodge where she would recommend that we have lunch in Taos. Without hesitation, she said, La Cueva Cafe ("The Cave"). The authentic Mexican/New Mexican food at La Cueva is SO good! The only drawback is no liquor license, so no beer, which we usually consider “the” beverage to have with Mexican food. So,... More

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Golden, Colorado
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A REAL hole in the corner I would say but the food was truly southwest/Mexican homestyle cooking. The Chilli relleno, enchilada, and corn soup were all really terrific. The red chili sauce was especially good. Very different from where we are from. BUT, no alcohol at all.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

You can add our voices to the chorus of praise for the food at La Cueva. Looking for a place to eat lunch, we followed the reviews on Trip Advisor and those other review sites to La Cueva. Pouring rain and dropping temperatures meant outdoor dining was not an option. Luckily, there were 4 seats left in the tiny front... More

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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
Cuisine: Mexican

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