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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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Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has the best Mexican food we have ever had in New Mexico! We ate there the last time we were in Taos and it was the first place we went to on this trip. I had the chicken mole...just perfection! My husband ordered soup and we were told everything is made when ordered...nothing is already done and being... More

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This place rocks. The service is excellent - right on top of things, excellent suggestions when they have something new, and the food is excellent too. From enchiladas, to chile rellenos that are grilled (the deep-fry part must be fast, 'cause I never taste oil, just the crispy grilled part), to guac to authentic northern NM deserts, they get it... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I eat Mexican food a lot in Tucson and this place is as good as it gets for taste. Tiny place big on flavor! Try the chile relleno and Frito Pie as an appetizer great flavor without the crazy heat!

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good, traditional Mexican food. Good quality for a good price. Outdoor seating made it extra special!

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very, very casual restaurant must be noted -- but we ate there twice as the food is extremely tasty and fresh. Both times I had the fish tacos. Simple but excellent--I did not have them batter the cod to make it a lighter dish. No chips or salsa unless you order separately and no alcohol and no refried beans. But... More

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Sanger, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We sat outside. The atmosphere was comfortable, the waiters were friendly and kept everything moving. The food was OK, it did a little repeat, but not bad. It was cost effective, fairly quick.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This unassuming cafe by the main road has good options for both vegetarian and gluten-free diners. The platters are large and could easily be shared by two people - especially if you want to keep room for the Mexican Chocolate Cake!

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Denton, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Dinner here was OK. The outdoor seating is pleasant, and the Seventies music playing on their stereo offered a little change of pace. The food wasn't bad, it just wasn't anything to write home about. The lower prices and cozy atmosphere give it a certain down-to-earth appeal if you're in the mood for a no-fuss kind of meal.

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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I've been to La Cueva three times in the last year and have always found the tiny, cramped interior to surprise you with delicious traditional New Mexican food and very good service.

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San Ramon, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our expectations for La Cueva were high given the reviews and the general quality of Southwest/Mexican cuisine in the area. While the dinner we had wasn't bad, it didn't knock our socks off. I had the shrimp enchiladas and my husband had steak fajitas. Good guacamole to start our meal. Don't get me wrong, the food wasn't bad at all.... More

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