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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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English first
Silver Spring, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
17 helpful votes 17 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great New Mexican and Mexican food. The real thing. Great service and lots of fun. Doesn't look like much from the outside, really not more than "la Cueva" the cave. But there is a sweet little dining area indoors upfront and outback, and lots of outdoor seating. The chef has been in Taos a long time and is well known... More

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Allen, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My wife and I wanted to have a meal without all the wild things to go through. We have seen this place before as I thought it was attached to Antonio's, but not anymore. We were seated outside and were waited on in the appropriate manner. We ordered. We were served. We did not have to jump through hoops of... More

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Great Bend, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A very small, unassuming building. We drove by it several times while looking for it! We had lunch on the patio and the food was excellent. Highly recommend the tacos. But the star of the show is the Key Lime Pie! OMGosh! I have no doubt I will have cravings for this pie the rest of my life!

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Amarillo, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My wife and I were staying the night in Taos and were in the mood for dome good Mexican food without all of the frills and this place delivered. The food was very, very, good and the service was excellent, our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly and we were able to eat outside on their patio. Two issues that... More

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Our hotel Concierge recommended this restaurant and I'm glad she did!! What a fantastic find! It is what we would call a "hole in the wall" restaurant. Don't be deceived by the outside - if you want authentic Mexican food this is the place for you! My husband and I are both vegetarians and they had ample selections for us!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Authentic Mexican food and always great! Servers are very friendly and helpful and the chile rellenos are wonderful! Ask for the Christmas hot sauce- green and red on the side. The only downside is that at this time the restaurant does not have a liquor license, but they think they will have one soon.

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