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All 108 Taos Restaurants

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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We have only had their takeout so far (but quite a few times!) This is ours and many other locals favorite spot for a bite of New Mexican cuisine. Best green chile in our opinion, everything has been fantastic from the fish and chips to chimichangas, burritos...all of it! Cant go wrong here!

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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

The chile rellenos were gooey and delicious. The chile that smothered the plate was extremely flavorful and unlike any chile I've experienced before. The nachos were true to the original style. Each bite had the full experience. Great little spot for dinner.

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Houston, Texas
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116 reviews 116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The place is kind of strange/crappy from the outside, but definitely is cool in the inside. We had there the two specialities the waiter suggested us. One of them (the mole plate) was excellent! Highly recommended!!! The other one (a kind of beef burrito), just ok (the beef was a bit chewy). Overall, great experience, affordable prices (although not super... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We very much enjoyed lunch at La Cueva last week. The restaurant is tiny inside but has more tables outdoors. It was an unseasonably warm day so many diners ate outside taking the burden against the indoor restaurant. I had the Chicken Mole Enchilada which was delicious and my husband had the Trout with a fresh tomato sauce on it... More 

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Gillette, WY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This little place was a nice surprise. The food was tasty and plated beautifully, definitely ***** for the food.

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108 reviews 108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We almost didn't stop when we saw how small La Cueva's building is, but gladly we decided to check it out. The building you see from the street is only part of the complex space that they have for guests. We ended up in what appeared to be a former residence behind the main kitchen building. There's also a large... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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420 reviews 420 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A motel clerk in Santa Fe who had grown up in Taos recommended La Cueva Café for our Taos lunch stop. We had made it clear that we wanted to dine at a place with good regional food and lots of personality. Our friendly clerk failed to mention that La Cueva looks rather seedy when viewed from the street, so... More 

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denver, co
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

No alcohol, but amazing fruit smoothies, and wonderful flavorful food! And great prices! Highly recommend it. Will definitely return!

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San Diego, California
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141 reviews 141 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
302 helpful votes 302 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

What a quaint restaurant. located about 1 bloack from ther center of Taos as you are travelling northbound from Santa Fe. Seating is in a small area inside or a larger patio adjoinging the restaurant, outside. My wife had one of the specials which included a taco, chile rellano and an enchiladab with rice and beans and absolutely delicious. I... More 

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Huntersville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Yummy. Service was a 4 but the food is a 5. Very eclectic but so worth it. Only a few tables and parking is difficult but the food makes up for it. Green sauce had a lot of flavor with just a hint of heat. Guacamole was fresh and very flavorful. The shredded beef tacos were excellent. The beef was... 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
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
Cuisine: Mexican

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