We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Cueva Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
135 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571-5946 (Formerly Rellenos Cafe)
575-758-7001
Website
Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 305 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 166
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great food

The guac was the best I have ever had. My son had nachos that looked fantastic. We all loved our meals. It is a very tiny place and doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food is wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Jooody
,
Colorado Springs
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
Add Photo Write a Review

305 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Colorado Springs
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The guac was the best I have ever had. My son had nachos that looked fantastic. We all loved our meals. It is a very tiny place and doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food is wonderful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oklahoma
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

La Cueva is on a busy corner close to the plaza in Taos. The parking is scarce. The inside tables are scarce. The outside is great in good weather. We loved the food and the service. Our waiter was good and had a great sense of humor. We all had something different and everyone (ages 71 to 6) enjoyed their... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Our hotel suggested this food for to go and it was perfect. Yummy chicken fajitas with very good tortillas, excellent guacamole (best ever in New Mexico) and good burritos and enchiladas. Food was hot, service was great. Definitely on my get again list next time we go to Taos and want a hot delicious Mexican meal for our room. Hot... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A decent choice. Not amazing, but solid. I had a combination plate. It wasn't the tastiest Mexican food I've ever had (maybe I was expecting super hot New Mexican chile?), however it was well presented, and had good quality ingredients - good meat etc. Their inside dining room is small and inviting. They have an outdoor patio out back, which... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

we had the combo enchiladas (red and green sauce), fajitas, and mole chicken. all deelish!! and the delivery service was just what we needed after a day of ski and sun! fast too -- 30 mins !! fresh ingredients and a bargain at @ under $50 including chips and guacamole, outstanding salsa. just the right spicy and seasoning. tipped them... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Mexico
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

It's not New Mexican food, but if you are looking for tasty Mexican fare near Taos Plaza-this is the place to try. There is a tiny interior space and a nice outdoor patio for nice weather. Service is good and prices are too. My favorite is Frito pie. Theirs comes with a spicy red sauce-it's a pile of ground beef,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Don't let the rough exterior or small interior affect your decision. You won't find better New Mexican food in Taos. The service is friendly, the dining area quaint, and the food is nothing short of fantastic. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Texas
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great place to eat and the people make you feel right at home. The fajitas we had were good but the meat was overcooked just a bit. This is authentic Mexican food and for a great price, you can get a good meal.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Small place but very comfortable and the staff was very friendly and not hovering :) Parking could be tricky so call ahead and find out where the overflow parking spaces are. Food was prepared quick and tasty!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This restaurant is not very pleasing to the eye from the outside, but the food is fabulous. We started with a (shared) plate of nachos, I had the camarones (shrimp) special and my wife had the beef special. Our total bill came to $ 50.00 including a 15% tip to our very friendly waiter. This is one of my top... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed La Cueva Cafe also viewed

 
Ranchos De Taos, Taos
 

Been to La Cueva Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Cueva Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?