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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 #8 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I got the seafood enchilada which was pretty good; enchiladas were stuffed with crab meat and they put one shrimp and a 2" x 2" piece of salmon on top. My wife got the beef taco: it was in a soggy shell, which was in a crunchy shell. The beef was like shredded roast with no seasoning whatsoever.

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Dobbs Ferry, NY
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We asked one of the local shop owners where we should have lunch and without hesitation she recommended La Cueva. It is a great candidate for DDD and I do not beleive they have a liquor license. But the food..OMG! Delicious, homemade, authentic and fantastic. I had mole fajita and my husband had the shrimp tacos. The only sound you... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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179 reviews 179 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A little gem in Taos! We got there 30 minutes before they closed on Sunday night and hoped the staff wouldn't be too upset by our late arrival. It was just the opposite - they were very welcoming and didn't appear put off throughout the night. The restaurant is right off the main road at an intersection, and at that... More

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Paso Robles, CA
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195 reviews 195 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A small interior space plus outdoor seating. Very fresh and tasty food, quickly and cheerfully served. Very reasonable prices. Not a fancy restaurant, but very comfortable and worth a visit.

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Medford, NJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

When in New Mexico we were hoping to savor some authentic southwestern cuisine and were pretty disappointed overall. The food and service at La Cueva Cafe was mediocre at best. A bigger problem for us was that this place was in desperate need of a good cleaning. Judging by the interior of the restaurant, one can only imagine what the... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I stayed a week in Taos and ate here 4 times. Everything was wonderful and fresh. On the first night I saw them carrying in grocery bags of peppers and onions, not loading boxes off Sysco trucks. I highly recommend the chipotle shrimp tacos, mole enchiladas, nachos, and ceviche.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Third summer in Taos, with third visit to La Cueva. Before dinner when I used their bathroom, I saw bugs crawling on the wall by the sink. I ordered a cod sandwich for $6.95 and received a piece of fish that was a third of the size of the roll. I asked the waiter why thr change in quantity (as... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I'm trying to think of the last time I enjoyed a Mexican food restaurant less. No local nor national brews, runny mole, average food, poor parking situation. But, at least the waiter had a good sense of humor, who replied, "No alcohol, sir, but we have the best chimichangas in town."

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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I stopped in that restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews and I had excellent meal. Smoothies are "must try": I tried spinach, pineapple & lemon and it was great. Red Trout al Majo de Ajo was delicious as well.

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Berkeley, Ca
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5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

At the recommendation of a friend, we stopped here for nachos & smoothies. The nachos were delicious. So the next night we came back for dinner -- just wonderful. The place isn't fancy or anything - we sat on the patio for the snack and because of rain, sat inside for dinner. Again - not fancy, but the food was... More

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