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La Cueva Cafe

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135 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571-5946 (Formerly Rellenos Cafe)
575-758-7001
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 163
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  • 110
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
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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
Good "Mexican" Food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
buckrael
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New Mexico
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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New Mexico
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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 

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Los Angeles
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW 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.

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Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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!

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Ottawa, Canada
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45 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Drove into Taos and was craving some green chile (that can only be found in NM). Food was great and very clean...not much grease. Must have been a batch of mild chiles though...which definitely isn't the restaurants fault. Just not the spice I was hoping for!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We had breakfast here, we walked from where we were staying and almost missed it as it's tucked away on a street corner. Miss this place and you'll miss a treat. This is a small restaurant that will deliver if you like. The service was extremely friendly, the food was excellent, and the atmosphere was cozy. I would highly recommend... More 

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Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very small restaurant with great taste. Great for a quick lunch. Don't let the appearance of the outside stop you from enjoying a good meal.

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Dallas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a hole in a wall place but man!!!!!! I wish we had a 100 of these everywhere :) The food was excellent, service was fast and a really friendly wait staff. The cafe has only 4 tables and by that I mean when you go in be prepared for a super tiny place but trust me the food... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

La Cueva doesn't look like much from the outside, but who cares? The food was great. We tried the green chile enchiladas, a Frito pie, and a chimichanga, all delicious. I'm impressed that they were all piping hot since the fleetfooted waiter had to run across a courtyard to serve our table.

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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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?