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La Cueva Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Soups
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135 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571-5946 (Formerly Rellenos Cafe)
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Artesia, New Mexico
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a lunch on the patio. Someone else wrote raves about their salsa and I agree, it's good. I had the shrimp enchiladas and my spouse had the frito pie. The shrimp enchiladas were loaded with shrimp and a wonderful creamy sauce. The frito pie was a very generous bowl of comfort. The service was good and the atmosphere... More 

Thank anewmexican
New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As other reviewers have stated, you might walk or drive by this unassuming establishment. But that would be a mistake. Following the advice of other trip advisor members, we stopped for lunch in our day trip arrival to Taos. As we walked down the street from a parking lot, my wife told me I almost walked by. The service is... More 

Thank David S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Neat little restaurant near the plaza. Food and service were excellent. Indoor seating is very limited, but they have a nice outdoor seating area as well.

Thank jrlovell19
Seattle, Washington
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss this place even though it doesn't look like much from outside. Patio is nice but then t-storm came after we ordered. The staff handled the mini chaos as 8-10 tables scrambled in different rooms inside with smiles. The soup was different and wonderful. The mole fajita special was great. And the people we were with said it was... More 

Thank Annabelle101
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a lovely lunch on the patio. The service was attentive and helpful with advice. I had the enchiladas mole and my sister had veggie enchiladas. They were both very tasty! The salsa was delicious! I could have drank it with a straw it was so yummy. The guacamole was fresh but needed some seasoning. We tried the creamed... More 

Thank 465Lulu
Sacramento, California
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272 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A small, unassuming restaurant off the beaten path, this restaurant surprised and amazed us. Being lunch, two of us decided to split an entree. We chose the chicken fajitas. Our waiter suggested the special, chicken fajitas with mole poblano sauce. We agreed and were so glad we did. They were amazing. Perfect for two light eaters!! The sauce was spicy... More 

Thank S D
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is absolutely one of the best if not the best restaurants in Taos. Certainly the best New Mexican restaurant. The Rellenos NM I had were awesome and my wife loved her Chicken Tacos I heartily recommend it!

Thank Mike R
Plano, Texas
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate lunch at La Cueva based on a recommendation from a friend. The restaurant features a fairly extensive menu because many of the items (tacos, burritos, enchiladas, etc.) can be ordered with beef, chicken or vegetables. As a result, La Cueva is a great choice for vegetarians dining with carnivores. They also have a number of seafood dishes. I... More 

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Roswell, New Mexico
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104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having tried several Mexican restaurants in Taos, this is my new favorite. The patio is quiet and relaxing, and service friendly. Prices are reasonable, and food is authentic. You can even order real fresh lemonade.

Thank spacepilot500
United States
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213 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice patio area, great service. Ordered chips, salsa and guacamole. You could tell everything was fresh and homemade. The chicken mole enchiladas were excellent, beef enchilada was delicious. The key lime pie and chipotle chocolate cake were to die for! Prices are reasonable. Highly recommend this place.

Thank pasherry

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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

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