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La Cueva Cafe

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135 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571-5946 (Formerly Rellenos Cafe)
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very authentic Mexican food and atmosphere. The inside eating are only has about 4 tables and then they also have an outdoor patio. Don't let the atmosphere fool you. This is some of the best Mexican food I have ever had and the service was second to none! No alcohol which is ok with me. Drove by it the first... More 

Thank TravisOklahoma
Seattle, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped for a quick lunch. A small location with no alcohol. Good portion sizes and rather mild spice level. Good seafood. Specials are a little higher priced. Other tables were a good mix of local and visitor.

Thank chap1
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a late lunch here, starting with delicious homemade guacamole salsa and chips. We enjoyed fresh homemade lemonade. Main courses included combination platter with the best chile rellenos, and the chicken enchiladas plate. Finished off with creamy flan. We were treated well and served quickly. They have a small indoor seating area as well as a larger back patio for... More 

Thank Martha D
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for a late lunch on the pet friendly patio. Food was good and the service was excellent. They don't serve alcohol.

Thank yolanta j
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the combo plate w/ taco, chile relleno, and enchilada. Excellent. Sat outside on the pet-friendly patio.

Thank Bob B
los angeles,ca.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you drive fast you'll pass it right by. Thankfully there was traffic when I went, and still Almost didn't see it. It is a small place inside and a patio area in back. I had the special of the day and it was tasty and the chicken was tender. The wait staff and service was friendly and timely, my... More 

Thank Travel_Gigi
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

La Cueva Cafe is a must when visiting Taos. My husband and I love Mexican food and firmly believe that everything should be smothered in green chilli and La Cueva delievers. Obviously it's a favorite with locals and tourists alike as it was busy but service was good nevertheless.

Thank Suzie M
Milan, Michigan
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is very small, no more than a few tables inside and a small outdoor patio, but the food was uniquely flavored and very tasty. I was tempted to try the mole sauce, but wanted the shrimp special. It was amazing with a spicy cream sauce. The shrimp were large and I would have preferred to have the tails... More 

Thank Marsha M
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had terrific chicken tacos with tasty beans and chili. I would definitely go there again and I appreciated the nearby parking.

Thank 970marya2014
Lake Grove, NY
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82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This just off the road cafe is not much to look at but the food is delicious. Tortilla soup, seafood tacos and chicken fajitas were fresh and tasty--some of the best I have had. Unfortunately, there is no alcohol served. It is the missing piece of this well executed hole in the wall.

Thank vinoperson1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?