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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
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When in doubt, choose the little hole-in-the-wall with lots of cars. That was definitely the case at La Cueva Cafe. Centrally located across the street from the Plaza, the staff were over-the-top friendly and accommodating and the food was delicious — surprisingly so! I had the...shrimp tacos and Brian the enchiladas. The presentation, sauces and super-fresh flavors were exactly what we were seeking.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Cueva was recommended by a shop owner. It is a diamond in the rough!! We could only get carry out due to covid-19. The wait for our food was only about 10 minutes. The chips are amazing! And the chili rellenos are so good...and have a nice kick! Muy Bueno!! Highly recommended!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed January 19, 2021 via mobile

The food here is outstanding and they are very knowledgeable about gluten free options. Their customer service was outstanding.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed January 4, 2021

It's probably the first thing you see as you approach the Taos plaza, and what it lacks in curb appeal, is more than made up for with service and a tasty menu. We sat outside, up at the back, away from the noise of the...street. The northern New Mexico menu is excellent. Service was good. In fact, even though they were busy, we had three different wait staff check to see if we needed anything and that the food was to our liking. There are other more expensive places to eat in Taos, but we'll good back here next time we're in town.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed November 8, 2020

We were directed here by a local fishing guide who understands good food. It was easy to find, outdoor seating well-spaced from other diners, in great old building that seemed to tilt to the starboard. We would eat lunch here everyday if possible!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 29, 2020 via mobile

This unassuming small hole in the wall place on a busy street corner in town is great. The prices are very reasonable. They keep the menu simple and so everything well. I could make a meal out of eating their salsa like soup! Everything was...on point and the service was very friendly. The menu definitely tends toward straight up Mexican fare along with some TexMex influence and a dash of NM thrown in.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 29, 2020

I had the Poblano Sopa and Relleno plate. Couldn't finish it all but it was so delicious. I sat outside on the patio. Great ambience. Great and friendly service. Very safe covid protocol. Everyone had masks.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 25, 2020

Food well surpasses the "looks" of the place and it appears to always be busy. we did take out as in the norm these days but there is outdoor seating for probably 8 groups. We had seafood enchiladas and the combo plate both with rice...and beans. Both delicious and stuffed with the respective proteins. Shredded beef taco and shredded chicken enchilada was great. Chile relleno which appears to be their signature dish was a bit average in my book, nothing stood out. I really wanted their chicken mole but they were out. The Poblano cream soup was very good but the poblano peppers and onions were sliced much too long, difficult to fit on the spoon or eat in one spoonfull. We definitely recommend this place.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 21, 2020 via mobile

Excellent tacos and the combination plate was also amazing! All the ingredients were fresh. Plus, the service was amazing!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 16, 2020

We walked from the Plaza and ate outside on the patio. The food and service were very good. I would definitely eat there again when I go back to Taos.

Date of visit: October 2020
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