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La Cueva Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Soups, Gluten Free
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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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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't think the locals want people to know about this place because it is that good! A very quaint atmosphere with delicious food including interesting vegetarian choices. There is a large enclosed outdoor patio in the back where it was cool and comfortable for dinner.

Thank Zhyla
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had lunch at "La Cueva" following great reviews at tripadvisor. Service is friendly, little slow but worth the wait. Food is really good! Very nice patio, convenient location.

Thank AnaReviews
El Paso, Texas
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was delicious and tasted authentic. I'm originally from northern NM so it was a taste of home. The service was beyond excellent! Unassuming neat little place.

Thank socratesis
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food snobs can rattle their jewelry elsewhere; this is not "Fine Dining" by any measure, just a hard-working team offering great service, consistent quality, and generous portions at a reasonable price. (Tip: Not "hot" enough for you? Simply ask them to spice it up). Horacio and staff never disappoint. Don't forget to leave room for Key lime pie!

Thank Michael M
Taos, New Mexico
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152 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful food, friendly service, cute patio. The best homemade lemonade and guacamole! Daily specials are a treat!

Thank 2y2r2onot2
Golden, Colorado, USA
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were looking for a light, healthy dinner and La Cueva had very good options. We had the choice which was very good even though we are obviously a long way from the sea. A southwestern style of salmon was also very good. It was nice to sit outside under umbrellas on their patio area. It's extremely near the plaza... More 

Thank Bob L
Cherokee, Kansas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The shrimp tacos are the bomb. The complexity of flavors was amazing. The staff was very friendly. My husband ordered the huevos rancheros and raved about the beans and rice. A must stop for lunch when you are in Taos, just a short walk from the Plaza.

Thank Jodi D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While the small inside seating and initial appearances may put you off - dive in and experience great New Mexican food and service in a classic old style cantina. While the interior seating was limited, it was comfortable and there was plenty of room on the outdoor patio. The salsa was some of the best I've had and was supplemented... More 

Thank 813donr
Cardston, Alberta
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not high class venue but the food was superb. We had the chicken enchiladas followed by a unique dessert called pastel de tres leches. It is to write home about. Table service was adequate.

Thank Alan B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are ever within 100 miles of Taos, it is worth the journey to eat here. The menu is diverse and the food is exceptional. The seating is outdoors and rustic, but as soon as the food hits your gullet you will forget where you are and be transported to a Taste Paradise! We make a special trip to... More 

Thank Brent B

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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, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, 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?