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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was the perfect spot to sit outside for lunch on our two-day visit to Taos. The food was fresh, hot, homemade and delicious. Staff was super friendly and the patio was great with a covid-friendly set-up that we really appreciated. We were glad we...got there early and beat the lunch crowd because it filled up quickly!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it. Great service, the place looks not really good from the outside, but it was great. The chips were ok, but everything else was outstanding. Great service, great, great food. Kids were happy and adults were very happy with their cervezas and typical...southwest food. Great enchiladas.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did it to go order from here, and it was delicious. Great service, great food. We called our food in, waited outside for about 10 to 15 minutes, and took it back to our place. The food was authentic, and the flavors were great....I ordered a combination plate, and it was really amazing. Definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We Texans wanted to try Mexican food in New Mexico. We found this to be healthier (corn tortillas, less cheese, less oiliness, more veggies) than back home. The guacamole was sublime - melt in your mouth explode with flavor. The Agave Tequila Margarita was fabulous....And the spaced tables on the outdoor patio was much appreciated in these Covid times.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed takeout food from this place. Looks like a dive but the food was really good. Lots of choices on the menu.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 24, 2021

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
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Reviewed February 5, 2021 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
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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
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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
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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
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