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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Coming here for years and it remains our numero uno favorite spot. There is absolutely nothing to not like about the great New Mexican food here. Yes, it can get crowded and there might be a wait but we plan our visits as much off...hours as possible. The back patio is delightful, season permitting. It's our first and last spot to go to on a week long visit to Taos.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here last year and enjoyed it. We enjoyed our meal again this year. Mixed fajitas and a big salad. The margarita was good but weak. We will come back next year and try something new.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed February 6, 2023 via mobile

I picked the trout as an unusual menu offering. Very good, with sautéed fresh veggies and rice. Rice stone cold, when I informed server he give me an additional plate of veggies. Very small, perhaps room for 12 tops. Surcharge if credit card used.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed February 1, 2023 via mobile

This is the best food ever and good size portions...will not leave hungry. About 5 tables inside to eat but lots outside.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed January 13, 2023 via mobile

Very good value, tasty, not overdone. Polite and fast service. Trout simply prepared with accompanying sauces. Perfectly prepared rice NOT greasy. Get there early as they only have 4 indoor tables . The adobe style dining room is quaint.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 31, 2022 via mobile

The service was prompt and the food was really fresh. Excellent Mexican and New Mexican options.I had the chicken enchiladas (Christmas) and it was nice that each enchilada was dressed separately and the chile wasn’t just glopped on. I do wish the chile was a...bit hotter!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 23, 2022

This is a very small (4 tables) restaurant on the corner of a busy street in the cute town of Taos and it does not disappoint. The staff is terrific and the food is so dang good. If you’re in the area AND can manage...to snag a table here (looks like they have patio seating when weather permits) you will not be disappointed! Recommend over and over and over!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 22, 2022

We sat in the main restaurant, a 5 small tabletop spot. It was very busy but the staff kept up with all the orders. The portion sizes were normal and I appreciated that. The veggie burrito was tasty as was the chili relleno. Good food!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 18, 2022

Our meal was excellent. We started off with the chips and salsa which was very good, especially the salsa. My wife had a chicken and beef Fajitas and I had the Plato Combinado. They were both delicious. Service was good.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 16, 2022

Looks like a family run restaurant and simply love the food! Enjoyed the fajitas and enchiladas, very delicious. Highly recommend, note that it is a very small restaurant with limited seats.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 28, 2022

The restaurant was recommended by my cousin who is a frequent traveller to New Mexico. I concur with his choice. La Cueva offers excellent southwestern cuisine in an informal mostly outdoor setting . Prices are moderate and service is good and prompt. The location was...within easy walking distance from my hotel near the plaza which was fortunate because there is limited parking available at the restaurant. I would not hesitate returning again to this restaurant as I liked the food very much.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 28, 2022 via mobile

Saw good reviews and decided to try it for ourselves. Definitely a small hole in the wall with very limited indoor space but outdoor dining available weather permitting. For lunch my husband had the rellenos NM that he loved while I tried the chicken mole...enchiladas, which were good but didn’t leave me with a wow. In fairness, I rarely have mole sauce so don’t have anything to compare it to. Wait staff was very friendly, and we didn’t have to wait long for food.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 27, 2022

On a snowy evening the friendly staff and reasonably priced food was awesome. The beef in the beef tacos was tender but the chili rellenos with green chili was the favorite. Best we’ve ever had!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 27, 2022 via mobile

Terrific food in Taos. The day we arrived in this adorable town, we headed to the grocery store to pick up a few items. On the way we passed La Cueva, a tiny establishment , & people were lined up to get in the door....We decided a place this popular must be good. We returned for lunch the next day. The food and service were outstanding. Prices were very reasonable. Don't let the tiny place and the so so appearance of this restaurant stop you from having a meal there. It's a little gem.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed October 25, 2022 via mobile

We had remembered how good the food was at this restaurant six years earlier and decided to return for another try. The food was still excellent. We shared the fish tacos and the shrimp tacos. Both rated “excellent”. From the outside, this doesn’t look like...much. Inside, they only have four tables although they do have patio seating, as well. Will return again!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Yes, La Cueva Cafe offers takeout services.

La Cueva Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4