La Cueva was the best food I ate in Taos. This is coming from a native New Mexican who lives vacariously through eating New Mexican food and having travelled enough of the world to know when you have a good meal and when you don't. Taos has a tendency to ruin good New Mexican food with spices that have no business in the Land of Enchantment. I get so sick of foreign takes on the New Mexco green and red chile in Taos that I can't say enough about a place that gets it right by preparing simple and good food. La Cueva has enough solid recommendations and they are well deserved. The food is good and the service is solid. It is a hole in the wall, so don't expect many extras. If you are into fine dining and are insistent on comfort, then this isn't the place for you. If you sit outside in the summer, you'll roast like a green chile. The metal furniture wasn't very well thought out... If you go inside you'll bake inside the restaurant without air conditioning. If, however, you want good New Mexican food, then I can't think of a better place to try than La Cueva in Taos.