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“A nice find in the center of town”
Review of La Cueva Cafe

La Cueva Cafe
Ranked #2 of 131 Restaurants in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed January 22, 2014

We ate here in the week between Christmas and New Year's. The restaurant is on the main road through town, just off the plaza in the center of town. We had seen it in year's past, but it looked tiny, with not much street parking, and had not thought much about it. It came to our attention when we were in a nearby ski shop renting equipment when the restaurant delivered carryout meals to the ski shop staff, it looked great. So we wandered over the next evening after skiing about 6:30, with no reservation. It was ti-15ny, but there are three separate dining rooms in three separate building, so the tables turned relatively quickly. We were not offered alcohol, but they did offer several fruit smoothie drinks that were very refreshing and cheap at $2.95.

Dinner was New Mexico style Mexican food. Guacamole, chips and salsa ($5.95) before dinner was a substantial appetizer. Fish tacos and chile relleno (both $8.95) were very good. For dessert we had a key lime pie ($5.95) that was delicious. We ate there twice over the four days we were in town, and the bill was about $10-17 per head, which is very low for a meal in a ski town during Christmas. We had a short wait both nights, but once were seated, service was attentive and very quick. We were finished and out of the restaurant, without being rushed, in less than 45 minutes on both occasions.

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Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a place to have lunch in taps. There was this place with a 4.5 rating and we said why not. But upon arriving and looking at the place we were not sure. Small and unpretentious. Service was excellent! And the food was excellent! Living in Austin, Tx I have had plenty of good Mexican food and La Cueva was better. Don't leave without trying the mango cream chimichanga. Delicious!! To had been a perfect 5 if it had margaritas and beers.

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

This was such a surprise! The food was delicious! So well crafted! We travel & eat out a lot, this was hands down one of the best food experiences ever! We are adding this to our regular places to go to when when in Taos!

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

The waitstaff are always friendly and quick to seat guests. Our waiter had a great sense of humor and initially, pretended that he would seat us outside where the temperatures were quite chilly! Then, he seated us in the back room behind the patio - a great, cozy location. I had the Enchiladas NM with Christmas chile (that's red and green chile together). Others in our party had: Chicken Enchiladas with Mole, Fish Tacos, and Huevos Rancheros. All of us were very happy with our choices. Service was prompt and our meals were delicious. It's definitely a place to consider when eating in Taos.

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Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Seating for 12 in a very casual environment. Delicious food, especially for the price. Friendly capable service as well.

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