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“Fresh New Mexican Cuisine”
Review of La Cueva Cafe

La Cueva Cafe
Ranked #1 of 129 Restaurants in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed a week in Taos and ate here 4 times. Everything was wonderful and fresh. On the first night I saw them carrying in grocery bags of peppers and onions, not loading boxes off Sysco trucks. I highly recommend the chipotle shrimp tacos, mole enchiladas, nachos, and ceviche.

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Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Third summer in Taos, with third visit to La Cueva. Before dinner when I used their bathroom, I saw bugs crawling on the wall by the sink. I ordered a cod sandwich for $6.95 and received a piece of fish that was a third of the size of the roll. I asked the waiter why thr change in quantity (as I'd ordered this from the menu before), and he told me that this was the new size. I then reordered vegetarian nachos, and they also arrived to me looking less than. I asked to speak to the manager and my waiter told me he was busy. In place of the manager, a very harsh, aggressive waiter came towards me and got irrate with me as I tried to let him know of my displeasure with the quality. Instead of talking with me in an appropriate manner, he acted as if I had no rights to even question what I was being served. I got up and left the restaurant and won't ever return or refer another as I have doneso many times in the past. Compromising quality of food and poor customer service is not a good recipe for success.

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Reviewed July 7, 2014

I'm trying to think of the last time I enjoyed a Mexican food restaurant less. No local nor national brews, runny mole, average food, poor parking situation. But, at least the waiter had a good sense of humor, who replied, "No alcohol, sir, but we have the best chimichangas in town."

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Reviewed July 7, 2014

I stopped in that restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews and I had excellent meal. Smoothies are "must try": I tried spinach, pineapple & lemon and it was great. Red Trout al Majo de Ajo was delicious as well.

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Thank Jacenty_1967
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Reviewed July 4, 2014

At the recommendation of a friend, we stopped here for nachos & smoothies. The nachos were delicious. So the next night we came back for dinner -- just wonderful. The place isn't fancy or anything - we sat on the patio for the snack and because of rain, sat inside for dinner. Again - not fancy, but the food was terrific. The waiter for the patio/snack was okay, but the waiter inside for the dinner was very attentive. Amazingly inexpensive, to boot.

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