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La Cueva Cafe

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135 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571-5946 (Formerly Rellenos Cafe)
+1 575-758-7001
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is just ok. Nothing spectacular about the food or the chile. Very trendy location though. If the weather is good, sit outside- you'll have more room and be able to enjoy the Taos atmosphere. Prices are decent for the area and portions are fair. Service is good. I would recommend this place to tourists mostly.

Thank Roadrunner575
Evergreen, Colorado
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the food at La Cueva so much that we had dinner there twice during our visit. Tortilla soup, chicken enchiladas with mole and chili rellenos were all delicious. Service is friendly. Simple atmosphere. Well priced. We ate in the small front room but we understand there is also a larger room behind there so they can accommodate more... More 

Thank Crowhollow
Taos, New Mexico
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ten of us crowded into a back room. Because of dietary restrictions (why would one who cannot eat tomatoes or peppers of any kind visit New Mexico?) ordering took a while. My chicken fajitas with mole was excellent. Servers were pleasant and helpful. Highly recommended.

Thank JimLud
Belton, Texas
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85 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't let the looks or size of the cafe turn you away. Food was the best place we have eaten at in New Mexico on this trip. Both of our meals tasted very good but a little to spicy for us. We ordered the chips with salsa and guacamole. The salsa was different than we are used to but we... More 

Thank Dan D
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While walking around Taos we asked for a good Mexican restaurant. We were directed to La Cueva Cafe. It was definitely the right recommendation. If you want good Mexican food with the ambiance of a small restaurant, this is your spot. The portions are plentiful and the prices reasonable. Don't look any further, La Cueva is one for your places... More 

Thank Alan C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a refreshing evening out. My son, who is a vegetarian, were looking for a place that offered local cuisine with a variety of healthy options. We found both at LaCueva! Gene, our friendly and frank server, spent time conversing with us and truly informing us about the menu. He also talked with us about our home city and his... More 

Thank Anne-Marie S
Alexandria, VA
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little, inconspicuous restaurant packs quite a punch as is realized when you receive your food! It is attractive to the eye upon presentation, and delicious to the palate. Jose was our server, and there were others who gave us attentive service, but whose names we don't know. There is seating outside, at the rear of the restaurant. Truly, I... More 

Thank BluLightning
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728 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read about this place on tripadvisor, of course, so decided to go for dinner. I had the caesar salad with grilled salmon and my husband had the garlic salmon with vegetables and rice. My husband said it was the best meal he has ever had. There is only seating for 12 inside but they have a nice outside patio.... More 

Thank wwjd1947
Prescott, Arizona
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be put off by the location on a busy highway,noisy on the patio, but pleasant environment. We were very apprehensive about eating chili foods in New Mexico. The waiter was very helpful answering questions about their food selections. We ordered dishes with the red chili sauces and were quite pleased with a new found taste. Having eaten Mexican food... More 

Thank recluse1a
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The enchilada and burrito with green chili sauce were outstanding! Sat outside on the cute patio with the sun shining! Nothing could have been better!

Thank Shelley H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Soups, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571-5946 (Formerly Rellenos Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
  • Phone Number: +1 575-758-7001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?