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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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Denver, CO
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We frequently stay near the plaza when we come into town and have seen this restaurant many times, as well as the great reviews on Trip Advisor. Two things dissuaded us from trying it before: No adult beverages to accompany the meal, and small number of tables (I hate to wait!) Apply design thinking to this visit, we asked: How... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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228 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At first glance it’s easy to pass by this gem. The building is unassuming and there are only about 8 tables. But wow, the service is excellent service and the food is great. The staff was super friendly and helpful. They stopped by at our table several times to make sure everything with our meal was good. We had Shrimp... More 

Thank aerete
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This might probably be the best southwestern food joint in Taos. Affordable & delicious, but they dont serve wine/beer.

Thank oskar s
Huntsville, Alabama
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83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on it's consistently excellent reviews and we were not disappointed! We went to several expensive restaurants on our trip to Mexico (still on the trip as I write this) and the food here was as good or better than any of the upscale places.

Thank PocahontasTraveler
Far Rockaway, New York
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unassuming outside but very good food. My husband and I ate on the outdoor patio ,which was very nice. We hvad fajitas . The meat was delicious as well as the rice and frijoles. The server, Ariel was pleasant and helpful . We really enjoyed ourselves with the food and the atmosphere. The proces were verg reasonable.

Thank Sony M
new england
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving into Taos I spied a sign in the window saying that gluten free food was available. The food was delicious and the portions were huge. The menu includes breakfast food, sea food, smoothies, Mexican & New Mexican dishes--all very reasonably priced.

Thank travelingmomnh
Dover, NH
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154 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On the corner and unpretentious lil gem. Lucky we nabbed parking or front and no wonder why they're busy. It really was simply delicious. Other patrons sitting outside near us on a 55 degree day were all extremely satisfied with their meals. Some thought it wad the best guacamole they ever had (added corn plus green onions ,garlic). I ordered... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place is small funky and run down inside. Food is very good. Had the guacamole which is tasty, the salsa had a smokey chipotle spice to it. I had the fish tacos which were simple fried cod but tasty. Others had shrimp enchiladas which were creamy and well liked. Also regular beef and chicken enchiladas Christmas style. They do not... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a tiny hole in the wall restaurant well worth the trip. The staff was friendly, and the food was excellent. The prices were very reasonable, and it is within walking distance to downtown Taos. A diamond in the rough.

Thank Steve M
Conway, Arkansas
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed La Cueva. We found it using Trip advisor after we arrived in Taos. Excellent meals. There were three of us and everyone enjoyed everything! The chocolate mole was delicious, As was the trout dish. And the chocolate cake is something we'll be going back for on our next visit to Taos. Worth the wait if there's a line.... More 

1 Thank Mark H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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?