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La Cueva Cafe

135 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571-5946
+1 575-758-7001
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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10:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
135 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571-5946
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

La Cueva is a tiny adobe restaurant with an attached outdoor patio less than a block from the plaza. It only seats twelve folks people inside, but is worth the wait for the delicious food and excellent service. The chipotle creamed corn soup is like...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

The food was very good, but not quite as good as we expected from the other reviews on Tripadvisor. We all had different entres and each of them were very good, but they just weren't quite excellent. Maybe they were having an off night. We...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Low key, aunthentic, hole in the wall style with deliciously season Mexican food done the New Mexico way. Parking a little tough- but near everything in town. The Sopa de Tortilla is to die for. A must. The tacos are a little on the fried...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided on this restaurant based on the TripAdvisor rating and they were not wrong. Every positive thing written about this place was spot on. We ordered chips and guacamole and their combination plate which consisted of chile rellenos, tacos, and enchiladas....More

Thank krwatanabe
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Super speedy service, awesome wait staff, very reasonable prices, and the best Mexican food in Taos!

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We went to this restaurant twice, because it was so good. The food was excellent, very reasonable, and the staff was so kind and friendly. They did such a great job, from the appetizers through dessert. It is a small, very local place, nothing fancy,...More

Thank Adventure-hiker2
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Ate here for lunch on visit to Taos. Many restaurants to choose from, this one was super. My husband reported it was best Mexican food he has ever eaten. Another customer came inside from outside eating area to tell the chef his chili relleno was...More

Thank gmalas
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The inside seating area is TINY. We sat on the patio. The food was very good. I would recommend ordering some guacamole. All the food we ordered was flavorful and done right. Don't let the building fool you and drive by, stop in, they have...More

Thank Bobwis
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

From the outside you might pass by this place all day long without giving it a second look. It's nothing fancy but advertises that 95% of their menu is gluten free, which I need. I had the fish tacos in soft corn tortillas and they...More

Thank Martha G
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The best Chiles Rellenos ever. You might have to wait for a table, but you’ll be glad. All the food is good, and the location is convenient, just a block from the Plaza.

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Angela H
21 January 2018|
Response from Tracy H | Reviewed this property |
We didn't order alcohol, I'm sure at least beer and wine.
15 November 2016|
Response from Travel_Gigi | Reviewed this property |
When I was there I didn't ask for any, but it never hurts to ask! Good Luck
29 May 2016|
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Response from HornPlayer2013 | Reviewed this property |
There was a couple with a small dog the day we went
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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