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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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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
135 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571-5946
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Looking for some good Mexican food, we were directed to La Cueva. This is a little 'hole in the wall' type place just off the main drag in Taos. The restaurant is small - only about 4 - 5 tables in an older building. My...More

Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visitor center lady recommended this place and we thanke her. She warned not to be put off by the look of the place. The food and service was top notch authentic. Ask about the daily specials not on the nice regular menu. Great lunch...More

Thank keith p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the fish tacos and guacamole in this delightful wee place. Service fast, food excellent, great typical local environment. What more does one want?

Thank Blair C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing!! We had the chips and salsa with guacamole. The salsa had a really great smokey flavor and the guacamole was super fresh. We also had the tortilla soup and it was perfect! Great flavor with a touch of spice. The shrimp...More

Thank Samantha92901
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

One of the best meals we have had in a long time. An unpretentious looking location but should be put on your list of must try. The meal from start to finish deserved and received a 40% tip. The staff was courteous, informative and attentive....More

Thank klbogart430
Reviewed 12 January 2018

People have told us about this and we finally got to La Cueva for lunch. It is a small place (although there is an outside eating area). We both thoroughly enjoyed our food. I had the tacos and my husband had the enchiladas. The service...More

Thank 974knitter
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Food was good, but 20% tips on the total amount after taxes were added in the check by default. This was unexpected and not appropriate in my opinion.

Thank Max K
Reviewed 1 January 2018

It wasn't bad. Not a ringing endorsement. We've eaten in a lot of places in Taos that are better. Was disappointed.

Thank BuilderDad
Reviewed 28 December 2017

There is more than meets the eye at La Cueva Cafe. Outside, it doesn't give off the most inviting vibe but it certainly makes up for it in taste and customer service. Once inside the atmosphere is cozy and welcoming. The staff are so polite...More

Thank T W
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

After reading reviews on Trip Advisor, we decided to give it a try. While the chips, sauce, and guacamole were delicious, that's about it. My husbands fish tacos fell apart, and were greasy. My mole' chicken enchiladas were under seasoned and not very memorable.

1  Thank Tracy H
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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.
14 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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