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La Cueva

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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875 North State Road 24, Torrey, UT 84775
+1 435-425-2000
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at La Cueva is absolutely authentic, freshly made and delicious. We especially like the soups but also the desserts and sopas. We recommend it highly!

Thank Janeen C
Olympia, Washington
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208 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were traveling from Zion to Capitol Reef and were really craving mexican food and margaritas. We used Yelp and TA to look ahead on our route and decided to keep driving because the reviews of this place were pretty good. When we arrived we were questioning if we were even in the right place. The restaurant is a shared... More 

Thank PuraVidaDawn
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We ate here one evening. The food was freshly prepared and was very tasty. I loved it but my partner found it too spicy so we didn't go there again. But if you like hot spicy food, freshly prepared then give this place a try.

Thank Theresa B
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
1 review
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I love Mexican food !!!- Especially Chile Rellenos. I travel across the Southwest a lot and try many different Restaurants in different towns and I was so surprised to discover this wonderful little place just outside the entrance to Capitol Reef National Park near Torrey Utah.The Chile Rellenos were the VERY BEST I ever experienced! The exterior coating,the interior cheese,the... More 

Thank pricetod
Woodbury, Connecticut
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is not your typical Mexican food place. Food is just average and not spiced well. I had the pork tacos with salsa verde. The salsa verde was minimal and the dish was very wet. There were no other additions to the tacos making them uninteresting and bland. The rice and beans were good. Especially liked the beans spiced with... More 

Thank stonzes
Helena, Montana
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Nice people. Food was varied but to mild for my taste. My wife liked her shrim taco ( that's how it appears on the menu).

Thank ScottLockwood
Manhasset, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The broken barrel planters full of weeds and cigarette butts, should've been a warning. The food is tasteless. The mole is not as good as what you can get from a jar and the pork in green sauce was insipid. I would've given it one star excepted the waitress was very friendly.

Thank Michael_Trombetta
Milwaukee, Wi
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We ate here after hiking at Capitol reef. While some web sites mention wine is available, the night we dined it was not. One couple walked out after learning that.. As mentioned, there is only one person covering the floor, so service can be slow. There were about 5 other couples there when we dined. We started on the chips... More 

Thank JMilwaukee
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Guacamole was excellent. My husband and I shared chicken tacos. They were yummy. The hostess was charming and the environment authentic.

eastern Washington
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have posted about this restaurant before but just wanted to say it is still the same great owners and food. Fresh Brewed Iced tea and nice wait staff. The restaurant is connected to a convenience store/ gas station with the Affordable Inn located behind. Extremely handy for travelers.

Thank Yutahsadventures

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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
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 875 North State Road 24, Torrey, UT 84775
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Torrey
  • Phone Number: +1 435-425-2000
This is a brand new cafe serving Mexican Food. It is part of the Sinclair Gas Station complex. The food was excellent. They travel a couple of times per week to Salt Lake City to get fresh produce.

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