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18486 Prospect Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070-3645
+1 408-517-8603
10:00 - 20:00
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Los Gatos, California
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

This location is at the back of a older shopping center, so you would pass it by unless you knew it was here. But the food is decent Mex food. We have been here several times now and the family is satisfied with our meals and we plan on coming back. I enjoy their salad with the Mango salsa. My... More 

Thank StormyMarin
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

my family likes the lengua tacos and buritos. I prefer their shrimp tacos. Great homemade salsas and sauces. Very fresh. Best refried beans I have ever tasted.

Thank Janet C
Saratoga, California
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242 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

My family and I had a variety of dishes and all were very good. The fish tacos are delicious and so is the seabass burrito. I don't know that it is really authentic with all the creamy sauces, but it was very good. Attentive service and lots of chips. Only con is that it was hard to taste the seabass... More 

1 Thank IlariaK
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333 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

This appears to be a family run place.... We eat here often and have enjoyed their salads, fish tacos and soups. They start you off with a bowl of chips and green salsa.... we enjoy this complimentary item. All food items that we have tried have been very good with a home made feel to it. The location is at... More 

1 Thank lwj
Loma Linda, California
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

I was wanting a good meal after a long day of meetings. Another service gave this restaurant 4-stars. What a disappointment. Even though there was a steady stream of customers for dine-in and take out, the food was sub-par. The salsa was not even made fresh, but was runny and I think it came from a bottle. The sauce in... More 

Thank DCDrieberg
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2 reviews
Reviewed 30 June 2014

This place is moderately priced & the food in quite good - go for a quick lunch. This place is moderately priced & the food in quite good - go for a quick lunch.

Thank Kirpekar
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

I always find that the best mexican food comes from a hole in the wall and this is no exception. I just wish it had air conditioning.

1 Thank Popcorn0908090809
Campbell, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Neighborhood eateries are becoming a rarity and in La Cueva you'll enjoy great food, at reasonable prices. I frequent La Cueva with my family on a monthly basis and the fish tacos are some of the best in the silicon valley. Nestled in a old strip mall with humble settings, the food is the star.

1 Thank Jung L
Apex, North Carolina
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013

So agree with ThumperEvans! This place ROCKS! We now eat here at least once a week! Best Chicken Tacos I've ever had. Son loves the chicken wet burrito and can barely finish it! (btw he has a huge appetite!) Hubby loves that he can get whatever he wants on his burrito, he's a custom sort of guy...no hot anything! Daughter... More 

Thank SHerbertSJ
San Jose, California
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2013

La Cueva isn't like your typical corporate Mexican outpost, but fully delivers on what it is: tasty & authentic taqueria-style Mexican food at a fair price. My first choice when dining out on Mexican food (mouth watering as I write this). As noted, it can be tough to find: turn off Prospect into the driveway immediately before See's Candy, and... More 

Thank Steve-in-California

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18486 Prospect Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070-3645
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Saratoga
  • Phone Number: +1 408-517-8603

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