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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Bar
“The Starlight Theatre is a restaurant and bar in the heart of the ghost town.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“La Kiva is a really cool, unique restaurant/bar that's sunk down into the earth like a cave. Good food, great ambience, right on the edge of the Terlingua Creek a couple miles from the ghost town. They frequently have acoustic musicians playing during dinner. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Great restaurant in Alpine. If you’re feeling adventurous try the calf fries!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Just a mile away, this place serves great Mexican breakfast, lunch and dinner. Beer avail. Wifi”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The High Sierra has good food and is open during lunch which La Kiva and the Starlight Theater are not. They've got a nice little patio outside and good wifi too. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Pizza, hearty sandwiches and pasta dishes. Good margaritas. Gluten-free pizza. Live music.$$$”
  • 6 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Giant burritos, greasy burgers and fries. Cash or check only, last time we checked. Delicious, albeit often slow service. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Expect to have to wait at least 45 minutes. But sit down, have a cup of coffee or a fresh Pastery while you wait. Great place to get the essential breaskfast like biscuits and gravy, omelets, etc. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Rio Bravo is the place to get good, authentic Mexican food in Terlingua. No frills here - just good food and a relaxing atmosphere. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Great venue, amazing patio, rather spendy and you can count on slow service. Order two drinks at a time!!!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best BBQ in west Texas! Open for lunch and early dinner. Food truck. BYOB. Small outdoor/covered dining area. Seasonal hours, usually Wed-Sat., everyday during busy times. Great brisket. Get the rotisserie chicken, only avail on Wednesdays, I believe.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Lightning fast service, great Mexican food. I highly recommend the Huevos Rancheros for breakfast.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food Truck
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“The. Best. Hot. Dogs. On. Earth. Best paired with a Mexi-coke and voodoo chips. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Another great Mexican food spot in Alpine. Located right in the middle of a neighborhood. The locals know this spot, but it's not super touristy. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Bad Rabbit is the cafe back in the Terlingua Ranch Lodge. This option is closer to the Big Bend Glamping property if you're not wanting to drive into Terlingua. They've got good food, good wifi and good vibes. The Lodge also has a pool, nice bathrooms and showers that you can have access to as well.”
  • 2 locals recommend