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107 West San Antonio, hwy 90, Marfa, TX
+1 432-729-3300
18:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Tue 18:00 - 22:00
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New York, New York, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dined there two nights in a row and ate the same dish, because it was so delicious! Their mesquite grilled salmon was the best preparation I have ever experienced and I eat fish 3-4 times a week. I was with a group of six and we were all blissed out with our individual experiences. I will eat there every... More 

Thank Justin C
Laguna Beach, CA
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167 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Met some friends there for dessert, but did get to sample a bit of their leftovers before diving into dessert. We shared a number of different desserts (there were eight of us) and everything I tasted was very good. It's definitely on my list to go back to for dinner. First time there.

Thank TravelsWithStephen
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Cochineal twice in a row, both for dinner, one was for New Year’s eve. First, the setting of the restaurant and the decoration is quite peaceful and tame, and we were seated outside in order to accommodate our dog. Since it was cold, we were eagerly provided with a heater which combined with the cool winter air... More 

Thank sumaksito
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

a beautiful atmosphere and setting indoor and out, with a great menu served with very nice presentation. For a big evening in a small town it is quite amazing! Have a reservation.

Thank livegooddesign
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Marfa for 4 days and ate here twice. Loved the menu & the atmosphere. We were with teenagers & they loved this restaurant above all others in this area. The staff is awesome and friendly....gave us great tips on best place to watch the sunset and tales of Marfa Lights. The only downside is that it's small... More 

Thank TZalenski
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We didn't get the date pudding because we were so full but kept hearing that it was life changing. The artichokes were amazing. The fish was a little overdone and salty for my taste, but I don't usually have high expectations when that far from the coast. My friend got the crab cake and it was delicious! The bartender Taylor... More 

Thank VronicaGn
Granbury, Texas
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My husband and I ate at Cochineal several years ago and it was so very good. Returning to Marfa, we were excited about eating there again. What a disappointment. Previously they had an excellent wine list and menu. Not so this time. The food was terrible and the wine list hardly existed. This is our last time at this restaurant!

Thank Elaine P
Pensacola, Florida
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The soufflé and the quail was mouthwatering. I took my sons here to enjoy some fine dining, but what we didn't expect was the quaintness of the restaurant. The courtyard is wonderful in the evening with the low lighting and the nice dry western air. The dessert was so good the first night, we went back a second night just... More 

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Hartsdale, NY
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133 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Shared a bottle a wine, along with the perfectly fried artichoke hearts and salad wedges. Glad I didn't order the gazpacho, which was spicier than I can eat. We (five) ladies shared 2 orders of ribs, which were crispy on the outside, tender and delicious, and unusually spiced. Also enjoyed every bite of the warm chocolate mousse cake.

Thank joanp
Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I was really hoping to love this place after so many rave reviews. We made reservations, arrived on time and were promptly seated. Upon ordering drinks though, it was apparent we were being rushed - to which I told the server that we would like to take our time since we were on vacation after all! Cochineal's cocktail program was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$36
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 West San Antonio, hwy 90, Marfa, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Marfa
  • Phone Number: +1 432-729-3300
Located 4 doors west of the only red light intersection in Marfa . Look for the courtyard with trees lit up in the patio. Across from Roy's automotive.

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