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107 West San Antonio, hwy 90, Marfa, TX
+1 432-729-3300
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Fri - Tue 18:00 - 22:00
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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 

1 Thank Ricardo R
Hartsdale, NY
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128 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank chtrudo
Corsicana, Texas
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner. It's best to have reservations if you don't want to wait. Was very busy the evening we are there. Service and food were very good. We sat outside and enjoyed the unique area.

Thank DDFAustin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Thank you for your hospitality and culinary experience! Bravo! I really liked that the restaurant was quiet and intimate, the ground outside were lovely although I sat inside by the window to look out. Those fried artichokes were the best thing EVER. OMG.!

Thank Dina B
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Attractive, smart decor in the Judd traditional: simple, elegant. Service excellent Wine list Very good/reasonable for high quality All food excellent except the over-fried artichokes

Thank robin m
Paris, France
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Good food and quite genuine Good service (despite over cooked meal when specified medium-rare & too oily fried artichoke) But somewhat too expensive (38$ for ribeye steak , 15$ for a glass of wine) ... Are we in NYC ?

1 Thank PhR1

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?