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La Kiva

££ - £££
Bar, Pub, Grill
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23220 FM 170, Terlingua, TX 79852
+1 432-371-2250
17:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Fri 17:00 - 12:00
Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is high end gourmet pizza at good prices. Only down was that there was confusion as to who was serving us and we were forgotten for a while but they gave us free ice cream sundaes So no biggie. The also have steaks and burgers and a full bar.

Thank melmagnus
Denton, Texas
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited in January. Even though its low season it can be busy here. Lots of locals eat Pizza here. Specialty drinks are good, and a fare assortment of bourbons. Its a different kind of atmosphere, a little wild looking and some of the local flavor can be different here as well. I highly enjoyed the atmosphere and the locals... More 

Thank metdo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool bar/restaurant a lot of work has gone into this place since the passing of Glenn and new owner. Ordered pizza and it was better than average. Liked the vibe of being in a cave underground.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Clearmont, Missouri
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108 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pizza is good, both toppings and crust. The steaks looked excellent although I did not have one. The decor alone is worth the stop. The place is huge so even though there is likely to be lots of vehicles in the parking lot, stop. A wait is unlikely. Service is speedy. If the weather is good, sit outside to see... More 

Thank SeeCMO
New Waverly, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to stop in La Kiva for the cave experience. It was our first time here. The japaleno was tasty and the beer on tap was cold. The bar was busy that evening but the bartenders were efficient with service. Fun place

Thank Jellie38
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you want to get away, there's no better place than Terlingua, Texas. So when you want to get away and go to a bar, you go to La Kiva. That is all. p

Thank RoadRose2015
Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at La Kiva after leaving another restaurant that had a two-hour wait. La Kiva had come highly recommended from a couple of locals, but it was not really prepared for the onslaught of tourists the day after Christmas. They thought it would be slow so had only one bartender and one waitress for 15+ tables. It's hard... More 

Thank BB_Larkin
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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116 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The steaks were tender and cooked liked we ordered. The hamburgers and fries were excellent. New owner has redone inside so it has changed from what it was 35 years ago. Lots of tourists now, not like the good ole days...were busy even on a tues. nite.

Thank Retired822
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting Terlingua, some locals recommended La Kiva for a great meal. The first thing that struck me upon entering the restaurant was the true "cave" style. You have to see it to understand fully. The place is partially under ground and although it's cave-like, it's NOT primitive! We'd been told the fish and chips were awesome, and that proved... More 

Thank ThatGuyinHoustonTX
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love La Kiva because you get to experience the local Terlingua nightlife. Cool underground bar with a cave-like feel, great service and great beer. Stopped in last night and had some great conversations with local Terlingua residents- everyone was friendly and the live music was great. I have heard the food is awesome as well, however I didn't eat there.... More 

Thank Jennifer M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Bar, Pub, Grill
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23220 FM 170, Terlingua, TX 79852
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Terlingua
  • Phone Number: +1 432-371-2250
The bar and restaurant at La Kiva is once again open for business after a 14 month rebuilding project. The super modern kitchen is delighting customers with our constantly changing menu. Come and visit this iconic bar. The rock walls are up to four feet thick, huge patio, parts of the bar are underground and parts are semi subterranean. Live music changes frequently. Call for up to date information.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?