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La Kiva

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Pub, Bar, Grill
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23220 FM 170, Terlingua, TX 79852
+1 432-371-2250
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17:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 17:00 - 12:00
Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Underground cave converted to an interesting restaurant. Food and atmosphere were quite good. Incredible burl tables.

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Thank Ron S
Crestview, Florida
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235 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting site with many unique rooms, patio, and bar. Friendly staff and customers. We really enjoyed the handmade pizzas, great dough, and wide selection of toppings. Margaritas were good, and decent beer selection, including Big Bend Brewery beers. They specialize in barbecue, but we didn't try it this time. They don't open until 5pm. Don't miss it if you're... More 

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Thank kmsmolen
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at 6pm and the restaurant was half empty. We were sat right away. We had two different people bring us stuff, and never really knew who our waiter was. The food was pretty good nothing to write home about. From the time we placed our order it took about an hour and twenty minuets to get our food,... More 

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Thank Robert B
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The unexpected ambiance is about the only thing this place has going for it. The service is so awful and it seems the place is severely understaffed. We typically eat at Starlight Theater every night when we're in town (this is our 6th year spending Thanksgiving in the area), however the reviews for La Kiva didn't sound too bad so... More 

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Thank Stef B
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't be in a hurry, but the burgers were yummy. Our 13 yr old son finished his entire cheese pizza with two thumbs up. Live music. Good drinks. Just sit back after a day in the Park and relax. The waitress will get to you!

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Thank Leslie N
Austin, Texas
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a couple days in Terlingua after a long hike on Mesa De Anguilla. I tried several of the local restaurants, all were pretty good. I was told about La Kiva by the hotel owner where I stayed and had to see this cave-like atmosphere for myself. It was everything I was told about and more. One of the... More 

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Thank bensalazar1983
Missouri City, Texas
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good to see this classic BB icon back doing what they do. Three of us came in for dinner around 7:00pm on a Tuesday night. Place was moderately busy. We grabbed a corner table by the bar, and server appeared promptly with menus and to ask for our drink requests. Texas beers on tap, but nothing from Big Bend Brewing.... More 

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Thank Ron S
Dallas, Texas, United States
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This favorite restaurant is under new management and is doing a great job. I would have given it five stars but their menu is a bit limited. The hamburgers are great as are the margaritas. Great ambiance inside complete with a penasaurus fossil on the wall. A must place to dine while in Terlingua.

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Thank Steve M
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very interesting place. You walk down stairs into a cave-like facility. Everyone is very welcoming and are anxious to make your stay memorable. The bar is fully stocked and there are also some desert specialities such as a "Prickly Pear Margarita." Being adventurous, I ordered it. Truthfully it was a little too sweet for my taste and... More 

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Thank LouandToack
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm don't usually ever take the time to leave reviews. But the first time I went there it took forever to get even noticed, and the staff was rude. Then I figured I'd give a 2nd chance, so I went again, the waitress was nice but only half our table got their food and forgot about the other half, waited... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Cuisine
Pub, Bar, Grill
Meals
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
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 12:00
Monday
17:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 12:00
Thursday
17:00 - 12:00
Friday
17:00 - 12:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?