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La Kiva

££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
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23220 FM 170, Terlingua, TX 79852
+1 432-371-2250
17:00 - 12:00
Closed now
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Sun - Fri 17:00 - 12:00
Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Atmosphere is still the same as the old La Kiva , thank goodness. Fairly dim lighting, casual setting and people, and Willie's Roadhouse on the radio. Menu is more varied, emphasising burgers, steaks and pizza. No ribs on the menu -- don't know whether or not this is permanent. We shared a pizza with gluten free crust. Very, very good.... More 

Thank Hikers2Maryland
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big surprise with delicious pizza in Terlingua, TX. Compliments to pizza maker Grady. As an Italian-American from NJ and a pizzaiolo myself, I know pizza quite well. The decor is very Texas/Southwest with wood beams and stone walls. Tap beer with happy hour prices! Go and enjoy!

1 Thank Frank B
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique because of the cave but the food was average and drinks were expensive. Was there on Super Bowl Sunday nite and service was surly. Great furniture made of huge slabs of cypress but thats not much of an endorsement for a bar and restaurant. Better places in Terlingua.

Thank Mark B
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled in here and was surprised by the large size and nice décor. Also has great outdoor patio area but weather was too cold for that. Good food and live music.

Thank chazwill
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The interior decor here is cool and interesting. However, the food was not to our liking. The steak was tough and bland, and the pizza was mediocre. Even though we got to the restaurant after the dinner hour and the place was mostly empty, our food took a long time (45 minutes) to be served. Similarly, service was slow in... More 

1 Thank spotsandfriday
La K, Owner at La Kiva, responded to this review

We have other reviews from around this time frame that are spectacular especially about the pizza. Clearly something went wrong on your visit. I would like to talk to you and find out the details. Please call me. My name is John More 

Columbus, Indiana
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food in a funky place that reminded me of Coober Pedy, South Australia. Can't vouch for the entire menu but the veg salad was fantastic. Looked like the bar was probably THE place to be at night.

Thank 67Porsche
Battle Creek, Michigan
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were not expecting the interior- very different and fun. Live music- great pizza and good beer and other menu items. Service was very good- can eat inside and outside. We had two dinners there in the 3 days we were in the area.

1 Thank Duncoduncare
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33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a quirky little place that we had to check out but we didn't eat there. We had a drink and sat out back on the picnic tables and watched the stars. Very interesting place.

Thank cindygrosch
Albany NY
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129 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't keep us away. Had couples dinner, two couples dinner and group dinner. All great. Love this place and its cool vibe. Pizza, burgers, beer, all good. Lots of parking.

Thank global2e
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 5 weeks ago 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
American, 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, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?