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Cueva de Oso

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Mexican, Southwestern
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205 N El Paso St, Balmorhea, TX 79718-4029
+1 432-375-2273
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Near Balmorrhea State Park; this restaurant is a gem! Stopped in for lunch. It was busy, staff was helpful, friendly and efficient. Salsa and chips were extraordinary. I had Chile Rellenos plate, husband had the Bear Plate; both were excellent with yummy green sauce and lots of cheese. I could eat here daily. Lots of locals were in during lunch,... More 

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Bangs, Texas
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We had a large group. Things started off good then went down hill fast. We got there 30 min before closing. Ordered our food. We ordered 2 large queso. They brought them our finally but we had run out of chips. We asked for more chips but they said it was to close to closing time. So no chips. How... More 

Thank Jennifer E
Georgetown, Texas
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184 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Stopped in here for lunch before visiting the State Park. It was surprisingly good, especially for being way out here. My plate included flautas, a taco, and a tamale. The tamale was a little dry, but the flautas were excellent. Nice, no-hassle kind of place.

Thank crusadercc
Bengaluru, India
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Stopped into Cueva de Oso during a long road trip across Texas. The food was delicious, the restaurant was lovely, and the service came with a smile. It was well worth the detour. Would definitely recommend.

Thank virginiafgreen
Houston, Texas, United States
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

My husband and I stopped in at Cueva de Oso for lunch. The sign said they were the "cutest" restaurant in the area. I have to agree with that statement. The food was fresh and home made. Service was laid back but I wouldn't say it was slow. We enjoyed the music and atmosphere. Lovely place that I'd gladly visit... More 

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La Jolla, California
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79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

La Cueva de Oso is in Balmorhea, Texas, just a few miles South of Interstate 10 and half way between Van Horn and Fort Stockton. This friendly, West Texas town is filled with great people and beautiful landscapes. There are several attractions close by including Balmorhea State Park, Carlsbad Caverns and Big Bend National Park. La Cueva de Oso is... More 

1 Thank MikePuckettDDM
Dripping Springs, Texas, United States
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stopped for lunch but weren't in the mood for Mexican. Might have been more impressed if we'd tried it. We had burgers. Flavor wasn't bad but they were the thinnest patties I've ever been served. I had avocado on mine and it was fresh sliced and plenty of it. The onion rings were crispy but were not fresh made-frozen... More 

Thank Michele L
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I really like the feel, a very small Mexican restaurant with a beautiful patio. VERY SLOW, not many choices. Closed on Wednesday

Thank Betty B
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231 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Well this was the only place left open to eat on a Sunday evening. The food was good, the service a little on the slow side. I had the chicken and cheese enchiladas with red sauce. I am not sure how much hotter the green sauce would have been. But the next time I am in town I will opt... More 

Thank Patrick O
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The lodging we stayed at recommend this restaurant, and it was but a short walk to it. We were seated quickly, chips & salsa were good, food was good, soapillas for desert were good too! Very friendly, efficient restaurant. Great place to wind down at the end of a day. We appreciated the little gems like this in Balmorhea!

Thank Jan K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 N El Paso St, Balmorhea, TX 79718-4029
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Balmorhea
  • Phone Number: +1 432-375-2273

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