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La Kiva

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American, 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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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The the night we were there, the place was very understaffed. There was one young man who scarcely had the time to deal with our family. We had to get our own menus and it took a long time to get served. We all had pizza , because we thought the prices for the other meals was ridiculously high, considering... More 

Thank faedy
Flower Mound, Texas
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416 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Split a pizza with a friend and it was very good. not a big local beer selection, unfortunately but it was a lively environment and the service was very good.

Thank tdhat
Glen Carbon, Illinois
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here twice during out stay in Terllingua. The first night the service was a tad slow--but I think that they had a waitress or a bartender out. There were no issues with service on our second visit. Both times, the food was delicious and the steaks were cooked exactly as we ordered. I would definitely go back if... More 

Thank Marcella7777
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

How do I explain the La Kiva. Funky doesn't do it justice. It's a semi-underground restaurant, dark inside with a number of large tables. There's also a semi-underground patio area outside. We walked through the place and couldn't find any tables suitable for only two people (all we saw were for 6 or more). We ended up at the bar... More 

Thank MikeB1952
La K, Owner at La Kiva, responded to this review

I am sorry that you found our food expensive. Part of the reason is that we are at the end of the line. Because of our remote location we pay a lot for shipping of everything. Just a couple of points in our defense. Our prices include all taxes. Our buns are made in house, fresh, from scratch every day.... More 

Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I come from Houston, a place where 6 million people are rushing to get everything. I had to remember that when coming to this location as this place did have it's own speed in which things happened. The servers we had were all polite and helpful with questions, but we for sure needed to be content with relaxing for a... More 

Thank Matthew W
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes when you're traveling you want to go where the locals go, and this is that, but as outsiders we didn't feel particularly welcome. We were told to grab a table but no one came to wait on us until I went to the bar and asked for a menu. After that the waitress was very nice, but still. The... More 

Thank Gary H
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123 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, fair price (for where it is), great service the night we were there. Don't know that I'd get the shiner bock fries a la carte - don't think they're anything special, They did take a $1 off my burger when I asked to get it without cheese which I thought was a nice gesture.

Thank Greg126
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently ate at La Kiva while in Lajitas. While the food was average, our waitress was rude and condescending. We are a quiet family and didn't ask for anything out of the ordinary. We were very disappointed in being treated this way and will not return.

Thank ctrauthwein
San Angelo, Texas
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330 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the pizza. Yummy crust. The small steaks are reasonable but one was a bit tough. Great funky atmosphere. Amazing music from local artists and guests. Love the outdoor patio. Restrooms are renovated and much more accessible now. Enjoy!

Thank Yokum
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average fare food including salads, burgers, or steaks. Service was goid for a while, then she disappeared for 20 minutes or more. Had karaoke along with drinks available made for a fun time.

Thank mihapias

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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
Local cuisine, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?