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Candelilla Cafe

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Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa, HC 70, Box 400, Lajitas, Big Bend National Park, TX 79852
432.424.5000
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What a setting !!

Lajitas offers a fantastic setting overlooking the Rio Grande, Mexico a wow Golf Course, the mountains and so on. Regarding the restaurant the service is good and some of the food is good but I've had a few disappointing dishes !!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Steve48Texas
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Texas USA
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were at the RV park and Father and wife stayed at Lajitas Golf Resort. Booked a Mother's day brunch with my husband and daughter, father and his wife for 10 am. Arrived at 10 sharp, waited 15 minutes to be seated. Another 15 minutes before we were waited on, and yet another 20 minutes before buffet was ready. They... More 

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Key West, Florida, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Went for breakfast with a group of friends, 4 people total. No other customers were in the dining room except for us. The service was poor quality and the waitress did not really know what she was doing. It took 20 minutes for a waitress to serve us. Since it was breakfast, she failed to return to see if we... More 

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Texas USA
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241 reviews 241 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Lajitas offers a fantastic setting overlooking the Rio Grande, Mexico a wow Golf Course, the mountains and so on. Regarding the restaurant the service is good and some of the food is good but I've had a few disappointing dishes !!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Having stayed at the Lajitas resort twice now and worked through the complete menu at the restaurant a couple of times I can say is that it meets the requirement of providing a good hot meal at the end of an active day without many frills. The menu is limited and the food quality varies. Steaks are generally overpriced (in... More 

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Evanston
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131 reviews 131 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The cafe was quiet and thre was a steady stream of guests. Food was good but not great although the service was excellent. I had the Pulled Pork Sandwich and it had been pulled awhile ago. My wife had the tortilla soup was was excellent and slightly spicy. Would have loved to play the golf course if there had been... More 

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Keene, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Ate at the Thirsty Goat Saloon, across from Candelilla Cafe. Food came from Candelilla. When food was delivered it was very warm and delicious. Atmosphere was very pleasing. As Lajitas is off the beaten path, things are a little pricey, but that should be expected, and the bartender was very courteous.

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The food is okay - but it's really way more expensive than you might expect. An omelette is $13! And it's just average. Nothing special. But - it's the only place to eat for 12 miles. So - pack a lunch.

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Midland, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Filet was spectacular, perfectly cooked. The staff is some interns from abroad and so so nice and quick! Very accommodating. We really enjoyed our 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts there!w

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McKinney, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Can't recommend the tortilla soup. Pricey. Very nice atmosphere, friendly and efficient wait staff. Beautiful mountain views from every table.

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Cross Plains, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I could not stop looking outside as the sun was setting. Everyone was so relaxed, it was wonderful. The area is so dark at night, it's the darkest place and very romantic. The Texas stars are huge!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa, HC 70, Box 400, Lajitas, Big Bend National Park, TX 79852
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Big Bend National Park  >  Lajitas
  • Phone Number: 432.424.5000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Southwestern

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