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Candelilla Cafe

Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa, HC 70, Box 400, Lajitas, Big Bend National Park, TX
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Ranked #1 of 1 restaurants in Lajitas
Cuisines: Southwestern
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- May 22, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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28 reviews from our community

46% Recommend
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English first
Houston, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We really enjoyed our dinner here - the food was delicious. The service was also great - they were very accommodating with special requests :). Next time I'd like to try the outdoor dining - it looked very relaxing, with great views and an outdoor fire pit area. Here's their website: http://www.lajitasgolfresort.com/dining.html#candelilla

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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The tortilla soup was delicious and the burger was very tasty, but nothing special - not greasy, perfect meat to bun ratio, fresh veggies. The staff were all very friendly and attentive. Kind of expensive for what you get, but no other choices around. Would recommend.

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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150 reviews 150 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We were not guests of the resort but stopped on our way from Big Bend National Park heading to Presidio, Texas. We are happy we did! The dining room is a comfortable, tastefully decorated room with a lovely view of the patio, fountains and landscaping. We were served by a very pleasant young female who was friendly and professional. The... More

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Dallas, Texas, Usa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Had reservations and we were seated early! Service was exceptional and the views were spectacular. The wife had the fajitas and I had the Beef Tacos. Both were great. We will be Back!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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116 reviews 116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Our server was exceptionally nice. The finishes and atmosphere were comfortable and luxurious. Too bad the food didn't match with enthusiasm and pride of craftsmanship. The fajitas, steak tacos and child's hamburger were just good. For the price, as with the hotel itself, the value was just not there. Prickly Pear margarita was weak, too. Shame, since the whole resort... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed at the resort for Spring Break. We ate at the restaurant and at The Thirsty Goat several times. The food was good every time. The service was a little slow, they were very busy because of Spring Break so it was understandable. It's A nice resort tucked in the middle of the desert mountains..we enjoyed it!

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Coppell, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We love this area and always stop at the Thirsty Goat for a drink. We had dinner afterwards and the food was very good. Keeping in mind that they cannot just run down to the store when they run out of something, they do a fine job. Everyone in our group loved their entres. The price is really not much... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Thirsty Goat is a bar with food from the Candelilla Café available. We enjoyed the atmosphere and food when we were here three years ago so we made the 30mile drive from Terlingua one night to try the place again. The bar has comfortable seating for groups in a setting of modern mixed with western frontier (the long bar and... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

My husband and I had breakfast at the cafe when we were in Lajitas with a group. The service was very slow. The buffet was fine, nothing spectacular. Expensive for the offerings. The staff seemed untrained and confused but pleasant.

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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The Lajitas resort pretends it is a top quality resort but the restaurant is slower than a wet week! We waited for over an hour for our food. We had to chase down our drink order. We would have walked out completely if it weren't for our waiter, Sandy. He was great. He did everything he could to get our... More

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