We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Reata Restaurant

203 N. Fifth, Alpine, TX 79890
(817) 336-1009
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 31 Restaurants in Alpine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Reserve with OpenTable
Reata Restaurant is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Write a Review

241 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    124
    76
    26
    10
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Boerne, Texas
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Have visited Alpine for the Viva Big Bend Music Festival the last three years. And during that time have dined at the Reata at least a dozen times for lunch and dinner. Tenderloin tamales, great quail, nicely done pasta dishes and an incredible burger. Drinks are great, there is always something new an interesting on menu and the staff is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fort Davis, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place is loved by many far and wide, first established by Grady Spears of "A Cowboy in the Kitchen" fame. Dishes are tried and true with a good assortment of beef, chicken, and fish to choose from. Even vegetable plates are popular. I'm a regular customer.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had high expectations because we had heard a lot about this place. But, our experience was quite a bit different. Their signature drink, margarita, was watered down, served in an ice tea glass. We tried both white & red wine choices - both barely drinkable. The food, which was plentiful, was piled high on the plate, which made it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paris, France
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We made a road trip to Texas and spent 2 nights in Alpine. If you ask the locals, everybody would tell you to go to Reata! Jess, our waitress, was adorable and took such good care of us! The food was good, the atmosphere really South Texas authentic, and it is a good value. We had a great night there!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I heartily concur with another contributor's phrase "culinary oasis" to describe this place. My husband, mother, sister & I had meals here on August 26th, 2014. We were lucky to get in without reservations. My sister had the tamales (appetizer) as the entrée. She said they were very nice, but a lot of food! We should have just shared her... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Braunfels, Texas
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The friendly staff at the Reata seated our party of 5 even though we didn't have reservations so we'll know better next time. The food was really good and the service was good even though the one waitress was a bit overwhelmed-- perhaps someone called in sick? Recommended-- but make a reservation!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Wonderful Restaurant, Steaks are great. The desserts are to die for. A bit pricey but worth it. Will visit every time I am in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas, United States
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We came from Marathon to eat here because we heard it was worth the drive and that was correct. We were with some people who had been to the Reata in Fort Worth, so we knew what to order, but the appetizers were to die for - we got the tenderloin tamales with pecan mash. Get this. The pecan mash... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

As a native Texan I have eaten my share of tamales, but the signature Beef Tenderloin Tamale was so good, I went back the next day! AND, I have to mention the buttermilk pie. I had a bet with the waitress that it could not be as good as my grandmother's pie, but I lost the bet. I would go... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My mother, sister and I ate lunch at the Reata this week. We started out with onion rings and the roasted asparagus tomato basil soup or tortilla soup. They were both excellent. The cup of soup was bowl size. Unfortunately all three of us ordered the chile relleno for lunch. We should've broken up the order and shared entrees. However,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Reata Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Reata Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Reata Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing