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Cochineal

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107 West San Antonio (hwy 90), Marfa, TX
432-729-3300
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fri - Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic
Description: Located 4 doors west of the only red light intersection in Marfa . Look...
Located 4 doors west of the only red light intersection in Marfa . Look for the courtyard with trees lit up in the patio. Across from Roy's automotive.
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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Intimate room and good food.

This was a very nice night out. I believe this is the only restaurant in Marfa with reliable hours and consistently good good. The offerings are vary in sophistication (steamed edamame? Really?), but are generally interesting and well prepared. Service can be awkward, but the staff is friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
dallas75208
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Dallas, TX
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Dallas, TX
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very nice night out. I believe this is the only restaurant in Marfa with reliable hours and consistently good good. The offerings are vary in sophistication (steamed edamame? Really?), but are generally interesting and well prepared. Service can be awkward, but the staff is friendly and they do aim to please.

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Thank dallas75208
Bellville, Texas
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We dine here every trip to West Texas - reservations suggested - a very small sign - the restaurant is behind the house - inventive, delicious food!

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Thank DiannaNorton
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Fine dinning at its best! Never would I have thought such a great place would be so far off the beaten track! Jeans and t-shirt are just fine here. Even the cocktails were out of this world. The portions were perfect. We shared two starters and a main course and both walked out feeling satisfied! Don't be surprised if the... More 

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Thank FrexicanJoseph
viajamujer
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Good food, great service. Incredible company. Tears. Birthday. Happiness. Good food, great service. Did I say the food was amazing and widely shared? Oh yes. Good. So good.

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Thank viajamujer
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Had our one evening meal at this highly recommended restaurant. Decor and ambience in keeping with the superb food.

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Thank jonathan s
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

In our five day trip to Marfa, my husband I dined at Cochineal twice! We sat opposite the cozy open kitchen, everyone was so friendly and the food was delicious - fresh good ingredients, well-prepared, not pretentious or overblown, just tasty, honest and informed by local traditional cuisine. In the two nights we were there, several of the entrees were... More 

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Thank cynthia v
Toronto
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We had booked this restaurant about 6 weeks before we came to Marfa. Due to staff sickness, they were going to close the night we were to be there. However, the owner came in and cooked for us. That was just great. The food was excellent, especially the dessert, stickey toffee pudding. Really a wonderful experience. I would recommend this... More 

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Thank LindaToronto_8
texas
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We stopped in without a reservation and ate at the bar. The food was excellent -- I had the steak -- and the bartender was very sociable. Great food, great environment, great service.

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Thank nunyabiznes
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Having arrived in Marfa were excited about getting a reservation at Cochineal as it has such a great reputation. Its a lovely location and has a very attractive outside seating area. The atmosphere was great but the service wasn't so good. One of our party asked for a beer - and it took an age to appear, eventually arriving half... More 

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Thank LT1298
Dallas, Texas
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

This place has potential - nice restaurant, great outdoor seating, good bar... But the hostess de jour is usually not very interested in you eating there and the food is sometimes (far too often) just a little off the mark.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 107 West San Antonio (hwy 90), Marfa, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Marfa
  • Phone Number: 432-729-3300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 36
  • Cuisine: American, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Located 4 doors west of the only red light intersection in Marfa . Look for the courtyard with trees lit up in the patio. Across from Roy's automotive.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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