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.
All 22 Marfa Restaurants

Cochineal

107 West San Antonio (hwy 90), Marfa, TX
432-729-3300
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in Marfa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $36
Cuisines: American, French
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
Write a Review

139 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    78
    36
    14
    9
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Marfa, Texas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

dispite out of my cheap dollar per day meal budget, Toms place is were i wud splurge for a fine dine meal if i shared with lady friend. Checked out menu recently from server/manager? Several great Chefs and cooks work there. For those not on a strict budget or want to enjoy best visit here shud call for reservation and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

I experienced Cochineal for the first time in 2009 on the recommendation of a Marfa insider and was told I could not miss the date pudding...I am glad I didn't. Five years later I found myself back in Marfa and could not resist seeing if the date pudding still lived up to my expectations - it did. We tried many... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Midland, Texas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

since they lost our reservation, and then claimed we probably didn't make one, despite being shown the phone log. Pretty much of a "we're cool, and we don't give a crap attitude". I'm so ready for this Marfa is hip thing to be over. Streets roll up at 7.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Bring the bug spray & fly swatter if seated outside! The above sumarizes our experience. With temps approaching 100 degrees & being attacked by mosquitos & flies, we were told we could not be accommodated inside. It was impossible to enjoy our meal. We had to request bug spray; but that didn't stop the flies. We resorted to covering our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went for brunch, it was good but small portions. I heard dinner is great but reservation needed. Brunch is first come first serve.

Was this review helpful? Yes
El Paso, Texas
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

In the spring of 2014, my boyfriend and I went to Cochineal and it was amazing--superb service, incredible food and one of the best meals I ever had. Based on my original experience I recommended the restaurant to five friends and we made reservations on Friday, 8/29/14 for dinner. Sadly I was extraordinarily disappointed. The incredible experience and service from... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Paris, France
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Waiter absolutely attentionate and nice, but I have to say: I really didn't like that place! First you have to book, whereas there are about 3-4 places you can eat at night in Marfa! Food is far from awesome, especially for the prices. We took 2 main dishes (1 shrimps, 1 steak), and it was 80$! I had to send... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sanur, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The room is intimate but a of Lack of music makes for uncomfortable eavesdropping conversations. Service uneven, ie 1st course plates not removed before Mains arrived, we asked for another glass of wine, and though given heads up on preparation time for sticky date pudding, no reminder given. In addition, my husband had mentioned it was my Birthday when making... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Walden, Tenn
Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

In keeping with Marfa's reputation for being a bizarre outpost of artsy-fartsy life in far West Texas, Cochineal pulls off pretensions of urban sophistication pretty darn well. The service is slow but friendly and solicitous and the food is expensive but quite good. Nothing special about the atmosphere in what appears to be a residence. They seated us at a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lots of quirky places in Marfa, but this was my favorite from a pure quality and execution perspective. I was a little shocked by the prices, but then it occurs to me that transporting quality ingredients to this location comes with a cost.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cochineal also viewed

 

Been to Cochineal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Cochineal?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing