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107 West San Antonio (hwy 90), Marfa, TX
432-729-3300
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Ranked #4 of 21 Restaurants in Marfa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $36
Hours:
Fri - Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French
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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.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My coworkers and I had the most amazing meal here while visiting Marfa this past week. I guess their menu is constantly changing, so I'm not sure how helpful my specific food recommendations will be, but the food was ALL unforgettable. That mixed with the great service and the cool ambiance...if you're staying in or near Marfa and love food,... More 

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Fort Davis, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I cannot even describe the date pudding because it is so sensual my whole account of it would be obscene. The pate, when it is available, is a dream. I love this place so much I want to marry it.

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Georgetown, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If I owned this restaurant, I would NOT seat guests across from the food pass, especially where they can watch their orders get picked up by the wrong waiters or not get made at all. Yep, that was us. Our waiter tried really hard but what can you do when there is the C string in the kitchen and other... More 

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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Small and minimalistic decor yet huge when it comes to the delicious food they serve. Customer Service was attentive without being intrusive. We had our New Year's Eve dinner here and the menu was a pre-set 5 course meal. Our friends told me all the dishes were delicious...my only complaint is that it would have been nice if they gave... More 

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The Marfa food scene is truly just amazing and Cochineal is a key part of that. We dined there twice in our Marfa weekend, once for dinner and once for Sunday brunch. We loved it both times. For dinner, we arrived pretty late – about 8:30. We didn’t have a reservation and the place was still packed. It obviously gets... More 

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San Pedro, CA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I ate here twice for dinner during my recent visit to Marfa. As some other reviewers have noted, much of Marfa is effectively shut down during the week, so it was a treat to find this place open. I didn't think it was that hard to find, and upon my arrival it felt a bit as if a trendy part... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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929 reviews 929 reviews
608 restaurant reviews
319 helpful votes 319 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Little hard to find it's an old house with a nice court yard entrance is on the side. We're sat immediately, place is small but quaint. Service was good without being pushy. Started with the quail and prawn soup both were excellent, quail was a little pricey for only 1 piece on the plate. Dinner was the duck which was... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The risotto I got to hold me over until a late dinner was mushy, though that may be their style. Not mine, and I know much about northern Italian cuisine, thanks to my father's origins and recipes. But the cocktail I had, and table on the patio with the crisp fall evening was some compensation!

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were told to try this restaurant by a family friend. Marfa is a very small town and the restaurant is hard to find, we had to ask. The sign is very small and blends in, always a good sign.. It was a Friday so we stopped in at 3:00 Pm and made a reservation, good we did as they... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

....but definitely puts it in a "foodie destination" category. Prices are high (on a par with similar places in San Antonio or Austin) but the quality and inventiveness of the kitchen makes it worthwhile. As the number of tables are limited, and folks seem to linger, would advise reservations if visiting at a busy time.

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Additional Information about Cochineal

Address: 107 West San Antonio (hwy 90), Marfa, TX
Phone Number: 432-729-3300
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Marfa
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
Average Prices: USD 2 - 36
Cuisine: American, French

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