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107 West San Antonio (hwy 90), Marfa, TX
432-729-3300
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Hours:
Fri - Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Excellence ... even for a crowd

I dislike eating in groups ... too much time to take an order, delivery is rarely co-ordinated and somebody is always waiting for something. However, 20 of us wanted to eat together in Marfa, and with a pre-set menu it turned out to be an excellent affair. Started with edamame lightly salted in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Tucson
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Tucson
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226 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I dislike eating in groups ... too much time to take an order, delivery is rarely co-ordinated and somebody is always waiting for something. However, 20 of us wanted to eat together in Marfa, and with a pre-set menu it turned out to be an excellent affair. Started with edamame lightly salted in their pods,AND wonderful fried artichokes with a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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198 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was supposed to be the best restaurant in town. It is not. The food was OK, and the service was superior. We went to the Jetts restaurant in the hotel paisano and it was much better.

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texas
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful food. Expensive and minimal . Like Marfa !! The chicken dish is great ! Desserts are fab. Extensive wine list.

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Fort Davis, Texas
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Hands down the best restaurant between San Antonio and Los Angeles. My wife and I live in a neighboring town and make a 50-mile round trip at least once a week to enjoy dinner there. Small plates, large plates, and a superb wine list, plus highly professional service and a friendly, club-like atmosphere, much like the nicest small restaurant in... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Cochineal is a hidden jewel in Big Bend Country. Small, with a wonderful staff, and well appointed with good wines and an amazing chef - it's a winner. The cuisine is a sophisticated combination of Asian (Edamame), American (classic wedge salad), Mexican (chicken casserole), Hawaiian (Monchong) and anything else the chef chooses to cook. We were fortunate enough to try... More 

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The food at Cochineal is good enough to make Marfa a destination all by itself. Our party of four made appreciative noises during the entire meal. I ordered the ribeye as my entrée, which arrived perfectly cooked and just melted in my mouth. If you're anywhere near Marfa and want a spectacular and memorable meal, look no further.

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Richmond, Virginia
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The food was great, the service was great, and the staff was friendly and helpful. It's a great restaurant in a great little town, and was not disappointed.

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Sugar Land, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Amazing Food. Very good service. Very fine dining in a sweet little tucked away corner. Marfa is wonderful and so is this restaurant. I remember everything being excellent with our visit. We will certainly return when we come through Marfa again.

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Massachusetts
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had a late dinner here after a very long day of travel to Marfa from Boston. Tired and hungry, we cleaned our plates but all three of us agreed that the kitchen was "trying a bit too hard". Each course included a somewhat too exotic sauce or one too many weird vegetables and everything we ordered tasted super salty.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is the "fanciest" place in Marfa for dinner, but we were a little disappointed by the menu. Very expensive. Menu was very limited. I was looking forward to the Chilaquiles "mexican casserole" they have but it wasn't on the menu. We actually left and went to Jetts, which was better for our group. This is a very special ,... More 

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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: French, American

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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: French, American

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?