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Padre's

209 W. El Paso, Marfa, TX
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Ranked #15 of 22 Restaurants in Marfa
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 28, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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72% Recommend
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English first
Artesia, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Cool bar with a dance area at the front (live band that played when we were there was fun). And an area in the back for bar games including foosball, ping pong and shuffleboard. They also have a patio but it was raining so didn't get to experience it. They close at midnight.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We got into Marfa late in the evening and every place to grab a bite was closed. We drove around and found Padre's. We were a little intimidated going in but the staff was friendly, burger was good and we chatted up a few of the patrons. There was a diverse group of people in the joint that night.

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Austin, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I didn't get a chance to try Planet Marfa while I was in town because it was closed for a private party, but Padre's was my favorite nightlife spot. The outdoor space was the perfect spot to hang out and talk to new friends.

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Austin, TX
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Admittedly, I've been away from you lately Padres, but 8 months ago we had it together more than now. Not sure what was going on, but we had all of the bad characteristics that a town trying too hard to be snobby can have. Unresponsive waitstaff/bartender? Check, "Alternative you won't understand" music? Check. Even the food missed the mark this... More

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Austin, TX
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25 reviews 25 reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I was here 3 years ago-happening place. Now, the bar staff are zombies with no personality, the music will put you to asleep and the energy has gone with the Marfa lights-illusive and unpredictable. Sad-Padres used to be great. Now it's trying to hard to please the LA crowd.

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Sarasota, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We happened by Padre's because our other choice was closed - but it was buy one get one burgers. It ended up being a great deal for us. We both had burgers and fries - all of which was pretty good. The atmosphere was pretty cool, but the music was screeching (whatever it was they were playing). I'm a huge... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

loved this bar. Great indoor and outdoor areas. Lots of seating and great beer. We got lucky enough to see Holy Wave there (no cover).

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Commerce, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Obviously the best bar in Marfa for live music. If you happen to hit it right with a good band playing it can be a great time. Friendly people and atmosphere. The burgers were good.

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Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Shabby with average burgers. Beer was good and cheap. Friendly barkeeps with strange music decisions. Kitchen closes at 9

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Lawrence, Kansas, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We had a great time on our visit. Met some very cool locals, including a border patrol guy, a real estate agent, a drug dealer and great bartenders. There was a good 90s cover band. There's shuffleboard, pool tables, a patio and a fire place. Cozy as hell. Fun to drink and party at. Plenty of space even on a... More

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