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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
- Jun 9, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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27 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
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English first
Austin, TX
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Austin, TX
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I've been to Padre's a few times over the years. Last weekend found me back in Marfa again, and jonesing for their cold taps and fine burgers. The menu had shrunk slightly since last time, but I opted for the Patty melt, and sweet potato fries with my cold Tejas lager. The Patty melt was just perfect. The fries were... More

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Beaumont, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great for listening to music in an old building with lots of atmosphere. Visited during a music festival. Would go back, but you go to here musicians you want to hear in a small venue.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We go to Padre's whenever we visit Marfa. This past weekend our visit included the annual rousing Gospel Show which was great fun. There is indoor seating in the stage area, an indoor pool and game area, and ourdoor seating with an outdoor fireplace in winter. Best I can tell, it's smoke-free and family friendly. We've also been at Padre's... More

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