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Cueva de Leon

Mexican, American, Southwestern
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611 North State Street - Hwy 17, Fort Davis, TX 79734
915-426-3801
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 32
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 7
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great salsa!

My family ordered 4 different plates & we all enjoyed them all! The fajita nachos were good, the rice was also very good. The homemade chips & salsa were excellent! The ONLY down to eating here is no beer but you can run across the street & bring it back if you want some bad enough! Small town, not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2014
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Snyder, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Maybe it was because we arrived an hour before closing, but this place was mediocre at best. Hostess/server seemed to be angry or depressed and made no attempt to make us feel welcome. It was late and I understand she could have been tired, so we overlooked her demeanor. Chips and queso were very bland and my quesadillo was lukewarm... More 

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Snyder, Texas
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109 reviews 109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My family ordered 4 different plates & we all enjoyed them all! The fajita nachos were good, the rice was also very good. The homemade chips & salsa were excellent! The ONLY down to eating here is no beer but you can run across the street & bring it back if you want some bad enough! Small town, not many... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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149 reviews 149 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Cueva de Leon has the only Friday Fish Special in the area. The deep fried catfish is very good, But bring your own tarter sauce as the restaurant doesn't seem to know that catfish and tarter sauce go together as they only provide sauce packets. On Thursdays their featured buffet item is chicken fried steak, fried crispy and quite good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Ate here twice in two days. Solid Mexican fare in a comfortable enough setting. Best value dining in a small isolated tourist town.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

3 hours from walking in door to check-out?!!! Service was awful, food was NOT good, and the waitresse acted like they had NO CLUE what was going on and frankly didn't care. The cook kept sneaking out to smoke. >< JUST NO> DO NOT OPT TO EAT HERE!

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Sweetwater, TX
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Love this place. They have served a great meal for many years, and it continues to be good. The service is fast and the food is good, with good prices. I believe they still have a buffet on certain days.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Dirty establishment with gross and greasy food. When we got our queso dip, I found a HUGE piece of plastic just floating around. GROSS! Everyone else in my party liked their food, but I'm starting to feel ill after eating a fajita quesadilla. Extremely greasy and gross! Service was not very friendly, and the only reason we ate here was... More 

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Waco, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Good food, but it took forever to get the check and pay. Get the Chili Relleno. Really good, a bit spicy. Good chips, too. It's not fancy, just good regular Mexican food.

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Oakland, Mississippi
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went in for lunch and the place was packed with working locals getting the daily buffet. We decided to order from the menu and I ordered the Cueva Special --it has a little of everything, including the insanely delicious Chili relleno AND flauta with a queso dip to die for! My partner ordered the flauta plate and we ended... More 

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Hays County, Texas, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wonderful chile rellenos, above average salsa, good Mex-Tex food in an established spot. Nothing fancy, but comfortable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 611 North State Street - Hwy 17, Fort Davis, TX 79734
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fort Davis
  • Phone Number: 915-426-3801

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern

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