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“Always look forward to Padre's” 5 of 5 stars
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Padre's
209 W. El Paso, Marfa, TX
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Ranked #13 of 21 Restaurants in Marfa
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Always look forward to Padre's”
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 on New Year's Eve (2010) with Jimmy Dale Gilmore performing, and we had the time of our lives.

Casual, friendly, inexpensive - not to be missed.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Buhl, ID
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Bad service, bad music & bad food all in one day”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We started going to this bar every Thursday night and enjoyed their small hamburgers with a beer. It was not the best service in town, nor the best food but it is reasonable priced...until one Thursday we ordered the same burgers we ate every week and a pregnant blond with attitude told us they "run out of burgers" so we ordered melted cheese w chips. She gave us something that look like a thick yellow water with chili...it look totally disgusting. When I came back to return it, she was arguing with me that she “gave me what I ordered”…to make things worst their two beers for one were flat…when I thought nothing could go any worst a tall handsome cowboy started singing…it was without exaggeration, the worst country music I ever herd in my life. We never came back since then. Many great places in Marfa to waste your time in Padre's.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Amarillo, Texas
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174 reviews 174 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“Fun Place to Hang Out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This is a great place to hang out if you're spending time in Marfa. They have good food, with the menu changing nightly. The front bar area has a very "western" feel, and often has quality live music on the weekends, with a great stage and large dance floor. In the back, there's billiards and shuffleboard, plus a great outdoor seating area with a covered back patio, fireplace, and televisions. It's a laid back, relaxed atmosphere at Padre's, and a great place to enjoy your night.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Antonio, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Rustic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Local hang out. Small space, so if you go late at night the music can be loud because you are up close. Good bar selection.

Visited January 2013
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Houston, TX
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240 reviews 240 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Eclectic hangout in Marfa, TX”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Fun nightspot in Marfa, TX

We had the opportunity to see the Marfa Moondogs while at Padre's last week.
Had a blast. The band was great, everyone was dancing and the drinks were flowing.

The bar also has a large back section, complete with a pool room and large covered back patio and fireplace.

Really a neat, eclectic place to hang out. We observed everything from Cowboys to Hipsters to French artists all hanging out and dancing together.

Visited November 2012
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