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Cueva de Oso

$$ - $$$Mexican,
205 N El Paso St, Balmorhea, TX 79718-4029
+1 432-375-2273
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“enchiladas” (14 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
“burger” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
205 N El Paso St, Balmorhea, TX 79718-4029
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

The wait for food was extremely long, the chips were cooked in rancid oil, and the serving staff was extremely rude.

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Sylvia W
Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

This dish is so good I ordered it two nights in a row. Queso was good. Salsa fresh, but a little too spicy. Margarita was terrible. If you like carbonated margaritas, then you’ll like it.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Monika H
Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

Passing through on the way to California. Cute little house with each room painted a different color - very neat and clean. Bathroom was clean and well appointed. I got the flautas and they were wonderful! My friends had the bear claw plate which had...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank 2wheel-navigator
Reviewed August 8, 2017

After a day at the pool we were looking for a good place to eat in Balmorhea and we found it at Cueva de Oso. Comfortable surroundings and good, not just average, but good Tex-Mex food. Generous servings and courteous staff.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Calvin W
Reviewed August 2, 2017

For of us ate there recently. There is an inside area, but we could not open the front door. Driving around back, we found a garden area that was open. (The inside opened later and filled quickly.). Two of us had the chicken fried steak...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank John T
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

Near Balmorrhea State Park; this restaurant is a gem! Stopped in for lunch. It was busy, staff was helpful, friendly and efficient. Salsa and chips were extraordinary. I had Chile Rellenos plate, husband had the Bear Plate; both were excellent with yummy green sauce and...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank G9728UWkarenc
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

We had a large group. Things started off good then went down hill fast. We got there 30 min before closing. Ordered our food. We ordered 2 large queso. They brought them our finally but we had run out of chips. We asked for more...More

Date of visit: March 2017
1  Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Stopped in here for lunch before visiting the State Park. It was surprisingly good, especially for being way out here. My plate included flautas, a taco, and a tamale. The tamale was a little dry, but the flautas were excellent. Nice, no-hassle kind of place.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank crusadercc
Reviewed February 7, 2017

Stopped into Cueva de Oso during a long road trip across Texas. The food was delicious, the restaurant was lovely, and the service came with a smile. It was well worth the detour. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank virginiafgreen
Reviewed December 26, 2016

My husband and I stopped in at Cueva de Oso for lunch. The sign said they were the "cutest" restaurant in the area. I have to agree with that statement. The food was fresh and home made. Service was laid back but I wouldn't say...More

Date of visit: December 2016
1  Thank Kathyadamsclark
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 N El Paso St, Balmorhea, TX 79718-4029
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Balmorhea
  • Phone Number: +1 432-375-2273
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