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Cueva de Oso

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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205 N El Paso St, Balmorhea, TX 79718-4029
+1 432-375-2273
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Bangs, Texas
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 chips but they said it was to close to closing time. So no chips. How... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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182 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Bengaluru, India
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 it was slow. We enjoyed the music and atmosphere. Lovely place that I'd gladly visit... More 

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La Jolla, California
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

La Cueva de Oso is in Balmorhea, Texas, just a few miles South of Interstate 10 and half way between Van Horn and Fort Stockton. This friendly, West Texas town is filled with great people and beautiful landscapes. There are several attractions close by including Balmorhea State Park, Carlsbad Caverns and Big Bend National Park. La Cueva de Oso is... More 

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Dripping Springs, Texas, United States
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We stopped for lunch but weren't in the mood for Mexican. Might have been more impressed if we'd tried it. We had burgers. Flavor wasn't bad but they were the thinnest patties I've ever been served. I had avocado on mine and it was fresh sliced and plenty of it. The onion rings were crispy but were not fresh made-frozen... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

I really like the feel, a very small Mexican restaurant with a beautiful patio. VERY SLOW, not many choices. Closed on Wednesday

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Dallas
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217 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Well this was the only place left open to eat on a Sunday evening. The food was good, the service a little on the slow side. I had the chicken and cheese enchiladas with red sauce. I am not sure how much hotter the green sauce would have been. But the next time I am in town I will opt... More 

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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

The lodging we stayed at recommend this restaurant, and it was but a short walk to it. We were seated quickly, chips & salsa were good, food was good, soapillas for desert were good too! Very friendly, efficient restaurant. Great place to wind down at the end of a day. We appreciated the little gems like this in Balmorhea!

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

There are few restaurants in Balmorhea... so don't expect 5 star dining. This restaurant is good but not great. The service is very slow (2 servers on a Friday night) but they are absolutely friendly and amazing! The chips, salsa and queso were fantastic! But everything else was just average. I got the rolled tacos and I asked for cheese... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?