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La Kiva

Bar, Barbecue, Grill
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23220 FM 170, Terlingua, TX 79852
+1 432-371-2250
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was hard to choose a place for dinner that I felt I could trust. Someone at the hotel responded very positive when I asked them how is food at La Kiva. We had great pizza and very good authentic margaritas with fresh lime juice. Service was great, our waitress also made our drinks!

Thank Batkins64
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here after dinner for some drinks and really enjoyed the character of this place. The bartender was extremely friendly and did a fine job at drinks (the Cave Water was a great refreshing drink for someone who likes smoother drinks). There was also some live bagpipe music, which just added more character. Overall, a great place for drinks... More 

Thank gagelambert
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting history to this place. Great atmosphere and perfect for meeting friends for a drink. Also a great place for receptions! Sits right along the Terlingua Creek with huge outside patio or enjoy the cave-like surroundings indoors. It's just a place you have to check out to really understand it's uniqueness!

Thank CC K
Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a unique place to eat. Very friendly. Loved mingling with the locals. Waitress was super friendly and attentive. The food was quite tasty. I had three burgers on my trip and this was by far the tastiest. Menu is smallish... Lots of small pizzas and burger type things, but everything was cooked to specifications and really tasty. Definitely give... More 

Thank lilwolfe006
Pearland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here one nite during our stay in Terlingua in July. We went in and ordered cocktails, and then a appetizer that was a Shimer Bock french fries plate. A large portion for an appetizer, with excellent seasoning. Then we ordered the pulled pork and pineapple pizza - delicious! Smoky, sweet delicious pulled pork, with pineapple... More 

Thank MikeandRoseStefka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We enjoyed a fun night of karaoke at this interesting place. Don't let the exterior put you off. It is roomy and clean and quite nice inside. Also cool!! Had their pizza with homemade crust. It was excellent. Fair prices and friendly waitstaff. Enjoyed it greatly

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Disgusting place. Should be closed. Dirty. Dark. Depressing. A mausoleum would be more fun. Pathetic management! Did not believe a place could be so BAD!

Thank Cathy B
La K, Owner at La Kiva, responded to this review

Hi, Wow, you really had a bad time. I think you have us confused with some other establishment. First of all the place is NOT dirty. I have just spent a small fortune rebuilding with brand new restrooms and kitchen, new roof, new concrete floor throughout the main bar, all new plumbing, new electrical wiring and new equipment throughout the... More 

Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

La Kiva's been remodeled and although it's not quite as dive-bar as it used to be, it's still cool, unusual and definitely different. It's surprisingly cavernous inside with plenty of space for hanging out, live music and escaping the searing sun. Great people watching too!!

Thank RiverRat68
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

After a long hot day exploring the park in 100+ weather my nephew and I needed food. I had heard La kiva was pretty good and so we went. I ordered a Pizza with sausage and mushrooms. It was definitely above average. The restaurant itself is pretty funky. fairly dark (its also a bar) with live music playing,a few locals... More 

Thank moonshinejeff
Terlingua, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

La Kiva has always been a bit of a tourist attraction - where else can you find a decent meal in a cave? The new owners have done an excellent job of restoring the atmosphere while bringing the buildings into code, a rough task, The menu is limited as the owners seem to be trying to make certain that what... More 

Thank TerlinguaDragon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $35
Bar, Barbecue, Grill
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23220 FM 170, Terlingua, TX 79852
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Terlingua
  • Phone Number: +1 432-371-2250
The bar and restaurant at La Kiva is once again open for business after a 14 month rebuilding project. The super modern kitchen is delighting customers with our constantly changing menu. Come and visit this iconic bar. The rock walls are up to four feet thick, huge patio, parts of the bar are underground and parts are semi subterranean. Live music changes frequently. Call for up to date information.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?