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La Kiva

₱₱ - ₱₱₱American, ,
23220 FM 170, Terlingua, TX 79852
+1 432-371-2250
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“pizza” (58 reviews)
“steak” (35 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 12:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
23220 FM 170, Terlingua, TX 79852
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where your hope of a good restaurant experience, and patience, go to die. In 40 years as a paying restaurant consumer, this place is one of a handful that stands out as having poor, perhaps the poorest, service I have seen. Waited patiently...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank phm141
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend La Kiva - it's a nice place with a good atmosphere and friendly wait staff. We had dinner on the porch and brought our dog - it's a dog friendly place out back. My wife had a bacon cheeseburger and I had the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dc981924
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surprise entrance that opens into a excellent restaurant. Friendly greeting with choice of seating area. Live music of good quality. Beautiful Pizzas homemade! Tender Steak’s. Margaritas are excellent.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank macone1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long day hiking it was nice to sit and have a cold beer. Food is ok and this restaurant is in town

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank veber
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a cozy and fun place underground. We arrived late at night and were able to order pizza and salad, which was good. It was a karaoke night and we had fun listening to the guests' talents, including one of us.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lsabina11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted to eat here but as none meat eaters we wanted to eat pizza and the server said the oven was broken so we left, no other none meat items as entrees.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank munmunmun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very unique restaurant/bar....from the outside, not sure what to expect, but down the steps into the stone grotto looking spaces, we were delighted. Great service, unique atmosphere, just wonderful SW Texas menu. We had never had such delicious smoked brisket, and the pulled pork was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Bernie L
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

La Kiva had been reccomended by several folks as a Terlingua must-see, so we went. We arrived after 9 it seemed like a groovy firetrap (underground w/few exits). There was even a waiter with blue hair and a pirate hat singing karaoke (and mooning us...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wendysN8578SJ
Reviewed 31 October 2018

When you drive into the parking lot of La Kiva, you start to wonder if this is a restaurant or an abandoned home, like so many around Big Bend. Don't be fooled. The restaurant is underground entered through what looks like old "tornado doors" or...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BnCrXplorerz
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Not much to look at outside but cool vibe inside. Texas Craft Beers and very good Margaritas. We were there only for drinks so can’t comment on the food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BamaClark
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
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
  • E-mail
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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