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La Kiva

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” (45 reviews)
“steak” (30 reviews)
“salad” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Grill
$$ - $$$
23220 FM 170, Terlingua, TX 79852
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place has potential. That said, our waitress was mindless. She had difficulty taking our order and staying on task afterwards. We waited 35-40 minutes for two burgers. The food was then mediocre at best. We told the host that the waitress has “some serious...More

Thank used2becool
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came on a friday in March and sat right down at a great table. Kathleen came right away for our order, Sarah Burton played some great tunes while we ate dinner, which came in a timely manner and was delicious!! Salad, Loaded potato, wonderful...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A truly unique pub. A semi cave, lots of character. Some of the tables are one solid slice of a tree. Good food, often live music.

Thank C L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I enjoyed our visit to La Kiva. It's a really neat restaurant bar dug down into the rock. Several cave like rooms, a long bar, live music, good pizza, and board games scattered about. The service was slow, but friendly, and it...More

Thank Mudreaux
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent meal at La Kiva in Terlingua. I'm always happily surprised when I find well-prepared vegetables alongside my order in out-of-the-way places. There is often local music and the waitstaff was friendly.

Thank Selarz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely the WORSE restaurant we have ever had the misfortune to try! Seat yourself-ONLY dirty tables-took 10 minutes for a waiter to clean & he said not one word! 15 minutes later-Menu & drink order 35 minutes later-took order. Hubby asked for another drink-NEVER came...More

Thank Nancy V
La K, Owner at La Kiva, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow. Our memories of that night are quite different. First you were seated in an area from which you could not see the altercation yet you have an opinion about every aspect of it. I am the owner and I was not present during any...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One person had a burger, another had a steak, and we had the veggie pizza. All excellent food choices. Also they have Modelo and Angry Orchard on draft and it’s super cold. Full bar. Place is way cool for decorations and location. And they have...More

Thank Schmagle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on weeknight in February around 5:30 PM. It’s very large inside with many rooms, a bar, and an area for live music. There’s also a patio with some nice mutts who seemed to be local and friendly. Would be a great place...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 5 February 2018

You don't expect to find good pizza in such an out of the way spot, but it was surprisingly tasty and the salad was decent. Fun atmosphere and congenial hosts!

Thank PeaSeeker
Reviewed 31 January 2018

The night we came the grill was not working so much of their menu was not available. This review is based on what they were serving that night...spaghetti with or without meatballs and salads. The price was very reasonable and the spaghetti was very good....More

Thank Lucysfriend
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
Dinner, After-hours
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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