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La Kiva

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
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23220 FM 170, Terlingua, TX 79852
+1 432-371-2250
17:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Fri 17:00 - 12:00
Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for lunch and were shocked at the prices! $18 for a burger is way too expensive, and the surroundings do not support such luxury. It's a cave like setup, looks more like a hookah bar with couches and lounging areas.

Thank Glenda B
Wimberley, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My third trip to Terlingua had to entail walking in the door of the infamous La Kiva, which might as well be designated as "city hall." This place is all in the eye of the beholder, unique in every way in its own right as well. Great place to have some booze and meet the locals, or just be yourself... More 

Thank theinfiniteinkwell
Graham, North Carolina
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84 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading reviews about La Kiva, we decided to orders drinks and appetizers before making a decision to order dinner. That was a very wise decision. I have to say the bartender was game to make a drink unfamiliar to him and he did a very good job. So the four of us ordered drinks and found a table, as... More 

Thank gigigray032447
Round Rock, Texas
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there on a friend's recommendation, is spite of some pretty mediocre reviews. There were a few empty tables on a Saturday evening. However, took about 10 minutes to be seated, and another 10 to take our order. The Terlingua Strip, at $20, was certainly edible, but a bit on the tough side. I guess Terlingua Strip is not the... More 

Thank David F
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful atmosphere , THE END ............poorly staffed at all levels , food was uneatable , desperately needs Professional Food & Beverage Manager along with a Chef .

Thank Mike B
Austin, Texas
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting decor and lots of local color. Limited menu and ultra slow service. Do go, don't go hungry!

Thank mo75
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The the night we were there, the place was very understaffed. There was one young man who scarcely had the time to deal with our family. We had to get our own menus and it took a long time to get served. We all had pizza , because we thought the prices for the other meals was ridiculously high, considering... More 

Thank faedy
Flower Mound, Texas
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439 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Split a pizza with a friend and it was very good. not a big local beer selection, unfortunately but it was a lively environment and the service was very good.

Thank tdhat
Glen Carbon, Illinois
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here twice during out stay in Terllingua. The first night the service was a tad slow--but I think that they had a waitress or a bartender out. There were no issues with service on our second visit. Both times, the food was delicious and the steaks were cooked exactly as we ordered. I would definitely go back if... More 

Thank Marcella7777
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

How do I explain the La Kiva. Funky doesn't do it justice. It's a semi-underground restaurant, dark inside with a number of large tables. There's also a semi-underground patio area outside. We walked through the place and couldn't find any tables suitable for only two people (all we saw were for 6 or more). We ended up at the bar... More 

Thank MikeB1952
La K, Owner at La Kiva, responded to this review

I am sorry that you found our food expensive. Part of the reason is that we are at the end of the line. Because of our remote location we pay a lot for shipping of everything. Just a couple of points in our defense. Our prices include all taxes. Our buns are made in house, fresh, from scratch every day.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$35
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
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Open Hours
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 01:00
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?