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La Kiva

23220 Fm 170, Terlingua, TX 79852
+1 432-371-2250
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (40 reviews)
“steak” (24 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Grill
$$ - $$$
23220 Fm 170, Terlingua, TX 79852
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'd been hearing people talk about La Kiva for years. And it definitely isn't what it may have been once, and it didn't live up to the hype. La Kiva is a "semi-subterranean" bar - meaning it's about half way underground. And it's definitely been...More

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were relieved that open mic night didn't start til 8. However Ty started at 6:30. Ruined our meal. We could not have a conversation. He's loud and he's not a good singer. And he plays his own songs . Which were, predictably, horrible. Our...More

Thank Mayandollar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely need to try this local Terlingua hangout. Fantastic $2 drafts and a delicious steak. Perfect after a long day outside.

Thank Kwdrunner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food, the people, the atmosphere, we came here twice. The outside patio was really nice. We had burgers one time, steak the other. Both very good. Enjoyed another little unique place in the area!

Thank fwmaggie_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate there after hiking to Emory Peak. It's a little dark but what do you expect being underground. We were there on karaoke night - which was ... interesting. Burgers were great! Highly enjoyed our meal and would go back.

Thank mabel_leen
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This place is mostly underground. Cool bar. Good food. Plenty of room. This place has "ambiance",...whatever that is...LOL

Thank CodeoftheWest
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This place attracts locals, and good prices are part of the draw. The food is very good with enough variety to please.

Thank Foodandfrolic
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We were amazed that the restaurant was in a cave! Several rooms and a outdoor deck all set up for live music. Our steaks were excellent and well priced! They also serve homemade pizza that looked very good! Unique and original! Loved it!

Thank 1974AgGigi
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Our group stopped in for drinks after a long day of riding motorcycles. Our waitress was super friendly. I bet at night, this place rocks!! We loved the atmosphere.

Thank cindybP597TZ
Reviewed 16 October 2017

When you drive up to the parking lot you are not sure what is actually here. DO enter the mine shaft doors and it is an awesome surprise waiting for you underneath in a cave feeling bar and restaurant. Enjoy the atmosphere and take a...More

Thank Diane J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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