Restaurants

Top Choice Steak in El Paso

Cattleman's Steakhouse

This place is 20 miles east of the city, but local folks would probably drive 200 miles to eat here – the food is good and the scenery is even better. Portions are huge, and for just $6 extra you can share a main an…
Top Choice American in Terlingua & Study Butte

Starlight Theatre

You'd think a ghost town would be dead at night (pardon the pun), but the Starlight Theater keeps things lively. This former movie theater fell into roofless disrepair (thus the 'starlight') before being converted i…
Top Choice American in El Paso

Crave Kitchen & Bar

Winning extra points for style – from the cool sign to the cutlery hanging from the ceiling – this hip little eatery serves up creative comfort food: green-chile mac 'n' cheese, juicy burgers with sweet-potato waffl…
Top Choice Mexican in El Paso

L&J Cafe

One of El Paso's best-loved Mexican joints, L&J serves up delicious tacos, fajitas and famous green-chile chicken enchiladas – plus a legendary menudo (tripe stew) on weekends. It's next to the historic Concordi…
Food Truck in Marfa

Food Shark

See that battered old food trailer near the main road through town? If you do, that means Food Shark is open for business. If you’re lucky enough to catch it, you’ll find incredibly fresh Greek salad and the special…
Barbecue in Terlingua & Study Butte

La Kiva Restaurant & Bar

Talk about your underground restaurants. This quirky place specializing in barbecue and grilled meat is literally right underground – just look at those rock walls. There's frequent live music, and happy hour is fro…
American in Marfa

Cochineal

Foodies flock to this stylish but minimalist eatery (with outdoor courtyard) for a changing menu that showcases high-quality organic ingredients. Portions are generous, so don't be afraid to share a few small plates…
American in El Paso

Craft & Social

A welcome addition to El Paso, Craft & Social whips up high-end sandwiches (featuring ingredients such as oven-roasted chicken, Brie and roasted red peppers), artisanal cheese and smoked-meat platters, and zesty…
Italian in Marfa

Stellina

The current Marfa 'in' place, this intimate but convivial restaurant is drawing stylish crowds with its rustic Italian dishes and innovative vegetable starters, which tend to come come pickled, roasted or fried. The…
Mexican in Marfa

Marfa Burrito

Across the US you can usually assume that a restaurant serves good grub if you see police officers eating inside. In Marfa, the predictor of goodness is the Border Patrol, and you'll find them chowing down (along wi…