Updated May 2021
Way out in the West Texas desert is the not-so-secret artsy town of Marfa. While it's difficult to get to, it's well worth it, and once you're there, you'll want to be sure to eat at all of the best spots in town. Despite being a tiny, remote town, Marfa is not wanting for delicious options for a great meal.
If you're looking for a great breakfast or brunch to kick off your day exploring Marfa, look no further than Aster. Explore the large menu, highlighted by a large selection of house-made pastries, while you sit on their dog-friendly patio.
A South American inspired bistro and wine garden, Al Campo is the perfect spot to relax, grab a glass of wine, and enjoy a great meal. Situated in a rustic garden, it doesn't get more West Texas than this gem.
Cochineal manages to work its magic and simultaneously offer fine dining and a relaxed setting. Helmed by a James Beard nominated chef, Cochineal offers rotating seasonal menus of elevated fare in a hip, minimalistic setting. If you're looking for a nice dinner while in Marfa, this is one place you cannot miss.
CONVENIENCE WEST BBQ
"Far West Tex Barbecue" is the motto of Convenience West, where you can find some of the best new barbecue in Texas. Currently, they're only doing to-go orders, but you definitely don't want to miss their classic Texas barbecue offerings, as well as their Tex-Mex inspired items like brisket or carnitas tacos.
DO YOUR THING COFFEE
Walk into Do Your Thing coffee and you might wonder if you've been transported to Brooklyn. This shop sells "coffee, toast, and magic", and trust us, their speciality coffee drinks and homemade sourdough toasts are nothing short of magical. Don't leave without trying the Jerusalem toast, an avocado toast topped with tahini and za'atar.
Beyonce ate falafel at this food-truck while she was in town, and the rest is history. Open for lunch only, Food Shark is a quintessential Marfa must-do. The falafel is always a good choice, but our favorite is the lamb platter.
It's a coffee shop and a laundromat all in one, because why not? Stop by Frama for coffee and breakfast in a uniquely Marfa setting. While you're there, browse offerings to take home with you like a pastry or jar of local honey.
Located in a residential home, you'll find hole-in-the-wall Marfa Burrito. Don't let the nondescript setting fool you- this very well will be the best burrito you've ever had. The setting is simple- a small ordering window and short menu; cash only. While you wait for your order, browse the expansive salsa and hot sauce offerings, and look at the photos of the many celebrities who have also stopped by as they passed through town. Matthew McConaughey is a repeat visitor.
If there's one place you don't skip during your time in Marfa, let it be this one.
After years as a successful chef in Houston, the head chef of Para Llevar decided he wanted a slower pace, and relocated to Marfa. The result? Para Llevar, offering oven fired pizzas in a relaxed setting. This spot opened recently but has already gained a loyal following for offering the best pizza for hundreds of miles.
Stellina offers an elevated, rotating Italian menu in a small, intimate setting. Show up early, grab a glass of wine, and enjoy an elevated, delicious dinner in the heart of Marfa. Or visit the market, perfect for adventures to Big Bend or other outdoor locations around Marfa.
The Sentinel has it all- coffee shop, restaurant, event space,and more. Housed in a historic space, The Sentinel is also home to two local newspapers. Stop by for breakfast or lunch, to grab a Big Bend or Marfa souvenir, or for a nightcap before you turn in for the evening. Whatever your food or drink needs, chances are, The Sentinel has what you're looking for.
If you're craving a hotdog over the weekend, look no further than Wienertown! open on Friday, Saturday and Sundays! Sure you can order a plain hotdog, but what's super special about this spot is depth of hotdog creativity. PB&J, buffalo, queso with bacon and Fritos, kimchi and more, and there's veggie, gluten free and low carb options!