Recently, I decided to take a trip through Far West Texas. I flew into El Paso with intentions of driving to San Antonio and stopping at Big Bend for a few days in between. After looking over my trip, I realized I had the opportunity to stop at one of my bucket list items while I was there, visiting Marfa.
Marfa may be most well known for its Prada store art installation out in the middle of the desert on Highway 90. But, this town has so much more to offer. Marfa is considered an arts hub where The Chinati Foundation, founded by artist Donal Judd, displays large outdoor sculptures and art installations on a now-defunct army base. If you find yourself in Downtown Marfa, you should definitely book a tour of the campus at the foundation.
Not only is the town an arts hub, but it has a bunch of cute storefronts, coffee shops and restaurants with excellent food all in the downtown area. I spent two days in town and was able to explore most of the Marfa restaurants around, but will definitely be going back. Here is a breakdown of the best restaurants and places to eat in Marfa.
Best Restaurants in Marfa
- Para Llevar
- the Water Stop
- Restaurant Cochineal
- Al Campo Wine Garden & Rustic Bistro
- Planet Marfa
- Aster Marfa
- Marfa Burrito
- Jett’s Grill
- Do Your Thing Coffee
- Buns n’ Roses
- The Sentinel
- Lost Horse Saloon
- Convenience West
- Big Bend Coffee Roasters
113 S Dean St, Marfa, TX 79843
the Water Stop
1300 W San Antonio Street, Marfa, TX 79843
107 W San Antonio Street, Marfa, TX 79843
Al Campo Wine Garden & Rustic Bistro
200 S Russell St, Marfa, TX 79843
200 S Abbot St, Marfa, TX 79843
215 Highland St, Marfa, TX 79843
515 S Highland Ave, Marfa, TX 79843
207 Highland St, Marfa, TX 79843
120 N Austin St, Marfa, TX 79843
Do Your Thing Coffee
201 E Dallas St, Marfa, TX 79843
Buns n’ Roses
1613 W San Antonio Street, Marfa, TX 79843
The Sentinel Marfa
209 W El Paso St, Marfa, TX 79843
Lost Horse Saloon
306 E San Antonio St, Marfa, TX 79843
1411 W San Antonio Street, Marfa, TX 79843
Big Bend Coffee Roasters
510 W San Antonio St, Marfa, TX 79843
Although my time in Marfa was brief, I made sure I got to see and experience as much as possible. The people, culture, art, and food are what drew me to the area, and I hope to return someday soon.
Are you planning a similar trip to West Texas? Check out my favorite spots to sit and eat along the San Antonio River by clicking here.
If you are planning a trip to Marfa, or you’ve been to the area, let me know in the comments below. Are any of your favorite Marfa restaurants missing from the list? Would love to know what you plan on seeing or what you loved most about this special desert town.
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