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Marfa Myths: Dining

Ballroom Marfa and Mexican Summer are presenting the fourth Marfa Myths over March 9-12, 2017, and we hope you’re coming out for it (buy tickets here). Check out how to get here and where to stay, and read on for tips on eating in town.

Marfa Myths

HOURS HERE CAN BE WEIRD
Remember: Marfa is a town of 1900-ish people. It’s not a big city that offers all-hours convenience. Restaurants have odd hours, or can be closed unexpectedly. Or open unexpectedly. When it comes to eating, just keep an open mind, be patient, adjust your expectations, and take comfort that Stripes (East location, YO!) is open 24-7.

Boyz 2 Men
Boyz 2 Men/Bad Hombres. Courtesy of David Beebe’s Instagram.

BREAKFAST

Boyz 2 Men
220 W San Antonio Street | Saturday & Sunday, 8am–3pm
Breakfast tacos, great for vegans, lot of sass behind the counter. Friday and Saturday nights (7-10:30pm), they also offer magnum-sized burgers, smoky bbq, and classic Frito pies. Cash (pesos o dólares) only.

Buns ‘n’ Roses
1613 W San Antonio St | Thursday-Sunday, 7am-2pm
Low-key and reliable breakfast + lunch + donuts + flowers.

Do Your Thing
213 S Dean St (in community room) | Thursday–Saturday, 8:30am-4pm; Sundays, 8:30am–1:30pm
Delicious espresso drinks and homemade sourdough toast, quiche, sea salt brownies, pastries, plus porridge on Sundays (until they run out).

Frama
120 N. Austin St | Daily, 7:30am-8pm
Big Bend coffee, smoothies, homebaked goodies, and ice cream.

Hotel Saint George
105 S. Highland Ave | Daily, 8am–close
The hotel’s coffee bar has breakfast pastries, including almond croissants, scones, muffins, and serves lunch specials later in the day. If you’re looking for food at off hours, the bar at the Saint George is your best bet.

Mando’s
1506 W San Antonio St | Monday-Saturday, 6am-2pm, 5pm-8:30pmish (Closed Sunday)
Traditional diner breakfast, plus Mexican and American comfort food.

Marfa Burrito
Route 67, on the way to Chinati | Monday-Saturday, 6am-2pm-ish
Delicious burritos. Cash only.

Squeeze Marfa
215 N Highland Ave | Tuesday-Sunday, 8am-3pm
European-style breakfast with muesli, yogurt, toast & jam and paninis for lunch.

Mando's. Courtesy of Fat Lyle's Instagram.
Enchiladas at Mando’s. Courtesy of Fat Lyle’s Instagram.

LUNCH
Most of the above, plus…

marpho
1300 W San Antonio St. | Friday–Monday, 11am–3pm (closed for the winter)
Marfa’s first and only pho restaurant! Serving pho, báhn mis, rice bowls, and a good selection of wine and beer.

Food Shark
909 W. San Antonio St. | Thursday–Saturday, 12pm–3pm
Classic. The original Mediterranean-by-way-of-West-Texas food truck. Cash only.

Pizza Foundation
305 S. Spring St. (across the highway from Dollar General) | Friday–Sunday, 1pm–9pm (or until they run out of dough)
Marfa’s OG East Coast, hand-tossed pizza.

Stellina
Stellina. Courtesy of Stellina.

DINNER

The Capri
603 W. San Antonio St. | Tuesday-Saturday, 6pm–10pm-ish
Cozy bar with great lighting, plus a thoughtful and exciting dinner menu.

Cochineal
107 W San Antonio St | Hours to be determined!
Recently bought by new owners; reopening soon!

Hotel Saint George
105 S Highland Ave | Daily, 6pm-10pm
The Hotel Saint George’s bar serves food every day starting at 8am, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Jett’s Grill at the Hotel Paisano
207 Highland Ave at The Hotel Paisano | Daily, 5pm-9pm (open until 10pm on Friday and Saturday) (bar opens at 2pm)
Classic Southwestern + American fare. Reservations recommended.

LaVenture
105 S Highland Ave | Wednesday-Saturday, 6pm-10pm
The Hotel Saint George’s restaurant. Upscale comfort food in an elegant setting. Reservations recommended.

Planet Marfa
200 S Abbot St | Friday-Sunday, 2pm–10pm (open seasonally; re-opening early March)
Awesome nachos + good vibes.

Stellina Marfa
103 Highland Ave | Tuesday-Saturday, 5pm–10pm
Local fave. Delicious Italian food, including handmade pasta daily.

Beyoncé, Food Shark. Courtesy of Food Shark
Beyoncé at the Grilled Cheese Parlour. Photo via Food Shark, originally from Beyoncé’s tumblr (!).

IT’S FRIDAY AT 5PM BEFORE THE SHOW AND I WANT A BEER AND A SNACK
A few choices: Stellina, Hotel Saint George’s bar, Planet Marfa, Mando’s, and Pizza Foundation. (The bar at Jett’s opens at 2pm, but you can’t get food till 5pm.)

IT’S 10PM AND I’M HUNGRY!
Unfortunately, you may be out of luck. Most of the kitchens close around 10pm, except Stripes (the east location, near the flashing stoplight) (although The Capri may also still be serving food?) (we’re experts, and yet, we’re not).

IT’S SUNDAY NIGHT, WHERE DO I EAT DINNER?
Jett’s, the bar at the Hotel Saint George, Subway (inside Stripes West!), or Dairy Queen. Or a light dinner of nachos at Planet Marfa.

WHAT’S OPEN EVERY DAY?
Hotel Saint George, Frama, Jett’s, Dairy Queen, and Subway (inside Stripes West!). Consistency is a beautiful thing.

DO I REALLY HAVE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER?
We recommend it. It’s Spring Break, and the town is going to be bonkers. Jett’s and LaVenture accept dinner reservations.

Jett's pistacho fried steak
Jett’s insane pistachio fried steak. Photo by Andrea B, via Flickr.

For general info, check out visitmarfa.com and marfalist.org, where you can find event listings, housing suggestions, ride shares, and more. Be sure to check out our insider tips and Wrong Marfa’s recommendations, which are excellent. For any questions, please email us at marfamyths@gmail.com.

Click here to purchase tickets for Marfa Myths 2017.