Open from 5PM to 11PM daily | 11 minute drive
Operating as the heart of Terlingua Ghost Town, the Starlight Theatre is a historic venue known for its gourmet dining, drinks, and live music. Although its doors open at 5PM, the porch comes alive earlier with locals and wanderers strumming guitars and sharing stories. Reservations are only available for groups of eight or more, so arrive early during high season and on weekends. If there's a wait, enjoy souvenir shopping at the Terlingua Trading Company next door.
Open from 7:30AM to 2PM daily | 10 minute drive
A local favorite and perfect starting point before entering the park, La Posada Milagro operates out of a mining ruin and offers a selection of coffee, tacos, sandwiches, smoothies, and more. Enjoy breakfast on the patio and watch the mountains come to life. Free Wi-Fi available.
Open from 4PM to midnight daily except Tuesdays | 13 minute drive
Recently re-opened in the summer of 2023, La Kiva has historically been known to draw in both locals and tourists with its large underground space, live music, and cave-like architecture. The menu includes delicious casual foods like burgers and sandwiches that taste great with their prickly pear margaritas.
Open Wed thru Sun from 3PM to 9PM | 11 minute drive
Owned by La Posada Milagro, this dinner spot is BYOB and has outside dining with amazing mountain views. Enjoy the experience of an authentic taqueria with the best elote. You can grab beer, liquor, or wine 6 minutes down the road at Shot Time Liquors.
See hours online | 11 minute drive
Enjoy a large indoor/outdoor dining space, live music, and the best BBQ on this side of Texas. Great for large group orders, take-out, or dine-in. Great place to watch sports as they have TVs. They even offer mail order BBQ if you are missing a taste of Terlingua!
See hours online | 13 minute drive
The best pizza spot in town, where you can grab food to go for a night-in, or enjoy dining-in while watching sports on one of their many TVs. They have both indoor and outdoor seating, and we recommend getting there early on weekends.
Open from 7AM to 11AM daily | 14 minute drive
Owned by Far Flung Outdoor Center, one of the largest rental and tour operators in the area, Canyon Brew Coffee is a quick stop for to-go coffee, freshly baked kolaches and muffins, and smoothies on your way to Big Bend National Park.
Open from 7AM to 9PM weekdays and 8AM to 9PM weekends | 17 minute drive
Cottonwood General Store is the local grocer and stocks everything you will need, from groceries to toiletries. They are located on the way to Big Bend National Park.