in our first marfa travel guide we shared our favorite places to stay from tepees to bungalows. now of course, we have to fill you in on where to eat, because let’s face it, our travel plans revolve solely around good eats.
marfa food guide
is a little food truck specializing in falafel, but be sure to get there early because once they run out, they’re done for the day. the guy that runs food shark is basically the monopoly man, because you’ll see him in the window of just about every quirky food establishment serving out an assortment of dishes. he moonlights at a crazy electronic shop that turns into a late night grilled cheese joint on the weekends. seriously, you will see this dude all over town.
is only open on the weekends so plan accordingly. they serve up delicious thin crust pizza pies and also usually have five or six by the slice options if you don’t want to wait. pizza foundation also serves a variety of wines by the bottle and beer on tap. the space is industrial and wonderful and the pies are damn tasty.
is only open for breakfast and lunch, but offers a fairly wide variety of options. we kept it healthy our first trip with the lox plate and an acai bowl, but on our last day we through caution to the wind and went face first into some belgian waffles. one weird thing, they advertise as a sort of juice bar, but they only serve their juices at lunch and not breakfast. unfortunately, in marfa, you don’t question things like this, you just take them for what they are. realize this early, or you’ll lose your mind trying to make sense of it all. stores may say they open at 1:00, but then the owner decides to open at 3:30 instead. relax. you’re on marfa time now.
is hands down our favorite place to eat in marfa. their menu changes daily, but is always spectacular. they serve up fantastic craft cocktails and also have a fairly extensive wine list for such a small town. we dined on escargot, crispy duck, and some truly excellent quail and finished it off with a decadent flour-less chocolate soufflé. if dinner simply isn’t enough, they also offer a sunday brunch.
not pictured, but certainly worth mentioning are jett’s grill in the paisano hotel (we recommend the tilapia tacos and the chile rellenos), boyz2men taco trailer, and frama coffee. our last and final tip: have cash on hand, because marfa boasts businesses with low overhead and the atms are unreliable on a good day. other than that, eat, drink and be merry!