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Things to do in Lajitas

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
“The Starlight Theatre is a restaurant and bar in the heart of the ghost town.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“La Kiva is a really cool, unique restaurant/bar that's sunk down into the earth like a cave. Good food, great ambience, right on the edge of the Terlingua Creek a couple miles from the ghost town. They frequently have acoustic musicians playing during dinner. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“The Cottonwood Grocery Store has just about everything you could possibly need during your stay.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Espresso Y Poco Mas opens at 7:30 am and serves breakfast and lunch. Located in the ghost town.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Just a mile away, this place serves a great Mexican breakfast. Open for lunch and dinner as well. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Route
“Visit the cemetery and hang out on the Porch to see local musicians play (mostly Sunday afternoons).”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The High Sierra has good food and is open during lunch which La Kiva and the Starlight Theater are not. They've got a nice little patio outside and good wifi too. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“The Trading Company is right next to the Starlight Theater and has a huge selection of gifts, Southwestern gear, Terlingua memorabilia, historical artifacts, etc. Even if you don’t buy anything, you’ll enjoy checking out everything inside. Make sure to grab a map for the walking tour of the ghost town ruins near the front desk here too.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“My husband & co-host guides for BBRT. They offer half & full day river tours depending on the water levels & time of year. You can request Jared - even if he's not available, you won't regret it!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Rio Bravo is the place to get good, authentic Mexican food in Terlingua. No frills here - just good food and a relaxing atmosphere. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best BBQ in west Texas! Open for lunch and early dinner. Small outdoor/covered dining area. Seasonal hours, usually Wed-Sat., everyday during busy times. Great brisket. Get the rotisserie chicken, only avail on Wednesdays, I believe.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Jeep rentals/ tours/river trips, etc. Nice souvenir/gift shop with good T-shirts, hiking gear, sun hats, shoes, stickers, etc. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Spa
“Visit The Thirsty Goat bar, stroll around the resort. Everything here is fantastic! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Terlingua Ghost Town is 5 miles from the cabin, south down hwy 170. This is a historic mining town with an interesting history. There are walking tours available, or go on your own. The Ghost town is where a few of the restaurants/bars are and the famous "porch" where folks gather to watch the reverse sunset here.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“Large selection of goodies, you know what they sell! Texas Liquor Law hours 10-9 M-Sat. Closed Sundays. Lotto”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Weird place, weird hours, but good pizza/bar. They don't do "to-go" orders because they do not have pizza boxes, lol. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“The Starlight Theatre is a restaurant and bar in the heart of the ghost town.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“La Kiva is a really cool, unique restaurant/bar that's sunk down into the earth like a cave. Good food, great ambience, right on the edge of the Terlingua Creek a couple miles from the ghost town. They frequently have acoustic musicians playing during dinner. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Just a mile away, this place serves a great Mexican breakfast. Open for lunch and dinner as well. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“The High Sierra has good food and is open during lunch which La Kiva and the Starlight Theater are not. They've got a nice little patio outside and good wifi too. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Rio Bravo is the place to get good, authentic Mexican food in Terlingua. No frills here - just good food and a relaxing atmosphere. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best BBQ in west Texas! Open for lunch and early dinner. Small outdoor/covered dining area. Seasonal hours, usually Wed-Sat., everyday during busy times. Great brisket. Get the rotisserie chicken, only avail on Wednesdays, I believe.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Weird place, weird hours, but good pizza/bar. They don't do "to-go" orders because they do not have pizza boxes, lol. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Bad Rabbit is the cafe back in the Terlingua Ranch Lodge. This option is closer to the Big Bend Glamping property if you're not wanting to drive into Terlingua. They've got good food, good wifi and good vibes. The Lodge also has a pool, nice bathrooms and showers that you can have access to as well.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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