Located along the interminable Highway 67, Marfa is one of Texas’ quirkiest destinations and a center of minimalist art. We take a look at 10 of the best restaurants in Marfa to try while you’re in town.
If abundant tacos stuffed with heavenly ingredients and 1990s R&B classics are your thing, then look no further than Marfa’s Boyz2Men taco stand. Listen to the soothing vibes of the original Boyz II Men soundtracks while deciding upon which taco combination you will use to sate your appetite. The stand offers a range of tacos to suit your mood at breakfast, lunch or dinner. There’s a choice of eggs and fried potatoes to start the day, or spicy chicken to end it. Boyz2Men produces exemplary Mexican fare from the simplest of establishments in the heart of downtown Marfa.
Boyz2Men, 220 W San Antonio St, Marfa, TX, USA, +1 432 729 4422
Pay a visit to FAT Lyle’s food truck for gourmet, outdoor dining and enjoy ‘sandwiches, sandwiches, sandwiches all day long’. The food truck offers daily specials depending on the best and freshest available ingredients. For example, sample FAT Lyles’ ‘Taco Tuesday’ for some salsa-drenched fun. Choose from a variety of fillings and sauces such as pulled pork or succulent fried chicken on greens. With a constantly evolving menu, every trip to FAT Lyle’s is different. Guests are invited to call ahead to order.
FAT Lyle’s, 719 S. Highland Ave, Marfa, TX, USA, +1 432 295 2377
An offshoot of the revered Food Shark, the brilliant yet bizarre Museum of Electronic Wonders and Late Night Grilled Cheese Parlour is a Marfa must-see. As the name suggests, the Museum of Electronic Wonders and Late Night Grilled Cheese Parlour offers patrons the chance to ingest juicy grilled cheese dishes. You can do this while being surrounded by all manner of electronic wonder; a potent combination. Mini monitors display pieces of art created by Food Shark’s owner, Adam Bork. The menu includes items such as the Gruyére cheese grill, with sweet potatoes and sautéed mushrooms. For the hungriest of visitants, the ‘Motherf**ker’ dish should suffice; a sandwich complied from one of everything from the menu in ‘ONE GIANT sandwich’.
Enjoy the stimulating West Texan air at Planet Marfa, ‘when ‘the best’ is being outside’. True to its motto, Planet Marfa has an extravagantly styled beer patio, or the ‘beer garden oasis’. It consists of earthy wooden chairs, sturdy tables, cozy chimineas and even an enormous tepee erected over a large pit. Enjoy some cool beer while listening to one of the many musical acts that Planet Marfa’s bandstand has to offer. Planet Marfa’s has become famous for its crunchy and handsomely garnished nachos. It’s also known for owner Aase’s hearty rice and bean burrito. After reclining in the shade with a tall beverage, peruse the eclectic items in Planet Marfa’s shop that have been handpicked by Aase himself.
Planet Marfa, 200 S. Abbott St, Marfa, TX, USA, +1 432 386 5099