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Dining Guide

La Cueva de Oso

It’s time to revisit the amazing spring-fed pool at Balmorhea State Park, now that it’s open again after major maintenance. You’ll be hungry afterward, so head up the highway to the self-proclaimed “Cutest Restaurant in Balmorhea” (not much competition), which is several small arch-connected rooms plus a patio. What we found really cute was the taco salad heaped into a small hand-formed tortilla bowl topped with broiler-melted cheese; although dressed with the obligatory sour cream and guac, the real treat was at the bottom of the bowl: finely ground beef and wonderfully seasoned frijoles. Add the roasted chile table salsa to achieve cute perfection.

City: Balmorhea


Drinks: Beer & wine

Price: $

Rating: ★★★

Address: 205 N. El Paso, Balmorhea, TX, 79718

Hours: L & D Thur–Tue.

Phone: 432-375-2273

Website: www.elosoflojolodge.com/bearden.htm

Last updated: March 25, 2019