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Big Bend National Park Restaurants

Candelilla Cafe and Thirsty Goat Saloon

  • American
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

Southwestern dishes, Mexican-inspired fare, and sizzling steaks are the specialties at Candelilla, named for a Mexican succulent from which candle wax is made. It's within walking distance if you're parked at the Lajitas Resort. Order the cream of avocado if it happens to be the soup of the day. The complimentary chips are freshly made, accompanied by a rich, garlicky salsa that's not too hot. Glass walls in this understated yet elegant room give you unobstructed views of sunsets, and a quick stroll next door finds you a nightcap at the Thirsty Goat Saloon, named for a legendary goat who liked Lone Star beer and was even elected "mayor" of Lajitas.

Restaurant Information


Lajitas Golf Resort, Lajitas, Texas, 79852, USA


432-424–5000-front desk; 877-525–4827

Published 05/04/2017


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