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Reata Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 48 Restaurants in Alpine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The original Reata Restaurant located in the scenic Davis Mountains of west Texas offers the same fine dining and Legendary Texas Cuisine you can find at the Fort Worth location. Alpine, home to Sul Ross State University is near Texas tourist destination Big Bend National Park and the towns of Marathon, Fort Davis and Lajitas. Alpine is also a short drive from Marfa, Texas renowned both for the mysterious Marfa Lights and Donald Judd’s Chinati Foundation. Reata, named after the legendary ranch in the James Dean classic movie, “Giant”, which was filmed in nearby Marfa, boasts the same high quality Southwestern dining you can find in Fort Worth. This is not food for the faint of heart, from Chicken Fried Steak to Calf Fries or the Pepper Crusted Tenderloin and Cowboy Rib Eye Steak, this is a dining experience not to miss. Today, Reata Alpine remains a true destination restaurant, attracting loyal diners from miles beyond the charming converted farmhouse where our Legendary Texas Cuisine was born.
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Delicious food and great service. I consider the chicken fried steak and the chicken enchiladas to be the very best.

Thank Karen P
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Went there the first time for lunch . Place was clean & the service & food was excellent .Will go back again when I have time .

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Thank tazblueskies
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

Loved this quaint restaurant that is obviously a popular place to go in Alpine. I ordered the very cheesy rellano which was delicious. The beans and rice were not the typical southwest fare and a nice change. The greens on the plate actually made you want to eat them - and I did. My husband ordered a chef's special which was a chicken quesadilla. It was average - nothing special and served with french fries and catsup. Who does that? Why wouldn't they use chips and salsa? Very strange.

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Thank 632denisep
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Stopped for dinner in Alpine on a trip from Phoenix to marble Falls, Texas. Reata had been recommended by a friend. All the accolades he heaped on it are true. Friendly, knowledgeable staff; excellent wine list; enjoyed the chicken fried steak platter.. yum, and thank you. Tender, moist, crunchy, with just the right amount of cream gravy, fresh green beans, and fluffy mashed.

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Thank Dan F
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at this classic Texas restaurant. The food (steak, chicken enchiladas, chicken fried steak) were delicious as were the salads. We were a bit hesitant to eat there because we were in comfortable yet decent road trip clothes but the "fine dining" adjective was a stretch. We were in nice jeans and sneakers and felt right at home.
FYI - we did make a reservation on a weeknight but it didn't seem necessary; however, when we left the restaurant, it was crowded. Also, we have eaten at their fort Worth location which is a bit more upscale but the same great food. It was a treat to visit the original location and taste and see a bit of Texas history.

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Thank TexasLCJE
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