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Cueva de Leon

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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611 North State Street - Hwy 17, Fort Davis, TX 79734
+1 915-426-3801
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Pensacola, Florida
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Traveling through the area on several occasions has allowed me to visit this restaurant a few times. While some people may expect something original or outstanding, this is one of the restaurants that is a mainstay to an area. It provide good food for a good price. And some live entertainment as an extra. We have stopped here in the... More 

Thank Ricardo R
Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had lunch at Cueva de Leon. We found the food to be excellent and our waitress could not have been friendlier. Great experience!

Thank DallasGBRdiver
Watauga, Texas, United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The pricing was reasonable. We went on Saturday when they have an all you can eat Mexican Buffet. Because we chose to order from the menu rather than par take of the buffet we had to wait 20 minutes for our fajitas. when they arrived they were very dry and did not have a lot of flavor.

Thank April G
Austin, Texas
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I stayed in Fort Davis two night and, on my second day there, I passed Cueva de Leon on my way to Davis Mountain State Park to take sunset photos. As I went by, I heard some jumping music and decided to stop there on my way back if the music was still playing. It was, and I did. "The... More 

Thank Judy C
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

For my one night in Fort Davis I chose to eat at Cueva de Leon. It could do with a bit of an update inside, but I think the meals more than make up for that! I had the fajitas - the servings were so big I don't even think I ate half my meal! Great service, very helpful and... More 

Thank Sarah A
Ovilla, Texas
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Inside seating was hot so we sat on the patio. It took 15 minutes before we were brought menus and had our drinks orders taken. Only had tea or water to drink. Out of chicken. Our food was delivered without silverware. We were told they were washing some. By the time I got a fork my food was cold. We... More 

Thank Dana W
La Grange, Texas
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252 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We were told this was the best Mexican food in town. The chips were greasy, salsa too hot, and all 3 of our meals were tremendously over salted.

Thank lggg70
Rockport, Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Went went for supper and I had a plate with two enchiladas, a crispy beef taco, a flauta, and a chilie rellino with rice and beans and it was excellent! Very big protions too! It also came with fresh guacamole and it was seasoned perfectly!! My hubby had the cheeseburger and he said it was really good. The service was... More 

Thank Lyndal C
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Ambiance was great. There was a local live band playing and was actually the draw for us when we were looking for a place to eat. Weather was cooperative for outdoor dining so we took advantage. It took a while to be tended but we expected that because at the time we arrived it appeared there was one person as... More 

Thank M P
Cypress, Texas
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Since dining establishments in Fort Davis make up their business hours on the fly day to day, Cueva only place open. Btw when we arrived and asked hours told till 9pm but when customers arrived 8:40 they were turned away saying they were closed. We eat Mexican all the time so think we know good. The good: friendly young girl... More 

Thank Kathryn P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 North State Street - Hwy 17, Fort Davis, TX 79734
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fort Davis
  • Phone Number: +1 915-426-3801

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?