107 West San Antonio
Marfa, Texas

Cochineal is now under new ownership, and we are excited to reopen this summer. Tom and Toshi created an exceptional restaurant and dining experience. We are honored to take over, carry the torch while adding our own take on local, homegrown Texas with a touch of the old world…

Reservations: 432 729 3300

Our Story

A thirty-seat dining room, a forty-odd-seat courtyard, an open kitchen, and a vegetable garden supplying the freshest baby greens and vegetables – all came into being by 2008. Later our facilities expanded to include an intimate cocktail bar and nearly year-round outdoor seating.

We enjoy cooking simple food, and plan to change our menu frequently, paying attention to the inherent qualities of the raw ingredients.

Alexandra Gates
Chef / Owner

Casita Cochineal

La Casita at Cochineal

Casita Cochineal is about comfort and convenience. A place where you can dress it up or dress it down as your mood dictates.

Upon arrival enjoy our gift of cold American champagne and let the relaxation begin. You can choose to cook in, dine out or have dinner catered by Cochineal to your own private casita and courtyard for parties of up to six persons.

Light fills the space through multiple skylights. Picture windows bring the big skies and outdoors in.

Decorated with custom furniture, photography and artwork, we have kept the decor purposefully minimal, clean and crisp.

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