La Cueva de Oso
BY MIKE PUCKETT
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La Cueva de Oso is in Balmorhea, Texas, just a few miles South of Interstate 10 and half way between Van Horn and Fort Stockton. This friendly, West Texas town is filled with great people and beautiful landscapes. There are several attractions close by including Balmorhea State Park, Carlsbad Caverns and Big Bend National Park. La Cueva de Oso is the perfect place to stop and grab a bite to eat when visiting these attractions.
La Cueva de Oso provides the locals of Balmorhea with authentic Mexican food served up daily from a menu that includes everything you might ask for. The restaurant has several rooms which are great for large groups. We sat out in the Beer Garden, of course, and enjoyed our meal and a couple of cervezas in the cool West Texas breeze watching the sun set… Life is good.
We asked the locals what they liked best here at La Cueva de Oso. Well, the overwhelming favorite menu items were the Cheese Enchiladas and the Beef Fajitas. So, that was what we ordered. Locals know best!
The Cheese Enchiladas at La Cueva de Oso are served with Mexican Rice, Refried Beans, onion, lettuce and tomato. I absolutely love Cheese Enchiladas – I must try them at every Mexican restaurant I experience. The Cheese Enchiladas here are great. Built with real cheese and lots of it! And, the white onions sprinkled on top gave it that crunch I was looking for!
Next, out came the sizzling Beef Fajitas. This marinated skirt steak was partnered up with onion, bell pepper and tomato. On a whole other plate were tortillas, Charro Beans, rice, lettuce, sour cream and guacamole. As you can see in my photography, the piping hot Fajitas were just what I was looking for after a long day on the road. The Fajitas were perfectly cooked and full of flavor. I do recommend.
La Cueva de Oso or “The Bear Den“ is a really cool spot in a really cool little town in West Texas. The locals here in Balmorhea are fine people and I look forward to breaking bread with them soon. Texas LOVE.
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PHOTOGRAPHY: MIKE PUCKETT
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