What to Eat at Marfa, Now Open and Serving Chicken-Fried Steak

Texas-themed newcomer Marfa opened last night, and free tequila shots (plus a $6 PBR-plus-whiskey-shot special) meant the place was packed with young'uns. As you can see from the following interior shot, the adobe walls are bare except for a few paintings of animal horns. The space, in contrast to its former occupant, Waikiki Wally’s, is as spare as an air-raid bunker. When the honky-tonk music is blaring, the acoustics are a bit of a nightmare unless you’re at the communal table in the narrow, candlelit side room (there are also bands downstairs). The house drink is the Marfarita, essentially a spicy grapefruit marg. Beer of choice: Lone Star. Here now is the menu.

Photo: Daniel Maurer

El Cheapo Small Bites - $4
(Any four - $12, any 6 - $18, any eight - $23)
Dry rub baby back ribs
Chipotle chicken wings
Mini corn dogs
Barbecued shrimp
Fish taco
Nogales steak taco
Macaroni and cheese spoons
Mini pulled pork tostada
Truck-stop sundae taste
Marfa red chili taste
Vegetarian chili taste
Guacamole taste
Pickled vegetables

Marfa Bites
Chicken pot pie - $6
Vegetable pot pie - $6
Marfa truck-stop sundae - $6
Dry rub baby back ribs - $9
Mini corn dogs - $6
Nogales steak tacos - $7
Chipotle chicken wings - $6
Macaroni and cheese spoons - $6
Spicy “shells on” barbecue shrimp - $9
Fish tacos with avocados and white slaw
Pulled pork and guacamole tostadas - $7
Marfa red chile con carne - $7
Vegetarian chile - $6
Guacamole and chips - $7
House salad with shallot vinaigrette - $6
House salad with bacon with buttermilk dressing - $7
Avocado and mango salad with tomatillo dressing

Big Bend Bites
Dry rub baby back ribs with baked beans and slaw - $17
Fried chicken with mashed potatoes and slaw - $16
Chicken pot pie with house salad - $15
Vegetable pot pie with house salad - $14
Fried catfish with mashed potatoes and slaw - $15
Salmon cakes over greens - $15
Marfa red chile con carne with rice and slaw - $16
Vegetarian chili with rice and slaw - $14
Nogales steak tacos with rice and beans
Chicken-fried steak with mashed potatoes and slaw - $16
Carne asada with guacamole, pico de gallo, tortillas, rice and refried beans - $21

Baskets - $3
(both served with chipotle butter)

Marfa, 101 E 2nd St, nr. First Ave; 212-673-8908

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