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    Famous Burro

    by Basaic Updated Mar 7, 2011

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    The Famous Burro: The Famous Burro got its name because the owner's burro won the Miss Burro beauty contest 5 years in a row. The outside looks like it was converted into a restaurant from an old gas station. The inside is fairly basic; but has some nice paintings. The decor is in keeping with West Texas; no frills. The Famous Burro appeared popular with the locals and there were a few repeat customers that were traveling through the area. The menu was varied and I enjoyed my Chicken and Dumplings. They have a gift shop and a full service bar. Dan, the girl behind the bar, was very nice but did not want her picture posted here. This is a great choice if you want something less expensive and less formal than the Gage.

    Favorite Dish: I enjoyed my Chicken and Dumplings very well. Home cooking! It was the Special of the Day.

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  • by VT2005 Written May 28, 2005

    This restaurant would fit in in any big city, but happens to be in a tiny town miles from anywhere. SW Texas/cowboy decor, but very restrained. Excellent menu with many dishes. It's worth detouring if you're heading to Big Bend, Alpine or Marfa to eat at the Gage.

    Favorite Dish: Cabrito (goat) Yummy!

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