Your Guide to South Padre Island & More...
Est. 2012
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Finding good Mexican food on South Padre Island is easy!  Being so close to the border, the Mexican influence can be felt and tasted when eating at an authentic Mexican food restaurant.  Mexican food will vary depending on the location and/or region and is much different here than the Mexican food in southern California. 


I've always stuck to the smaller restaurants when choosing Mexican food.  They always seem to have a more home-cooked meal taste!  Always go where the locals go!

South Padre Island

Señor Donkey Mexican Seafood Kitchen & Cantina
4215 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island, Texas 78597
956 - 761 - 4843

Restaurant Reviews


I was very pleased with this restaurant!  You can get some good Mexican food, have a drink, and watch your favorite game!  Restaurant is clean and service is good!
Chef House
1500 Gulf Blvd.
South Padre Island, Texas 78597
956 - 433 - 5431


You'll find this restaurant right next to the Padre South hotel on the first floor of the Padre Bar.  It is one of the few restaurants that can actually claim a beach view on South Padre Island! 

They have a wonderful breakfast special that includes 2 eggs, hashbrowns, choice of meat, toast, and coffee!  They also serve a wonderful breakfast buffet on Sunday! 

La Hacienda
202 W. Tarpon
South Padre Island, Texas 78597
956 - 761 - 1164

Welcome to La Hacienda, where fabulous cuisine meets the breathtaking sunset on the Laguna Madre.  Our menu features delicious and intriguing appetizers, salads, soups, entreés and desserts that are sure to please your palate.

Reservations Recommended

Su Casa Café Mexican Food
6200 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island, Texas 78587
956 - 336 - 0185


You'll find the Su Casa Cafe inside the Travelodge hotel on South Padre Island.

Chillito Piquin
3305 Padre Blvd. Suite B
South Padre Island, Texas 78597
956 - 433 - 5484

Port Isabel

313 East Maxan Street
Port Isabel, TX 78578-4508
956 - 943-1655

Restaurant Reviews



This is a great little restaurant that serves delicious Mexican food!  They are known for having the best breakfast tacos in the area!  Highly recommended!
Isabel's Cafe
956 - 943-5082
Restaurant Reviews

401 State Highway 100
Port Isabel, Texas 78578
956 - 943 - 4600


This place serves an amazing Mexican breakfast!  It's a green building located right across from Dairy Queen in Port Isabel.  Definitely worth visiting!!!  Favorite breakfast dish is the Machacado a la Mexicana!

Restaurant Reviews
Port Isabel Café
101 W. Queen Isabella
Port Isabel, Texas 78578
956 - 407 - 9772