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Zeste Cafe & Market - CLOSED

3508 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7003
+1 956-761-5555
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
10 Oct 2013
“Average isn't bad.”
4 Sep 2013
“Delicious food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Spanish, Southwestern, Seafood, International, Mediterranean
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3508 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7003
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

I've been here more than a dozen times over the past five years. Most people overrate restaurants. I don't. As an example, I would give most chain restaurants like Outback or Macaroni Grill a three star rating--average. Worth going to, but nothing special. There are...More

1  Thank trancheNM
Reviewed 4 September 2013

The food here was wonderful in quality. The portions were very small, so plan on ordering multiple "tapas," which apparently is an appetizer. Everything on the menu is an appetizer, except for the rack of lamb. I ordered the hummus, Thai shrimp, and creamed spinach....More

1  Thank nursemisty
Reviewed 4 September 2013

I have enjoyed Tapas in in 11 Countries and Dozens of Cities and Zeste Café ranks in the top 3 of my experience (the other 2 are in DC and Cabo). The selection is excellent, the menu is very well presented by food types, the...More

1  Thank Gap F
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Obviously the chef and staff here love food. That affection comes through in every dish we tried. We were there for a Fri night and had the tapas and sangria. The key lime pie was delicious! It was nice to go to a place in...More

Thank Gruvkitty
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We are gluten free, and my son is dairy free. The chef actually came out to talk to my son about how his food could be prepared! They happily answered questions and were willing to work with us. The tapas were excellent, and my mother-in-law...More

Thank Cataria2
Reviewed 28 July 2013

This is a really fun place to eat on South Padre Island. The food is great and it is lots of fun sharing many different small plates.

Thank Lori W
Reviewed 24 July 2013

We have been coming here for years and the food is top notch! The owners are always friendly and helpful! They have a great wine selection at prices that won't break the bank. Their tapas and big dishes are made from scratch and are 5-...More

Thank Velma L
Reviewed 10 July 2013 via mobile

The food is great, the presentation is lovely, and the wine is good!! The people are very friendly - we really enjoyed going there - you should, too.

Reviewed 29 June 2013

The hummus and sauces at Zeste is delicious! We enjoyed hummus plate, with a large portion of warm fluffy pitta bread, gulf shrimp in ajtzar sauce -- the roaste red bell pepper sauce is so fragrant, the wonderfully sliced lamb sausage along with other tapa...More

Thank Bilbo C
Reviewed 29 June 2013

Every year on our summer trip to Padre, it is tradition to have tapas at Zeste on one of our last nights on the island and we are never disappointed! Whether we are a group of 6 or 12, there is something for everyone and...More

Thank Anne H
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 25
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3508 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7003
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-5555
  • E-mail
Food from around the world made from scratch. Seafood, poultry, meats, lots of veggies, homemade soups & salad dressings, sandwiches, great desserts, gourmet coffee. Lots of vegetarian, vegan and Gluten Free options. Fine wines, imported & craft beer, setups available. Also, chef prepared foods to go, cheeses, crackers, artisan breads, spreads & dips, sauces and more. Serving dinner from 4:30-9:00 Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 Friday & Saturday nights.
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