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Padre Rita Grill

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4001 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7231
+1 956-761-7482
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Clifton, Texas
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216 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Padre Rita Grill may actually have the best margarita on the island. Our favorite bartender and manager, Jessica, knows how to prepare a fresh, cold, potent, and most wonderfully poured margarita on the rocks or frozen. The draught beers are also ice cold if you prefer your happy hour choices from the hops selections. While visiting the PRG for the... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

My friends and I were in South Padre Island for a friend's wedding. We were new to the Island, hadn't gone grocery shopping yet and was looking for somewhere for lunch. This restaurant was conveniently located close to our condo so we decided to check it out. Although it wasn't overly busy inside the restaurant, we decided to sit out... More 

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Thank Ouida S
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

We had the lunch special- chicken scampi and the skirt steak. Overall the flavor of the food was great. However, our steak was well done when ordered medium and the scampi butter was slung onto my mom's leg by our waiter. She was dripping butter all the way from the kitchen! The weird part was the actual restaurant. I kept... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

We were referred to the Padre Rita Grill by the HIE staff as an excellent place to enjoy a family buffet style dinner. WOW! We have been to many buffet style restaurants, but the choices and service were awesome. Prime rib, seafood (grilled!! My favorite), crab legs, salads, pasta, desserts....really really great and nicely prepared!! Price is very reasonable to... More 

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1 Thank abelardo77
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

The food is ok. My husband loved his all you can eat shrimp plate. The enchiladas I had were different. I thought this was more of a Mexican style restaurant but you have to purchase chips and salsa. The service was very good. Someone was always checking in with us. I really enjoyed the live music.

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Thank Jennchaffin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

My family and I went in to have lunch and saw this place. We saw the all of the advertising that they do promoting their appearance on Restaurant Impossible. We walked in and there was no one at the entrance to either seat us or to have us seat ourselves. This should have been a sign to turn around and... More 

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4 Thank Ala Chin G
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

The food was fantastic. They had a optional buffet where they were cooking fresh seafood, steak,etc and it was amazing. They had the best wait staff I have had in really long time. There were 12 of us and everyone was impressed. The kids had fun listening the live music! The drinks were great and I recommend the coconut margarita!... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Enchalada was the lunch special. I had the beef, friend the chicken. Very tasty, nicely spiced beans and rice. Shrimp bisque was also good. Plenty of food. Clean restaurant and restroom. Will was a fun, personable server* would definitely go back.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

was recommend this place but wasnt that impressed smelt funny as you walked in cheap oysters but left a funny after taste burgers were good live music-seemed a little loud for resturant space

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Sapphire Hotel during our weekend stay at South Padre and decided to eat here. Upon walking in, the place felt a little empty and the smell made us wonder if they had had a sewage problem, so we ate outside on the patio, which was very nice and much better than eating outside. The wait staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4001 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7231
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-7482
Description
Seafood, Steaks and Burgers

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?