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The Chef House

313 E Queen Isabella, Port Isabel, TX 78578-2408
+1 956-943-7797
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 24 min
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
313 E Queen Isabella, Port Isabel, TX 78578-2408
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Cook blew off preparing the eggs as we requested. My eggs were cold as well. Cook redid my order and it was good. Not terrific but good. Waitress was a 10 in service and concern. Hope place is smart enough to do what it takes...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 45christine
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

I have no idea how this place got such high ratings. We were there 9/2/18. Waited 30 minutes for a glass of water. When they finally took our order it too a very long time to get our food. Not all the food came out...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 12 August 2018

After church and coming off the causeway we visited The Chef House. Parking is limited, but it is worth a try. My husband and I enjoyed one of their breakfast specials. Their number one. It was great and a reasonable price for all we enjoyed....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Shirley R
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food! Started with an Arnold Palmer (fresh lemonade and iced tea), chips and 2 types of salsa(complementary) then shared a Breakfast Skillet. (No sharing charge).

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank pwiii
Reviewed 28 May 2018

I had megas and very good coffee. Waitress was through and friendly. Not crowed on Friday morning, but the food was very nice

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Solar-sailor
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We stopped in after services. The aura is so nice, the music pleasantly quiet, and the people so nice and friendly. However we were both disappointed. I ordered a biscuit and gravey. One biscuit, grilled, which was good, but only enough gravey for one of...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Shirley R
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have been eating KETO and need to stay on track. This place looked pretty fancy when we walked in so we took a look at the menu. It was very reasonable so we decided to eat here. What a good choice....More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank PinkMonkeySoap
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We went out to eat here for lunch and the food was really great! I had the cheeseburger and it was really good, my wife had the grand slam breakfast and the pancakes and it was really good as well. The price was really reasonable...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank jolu7goce
Reviewed 27 March 2018

The food we had here was quite good and quite reasonable. The owner is a lovely lady. The server didn't seem to speak English, but we did o.k.! The only issue we had is that the hours posted online are different from the restaurant's actual...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank dianeoh1950
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

On the positive side, the service was pretty good and the chips were ok. Maybe I'm picky or the chef had a bad day. The grilled beef fajitas ordered was not as expected, served with 3 small corn tortillas (flour tortilla charged extra), yellow greasy...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Scandiguy20
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 E Queen Isabella, Port Isabel, TX 78578-2408
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Isabel
  • Phone Number: +1 956-943-7797
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The chef House Restaurant Offer for you a Family atmosphere & exclusive menu full of exciting and mouth watering Mexican & International dishes, we are open from Tuesday to Sunday for breakfast & lunch from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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