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4001 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7231
+1 956-761-7482
11:00 - 02:00
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Port Lavaca, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2015

There's only a few places where I don't request A-1 or some type of steak sauce and Padre Rita Grill is one of those places. The steaks are cooked to perfection and they upgraded their restaurant making the ambiance more appealing.

Thank Luis A L
Arlington, Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Atmosphere, Food, Drinks, Everything!!! We had the best host & server here! The enchiladas are incredible! A definite must if you're in SPI!!! 😃

Thank Tim-Mae M
New Braunfels, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Had a really great evening with J. Michael Lafferty. We had the loaded nachos and fejita quesidillas. They were really good and paired well with cool margaritas. Mr. Lafferty is the BEST!

Thank rgvsharon
Florence, Mississippi
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Wonderful as always!!! Thanks for another great meal and dining experience, Cathy and Michael!! Wait staff was awesome!!Waitstaff

Thank Chr1styT
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Mellow ambience inside & out on the delightful, clean, tropical patio. EXCELLENT fresh sea food. Had the daily special of (my choice blackened) fish & shrimp! It was perfect! Great musical experience added local flavor. Each staff member, whom I personally encountered, was friendly, professional, & very helpful. Very impressed by hardworking Cathy Laferty, the establishments owner & our server.... More 

Thank AlamoGoldie
Urbana, Illinois
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Been to Padre Rita Grill twice in three days. Yum! The food is good - not over or under-done, menu is sufficiently varied. The wait staff were all very cordial and caring for every anticipated need. We found out that many menu items are hand made - not just from a restaurant supplier - and the mushrooms in the pasta... More 

1 Thank Roqzy
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

After a 7 hour drive to make it to the Island Folk Festival, I really needed a margarita and some food. These guys not only had that, but the had local music and a nice atmosphere. I'm glad I chose this place!

Thank Sunny F
Mission, Texas
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236 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

It had been several years since we had been to Padre Rita Grill. We were pleasantly surprised by the new décor, menu and atmosphere. Chef Irvine from Restaurant Impossible had been there and you could tell. Previously it was fairly dark and dingy. They had really opened up the place and loved the décor. We had the crevice - which... More 

1 Thank CathyDArizona
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Fine eatery and bar. The drinks are especially good. The food is great. The wait staff are excellent. The entertainment is super.

Thank davidcP2512UI
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

The service was a bit slow but the food made up for that I got the padrerita burger it was delicious. . Our waiter was so fun. Great place to chill with your friends and family...

Thank veronica s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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
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?