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The Chef House

313 E Queen Isabella, Port Isabel, TX 78578-2408
+1 956-943-7797
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Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
313 E Queen Isabella, Port Isabel, TX 78578-2408
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Chef House
1. The best Mexican food in town
"It is authentic mexican food; not spicy, but flavorful."
Sheri M
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2. Exceptional & Friendly Service
"The presentation is first class and the food delicious."
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3. Reasonable Prices
"Definitely the best place to go for breakfast."
Alejandra C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Awesome food with a true "Chef Quality"presentation and service. This has become our go to place to impress our visitors. The quality of the food is top notch and the presentation and service match up with the New Orleans places we've visited. All at very...More

Thank Chuck B
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

As soon as we walked in the waiter greeted us. Breaking the ice and welcoming us. We felt great and we're given the best service. The food is outstanding. Will definitely return.

Thank Diana G
Reviewed 19 November 2017

My wife, Jean, discovered Chef House on tripadvisor. The Chef House is located in Port Isabel just beside the causeway to South Padre Island. Perfect location. Parking is available. The dining room is welcoming, nicely appointed & clean with low-key relaxing music. Service is prompt...More

Thank smachs
Silvano C, Manager at The Chef House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

thanks for your visit and we wait for you and your family again God bless you

Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is my second time to The Chef House. My last time was 2 years ago and we loved it. Not the typical Mexican food. You can get fajitas, but they won't look or taste anything like what is served in most restaurants. I ordered...More

Thank roseboyz
Silvano C, Owner at The Chef House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thanks, for your comments, we wait that you, your family & friends Back to soon, again

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

At The Chef House in Port Isabel, TX $10 buys you a delicious carrot soup, a blackened fish plate with French fries, cole slaw, rice, and a petite dessert that won’t make you feel guilty!

Thank Virginia G
Silvano C, Owner at The Chef House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you very much for your appreciable comment We hope you visit us always and we are to be of your preference always offering delicious dishes and quality service we are pending with the special dinners

Reviewed 17 August 2017

I was reading some of the reviews on this place and I can't believe no one has talked about the Huevos Al Gratin. Visiting South Padre Island over the weekend we were looking for a late breakfast and this particular dish was recommended from a...More

Thank raymundocastro3
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This was a really great experience. Having the opportunity to have a menu with different options of american and mexican breakfast, was the best way to start the day my american husband got his american breakfast and me as a mexican girl my mexican breakfast....More

Thank Alejandra C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A pleasant place to have a nice place to enjoy a breakfast after church. Nice quiet music sets the tone for a great relaxing meal. Nice help as well.

Thank Shirley R
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Very good. They had a great buffet for a few of us that had a little too much to drink the night before. Food was hot and ready and delicious. And they kept the coffee coming. We'll be back for sure. Thanks

Thank Patrick O
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We found this gem of a restaurant 3 years ago on vacation and eat there 2-3 times on our week of vacation. It is authentic mexican food; not spicy, but flavorful. The owners Esma and her husband are the nicest people. If you are unsure...More

Thank Sheri M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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