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Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort

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3616 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7006
+1 956-761-2703
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08:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed dining at this restaurant! The lunch was superb! We had mussels and crab cakes for appetizers and it was some of the best I've ever eaten! Mussels were seasoned and cooked just right. The crab cakes were light and full of crab meat. For our main course, we had the fish and shrimp basket. Big meaty pieces... More 

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Thank Jim C
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

I am delighted you enjoyed dining at our restaurant! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Northfield, Minnesota
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tried the fish tacos, they were served with slaw and home made chips. The food was well prepared and the service is fast and friendly. It is a popular restaurant for locals and tourists alike.

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Thank 300gem
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to rate us on Trip Advisor. You had one of my favorite lunches!! Hope to see you next time! More 

Amherst, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is always good. Salad with grilled tuna is the best. Staff very friendly and helpful. The view of the Gulf is amazing and love listening to the waves.

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Thank Karl B
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give feedback on our food and staff....and our view of the Gulf! I love the peaceful sounds of the waves washing up on the beach while enjoying good food and friends.. So glad you enjoyed it too! Thanks again! More 

Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were down at SPI for Christmas. On Christmas Eve we decided to try the Palm at lunch time. Had some fabulous blackened shrimp tacos. Decided to go back Christmas Day for breakfast at noon. My wife had eggs benedict and I had the BLT eggs benedict. The BLT stands for bacon, lobster, tomato. These eggs benedict are excellent. Service... More 

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Thank DTfromTX
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. I'm delighted you chose our little Cafe during your holiday visit to SPI and I couldn't be happier that you enjoyed dining with us. I do hope we will see you again when you return to SPI. Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience with fellow Trip... More 

Laguna Vista, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I went there because their menu lists some healthy options. I ordered a salad with chicken, a cup of Tortilla soup and a Diet Coke..... $27!!! It was decent, but not that good. Regardless, I left a $5 tip. It wasn't her fault. Afterwards, I walked down to the beach for a little stroll. When I returned to my Jeep... More 

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Thank Haciendares
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

I am so sorry this happened. We definitely stubbed our toe here! By way of explanation, a new employee at our hotel put this notice on your car. Unfortunately, we have had non-customer beachgoers park in our lot which inconveniences paying guests. She saw you leave your car an walk to the beach. She didn't realize you were a Cafe... More 

Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The views were nice and staff was very friendly. The food was just ok. The shrimp weren't deveined, which is a problem for me, but maybe not others.

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Thank Pamela B
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. While I'm pleased you enjoyed our service and the beautiful Gulf view, I am sorry you didn't enjoy the shrimp. We are usually praised for our shrimp. We don't buy prepared food, so we individually devein the shrimp. I am so sorry the shrimp you were served wasn't deveined. We have... More 

Little Elm, Texas
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

It's outdoor dining so unfortunately we battled some flies. The service was good and the pancakes were incredible.

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Thank TammyEwashere
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We're usually able to discourage flies using a non-toxic organic product to clean our tables, but sometimes Mother Nature wins! I'm so pleased you enjoyed our pancakes (my personal breakfast favorite!) and the service of our terrific Cafe staff. Please come back soon! The weather and view are delightful! More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We ordered baskets of shrimp and fries. They were great. We would return. Only downside were the mosquitoes, they were out and biting, but the restaurant provided bug spray.

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Thank Melinda H
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the shrimp. It is yummy! Sorry about the mosquitoes. Most of the year they're not a problem, but we keep the spray there for the times when Mother Nature has other plans! Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Frisco, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Simply put, good food. Good view of the ocean even though the night we visited was really windy. Fast service and accommodating staff - really watches what's going on with customers and moves quick on his feet. Coconut shrimp was hugeeeeee! And grilled snapper and squash were cooked and seasoned just right. Not on the cheap side but definitely worth... More 

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Thank Jin K
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your wonderful review. I'm pleased you enjoyed our food and service. We do try hard to keep our prices reasonable. As you might have guessed our costs are a bit higher because of our beachside location, our individual table service, and because everything is prepared fresh-to-order from the best ingredients we can procure. Thank you for... More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Great food Roxy had the red snapper sandwich and I had the my mahi-mahi tuna fish tacos, and an incredible view of the ocean.

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Thank Mike L
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

We're delighted you enjoyed your lunch! You chose two of my favorite lunches (yum!). And we never tire of our incredible ocean view, do we? Hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
Cuisine
American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3616 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7006
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-2703
  • This restaurant is at The Palms Resort

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