We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

La Costenita Restaurant

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4217 Leopard St, Corpus Christi, TX 78408-2827
+1 361-882-5340
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

6 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 6: English reviews
Portland, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

From the gorditas to the shrimp diablo you can't go wrong at this friendly Leopard St. eatery. I believe the name La Costenita translates to "little beach girl". Started eating here about 15 years ago and since then La Costenita has become my favorite Mexican food restaurant. The beer is cold, the salsa is excellent, the menudo is perfect, the... More 

Thank Gerbo3
Corpus Christi, Texas
Level Contributor
139 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Okay, so you have to go to a rather sad part of Corpus Christi, but the area is safe and the food is impressive. The beans, rice, tortillas and salsa are all very good, but the shrimp dishes are excellent. Moreover, while I thought the chicken fajitas were good though dry, the beef fajitas were flavorful, juicy and very good.... More 

Thank Robert B
Corpus Christi, Texas
Level Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

I ordered a Chicken(3) Flautas plate that came with avocado, sour cream, rice. My husband ordered a Pork Chops plate that came with beans, rice, flour or corn tortillas. He ordered corn tortillas and ALL OF THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS! The waitress was very friendly and very attentive.

Thank Totoya_12
Corpus Christi, Texas
Level Contributor
308 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

They have the best salsa of any restaurant in Corpus. It is so good that you could drink it! Many great dishes especially the shrimp and garlic sauce. The enchiladas verdes were especially good. Not in a great neighborhood but well worth the trip for good Mexican food.

Thank sstexasham
St Clair, Australia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2014

This was one of my favourite places to eat when I lived in Corpus Christi (admittedly some years ago, now). La Costenita was pretty much a dive in the industrial part of town, but the food was fantastic. The Diablo Shrimp was my favourite.

Thank Shankar S
Corpus Christi, Texas
Level Contributor
72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2008

Great place for all kinds of seafood and mexican food. Moderate - Inexpensive. Service a little slow.

Thank HallStars4

Travellers who viewed La Costenita Restaurant also viewed

Corpus Christi, Texas Gulf Coast
Corpus Christi, Texas Gulf Coast
Corpus Christi, Texas Gulf Coast
Corpus Christi, Texas Gulf Coast

Been to La Costenita Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4217 Leopard St, Corpus Christi, TX 78408-2827
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: +1 361-882-5340

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Costenita Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?