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Cafe Phoenix

229 Beach St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4322
361-749-9277
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Ranked #8 of 70 restaurants in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Port Aransas, Texas
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place is only opened for lunch, but what a lunch. I go with friends so we can split the sandwiches. The smoked turkey wrap or the Rueben or the grilled chicken are all delicious. Or try one of the specials. The salads are also worth the trip. This is a small place with only about 12 tables so go... More

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Horseshoe Bay, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Food was wonderful but the noise is on the same level as a Rock Concert. The entree prices are from $30 to $45. Appetizers are $14 to $20. The restaurant seats about 30 people in a space about 12 ft by 20 ft. There is one server. It is so loud that your ears hurt when you walk out. Would... More

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Corpus Christi TX
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We returned to Cafe Phoenix to celebrate a friend's birthday... and were again greeted with an imaginative menu, and well presented delicious food. Since there were four of us, we tried one of each appetizer... the Japanese Cold plate was a big hit with all, the grilled shrimp done to perfection, crab cake among the best my wife has ever... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Plan ahead to go here. It is very small and so we had a hard time getting a table without a reservation. Luckily we still had time for lunch and dessert before the kitchen closed. The menu is small and it is a little pricey, but worth it for a meal you probably won't have anywhere else on the island.... More

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God Bless the U.S.A
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We recently tried Cafe Phoenix for the first time and came away disappointed. The staff was pleasant and friendly, and we were seated upon arrival (with a reservation.) The menu included a choice of four entrees: two fish dishes, duck, and steak. The special was rack of lamb. One of us got fish and the other ordered duck. The salad... More

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McAllen, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Amazing menu! Great options for high protein/low carb meals. Pecan crusted chicken over spinach salad was great. Very nice waitress.

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

We had a special anniversary dinner at this charming little restaurant. The food was excellent - not to be outdone by the wonderful service.

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Austin, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Recommended by friends, we reserved for a chilly Friday night and were blown away by the quality of the food and the attentive service. The fresh fish was grilled perfectly, with a delicious bearnaise. Salads, too, were crisp and tasty. While the entrees were on the pricey side ($35-$40), you come out ahead because it's BYOB and they don't charge... More

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10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

You must have reservations for this tiny pearl of a restaurant. The service was very good, the food was excellent and the presentation was nice. The appetizer we had was large enough for two and the dinner portions were generous. The place is not much to look at but the experience overall was good. You must bring your own wine... More

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Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Greek was salad was excellent along with the freshly made hummus. The only disappointing thing was that they were out of all the other items we wanted to order. I was told the tempura veggies are excellent, but they were out of them along with the spanikopita.

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