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Cafe Phoenix

229 Beach St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4322
361-749-9277
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Ranked #13 of 72 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
fort worth
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Gave a glowing review last year after dining on numerous occasions at their old location. Dined at their new location this summer and was very disappointed. Quaint atmosphere gone and great food is now average. Too bad. Port A lost their best restaurant.

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Italy
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311 reviews 311 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Cafe Phoenix is now called "The Phoenix." The food is good, but the prices are ridiculous! We all had an idea of what we would be eating . . . Mediterranean food with plenty of items for all 9 members of our group, but the on-line menu is NOT the menu we were given. Our waitress was very nice, but... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Tempura battered veggie appetizer is a must! I would also recommend the crab cake, either solo or as a meal. The new place is bigger and better than their old location. Full bar this time, they have a great area upstairs for cocktails. Service was polite and friendly, but not overbearing. The Phoenix has truly risen.

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Austin, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Cafe Phoenix, now called "The Phoenix" has moved to a much larger location with an expanded menu and 2 bars (inside and outside). Located at 337 N. Alister St. (361) 749-9277 and they now serve dinner. In early September, we were lucky enough to secure a reservation. Everything we tried was made to order and delicious. Service was a little... More

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New Braunfels, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I are here year round. Since Phoenix moved, we have tried to have dinner at their new location. Last time, no one would answer the door when many people were in the bar. This time I called for reservations... First a call back,we could come first serve for patio seating. Then a return call to our cell... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I don't know about you, but when I come to the beach I want to eat some fresh seafood. This was the second place we went to with a great decor but no fish plates on the menu. So we had a slice of coconut cream pie--which was fantastic and left. Don't come here if you are wanting to eat... More

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We really enjoyed the original small restaurant, have now dined twice at the new location and were disappointed. The seafood choices are limited and don't seem as fresh, plus portions are small. Just an average restaurant now.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Café Phoenix was not what we were expecting. We had been hearing how good their Gyro was. We read the menu on Trip Advisor listing Gyro and Humus and decided to go on a Saturday night. We were looking forward to Humus and a Gyro. We were truly surprised when we were asked if we had a reservation. First clue... More

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Ocala, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Food was average at best. Nothing to compliment,except the wonderful coconut cream pie. Just forget the entree and get the pie. Service was good.

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Austin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Our first experience with Phoenix's new location was good. Overall, we were pleased with our food and with the ambiance. We sat outside so we could enjoy the breeze and live music. However, we were not impressed with our server. We waited at least a half hour for two appetizers. The dinner salad came out at the same time? Then... More

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