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La Barataria

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3500 Island Moorings Pkwy, Port Aransas, TX 78373 (State Highway 361)
Port Aransas / Mustang Island offers a free trolley. Island Moorings Yacht Club and Marina and La Barataria are on the free trolley route. La Barataria offers pick-up service from Mustang Municipal Airport and Newport Dunes and Golf Club.
361-749-2212
Tuesday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Fri 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 51
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    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pleasantly surprised!

It's a small place and when we walked in there was no one else inside which always scares me. The place is decorated in an interesting style - I was a little surprised to see that towels were used as table cloths and napkins. Other than that everything was great!!! I enjoy trying new stuff that's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Natasatx
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Texas
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Texas
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It's a small place and when we walked in there was no one else inside which always scares me. The place is decorated in an interesting style - I was a little surprised to see that towels were used as table cloths and napkins. Other than that everything was great!!! I enjoy trying new stuff that's made with some sense... More 

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Whenever my son and I are on the island, we do not miss a trip to the Island Moorings Marina and La Barataria Restaurant. In the summer it's fun to sit outdoors amongst the palm trees and sip a cool watermelon drink, eating their outrageously delicious garlic bread, while the meal is being prepared. A little pricey, but worth at... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Not a large place but located in an upscale area. Excellent food, friendly service, Perfect for couples, old friends having dinner or sitting at the bar as a party of one!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

You rarely find such an exceptional meal. To start the meal we had escargot with blue cheese. It was beautifully served and simply divine. I had the duck special which was perfectly prepared. My husband had the veal special and was delighted. The cheese plate for dessert had wonderful fruit, and chocolate was a nice compliment. Our server, Sharon, suggested... More 

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San Angelo
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Husband ordered the Eggs Benedict with the Lobster Cake. I ordered the Eggs Florentine with the Lobster Mashed Potatoes. A very generous portion of food - we could have shared 1 plate instead. Mine had "Bacon Bits" which was probably 4-5 pieces of bacon chopped into smaller pieces. Mimosa and Bloody Mary's were great. Service was unremarkable. A view of... More 

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galveston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Where does the restaurant management get their waitress staff? most likely from some Trailer park. This large women had zero class when it came to professionalism. She should go back to waiting in Dennys. Example: When a big flies in your $9.00 wine they should replace it not matter how much or little is left in your glass, no she... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Last week my nine dining companions and I were served multiple courses with wine pairings at La Barataria. Having often experienced fine dining in my hometown of Charleston SC, I was surprised to find a comparable restaurant in, of all places, Aransas Pass. This was a dinner that had been a silent auction offering at a charity event for the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Loved the food and an excellent menu. Has a lot to choose from and the staff is friendly and helpful. When I return to Port Aransas, I will definitely eat here.

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We dined at La Barataria for the first time in early September after reading some great reviews on Trip Advisor. Must admit, the food was very good however we had an unpleasant and uncomfortable experience and won't return. We were seated by one waitress who told us she would be our waiter. Another waitress came to our table to take... More 

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Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I come to Port Aransas two or three times a year and am always on the lookout for a new restaurant I haven't tried. I would never have found this place if not for Trip Advisor, as it is not on any of the main streets and the signage off the highway is very small. In fact, even though I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3500 Island Moorings Pkwy, Port Aransas, TX 78373
    (State Highway 361)
  • Public Transportation: Port Aransas / Mustang Island offers a free trolley. Island Moorings Yacht Club and Marina and La Barataria are on the free trolley route. La Barataria offers pick-up service from Mustang Municipal Airport and Newport Dunes and Golf Club.
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361-749-2212

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?