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Isabel's Cafe

State Highway 100 And Port Rd, Port Isabel, TX 78578
956-943-5082
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Ranked #8 of 41 Restaurants in Port Isabel
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Huffman, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Whenever we visit South Padre Island every fall we have to have breakfast nearly every morning at Isabel's café. It is authentic, casual, friendly and just plain good. Laura Bush has even given it high praise. You might think when you walk in that they could update a little but personally I think that just adds to the charm. This... More

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Galion, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Not fancy by any stretch of the imagination but real nice people, good Mexican food and American as well as super breakfast.Prices are great. Don't miss this one. Sometimes it's hard to find a parking spot but worth the effort.

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South Padre Island, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Inexpensive, authentic and delicious. Family run and very friendly, I love taking my parents there for lunch. One of the best Mexican food restaurants in Port Isabel!

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Edinburg, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I live an hour away from Isabel's Cafe and my husband and I drive here every weekend for breakfast. Being that they serve breakfast all hours if the day, we enjoy a late brunch here on Saturdays. Very good prices and the best breakfast tacos around. The lunch plates are fairly inexpensive but the portions are small. But the breakfast... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I'm a local and live only a few miles away. We eat at Isabel's for breakfast almost every weekend, at least once. Try their Con Todo tacos , and if your adventurousness try them smothered in chili and cheese!! Carne Guisada is awesome also!!! Don't miss it!

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Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We heard rave reviews, but we're confused. The food was alright, but nothing special. A lot of simple breakfast foods. We can make those ourselves. The Mexican food we tried we've had better. Overpriced for what it is. Service was fine. Restaurant is cramped but clean.

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Friendship
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This a very good restaurant. Came for lunch and had very tasty food. Price was good and the setting was clean and inviting. But the food at Manuel's just up the road is much better. No line at Isabel's but a 45 minute wait with a constant stream in. You can't go wrong with Isabel's but skip and head to... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Small non descript restaurant but looks are deceiving since the food is fantastic. We had the combo lunch of enchilada, taco and burrito with rice and beans. We will definitely go back for more!!

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South Padre Island, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Right near the Walmart. Solid breakfast, early opening at 6am, and a diner feel to the place. They take credit cards.

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Iowa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

We have a house on the Island and eat at Isabel's often. For breakfast, the migas are very good. For lunch I get the contodo, with chili and cheese. The prices are extremely reasonable. We eat at Isabel's more often than any other restaurant in the area.

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