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Cap'n Roy's

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Mexican, American, Seafood
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1313 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
(956) 761-9990
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 190
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    Very good
  • 53
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  • 9
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great tacos good service

Excellent tacos and good service at reasonable prices. Good atmosphere and service. On vacation and wanted some Mexican food and it was great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Scott M
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Bedford, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My family was looking for a seafood restaurant that was affordable. Found this place online and viewed the menu. By far the cheapest seafood restaurant on the island. When we got there that evening, the owner greeted us outside the door. He was super friendly and down to earth. The place was packed full of people, good sign that the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent tacos and good service at reasonable prices. Good atmosphere and service. On vacation and wanted some Mexican food and it was great.

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Round Rock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I really enjoy this restaurant. You have the choice between gret mexican food and fresh sea food. We have tried many dishes here and they were all great at a very low price! It is one of the only good and fresh restaurants in South Padre!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Their service was just amazing ! Very nice & attentive to us :) We are on vacation and trying a different place every night & So far this is the best service & food ! Thanks for great experience.... A must try !!

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Rio Grande City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Best place to eat affordably. They have excellent sea food platters and the best Mexican Food locally. A must @ SPI!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Exceptional food and service. Most definitely became one of our favorite places to eat on island. We will be back for sure! !

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South Padre Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nice menu with a variety of types of food. Wait staff is good, and food is always good! If you have a problem, all you have to do is make the staff aware of it and it will be taken care of. Very friendly environment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Hands down - this is the BEST on the island! Worth waiting for if you go when it's busy. The camarones diablos are just amazing and always delicious. Great service. The fumi salad is so good. If you go at dinner you can chat with the owner - what a nice guy! Highly highly recommend!!!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Looked at reviews so thought we would go. Place was packed so we thought yay!!!! Negative: Food was disappointing. Oysters flat and hard with no taste, shrimp hard no taste, calamari hard and tasted like batter (I took off batter to taste the calamari), all were covered in way too much batter and cold on the inside. Food seemed like... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Cap'n Roy's is excellent. Small, casual restaurant, seating about 75 people, serving some of the best seafood and Mexican food on the island. The Guacavechi is so delicious I had to come back 2x this week for more. If you're fortunate enough to be here when Cap'n Roy is here, you are fortunate, indeed. He's the charming "chief cook and... More 

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Additional Information about Cap'n Roy's

Address: 1313 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: (956) 761-9990
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1313 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: (956) 761-9990

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?