We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cap'n Roy's

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1313 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
(956) 761-9990
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 374 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 169
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
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
Pleasantly surprised!

No frills here. Very good quality seafood at an affordable price. Especially enjoyed the shrimp tacos and grilled shrimp basket.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Jeb J
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
Add Photo Write a Review

374 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Omaha
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Seemed to be a lot of locals, and a little disorganized. More like going to someone's home and sitting in their kitchen,

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Recommended to this place by a local and boy was it good! Very authentic and fresh food! The fish tacos hit the spot and the homemade tortillas are very good! Love this spot!!! Will be back!

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Servers need to put attention to their customers, really bad experience in this restaurant, came here by recommendation and was totally wrong, good, great food but poor really poor and bad service

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

No frills here. Very good quality seafood at an affordable price. Especially enjoyed the shrimp tacos and grilled shrimp basket.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pueblo West, Colorado
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I had the shrimp tacos with charro beans and there were great. Fresh and flavorful. Will return when I visit SPI. Service solid

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

This was our favorite place on the island. I had an excellent seafood soup which was more than ample for dinner. My friend had excellent shrimp fajitas served with different sides. Nice homey place with fish decor. Very good service. Easy access on the island.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Verden, Oklahoma
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Wonderful fish tacos!... .I'll be going back next year.. My one and only complaint was the fast beat.music was too load. Although, when I asked them to lower the volume, they gladly did so.I would say this restaurant is tops for flavor and service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Not much ambiance, but staff are friendly enough (I wouldn't say "reel friendly" like their sign says), and the Mexican food is good for the price. The place was not at all busy when we went for dinner, after not being able to get in at Kelly's. Not sure what that says about Cap'n Roy's!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had their seafood soup and their grilled shrimp. The service and the meal was very good. Quiet atmosphere in smaller sized dining room. We enjoyed our visit here.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My wife had great stuffed shrimp, but I chose chicken enchiladas and they were delicious. Not much ambience, but good food and services for an affordable price.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Cap'n Roy's also viewed

South Padre Island, Texas Gulf Coast
South Padre Island, Texas Gulf Coast
 
South Padre Island, Texas Gulf Coast
South Padre Island, Texas Gulf Coast
 

Been to Cap'n Roy's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cap'n Roy's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?