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Parrot Eyes Restaurant Bar & Water Sports

Mexican, American, Seafood
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5801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7635
956-772-9040
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch.

Food was very good. Large portions and reasonable prices. Staff very friendly. But gratuity is automatically included if you have a group of 6 or more.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
buckeyefan60
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Covington, Ohio
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Urbana, Illinois
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We loved Parrot Eyes last year but this year... Maybe the cook changed... In any case, the fish and steak were over done to the point of dryness, and the wait staff was far less attentive than in the past. Hope they can turn it around but right now there are better places to go.

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Covington, Ohio
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Food was very good. Large portions and reasonable prices. Staff very friendly. But gratuity is automatically included if you have a group of 6 or more.

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Katy, Texas
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78 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Food was just ok, over priced, we were rushed to eat up and get out as the place was closing at 9pm. Very expensive margaritas, the wait staff were just ok and we were not overly pleased that they added an additional wopping 18% to our bill because we were a group size of over 6 (our 7th person was... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We come to SPI every year. Every year we go to Parrot Eyes so the kids can see the parrots. Every year we regret it. The food is really awful. I tried the shrimp salad, and there was nothing identifiable in it except mayonnaise. No one else in our group had better luck. Don't do it.

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South Padre Island, Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The service was absolutely horrible! I ordered the shrimp salad and it had way too much mayonnaise. I don't think I will be going back in there again. It certainly is not what it used to be.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Out of all the top rated on the island this was my favorite. Went to go fishing with Capt. Mark Guillot stayed for lunch,service was fast friendly best Fish Tacos of the trip. Went back for dinner later that week to cook our catch Best Night of the trip.

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neverneverland
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Not as great as when we were here before, food wise or service wise. Truly disappointed because I was expecting to be blown away, and it was just okay, at best.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Horrible food - portions were skimpy - service was mediocre at best! Don't waste your time or your money.

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DALLAS TEXAS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The name caught our eye as it sounded tropical.We wanted a light lunch so ordered Shrimp po boys.The waitress was not at all friendly and the service she gave was not up to par.She seemed in a hurry to clear our table and my husband was not done eating.As he was trying to finish up he became light headed and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We ate here twice during our stay. Food is great and staff is very nice. Had fish tacos and they are fabulous. Of course fried pickles. On second trip here, they cooked up some fish we caught! Can't get fresher than that!!! This is a fun place and highly recommend. Oh and get their signature drink.... Parrot Eyes Paralyzer ;)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7635
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: 956-772-9040

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?