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Zeste Cafe & Market - CLOSED

3508 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
956-761-5555
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Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mediterranean, Seafood, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Description: Food from around the world made from scratch. Seafood, poultry, meats, lots of veggies, homemade soups & salad dressings, sandwiches, great desserts, gourmet coffee. Lots of vegetarian, vegan and Gluten Free options. Fine wines, imported & craft beer, setups available. Also, chef prepared foods to go, cheeses, crackers, artisan breads, spreads & dips, sauces and more. Serving dinner from 4:30-9:00 Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 Friday & Saturday nights.

102 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cedar Crest, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I've been here more than a dozen times over the past five years. Most people overrate restaurants. I don't. As an example, I would give most chain restaurants like Outback or Macaroni Grill a three star rating--average. Worth going to, but nothing special. There are no five star restaurants on SPI. There are no four star restaurants on SPI, although... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

The food here was wonderful in quality. The portions were very small, so plan on ordering multiple "tapas," which apparently is an appetizer. Everything on the menu is an appetizer, except for the rack of lamb. I ordered the hummus, Thai shrimp, and creamed spinach. The shrimp was excellent, but the hummus was rather bland. Spinach was good. My husband... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have enjoyed Tapas in in 11 Countries and Dozens of Cities and Zeste Café ranks in the top 3 of my experience (the other 2 are in DC and Cabo). The selection is excellent, the menu is very well presented by food types, the service was outstanding and the food.... well, it's all about the food and the food... More

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Austin, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Obviously the chef and staff here love food. That affection comes through in every dish we tried. We were there for a Fri night and had the tapas and sangria. The key lime pie was delicious! It was nice to go to a place in South Padre where the food was delicious and the prices fair. The atmosphere was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We are gluten free, and my son is dairy free. The chef actually came out to talk to my son about how his food could be prepared! They happily answered questions and were willing to work with us. The tapas were excellent, and my mother-in-law had a large plate with shrimp and grits that she thought was fantastic. The crab... More

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South Padre Island, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This is a really fun place to eat on South Padre Island. The food is great and it is lots of fun sharing many different small plates.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We have been coming here for years and the food is top notch! The owners are always friendly and helpful! They have a great wine selection at prices that won't break the bank. Their tapas and big dishes are made from scratch and are 5- star restaurant quality. Service is great and atmosphere is relaxing. A must visit when at... More

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Galveston
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The food is great, the presentation is lovely, and the wine is good!! The people are very friendly - we really enjoyed going there - you should, too.

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The hummus and sauces at Zeste is delicious! We enjoyed hummus plate, with a large portion of warm fluffy pitta bread, gulf shrimp in ajtzar sauce -- the roaste red bell pepper sauce is so fragrant, the wonderfully sliced lamb sausage along with other tapa dishes. It was a very enjoyable meal. My favorite was the sangria, refreshing after 6... More

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College Station, Texas, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Every year on our summer trip to Padre, it is tradition to have tapas at Zeste on one of our last nights on the island and we are never disappointed! Whether we are a group of 6 or 12, there is something for everyone and the service is outstanding! In fact, we have had the same wonderful waitress for the... More

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