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All 79 South Padre Island Restaurants

Senor Donkey

4215 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
(956) 761-1975
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Dallas, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I had the beef tacos with extra fresh jalapenos with a Dos Equis beer and it sure was tasty. The salsa was just right and they served warm chips at the table when we set down. The service was good and the price was reasonable.

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Moline, Illinois
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were looking for a fun location for dinner and definitely found it! The atmosphere was vibrant and there was no shortage of tvs to watch your favorite team. The service was superb and reasonably priced!

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Just so-so. On the good side, chips are good and super crispy, service friendly and attentive. Huge margaritas. I ordered the dish I always get at a Mexican restaurant, chicken chile rellenos , but could not finish. Meal served at lukewarm temperature, refried beans already had cooled. Shredded chicken had an off flavor, perhaps marinaded in a smokey BBQ sauce,... More

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West
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you are craving authentic Mexican food, try Senor Donkey . The atmosphere is great, the food is amazing and the margaritas are stout.😊

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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Very good Mexican. Large portions and I wished I could've taken home my leftovers, but left town too soon. Unfortunately, margaritas were watered down.

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Lorena, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

One of our favorite places to eat on the Island! Food is always great, service is good, never have to wait. They have a Seafood Botana that feeds the whole family. I usually go for my favorite when we go there though, I Luv the Mexican Taquitos! They are soooooo good! Definitely a must if you want Mexican food.

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McAllen, Texas, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We gave this place another shot after they were given the worst cleanliness rating on the island. Hence the name change. They screwed up our orders and could not seem to get the fact that we like our drinks filled when they were empty. Then to top it off I get sick from the food. Nothing like riding home on... More

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Edinburg, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Nice comfortable place, good food, complimentary chips and salsa. We go often. Kids seem to enjoy and request this place.

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is one of "Dirty Al's" places, and I think they've all gone down hill since they expanded into multiple other restaurants. The best thing is the fried shrimp, as that is a DA staple. However, since this is a Mexican restaurant, I would have liked to see better Mexican/Tex-Mex food. The salsa is bland and the queso just awful.... More

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Boerne, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

29 August 2014 Friday evening - This has been our 20th year visiting the island and have been multiple times at this restaurant in the past years since it opened, and typically had terrific food and service. Definitely some issue in kitchen with orchestration of food. One in group had a very delayed meal, as if his order was forgotten.... More

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