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The Chef House Restaurant

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Mexican, International
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1500 Gulf Blvd, Next to Padre South Hotel, South Padre Island, TX 78597
+1 956-433-5431
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 55
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
View is incredible, food is pretty good too.

This restaurant features a view of the Gulf that is just incredible...right on the beach. Gorgeous. I order grilled salmon and it was cooked perfectly and served with this wonderful vegetable concussion with beets and other fresh crispy veggies. Wait staff was attentive and my meal was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Diane M
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Austin
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Austin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant features a view of the Gulf that is just incredible...right on the beach. Gorgeous. I order grilled salmon and it was cooked perfectly and served with this wonderful vegetable concussion with beets and other fresh crispy veggies. Wait staff was attentive and my meal was surprisingly affordable considering the view. I will go again!

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Katy, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant came very highly recommended. From the very beginning I was disappointed walked in to find the waitstaff off to themselves and not there to greet us. Drinks were water down and food just did not impress.

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Verden, Oklahoma
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Chef House is one of my favorite restaurants on the island. The price of their meals provide more than expected for the money. Not only is the wonderful food, the presentation is superb! The dining area floor is in tiers and provides a quaint quiet sitting overlooking sand dunes and a small glimpse of the gulf. I eat the several... More 

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Belton, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Couldn't find anyone working there to wait on us. We were the only customers. Waitress poured coffee into a dirty cup & served it to my husband. The "ham" was a square, thin piece of chopped ham lunchmeat. Poor service & quality.

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Minnesota
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

The bar upstairs has an amazing view of the ocean. Drinks are well poured and are $5 not during happy hour, less if we had been earlier. Then we went downstairs to eat. I did not see an elevator, so must be able to do stairs. Can spend your entire time downstairs if you would like. The enchiladas were very... More 

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minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

nice menu, lots of choices, and breakfast (american or mexican) served until 3pm!!! prices reasonable, service good. had chicken chilaquiles, chicken tenders, french toast, and a regular american breakfast on different days, and all were very good. complimentary tortilla chips and salsa served always.

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Good, solid and inexpensive Mexican breakfast on a late Sunday morning. Expect the southern way - slow, but worth the wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Really enjoyed the food and ocean view here! The tomatillo avocado sauce was especially delicious. The service was very good and everyone was really friendly. Our waitress Sandy was great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I look forward to eating here every chance I get! Esmeralda and her team are always so friendly and remember us every year. My favorite dish is the huevos au gratin with the tomatillo salsa. Yumm!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had a great brunch. Service was great and waitress gave great recommendations because our food was excellent. We definitely plan on coming back here again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1500 Gulf Blvd, Next to Padre South Hotel, South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-433-5431

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mexican, International

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