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Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort

3616 Gulf Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597
956-761-2703
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $38
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Dallas, Texas
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Love coming to this restaurant every time we visit South Padre. Great location on the beach, and they have the best Oysters Rockefeller in town. We get them with every meal. Wait staff is very professional and accommodating. Wine list is small but excellent. You will probably have to wait for a table in the summer, but it's worth it!

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Dallas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a charming open air cafe at the back of a old motel that has been updated. We loved so much we went two days in a row. The homemade potato chips are amazing, the fish tacos fantastic. The fried seafood fresh and not too greasy.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were seated at 11:04 AM, breakfast is served until 11:00. I asked immediately before she even left table asking if I could still order breakfast as I had my heart and stomach set on Eggs Benedict which I heard were great from here. Response was sorry, we already took a lunch order so we can't, no let me check... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Right on the beach, great people, sit outside under covered patio, and cheap afternoon appetizers...quesadilla under $5. Great with the Shiner Bock dark beer. Kinda hidden away, have to look for it, but worth it

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tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

We're so happy you enjoyed your visit to our Café! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. It sure makes us feel good to see a happy customer! Now we need to get you back to enjoy breakfast at our Café! Thanks again! Theresa More

Texas
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My family and I enjoy eating at this establishment whenever we visit the island. The restaurant area is nestled at the end of the motor hotel just over looking the beach area. We have had breakfast and brunches many times here and they seem to be quite consistent with their food. Their breakfasts are well served and quite tasty. Their... More

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tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give feedback. I'm delighted you had such a pleasant experience. I took to-heart your comment about cool air. We did add additional fans this year to generate more air movement. We'll investigate other options for ways to dissipate heat from the air we're moving. We know we can't air condition an... More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Hard to find this place.. Although there is a sign you can visibly see while driving on the road, finding the actual café was rather difficult. We had to go into the office to ask where it was, and found it was only accessible via the gate to the pool?? Weird, but nevertheless we proceeded. The server(s) seemed like they... More

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tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

I'm so sorry you didn't have a better experience when you visited our Café. I have attempted to respond to your concerns here, but I'll also reach out directly to you for more input that may help us improve future service and overall guest experiences. First - you are correct that our little Café is tucked away on the "beach... More

Austin, Texas
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and both ordered top shelf margaritas and the bartender made them just right! I ordered the grilled red snapper sandwich and highly recommend it. My husband had the cheeseburger - he liked it. A definite must if you are on the island!

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tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the favorable feedback! I'm delighted you enjoyed our top shelf margaritas, as well as the snapper sandwich and the cheeseburger (two of my favorites!!). We look forward to your return! Thank you, Theresa More

Salida
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Wonderful view with a bit of a breeze in the later afternoon. Our glasses were never empty. The blackened shrimp tacos were good and the hamburger was ok. But the atmosphere was great and we would go back.

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tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback! We love to hear from our customers. I am so happy you enjoyed the shrimp tacos (they are yummy!!), but I was surprised (and disappointed) that you weren't as delighted with the cheeseburger. We usually get very good reviews on our burger. We want to learn and improve, so I'm hoping... More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The restaurant had the chance of being better than average, but the woman who waited on us ruined this chance. After a one hour wait we asked for chips and salsa as a appetizer, but after 20 mins with zero visits to our table, we lost our patience at this point. IT's CHIPS AND SALSA. Instead she decided to bring... More

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tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

I am so sorry we disappointed you during your recent visit to our Café. We were able to identify who your server was and discuss this with her. There is no excuse for what happened, but I would like to explain and share with you what we've done as a result of your feedback. We were very busy that day... More

Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We visit the Palms EVERY time we visit SPI. They have excellent Migas and the Eggs Benedict are to die for. We went back for Margaritas and appetizers - you cannot beat the view!

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tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much! I'm delighted you enjoyed breakfast and that you came back for libations later in the day! We love hearing from our customers. We know we're not perfect, but reviews like this make all of us feel good about getting it right most of the time! We look forward to seeing you next time you're on the... More

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