Not that good very greasy. Not worth your money. Place was clean and quite if that's all your looking for
We have an annual family reunion on the island every summer. Have tried almost all of the popular restaurants. The food quality, pricing and typical waits to be seated is not worth it. This year we tried La Jaiba....what a pleasant surprise! Food was fresh, portion size was better than most and price was more than fair. When the little... More
Very disappointing. Overcooked shrimp and scallops (very tiny scallops). Shrimp cocktail served with ketchup....seriously. Salad was not bad, for out of a bag. Fish was cooked properly and flaky, but since we hated the oysters, scallops, and wouldn't even try the raw oysters, it wasn't at all worth the price. The place is obviously old and run-down, which isn't usually... More
Owned and operated by a very seafood restaurant experienced family. The food is always great. I'll continue to go to La Jaiba for great seafood.
La Jaiba has long been one of Padre's most reliable seafood restaurants. It hasn't changed. On the basis of some of the negative reviews, it's clear to me it's we who have changed. For folks who need lots of TVs, videos, new theme decor, pizza and pasta, and the buzz, this is not your restaurant. But, if you want one... More
We LOVED it! Old school Texas Coast seafood restaurant. Unfortunately we were the only four folks in there, until another couple came in. The food was outstanding and better than Dirty Al’s, or Blackbeard’s. The waitresses were very friendly and food was served at the right time (they know how to serve you). I had the whole fried snapper which... More
Boring decor; in middle of island, so no view; mid to high priced; food uninspired. Supposedly known for being a long time family owned shrimp & snapper restaurant... but they need to update everything starting with the chef and the menu. Snapper or flounder was $20, bones and head included; stuffed shrimp or crab was very dry and boring for... More
We visited in the off season and it was very quiet - we were the only customers there outside a group of locals in the bar. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and prompt. No flashy decoration, no gimmics, just good food in a fairly basic menu of seafood standbys. Don't look for anything exotic on the... More
We travel to South Padre once a year, and we never miss eating here. The food is fresh and hot. Kind of like a 50's diner that specializes in seafood. Good, fast service, and reasonable prices. Nothing fancy, but that's what you want at the beach.
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