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La Jaiba Seafood Restaurant

2001 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
(956) 761-9878
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Cuisines: Seafood
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2014
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English first
Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Terrible service, horrible foods cooked from frozen, dirty old place, rock in the water, prices not worth it, the waitresses had a face as if they don't want to serve their customers.

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Texas,USA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The service was attentive, but the seafood tasted like it came out of the frozen food aisle at HEB...but then again, HEB has good products. I felt like I paid $30 to eat frozen fish sticks. I genuinely wanted to like this place, but I could find no redemption in the food. I would suggest improving the technique in which... More

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Blanca, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Not that good very greasy. Not worth your money. Place was clean and quite if that's all your looking for

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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

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

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Austin, Texas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

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

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Brownsville, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

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.

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Austin, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

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

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austin
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

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

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Zillah, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012 via mobile

Food here was excellent, w/ average menu prices. Great atmosphere, excellent service/staff. Will return again!

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ZEPHYR COVE, NV
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2010

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

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