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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
- Aug 23, 2014
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Houston, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Service was bad. Should have known something was wrong when we were the only one there during the lunch hour. The seafood was not fresh and over cooked so it was chewy and nasty greasy. I smelled the grease as they put my plate down. My kids ordered burgers and the meat didn't look like ground beef. In addition, it... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
158 helpful votes 158 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
Senior Contributor
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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