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“A nice place that's not ordinary” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Parrot Eyes Restaurant Bar & Water Sports

Parrot Eyes Restaurant Bar & Water Sports
5801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7635
956-772-9040
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Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Mexican, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Sparta
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A nice place that's not ordinary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Visiting relatives, and they took us to see Padre Island. Stopped here for drinks and chips. Rene Davis is an Elvis impersonator, and sings Wed. and Friday nights. We were there on Wed. at 5. Very good voice. Very friendly waitress. Wait staff is all young, and wear bright red or blue tee shirts. In addition to the restaurant and bar, they have a pool table, arcade games, a live parrot, kayak rental and parasailing. Prices very good.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
South Padre Island, Texas
1 review
“Dime a Dozen”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We had been warned that the food and service was subpar, but we went to see for ourselves. It was just that SUBPAR. Don't order the Mexican Platter, not sure what was on there, but we had to ask for salsa and sour cream, we never did get the sour cream. Also ordered the Fried Fish Platter, fish was good and hot, fries were at best room temperature and the salad was terrible. The lettuce and cucumber had been frozen at some point; the plate was full of water. I ordered French and blue cheese dressing; when the waiter brought the salad he said they didn't have any French dressing. How in the world do you not have French dressing? We spend 3 months a year on SPI and go out to eat a lot with a lot of people, we will not be returning to this place. Much better places on the island, check them out before you spend your money here.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas, United States
2 reviews
“Best Birthday Ever! Thanks Parrot Eyes!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My girlfriends and I went for my B day, We only stopped to inquire about parasailing and wound up staying all day!! we started with some drinks and met Capt. Eli.(thanks for everything Capt Eli) It was a beautiful day and we took our ice chest and went on their pontoon boat. Listening to music all the way down the island we stopped at a couple of bars and I had my birthday shots!! We went parasailing right after we got back. That was the best! Took Lots of pictures. Then had a great dinner. They even gave me a little jet ski ride! This is the least I cold do for you guys!! I used to be a server and It's bad how out of thousands of happy customers mostly only the ones that are in bad moods are the ones that take the time to write some bad reviews. It's sick!! Anyway thanks for the best b day I have ever had, hopefully we can come down this summer!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Pleasant Afternoon Lunch Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

It was a good place to hang out for a late afternoon snack on the patio. Only down side were tables of smokers...but I know that is our problem. Food was good. Beer special was $1.75...really good. Nice view. Good staff.

Visited February 2013
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WI
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“We enjoyed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

This was close to our vacation rental so we dropped in often, the servers and bartender Servando were very friendly, we like to have a drink a the bar before eating and always appreciate a friendly engaging staff. If it was a nice sunny warm day we liked to sit on the deck and watch the fisherman come in and all the pelicans waiting for scraps. Some of the food we tried was the fish tacos, fried fish & shrimp, crabcakes, & shrimp cocktail, the food was just as good and sometimes way better then anywhere else we tried on the island and we made an effort to try as many places as possible! Very good bloody Marys!

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