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“Decent Tex-Mex” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Senor Donkey

Senor Donkey
4215 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
(956) 761-1975
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Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
DFW
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Decent Tex-Mex”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

We ate here for lunch one day during our trip to SPI. The restaurant was not busy at all and we were promptly seated. Service was good, prompt and everything was correct

Food was tasty. Portion sizes were inconsistent My burrito was more than enough, but my son's enchiladas plate came with only two, which is one fewer than our normal Tex-Mex place back home. Kids meal plate was only one enchilada

Pricing was consistent with being on the Main Street in SPI, but not horrible. 3 adult dishes, one child dish and four soft drinks for $42 before tip.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Good breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We had breakfast with our friends this morning. There were 10 in our group. Food and service was good. Wide range to pcik from on menu. Reasonably priced.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Taste of Mexico”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

First time here and we all loved the food & drinks. Great Mexican seafood!! We also had the house margarita & piña colada and I recommend them both!!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Relaxing place to eat.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

This was a relaxing place to eat after a long day at the beach. Strawberry margarita and fajitas for two were good. Nice booths, staff was helpful and food is what it is. This place also has wifi which is a plus and Tv 's.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cleburne, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“YES! Good Eating at Big Donkey Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

My family and I ate here during our vacation stay on South Padre Island. We were worried when we walked in because you never know what you are going to get when you walk into a "Mexican" restaurant. (From previous experience we've learned that everyone's definition of "Mexican" food is different and we really like more of the Tex-Mex variety.) The food here was delicious! We had good service and dessert. I highly recommend eating here. In my opinion, and the opinion of my family members, this was the best restaurant on the island.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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