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“Retro seafood diner with terrific food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Jaiba Seafood Restaurant

La Jaiba Seafood Restaurant
2001 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
(956) 761-9878
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Harris County, Tx
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Retro seafood diner with terrific food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2009

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 menu but if you're looking for a nice traditional seafood meal without a lot of noise, this may be your place.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Antonio
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Terrific seafood!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2009

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.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Austin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Locals go there”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2009

This restaurant has been on SPI for years. It is one of the more reasonably priced seafood restaurants on SPI. The decor hasn't been updated in years, but it is now back in style... ala "sea side funky"

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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