We were pleasantly surprised with our meal at Paulino's. The restaurant had a good review on Tripadvisor and so we decided to give it a try for dinner. Pulling up in the parking lot there not alot of cars which was unusual during our one week stay on South Padre. The atmosphere inside the restaurant was also suspect. The place is very plain inside with "plastic" the decor choice. However the food and service was very good. The older female server seemed Italian (always a good sign) and was pleasant and helpful. Most importantly the food was very good. My wife and grand daugher shared a small pizza as an appetizer. My wife though it was as good as the pizza she had had in Italy. My pasta was not overcooked a typical problem with pasta here in the US. All in all a really good meal at a family friendly price.
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