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“Great Value” 5 of 5 stars
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Kikis I
6170 Padre Island Hwy, Brownsville, TX
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Ranked #10 of 292 Restaurants in Brownsville
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: This gem is located just NE of the intersection of N Central Ave and E 14st street just outside the Brownsville Airport. The prices are very low, portions huge, lots of Mexican families here , the salsa and guacamole are to die for and all the platters are great (a little greasy but OK). It's a total dive decorated with posters from "lucha libre" wrestling sports icons. This may be the only "authentic" Mexican food you see on a trip to nearby South Padre Island. They have several other locations in the area.
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Description: This gem is located just NE of the intersection of N Central Ave and E 14st street just outside the Brownsville Airport. The prices are very low, portions huge, lots of Mexican families here , the salsa and guacamole are to die for and all the platters are great (a little greasy but OK). It's a total dive decorated with posters from "lucha libre" wrestling sports icons. This may be the only "authentic" Mexican food you see on a trip to nearby South Padre Island. They have several other locations in the area.
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

This place is small and very friendly. We had the beef fajitas and they were outstanding! The green sauce they bring in a bottle to the table was very hot! My husband loved it!! Prices are very reasonable. Will definitely eat here again.

    • 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
  • Any
English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“First time in brownsville and i searched for a place to eat and i found this place called "KIKIS" IT IS THE BEST, MEXICAN FOOD I”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

I just have to let, you guys know that this is now a new favorite place to go when i come down from Houston, guys trust me this place is cheap and worth every penny, waiters are nice i left hime 20$ tip because of how nice he was, this place made me feel like i was at home.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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brownsville, texas
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“best options”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

best option when you have uninvited guest. Call them and get your order in 30 min. at no extra charge. Simple, good food, fast and cheap. Don't really like the how the restaurant looks.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

This is a simple restaurant. Not many servers speak English, but that's okay. The service & food is excellent. This is authentic Mexican food. Very reasonably priced. We try to stop in as often as we can.

Visited September 2011
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Brownsville, Texas, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Great food, not so great atmosphere.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

The food is perfect. Their bistec tacos are totally legit, with searing fresh beef, fresh avocado, cilantro, and onions, and buttery good corn tortillas. They have amazing charro beans, and fresh lemonade to boot. 100% authentic mexican. the service is quick, and attentive, but you can often hear the staff arguing which really doesn't make for good atmosphere.

Visited April 2012
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