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El Papa's

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814 S Garcia St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4301
(956) 943-7133
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Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We have dined here four times. Once on a Wednesday and had the all you can eat Mexican and three times on Friday for the all you can eat shrimp. We usually come with friends and sometimes the guys will keep track of the shrimp each one eats. When the first plate of food arrives there are a bunch of... More 

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Thank dvandrv
Michigan
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is just a great place to eat if you like Mexican food at a fair price, and the service is always great.

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Thank rob c
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The food at El Papa's is very good; fresh and homemade Tex-Mex! The guacamole for $3.50 is an insanely great price and delicious. Service is mediocre, but I'm willing to overlook it because of the food and prices. (3.99 for breakfast and 5.99-6.99 for a lunch special)

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Thank Lil3120
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Ate breakfast here every morning that we stayed on south padre island. It was well worth the drive. Awesome tortillas. It was all good. Can't wait to go back for wed night. Attention Mexican food restaurants....take lessons here.

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Thank Debbie S
South Beloit, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Nice clean restaurant with plenty of seating. Off the main drag approximately a 1/2 mile. You might need your gps. Staff was very friendly and efficient. I ate the all you can eat Mexican plate only offered on Wednesday evenings for $8.99. Served with Spanish rice, refried beans, two enchiladas, two very small tacos and a chilupa. Chips and salsa... More 

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Thank 863dan
Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

We were looking for a local place to eat and found some reviews on El Papa's. Reviews said good food at a good price. Our experience was that and more. Good friendly service and the salsa is the best in the area.

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Thank Arlan H
Indiana
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

I have only been for lunch. The food tasted good and was cheap. Nothing fancy. A lot of locals eat here. The charro beans are delicious.

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Thank gregorybald
Port Isabel, Texas
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If I don't know what I want to eat, I hit Papa's. They always have something to satisfy your hunger. Specials daily and a full menu. Close to home and just like family!!

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Thank rcoffman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Were looking for something new and we found it. Good mexican food and great environment. Must pass if ur in town

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San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Authentic Mexican Food! The tacos were huge and delish! The people were all friendly and responded quickly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 814 S Garcia St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4301
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Isabel
  • Phone Number: (956) 943-7133

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?