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Cap'n Roy's

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1313 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6723
(956) 761-9990
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food Good service Give them a try Good prices Best pinto beans you will find.. Good fish tacos Clean little mom and pop type Restaurant Iced tea a little less than desirable for me

Thank Tim A
South Padre Island, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Please post your restaurant specials and announcements on the new island page "SPI Foodies" to reach more customers!

Thank mdelg62
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always heard good things about this place, but I have to say it was average. The shrimp portions were small as they try to put so many fries to cover the plate. The shrimp breading was not very tasty. Overall, nothing to brag about in my dining book. Servers were polite. Will not return.

Thank TexasTravelertx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got referred here by the locals as the best fish tacos in the area. The waitress however said the shrimp tacos were even better...SO true!! Casual atmosphere and kid friendly. For sure a great option.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Capt. Roy’s for lunch recently and was disappointed after numerous recommendations from friends. Although the restaurant is small, it offers a good selection of menu items but they only offer beer and wine – no liquor drinks such as margaritas. I selected the Enchilada Plate and my husband had the Fish Tacos. However, the Charro beans were not... More 

Thank TexasDivers
South Padre Island, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there our first night on the island, and they set the bar really high. We tried other Restaraunts on the island to get a variety and none were as good or fairly priced. everything tasted fresh, nice batter on shrimp and oysters. The Fumi salad was excellent.

Thank RoundRockNinja
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fried shrimp was excellent. Beef enchiladas were also very good. Great food and our waiter was great.

Thank Debbie G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't let the small size fool you, this is one of the better eats on the island. Good seafood at a reasonable price. Really good mexican food. We live on the island and this is our favorite.

Thank Onthebeachgene
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This establishment was pretty decent. Not super great, but satisfying. I enjoyed their salsa quite a bit.

Thank Miranda G
Cedar Park, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a relatively small restaurant specializing in seafood. There are many seafood restaurants on the island, but this one is the best quality for the price. It is a favorite with locals, and Cap'n Roy is usually present, visiting with his friends and patrons. He often plays a CD of his own delta blues pickings instead of any commercial... More 

Thank Txshrink68

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1313 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6723
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: (956) 761-9990

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?