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Parrot Eyes Restaurant Bar & Water Sports

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5801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7635
+1 956-772-9040
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mahomet, Illinois
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On our first night on the island, we were starving and didn't even read reviews. We thought this looked good, so we stopped for supper, and we were right. It was fantastic! My two friends had burgers and couldn't stop raving about them. I had a salad that was really good as well, but I did want to go back... More 

Thank AWCGaya
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried this restaurant for the first time this visit. The view was fun as we sat outside. My daughter ordered a chicken sandwich with chips. The sandwich was average but the chips were stale. I ordered the fish tacos and was asked if I wanted to upgrade to a better fish taco so I agreed. I think I should have... More 

Thank S C
Kingsland, Texas
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100 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love quesadillas and I truly believe I just ate the best chicken fajita quesadilla ever. I'm 78 so have so have tasted a few. Come hungry. It's a filling ,great,meal!😃

1 Thank flybear36
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Service was excellent BUT disappointing seafood choices at a lunch price point. Choices were basket w/fries, no substitutes, of shrimp, fish or oysters, 1, 2, or all 3. Another turn-off was snotty signs dictating no. of individual checks, including the unnecesary statement, "You eat, You Pay". Definitely not on our return list or recommendation list. If not for our pleasant... More 

Thank Dennis N
Tioga, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Amazing restaurant that will cook the fish you just caught! We had them cook our sand trout and it was so good. All our food was great and the service was amazing.

1 Thank Linda C
Austin, Texas
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201 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Lots of nurger and fried-food selections but we managed to find fresh seafood. Wife had salad with shrimp and really enjoyed it. Oyster po' boy had lots of oyster and was not as bread-heavy as some places. Good service and reasonable prices.

Thank den979
myparroteyes, Owner at Parrot Eyes Restaurant Bar & Water Sports, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Come back soon! More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Good food great staff. We had dinner here twice and nothing was too much trouble for the staff who were happy to advise on places to visit etc Reasonable prices

Thank Wharfy
Donna, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Ate here on Monday, Columbus Day. The food and service was great, especially the Gumbo. Afterwards, we hung around outside and the kids enjoyed the parrots and the boat area. We saw a fishing charter come in with a good catch of Redfish. Enjoyed the view with several large cranes and a pelican.

1 Thank hillherbs
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

long time resident parrots reside on the covered deck, weekly live music inside, good fried shrimp and hamburgers

Thank Anne-GreenEyes
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

The restaurant opened late for lunch. When I finally was allowed inside, I felt like an unwelcome intruder. The food was average at best and the staff stood around the entire time talking loudly in Spanish. It was very disappointing because I had heard it was a good place to eat. Next time, I'll go next door to Ted's.

Thank Lucy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $45
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7635
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-772-9040

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