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Senor Donkey

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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4215 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7328
+1 956-761-1975
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Salford, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you want authentic, this is the place. Service was excellent, the surroundings are very typically Mexican. Food `hot`. Nice for a quick dinner before hitting the rest of South Padre Island, lots of people having familiy dinners and special occasion dinners. Really good atmosphere.

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Thank Livelygadabouts
Frisco, Texas
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We always stop in at Señor Donkey for our Mexican food fix while on the island. The beef fajitas are one of our favorites, and the margaritas are good, as well! Servers are friendly and attentive. Chips and salsa are yummy, too. Tasty meal and a good value.

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Thank Kim B
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015

It has been too long to remember exactly what I had. But what I remember is that it was very good food, and the staff was very nice.

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Thank Tykje
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Food and place was mediocre. Service was good. Fried shrimp was ok, fries were not good. Place did not seem very clean.

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Thank Lisa M
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2015

gave us fried biscuits ! and tried to tell us they where Sopapillas the Mexican Pastry lol ! The old mexican waitress was mad ! And I am Mexican ! you would think she would be nice to me and my family....but she was not ! Service around the island Sucks !

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Trophy Club
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2015

Food was good for Mexican food on the island. Service was fine just nothing over the top about this place.

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Thank Natweber25
Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2015

I enjoyed my experience at Senor Donkey. I thought the food was good and relatively affordable. Our waiter was sweet and very appreciated that we were kind. Seems that people were being particularly cruel that day. It is sad when someone who has never worked food or retail is that way. I see it all the time. I can't wait... More 

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Ogden, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2015

bland food - was not really what we was hoped for- service was fine but not excellent. Food was cool and atmosphere was so-so. would most likely go back.

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Thank mike c
Owasso, Oklahoma
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2015

Food was ok, not really impressed but maybe it was our fault for getting it to go....we ordered shrimp enchiladas, kids enchiladas and nachos...we didn't travel very far to our condo but by the time we sat down to eat the food it was room temp & disappointing..not much flavor or spices....will not choose this restaurant again...

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Thank H2OU
Rio Grande City, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2015

Good food & great service. The food was really good. The wait staff did a great job and was very helpful. The place was really clean and had a great family atmosphere.

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Thank James M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4215 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7328
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-1975

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