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La Jaiba Seafood Restaurant

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2001 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
(956) 761-9878
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This restaurant is now named Oyster Bar. I grew up eating at this seafood restaurant. They have a location in Brownsville Tx that my family and I would go eat at. It is still as delicious as I remember it growing up. I always get their fried shrimp it is so good even down to the side salad is the... More 

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Thank Verrol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch and was very welcoming, adorable space well decored, my order was absolutly delicious and well prepared, the staff was very friendly, will came back again

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Brighton, Colorado, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We've been going to this restaurant since 1970 and love it for family dining. Mainly deep fried shrimp is my favorite and they have a captains feast plate that has a little of everything plus more.

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Thank Larry B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Went here for lunch and order the sampler which was for $20. The sampler included a variety of shrimp, fish, and oysters. The deep fried oyster had a funky taste to it and their water tasted really funky. It wasn't as good as how all the other reviews had it.

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Thank Luke V
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

This place reminds of the fish houses I used to go to with my Grandpa as a child. Really neat fisherman themed decor. The menu is fairly small, but I wasn't worried because that usually means they know what they are doing on the few items they have. The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't good. I had the crab... More 

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Thank Scott B
San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great food, drinks, service and reasonable prices. This place also offers a full bar; highly recommend the Long Island Ice Tea.

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Thank Victoria B
Clovis, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Service was great, very friendly people. Food was good and although there wasn't a huge choice on the menu, the food we ate was delicious and well cooked. Might eat here again.

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Thank miskers1984
Colo. Spgs.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The service was good and the people were very nice, but some of the food tasted a little off. I am not sure why. It did not seem very fresh and compared to other places we ate at it would probably be at the bottom of my list as far as food quality goes. With the other options and the... More 

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Thank mosqrd
Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is not the newest, shiniest place you will ever visit. It has been located on South Padre Island in the same building for over 30 years. But the people are friendly, and the fish and shrimp are very good, some of the best on the island in my opinion. I have eaten there many times over the years since... More 

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Thank Don N
Deming, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Saw this place the first evening we were on the Island before asking anyone. We later asked and the local opinion confirmed our feelings. Food was poor, service surly and it became a joke whenever anyone asked "Where are we eating tonight."

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2001 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: (956) 761-9878

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