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Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill

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5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7440
+1 956-761-7600
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“fries” (48 reviews)
“ceviche” (28 reviews)
“burger” (51 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 am - 10:30 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7440
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Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Just wanted to check out some nightlife and found exactly what we wanted! Great band playing some beachy beats, super friendly bartenders, and wonderful drinks! Hubby had a Wanna Wanna and had to share some of my Turbo piña colda with him B/c we both...More

Thank kjashortie
Reviewed July 9, 2015

The beach view is great here and the overall atmosphere is welcoming. The drinks are average in taste and price. The food is average also. However for a small space it feels large and the live music with the open air are worth a second...More

Thank peppers956
Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Every time I vacation in South Padre I stop by the Wanna Wanna. Normally though, it's more more of a nighttime stop. This visit I went during the day after lumch, which I don't think I would do again. There were a couple of families...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed July 1, 2015

I've been there 3 times over the past few years. Originally a local merchant recommended it for it great fries. The setting is like a big cabana on the beach where the bar is located and a nice outside sitting area to enjoy a drink...More

1  Thank Ken C
Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Food was average bar fare. Fried shrimp was fine but had no pizzazz. Fries were good. Average burger and chicken strips were a bit over done. Would go back for drinks and the view but not for the food.

Thank daisyglory
Reviewed June 27, 2015

We went there late one evening and had some traditional fare to eat. It was good, but the parrot they advertised had already been retired for the night and they were wrapping up just before closing time.

Thank Scott K
Reviewed June 27, 2015

Nice place to get out of the sun and enjoy some libation. The bartenders were great. The Wanna-Wanna drink will sneak up on you of be careful! Typical bar food, burgers, fries, fresh fried shrimp, etc. It would be good if they would add a...More

Thank bebe2626
Reviewed June 25, 2015

Wanna Wanna drink is amazing! Well worth the money. I love walking on the beach from our condo to wanna wanna. Then get some drinks, maybe some chicken fingers and fries, and just sit and relax. It has such a relaxing, fun, casual, atmosphere!!

Thank Natweber25
Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great burger and fish with a breeze. Don't forget the Turbo Pina Colada. Extremely casual. Good entertainment.

Thank Patti S
Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

This bar on the beach is a good place to hangout for drinks. It also has great ceviche, decent fried fish & shrimp. It's prices are very reasonable.

Thank arbangs
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Any music 8/25-29?
August 24, 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from melizalde08 | Reviewed this property |
yes they always have music playing. I've only been there in the summer time though so I would check their website to see what they have going on.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5100 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7440
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-7600
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