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“Quite possibly the best Mexican restaurant I have ever eaten at, anywhere!”
Review of San Juan

San Juan
Ranked #7 of 78 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Boise, Idaho
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Quite possibly the best Mexican restaurant I have ever eaten at, anywhere!”
Reviewed July 19, 2009

About four years ago I tried the tacos from this restaurant when they were on Alister street and was really impressed. When we arrived in Port A last week I convinced the family that we had to try the rest of the menu. We were amazed! First of all, we must not be the only ones that think this place is awesome because they have moved into a larger facility near the ferry dock on Hwy 361 and the place was packed every time we went by there. We tried several things on the menu and all were outstanding. Everything from the chips & salsa to the tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas and everything else were obviously made with fresh ingredients and very well put together. Our only complaint was that they didn't have tamales on the menu. Outdoor seating was great in the evening and the menu prices are incredibly inexpensive. This place is a must visit while in Port A.

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Norman, OK
2 reviews
“Okay and cheap”
Reviewed June 23, 2009

San Juan's food was fine for the price, but nothing special. You can order a couple of different dishes for about $10, but the dishes taste pretty bland and similar to each other. The service was rather inattentive for the most part. Also, if you ask for a soda, it will come in a can (no free refills). It's a step above Taco Bell, but not much better.

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Austin TX
2 reviews
“Awesome Food & Price”
Reviewed May 26, 2009

We were in Port A for Memorial Day Weekend and were looking for some place to eat. We stopped in and were very impressed with the service, food and prices. KUDOS to the cooks on the awesome refried beans. We just could not get enough of the beans. We look forward to making the trip out there again & eating at San Juan's......

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port aransas tx
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“I love it!!”
Reviewed May 17, 2009

My husband and I live on the island and are regulars here. Sometimes we try new places but always disappointed because the friendly service, amazing prices and great food don't compare. San Juan is soo nice and always comes to visit with us. If you ever have a problem, they are quick to accomodate you and fix the problem. I wouldn't go anywhere else on the island for food!

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Port Aransas, Texas
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Best Mexican Food on the Island.”
Reviewed March 26, 2009

Best Mexican Food on the Island.
Juan and his family will treat you like one of their own.. He makes sure it's right every time. Food's always hot and fresh. He even goes to the kitchen to make the sauce for the Fish Tacos himself..
Take the 1st right off the ferry and it's 1/2 way thru the next turn on the right.

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