I was shocked to find that Cap'n Roy's is not in the top five most highly rated restaurants on SPI at this website. It should be.
I'm a seafood lover who grew up in the Valley and has spent enough time trawling the usual suspects to know a good shrimp joint, and Cap'n Roy's is a good shrimp joint.
The first time we ate there, I complimented the food to our waitress as I was leaving, and told her that it was our first time there. She went and repeated that to Roy, and he came out and intercepted my wife and me as we were getting in the car. He was genuinely interested in the impetus of my opinion, and we had a very pleasant talk. I was quite impressed by Roy himself.
As for the food, I'm guessing that the seafood selections are superior to the Tex-Mex selections, but what you're doing eating Tex-Mex at South Padre Island is beyond me. When a restaurant wins awards for certain dishes, and are proud enough to tell you that, you want to order those dishes. That's what we did, and they were perfect.
One thing I really appreciate about this restaurant is that they stay open until 10PM on an island that really likes to shut down early, and served us very well even though we showed up at 9:30PM.
I really look forward to eating at Cap'n Roy's the next time I get to spend some time on SPI.
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