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“Fun, good food, great people.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of PadreRitaGrill

PadreRitaGrill
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Seafood, Steaks and Burgers
Dillon
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363 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Fun, good food, great people.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2012

Great burgers, Guac was killer and HUGE!..Fish tacos were dynomite...Entertainer Nancy Cook was Great! SUPER GIANT Margaritas!

Visited April 2012
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English first
Concord, NH
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worst Dining Experience Ever.....”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

We lived in Harlingen, Texas for a few years and loved coming to the island and dining at Palm Street Pier and listening to J. Micheal Lafferty.

We recently vacationed to the area and were told that Lafferty had started his own enterprise; Padre Rita Ville. We were extremely excited to give it all try,but boy were we disappointed.

The service was terrible, the waiter overcharged us for our meal, argued about what he served us, complained when we requested re-fills and then attempted to re-charge us after we had already paid!!

If that wasn't bad enough we had to wait over an hour for our food, which was very mediocre and overpriced. I love J Micheal Lafferty and his music but even that wasn't near enough to rescue the evening.

The setting and ambiance were indicative of a lively and fun establishment but the food and especially the service were among the worst we have ever encountered. Looks like it will be Palm St. Pier from here on out for at least this family.

  • Visited September 2011
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1 Thank Ellis W
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McFarland, WI
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of our favorites”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2012

This is our second visit to SPI and we just love this place. Nothing fancy. but really good food and drinks.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Badgersgirll
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Don't bother, unless you like being upset...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

They seated us and forgot about us. Even went through the salad bar and they had no idea. It wasn't until I went to the bar and ordered drinks for my table did they finally take notice. I was one of two tables in the place so they weren't busy. Just horrible service. Oh they apologized and gave us cheesecake, but by then they had blown it. I will never go back and advise others to not frequent this establishment.

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1 Thank traumaaddict
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San Antonio, Texas
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“An experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2012 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant at least two dozen times, so I do like it. The music is consistently very good, the food fresh made, a nice departure from the heat it up pre made stuff that fills the island. The service is as good, and as a bad, as the island offers. Seriously, the same staff seem to work every place so island service doesn't vary by too much.

The fish tacos, nachos, and burgers are all a cut above usual fare. The pastas are generously portioned. The drinks are properly sized and with the use of a little chemistry, arrive smoking. For a blend of dessert and drink, try a booze cream. Pick a favorit drink, we chose ameretto and have it transformed into an ice cream treat.

Did I mention the music? the owner is an accomplished musician with several CDs to his credit. He also plays a wide variety of cover tunes. He plays to the audience, from kids to winter Texans.

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1 Thank Texsox
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