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Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort

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3616 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7006
+1 956-761-2703
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Kansas City, Missouri
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place was suggested by a friend. Its kinda tucked away from the hustle and bustle. The view of the beach id amazing! Our server was excellent. I had the cheeseburger and tortilla soup. Both were very good. The cafe is small and quaint. Its all outside open seating- covered top but open sides. The breeze kept us very cool.... More 

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Thank SherrieLyne
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We're delighted you enjoyed our little beachside Cafe. Please come back soon! We're planning a fantastic wine dinner on May 18th. It's a very special experience to enjoy delicious wines paired perfectly with unique dishes....all within view of the spectacular Gulf of Mexico. We hope you can join us! Thanks again for taking the time to... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Palms, had a very stress free, relaxing time. Quiet when we stayed in April. Easter weekend turned into party time, but the Palms stayed busy, but decent. Love the cafe, food very good and not any higher than most restaurants. We had a full, but small fridge in our room, and microwave. Maid service daily, which... More 

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Thank Joyce R
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed staying with us and we hope you'll be back very soon!! Thank you!! More 

Round Lake, Illinois
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had such a wonderful dinner experience with great food that we came back for breakfast. Unfortunately had a poor experience with the waitress. First she was wearing the shortest nude shorts that made it look like she had nothing on at all. It seemed like it was a bother for her to wait on us. Preferred talking to a guy... More 

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1 Thank Mom2Twins2
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing this. After seeing your review, we had a very serious discussion with your server. When you come back you'll find her dressed more appropriately and she will be more attentive. Your review had tremendous impact on her. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your meals and I hope you'll come back to let us show you we... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort over the last few years for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the food has always been top notch, especially the best Migas anywhere. Service has been very good also, and the view of the ocean is lovely...what more could anyone ask for...definitely, a visit to remember! I won't... More 

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Thank dorise268
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much!!! You made my day!!! More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Wrote a review in May 2016 and for some reason my review score was 2out of 5, which was not the score I thought gave which should been 5 Excellent. I have dined and stayed here on numerous occasions and always find the dining experience very relaxing especially with the sea views, great food and excellent customer service. Will be... More 

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2 Thank Steven T
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much! I couldn't be more pleased that you enjoy our little beachside getaway! And thanks for clarifying your previous score. I must admit we were a little confused. Your words didn't match the score. Good to know it was just a slip of the finger!! We look forward to seeing you again in May. We're holding a... More 

Apple Valley, Minnesota
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We went to the cafe for an early dinner and enjoyed the happy hour specials--including peel and eat shrimp, They were some of the best shrimp I have tasted. A perfect spot to enjoy a great meal or a cocktail and take in the ocean.

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1 Thank ACS672015
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you!! We hope to see you again very soon!! More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

You know when you come into a restaurant and your waiter has the personality of an ice cube? That was our waiter. So I will try to exclude the personality clash and talk about the restaurant and the food. I did include a picture of our waiter sitting by the television checking his phone! This is a hotel restaurant that... More 

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1 Thank Randy W
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

I am so sorry about this. There is absolutely no excuse for our waiter's lack of attentiveness to you. We have shown your review to our entire wait staff and stressed once again the importance of extraordinary customer service...which means don't sit down and DON'T be distracted by their cell phone! I do hope you'll come back. Our restaurant and... More 

Indiana
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Have had lunch here the last 3 yrs that I have visited the island. The location is great & I like the shrimp.

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Thank Steve T
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoy "lunching" at our little beachside Cafe! Come back soon....and try breakfast and/or dinner too!!! More 

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Breakfast was outstanding-large array of choices kitchen willing to modify orders service by Molly,Robby Aubree Tracey Cecelia, was outstanding

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Thank Ronald B
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We're delighted you enjoyed your meals and our great staff!! More 

Tulsa, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome Shrimp tacos and tortilla soup. Ordered a small beachfront salad that was also amazing. Help was fun and very attentive. Definitely a repeater!!!

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Thank Cindy W
tmetty, Owner at Cafe on the Beach at The Palms Resort, responded to this review

Thank you!! We're delighted you enjoyed dining with us and we hope to see you back very soon!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
Cuisine
American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3616 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7006
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-2703
  • This restaurant is at The Palms Resort

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