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Paulino's Italian Restaurant

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4600 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7327
+1 956-761-4000
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Veracruz, Mexico
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

good dinner, quiet place, they give us all the time for choice meal and eat it... when every place was full and waiting line and for that they give you the meal and run with your check, this place had time for breath and enjoy the moment.... the food was good, the service made feel you like welcome...not just eat... More 

Thank sunshine01152
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Excellent food and service The veal was as good as I have had in the RGV and several pasta dishes were excellent also great bread!

Thank Ronald B
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Just average. Pizza was just, ok. Service, ok. I don't think the owners are Italians. The restaurant was hot inside. Music was the same artist piano, would like to have heard authentic Italian tunes. Owners were friendly. I would be hesitant to recommend Paulinos.

Thank wileymax
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is some of the best food we had on the island--or anywhere really for Italian. It's not cheap, but everything was delicious, hot, and perfectly presented. It's more fine dining than quick eats, but they do have pizza and other faster choices that are great for kids too. They have some Gluten free options (great for me!) and vegetarian... More 

Thank Diana O
San Antonio, Texas
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We recently visited Paulino's Italian Restaurant while in South Padre Island. We'd been on the road for over 5 hours so we were ALL ready for a good meal. It was also my husband's birthday so I was hoping for a good and fun experience. Unfortunately, from the moment we walked in, I sensed that was not going to be... More 

Thank Yvonnes_Travel_Tips
Tyler, Tx
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Delicious food and the service was great! All of us had something different and everyone was satisfied with their meal. Our waitress was very helpful and attentive.

Thank ConcernedTylertx
San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 August 2016

No wait; Authentic Italian sauces. The flounder was excellent and the spaghetti "al dente". No fuss, but delicious. The service was fast and the presentation nice.

Thank 7Sylvie7
Salt Lake City, Utah
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90 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The food was not good at all. Fish was frozen for more than just a day--the flounder was mushy and the shrimp rubbery. The sauce that came with the shrimp pasta was flavorless. When ordering we kept asking the server (owner? Not sure) what she recommended and what is popular and she could not tell us anything. "It's all good... More 

1 Thank MsBoice
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

It is a nice little spot for a couple or a family! The staff was friendly and accommodating. The food was awesome! If we are ever in South Padre again it is on the list to go and have dinner.

Thank Carolyn B
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Not a very busy restaurant, but good service and tasty food. I really enjoy the spaghetti and meatballs. Not sure why more visitors don't dine here. Try it and you will enjoy. Reasonable prices too.

Thank macbobTexas

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4600 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7327
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-4000

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?