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Emilia's Old House

5182 Padre Island Hwy, Brownsville, TX 78521-4249
+1 956-838-2221
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average0%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“flan” (2 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
“fajitas” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
5182 Padre Island Hwy, Brownsville, TX 78521-4249
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service, obviously a local favorite as the parking lot was full of cars with Texas license plates.

Thank worthenks
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here recently and discovered that the food is authentic Mexican food that is amazing!! The menu is in Spanish so we just picked the pictures!! I would love to have the recipe for the Fajitas Guadalajara!! Oh and when we...More

Thank RFarmer63
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Brought in my team to enjoy National Taco Day and Emilia’s hit it out of the park! We all enjoyed steak tacos and they were an awesome meal. The service was impeccable and well worth the price. Wonderful place to enjoy authentic Mexican food.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

If you pass by this place and your hungry you are missing out. Absolutely authentic Mexican restaurant to the point of no menus in English. Our waitress was a blessing. She brought a sample of each meat to try to see what we liked best....More

1  Thank Spudinator
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Large menu, great prices, daily specials, great service and excellent Mexican food. Love this place!!!

Thank WinterTexanfromMN
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I don't speak/read Spanish so I didn't know what most of the menu was telling me, and most all the other patrons were speaking Spanish, was one of the few gringos in the place, the waitress did speak English and helped me select my meal....More

Thank sheary s
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch to see if this place was as good as we'd heard it was. And it was!!! We ordered comida corrida, which is the daily special. It comes with a drink, fideo (noodle) soup, chips, salsa, your entree and your...More

1  Thank sjl330
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Emilia's is a very good authentic-cuisine Mexican restaurant located on Padre Island Boulevard (a/k/a Bownsville-Port Isabel Highway or Highway 48). The restaurant is situated in an attractive building and has a pleasant interior. (See my photo of the red building; the Trip Advisor photo of...More

Thank Dennis K
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Surprise of the day!!! Lunch Specials include Consume' with fideo, chips and salsa, main course, beans (small bowl), lettuce salad and homemade corn tortillas. Then fruit, marshmellow, coconut dessert is served and very large drink....all excellent.

Thank Patrice C
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Vacationing on South Padre Island for the month of October we happened upon Emilia's while in Brownsville shopping. The parking lot was full and that's a good sign. We made our way inside and got a glimpse of the place, You could tell right away...More

1  Thank Bruce B
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  • Address: 5182 Padre Island Hwy, Brownsville, TX 78521-4249
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Brownsville
  • Phone Number: +1 956-838-2221
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