It is as far south from San Antonio as Dallas is to the north, but well worth the drive for its great restaurants, all within a mile of wherever you could possibly be staying. Add to that the clean beaches — free of seaweed and jelly fish most of the time — and South Padre Island makes for a great weekend get-away. My wife and I went for a long weekend recently and as always it was great.
One of our favorite restaurants is D’ Pizza Joint (it’s small so go early or be prepared to wait). They have a terrific pianist who can play nearly any request. For Mexican food you can’t beat The Big Donkey, and for a simple but really good breakfast, we like Ted’s. The crown jewel of South Padre restaurants in my opinion is the Sea Ranch Restaurant & Bar. It has white table cloths, great seafood and steaks, and a really fun bar to hang out in while you wait for your table. They have great drink specials, and my wife and I each had Sangritas (half Sangria and half frozen Margarita) – for only $1.99 each! We always try to get a window seat at the Sea Ranch so we can watch the boats coming and going, most of them docking at the restaurant. After a day of fishing, you can bring your catch to the Sear Ranch, and they will cook it to your taste for a modest fee.
After your fun in the sun and great dining at the beach, and a leisurely drive back to San Antonio, give me a call and let me know your favorite things to do and places to eat on South Padre – maybe I’ve missed something. And if you have any questions about the San Antonio real estate market, you can probably get me to talk about that as well.
Broker/Owner of Century 21 Scott Myers
(210) 479-1222 or Toll-Free (888) 868-1222