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Senor Donkey

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Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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4215 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7328
+1 956-761-1975
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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South Padre Island, Texas
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120 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We eat here frequently and it's a very authentic Mexican food place. I get the cheese enchiladas with green sauce and they are delicious every time. Sandra and Carla are our regular waitresses and they do a wonderful job! If you're visiting the island I would definitely stop in here for a refreshing drink and a great meal!

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Thank Wjlacy
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time we come to SPI we must stop here at least once or twice. We were lucky enough to get our favorite server, Henry! We had him a few years back and he is AMAZING! So outgoing, caring and friendly. He is such a great asset and made our visit great once again. The food is delicious. I've had... More 

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Thank Emilie M
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent margaritas! Cold beer. Very good Mexican food. Waitstaff a bit slow. Good place for lunch.

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Thank Lisa P
Plymouth, Minnesota
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here a couple of times while visiting the Island. Everything we've tried has been so fresh and good! Tonight's fajitas were sizzling hot with great flavor, so glad we found this place!

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Thank Christeen O
Dirty_Als_Mgmnt, Public Relations Manager at Senor Donkey, responded to this review

We appreciate the review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the fajitas. We hope to serve you again when you are visiting South Padre Island. More 

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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chips are warm. The dip they serve is a cheese or creamed base and very good. Not your typical red salsa. I had beef Quesadillas. Also very good. It got a 4 for the service which was slow. We had to ask for silver ware after we got our food.

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Thank Stennis S
Dirty_Als_Mgmnt, Public Relations Manager at Senor Donkey, responded to this review

We appreciate the review. We take all comments into consideration. We apologize for the experience and hope to be able to take an opportunity to give you a better experience. More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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218 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted Mexican and tried Senor Donkey. The best part of the meal was the coke. I had chimichanga and hubby had tacos. Neither had much chicken on them. The salsa was ok, but looked like tomato soup.

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Thank Pam S
Dirty_Als_Mgmnt, Public Relations Manager at Senor Donkey, responded to this review

We appreciate your business. And thank you for your review. I apologize that you were not pleased with your food. We take the reviews into consideration to improve our service if needed. We hope that you may consider giving us a second chance to prove the excellence service and mouth-watering food that we strive for More 

San Antonio, Texas
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were hungry and just stoped here on a whim. The food was good, and they had a live band playing mexican music. I think it was just a combination of events that would keep me from coming back. The service staff wasn't that good, and the bad running around with a tip jar was a little off putting. Also... More 

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Thank tpolston
Dirty_Als_Mgmnt, Public Relations Manager at Senor Donkey, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Senor Donkey and glad you enjoyed the food. We do not always have a band playing, it is actually only for special occasions. I do hope that you give us another visit. More 

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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great mix of seafood and Mexican food. Hubby had shrimp with small diced and sautéed onion and tomato. Very good! I had grilled fish with shrimp. It was also good. Good charra beans and salsa. Sweet margaritas, which weren't my style (I like stronger and more tart) but know most people like them that way. The staff were very friendly... More 

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Thank Margcar
Dirty_Als_Mgmnt, Public Relations Manager at Senor Donkey, responded to this review

We appreciate the review. We are happy that you enjoyed the food and the service. We look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Bloomington, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Delicious food! Good service! I would definitely recommend that place! If you like Mexican - you'll love it. Most odd salsa I've ever had - tasted delicious!

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1 Thank MerryMaryHart
Dirty_Als_Mgmnt, Public Relations Manager at Senor Donkey, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the food and service. We get a lot of compliments on the salsa. We hope to serve you again soon. More 

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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Are here 3 times over march break and never disappointed! Great staff, great food and very generous portions for fantastic prices!! Will be back next March break!! Please get some new tshirts I can purchase that do not have inappropriate sayings :) aside from that, don't change a thing!n yummy !!

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1 Thank Andrena F
Dirty_Als_Mgmnt, Public Relations Manager at Senor Donkey, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed the food. We have new shirts with the Senor Donkey. See you in March! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4215 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7328
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-761-1975

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?