Fun in the Sun


Summer season is right around the corner, and we know what that means – time for a vacation and fun in the sun. If all the fun leaves you with an appetite, South Padre Island has many options to help with that. You will want to enjoy the views and fresh breeze while eating. Here are four restaurants with outdoor seating you can enjoy this summer!

Mahi Nic: Enjoy a delicious meal dockside and pair some of the freshest drinks to enjoy a hot summer day. Mahi Nic offers a variety of starters and entrees, which include their award-winning fish tacos. Don’t miss out on their signature blackened mahi-mahi sandwich and hand-cut french fries.

Nautico Island Grill: Nautico offers a Tex-Mex style to their casual dining experience. Their extensive menu offers soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta, and of course, fresh seafood. Enjoy their piña coladas, flavored mimosas, tropical margaritas, or frozen basil lemonade.

Viva: This is the newest restaurant on South Padre Island. Viva is one of the top options for the best sunset and bay views. This restaurant also offers a “cook-your-catch” service in addition to its fresh seafood menu and various tacos, including pork belly tacos. Summer is also fireworks season, so you can enjoy a great dinner with a fireworks display.

Cafe on the Beach: For one of the best brunch spots on our Island, Cafe on the Beach is a classic American dining experience with fresh offerings, a full bar, and beachfront views. The cafe is open year-round for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a chef-curated menu that incorporates favorites such as pancakes and burgers to high-end items like steak and lobster.

Dennise Villalobos