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Marchan's White Sands Motel, Marina & Restaurant

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418 W. Highway 100, Port Isabel, TX
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South Padre Island, Texas
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was excellent, prices were reasonable, and the entertainer was great. Sunset view was spectacular. Our only complaint was the sloooow service. There were plenty of servers, so I don't know why each course took so long in between. Then at the end of the meal, we waited 15 minutes for the check! We will definitely give it another try.

Thank cmsmollen
Clare, Michigan
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the food this place serves. We ate the special of the day. Shrimp Enchiladas with Poblano Sauce and Chicken Enchiladas with Poblano Sauce, Yummy! We loved them. The waitress was wonderful and helpful with our questions. We enjoyed watching the pelicans as we drank our drinks and waited for our food.

Thank Carrie H
Cornell, Michigan
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128 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food freshly prepared and served nicely. Pricing was very reasonable. We will repeat. Right on the Canal for some water view.

Thank Chuck B
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131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A local person told us about this out of the way restaurant that cannot really be seen as it sets behind a boat rental place. It is right on the water and has a great view of the waterway going out to the bay. I really wanted some oysters but wanted to have them pan seared so I asked the... More 

Thank Sharon S
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

From the outside, this place does not look like much. What a surprise. Very clean and spacious. Three levels of seating from water level to open air. The food was fantastic and dirt cheap. Hard to find any item over $12. The staff was wonderful.

Thank David C
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This used to be a great place for atmosphere and good and tasty food. They enclosed this restaurant and it lost its appeal - used to be wonderful when it was open and you could sit by the dock. After atmosphere went so did food bit by bit. I have given this place chance after chance and have now decided... More 

Thank a b
Bulverde, Texas
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a place, where I would normally try. my son went to it and told me, this place is great. My wife has the fried oyster and they were out of this world. I had the unlimited fish and my brain was bigger than my belly, good prices and our male waiter was prompt and made good suggestions. Will... More 

Thank Daniel L
Antioch, Illinois
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

went here for breakfast ordered migas egg dish it was ok pricey for what you got rest of group got breakfast tacos all good and a bargain

Thank henry d
Los Fresnos, Texas
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

the breakfast we order is usually two eggs crispy potatoes, two very good sausage patties and biscuit . very good the service is great usually the same waitress we've had for years. nice quit waterfront view. the tacos are big and full.

Thank ragillies
South Padre Island, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Still has the at home atmosphere and the food is better than ever. A bonus seaside meal you should not miss on you journey to South Padre Island Texas. Dont forget to tell them Capt. Cliff Fleming sent and grab a fishing trip and room while in Port Isabel . Very reasonable room rates and food food prices. Open Breakfast... More 

Thank Cliff F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 W. Highway 100, Port Isabel, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Isabel
  • This restaurant is at White Sands Motel

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