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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days 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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11 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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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 3 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 3 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 5 weeks ago 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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Excited to find this place on the recommendation of a local. Just what the doctor ordered - relatively cheap and tasty Tex-Mex with very good service. Definitely will be back to order the smothered burrito again before we leave town.

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Thank Mason L
Dirty_Als_Mgmnt, Front Office Manager at Senor Donkey, responded to this review

We appreciate the review. We are pleased you enjoyed the food and the service at Senor Donkey. More 

Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This little place has excellent Mexican food but the service is lacking. We orders queso dip for our chips... the waiter brought us melted cheese and no chips.. Had to ask another waiter for them.. the food came 30 seconds after though that was very good. Very much a "box type chain restaurant ". Was expecting more traditional Mexican fare... More 

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

I am sorry for the misunderstanding in the servers part. I am glad you enjoyed the food. We make everything fresh including the chips and salsa. We look forward to serving you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?