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“Great Mexican seafood & good margaritas”
Review of Senor Donkey

Senor Donkey
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 29 July 2012

Great atmosphere, good seafood cooked 'Mexican style'. Very good margaritas as well. Chips & queso definitely a hit as an appetizer. Excellent service even on a busy Friday night.

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Thank Sausheim
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

Ate at the Big Donkey, service was ok , food was ok but not great. If you cant handle the water in South Padre Island do not order iced tea!!! They make it with the local water and the taste is aweful!! also the Ice is made from the water, I am not a water snob, but the water in South Padre was terrible.
Had cheese enchiladas and it was pretty much tasteless. I didnt notice any of the usual spice used in Mexican food. Ok if you are just hungry and dont have time to find any other place.

Thank judybh3ah
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

The food was good, the restraint was nice, the service seemed a little confused but there were good full plates, good value.

Thank Jazmin G
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

The food is great, the margaritas are great and the queso is AWESOME!!! I love this place. Great Tex-mex food. Everything I've ever ordered has been really good. Big portions, too.

Thank Amy B
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

I have to start out by saying...it is Texas, and South Padre at that. If they haven't figured out a mid-quality Mexican meal, then they need to leave the food industry.
Easy access to the main strip. The wait on a Friday night was only 30 minutes (for a group of 6 adults and 2 children, not bad). Hostess staff were a little on the 'irritable' side but the wait staff were very pleasant. The chips were excellent (hot, fresh, crispy) and the salsa, yummy.
The quacamole was about a 4 out of 10 as far as quality and taste - I don't eat salt and I had to salt it to get past the "we use way to ripe avacadoes" recipe. Our meals were good but nothing stood out as amazing. Beans were beans. The rice was good. The enchiladas were good. The kid's burgers were OK - but they didn't have buns without seeds and if you have a child who doesn't eat sesame seeds or anything they touch it gets challenging. What did stand out were the acoustics in the restaurant - the sounds echoed horribly bad so every laugh and expression, every conversation and cry was heard throughout the restaurant. That became annoying after 15 minutes.
Overall, it was an OK experience. Nothing bad or that couldn't be adjusted with trusty salt. I would probably try another location on a repeat visit to see if the competition offered a better value or experience.

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Thank Nikki W
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