Corpus Christi restaurants

Mexican in Corpus Christi

San Luis

A dead-simple Mexican diner with the requisite Selena posters, San Luis serves indescribably good food. Breakfast orders start at $1.35, but even if you can't make it by 11am everything about this place is a fantast…
Cafe in Corpus Christi

Hamlin Pharmacy and Fountain

A character-filled throwback to the days when drugstores all had lunch counters, this is the real 1960s deal. Sit on a barstool or in a tiny booth and have a bowl plus something luscious from the soda fountain. The …
Burgers in Corpus Christi


Corpus Christi's own entry in the burger-chain wars, Whataburger got its start in town in 1950. This location, with its view of the marina, wears much of the 1970s orange motif found in the chain's 700 other outlets…
Cafe in Corpus Christi

Hester's Cafe

The great coffee is a given in 'too cool for brewed' Corpus, but Hester's is also much loved for its excellent breakfasts, creative salads, delicious sandwiches and quiches, and beautiful desserts (key lime pie, bro…
Seafood in Corpus Christi

Water Street Seafood Company

Busy all week because of the huge and changing selection of fresh seafood, much of it not deep-fried, and there's a 'playa' menu for those that lean more toward the 'turf' than the surf. It also has a very popular o…
Burgers in Corpus Christi

Padre Island Burger Company

One might be forgiven for mistaking this place for a dive bar, and it isn't far off after dark, but it also happens to serve up some of the best burgers in the Corpus Christi area. Whatever your order, don't forget …
Tex-Mex in Corpus Christi

Blackbeard's on the Beach

On North Beach, this rollicking place serves up tasty Mexican and American cuisine with a strong seafood focus. Wash it down with cheap margaritas while sitting back for the live music, but watch out for the ghosts …
Southern in Corpus Christi

Executive Surf Club

Dig into a burger or a chicken fried steak at your surfboard table and sip a craft brew from locally sourced Lazy Beach Brewing at this longtime Corpus Christi fave. It has a pet-friendly porch plus live music, and …
Mexican in Corpus Christi

Hacienda Vieja

The menu jumps from American breakfast and Tex-Mex lunch to Mexican-style sandwiches and tacos, but it's all good and it's all inexpensive, and if you're anywhere on the south side of Corpus it's worth driving over.
Seafood in Corpus Christi

Harrison's Landing

Perched over the water, Harrison's Landing serves up blackened red snapper tacos, fish and chips, and blue-cheese burgers in a casual open-sided setting with a view over the marina. Those with sea legs can sit on th…