The new Daddy’s recently opened its doors with a new logo and a new location in South Padre Island, Texas. Their full name is daddy’s Cajun Kitchen and Seafood Market. This is one of Alfonso Salazar’s famous brand restaurants. Alfonso is better known as Dirty Al and currently owns four restaurants in beautiful South Padre Island.

While there, we tried their New Orleans shrimp appetizer which consists of large plump shrimp flavored with Cajun spices. The restaurant offers a great selection of daily specials for less than ten dollars. Their Wednesday special is called The West Bank and consists of blackened Basa fish topped with shrimp sautéed with onions, bell peppers, celery and tomatoes on a smoky, buttery sauce served with white rice.

The décor is, of course, Cajun style with a bit of whimsy. It is very inviting, spacious and very clean. The large windows allow for a great view of Padre Boulevard.

As its name states, the restaurant is also a seafood market offering fresh and appetizing seafood caught in the nearby waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Daddy’s is certainly worth the trip to South Padre Island, Texas. It is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and they feature a full bar.

For more information and a detailed description of their menu, please log on to

Facebook Comments


About the Author

Tapia - Gonzales
La Vida Valle is where I write about "la vida" living in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Life, art and culture, poetry, prayers, travel, and camping! yes, that's my new thing. I blame the heat and high humidity for the madness. Contributions and comments are always welcome .