Those of us who live in the Rio Grande Valley are blessed with a beautiful place right in our backyards called South Padre Island, Texas. Recently, SPI was named one of the cleanest beaches in the United States; it should also be named one of the nicest, picturesque and wildlife-rich destinations.

Watching a South Texas sunset is among the top activities locals and visitors enjoy especially if they are watching from one of the island’s bayside restaurants. This past Fourth of July I had the opportunity of enjoying the company of friends with the sunset as backdrop, at Laguna Bob.

As always, the weather was perfect even though some might consider it hot. The humidity was low and the beer was cold. Some of our friends ordered Margaritas and loved them. What I loved was the ceviche. It was fantastic! It had just the right amount of lime juice, tomatoes and peppers finely chopped and easy to spread on a saltine cracker.

Night came and with it a live band playing soft rock and island style tropical sounds. The sunset cruise returned as we sat enjoying the summer breeze.  One of the great things about Laguna Bob’s is that everybody feels welcome. Adults of all ages, teenagers and children all enjoy the friendly atmosphere, and of course, the sunsets.  Laguna Bob is also the ideal place to watch the fireworks display every Friday at nine between Memorial and Labor Day weekends.

Laguna Bob is part of a group of very popular restaurants in South Padre Island and Port Isabel, Texas such as the Sea Ranch, Pier 19 and the Pirate’s Landing.  Each of these restaurants features unique locations and top rated seafood.

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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 .