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Rehersal Dinner Location in South Padre Island?

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Hi Hounds,

One of the locations I'm considering for my wedding is in or around South Padre Island and in order to make the most educated decision I'm evaluating the broad picture of what each option has to offer. Can anyone recommend a rehersal dinner location or idea for about 75 people on South Padre Island? Budget-wise we'd like to stay around $100 to $120 per person (but are flexible) and we would like something classy and/or interesting. In other words, a nice restaurant is the default but we're also on the lookout for cool ideas like a catered beach boil or a funky (not reminiscent of spring break) spot.

I'm not very familiar with the area so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks so much!!!

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  1. I don't know whether they have a private room that would accommodate your party, but Scampi's has good seafood and a lovely view. I'd give them a call.

    1. Be adventurous and drive 35 miles to Matamoras in Old Mexico. Its been years, but always one of my favorites. Drive to the international bridge and take a cab to the Drive Inn.

      The Drive Inn
      6A 240 Despa 102
      Matamoros
      (868) 816-3946

      Frog legs, margaritas and mariachi bands.

      Or…. walk across the bridge and within one block is the touristy Garcia’s.

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      1. re: BubbaJack

        Yep also across the border in progresso mexico http://www.shop-progreso.com/. This area is okay, but you need to keep a watch out. It's not like it was 25 years ago. The food is still great, but there are obviously "other issues"