Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Texas >
Jan 26, 2003 06:16 PM

Corpus Christi

  • h

Any suggestions on restaurants in Corpus?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Great cafe on corner of Everhart/Alemeda called...517 aCafe. They are known for their poblano soup,bread pudding and BLT with a fried tomatoe.Opened Mon-Fri. from 11-3 pm..361-991-7828

    1. Green Papaya on SPID -- good Vietnamese. Water Street on . . . Water Street -- the pecan-crusted oysters are fantastic.

      1 Reply
      1. re: Dallas Alice

        I see our replies are some 6+ years after the original post so maybe this will just develop into our faves of CC! I have to second the Green Papaya: only been there once but will definitely go back. My family likes the El Playas for seafood and stuffed avocados. We ate at Aladdin's a couple of weeks ago and the gyros and shawarmas were surprisingly good. Maggies has excellent pizza. Wallbangers has a tasty burger (I haven't tried Snapkas yet). I'm sure there are more that I'm not thinking of but all-in-all, there are some decent restaurants in this city that seems to live and die by the buffet.

      2. Im headed there for this whole week. Im staying at the Omni and the restaurant there looks pretty good. What about Mexican? Where do we go for that?

        1 Reply
        1. re: Davebr

          i travel there for business often and stay at the Omni, and here are couple of places I go. (Keep in mind they aren't hole in the wall since most of them are downtown).

          The Republic at top of the Omni is pretty good. I enjoyed the Buffalo Chop.

          For casual, I have been enjoying Brewster Street Icehouse, right next to the baseball stadium. Live music there on some nights. Solid burgers, sandwhiches, and wings.

          Vietnam right behind the Omni is really good.

          I used to go to Katz for steaks, but they are in complete disaray.

          I also enjoy having a beer at Dr. Rockets with great live blues playing.

          Sometimes would go to Havana Club for a glass of wine.

        2. We loved the Saltwater Grill. They have one the best Bouillabaises I have ever had. There coconut shrimp is also outstanding.

          1. Aki Sushi, just off downtown, was pretty good. Not world class, but easily the best sushi in about a 150 mile radius.