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Epicurean Journey Through Port Aransas

While you’re enjoying your Port Aransas beach vacation, you’ll want to spend time at local attractions and enjoying the many activities the area has to offer. With all the fun and activity, you’re bound to hear your stomach growl. Take your taste buds on a journey through Port Aransas while you explore the town.

Tortuga’s Saltwater Grill

Begin your saltwater taste journey with starters like crab cakes, poke nachos, or Boudin balls. Lighter fare includes “handhelds” like seafood Po Boys featuring shrimp, fish, or oysters, a cheeseburger, or grab a salad of blackened shrimp or grilled chicken. You can also choose from a variety of poke bowls. There are too many seafood choices to name them all, but you can choose from shrimp & grits, redfish ponchartrain, or the charbroiled catch of the day. Land lovers will enjoy steaks, chicken, beef tenderloin, and a variety of pastas. The brunch menu includes breakfast favorites like French toast, biscuits and gravy, or a breakfast BLT. Lunch options include burgers, shrimp & grits, and more. Visit 429 N. Alister Street for lunch or dinner 2-9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday hours are 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday hours are 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Come back for brunch on Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tortuga’s is closed Wednesdays.

San Juan Restaurant

Enjoy your favorite Mexican dishes. Start your day right with breakfast selections including a variety of egg dishes including ranchero-style, Mexican-style, or even cactus and eggs! Keep it simple with oatmeal and toast, fill up with pancakes, eggs, and meat, or try a Mexican omelette. For lunch or dinner, there are a variety of gorditas, tortas, and soft tacos, or try a plate featuring taco salad, chicken fried steak, fajitas, and more. Wrap up the meal with the sweet taste of fried ice cream or a sopapilla bread! Stop by and see them at 410 South Cut Off Road or call 361-749-6521 from 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily for delicious food any meal of the day.

Coffee Waves

Start your morning or grab a pick-me-up while you’re out enjoying a Port Aransas day. Their coffee starts with Nordaggio’s and Driftwood Coffee Co. roasters products, both of which specialize in small batch, specialty coffee. Espresso drinks include macchiato, cappuccino, lattes, and much more. Choose from a variety of blended drinks, from caffeinated blends like the CW frap in mocha, vanilla, or caramel, or un-caffeinated chai frap or fruit smoothies. If you’re not in the mood for coffee, choose from tea, hot chocolate, Mexican cocoa, or “London Fog.” Add a little something to eat. Options include Boar’s Head baked goods or sandwiches, or desserts – including 18 different gelato flavors. Hours are 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily at 1007 State Highway 361, Port Arkansas, TX 78373. Call them at 361-749-0825 daily from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Irie’s Island Foods

Start your meal off with chicken sate, handmade spring rolls, or tropical BBQ-glazed chicken that has been fire-grilled on bamboo skewers, or a seafood basket. Special “plates” include jumbo Gulf shrimp, fire-grilled wahoo, and lighter choices like a fried avocado plate. Enjoy a three-taco plate or go all-out for a “Big Taco” made from house-made flour or corn tortillas stuffed with your choice of protein. Featured salads include mixed greens, BBQ fire-grilled chicken breast, spring roll salad, and more. Choose a rice bowl or satisfy your smaller hunger with sandwiches like chicken fried steak, grilled cheese, Po’ Boys, and others. Finish everything off with something sweet, like vanilla bean or chocolate crème brulee or Kokoleka pie. Stop by the eye-catching blue building only moments from the Gulf and step into island charm with brightly colored walls at 503 N. Allister Street, Port Aransas, TX, 78373. Give them a call at 361-749-2310. Hours are Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and they’re closed on Sundays.

Delicious Bites in Port Aransas

When you stay in a vacation rental in Port Aransas provided by Sandcastle Resort Condos, you’ll enjoy easy access to the beach and the crashing waves of the Gulf, as well as other great fishing spots. We’re also close to many other area attractions, shopping, dining, and activities the area has to offer. We offer efficiency-style units for a solo or more intimate fishing experience, up to three bedrooms for a fishing trip with all your closest fishing buddies. Prepare something you tasted along your epicurean journey, or another meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Afterward, spread out in an open living space for a movie or to relax. Enjoy the view from the private balcony or patio or spend some time near the community pool. For a premium experience, choose a unit with bonuses like multiple flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more.

Contact us today book your stay in Port Aransas and make memories to last a lifetime!