One of Benjamin Franklin’s last theories was that taking in a good view while eating aids both in digestion and in the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half-right with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of casual seafood fare and more at Parrot Eyes Restaurant-Bar & Water Sports, located on South Padre Island.
Parrot Eyes' laid-back deck lets eaters absorb a sweeping view of the Laguna Madre while enjoying seafood, burgers, sandwiches, and more in the open air. A live band strikes up at sunset each night to complement the menu, weaving its melodies into the crunch of blackened fish tacos, served with red cabbage and the eatery's special sauce ($8.25), and the squishy slurp of tortilla-crusted chicken breasts bursting with melted monterey jack cheese, spinach, and a cilantro cream sauce ($12.95). Burgers such as the Walk-a-Moley satisfy growling bellies with hearty guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo ($9.25). Since Parrot Eyes also offers water sports rentals and charters, adventurous eaters can work up an appetite beforehand by hotrodding on a rented jet ski or scouring the sea for Fiji mermaids on far-flung snorkeling trips.
Parrot Eyes Restaurant-Bar & Water Sports was reviewed by the South Padre Island Flip Flop Foodie. TripAdvisors give the restaurant an average of 3.5 owl eyes, and four Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average.