Fresh Caught Mahi Tacos on the Beach

South Padre Island

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The simple pleasure of just-caught local seafood is one of South Padre Island’s biggest attractions, particularly when it’s tucked inside a fresh tortilla. Whether you catch and cook your own or hit one of the many coastal or Mexican eateries around town, fish tacos are pure South Padre. At local institution Mahi Nic, the namesake fish is blackened, heaped in locally made corn tortillas, and anointed with queso fresco, pico de gallo, and crema.