When you eat and drink in Corpus Christi, you will be immersed in the culture and cuisine of this coastal town protected by the islands of Padre and Mustang. Here you’ll find bustling fish markets, family-friendly beachfront fare, grills, and Tex-Mex cafes serving some of the best Mexican dishes in the state.

Seafood is a given in Corpus Christi. So enjoy the freshest and finest dishes like Harrison’s Landing at Corpus Christi Marina near the dam. Dining under the stars and enjoying tropical drinks in a floating tiki bar with a thatched roof is like a sultry summer dream come true. It’s one of the best places to drink in Corpus Christi, and you can even top it off with a full moon tour of the bay aboard the Japonica or the new Texas Tease just steps away.

Oysters are high on the list of the best seafood in Corpus Christi. Head to the Water Street Oyster Bar in the Water Street Market for fresh oysters and seafood from the Gulf. You can also enjoy beer, cocktails and wine at Executive Surf Club, one of the best bars in Corpus Christi for live music.

We’ll show you how to choose the freshest fish in Corpus Christi and where to buy all of the associated ingredients at the local farmers and fish markets. Anglers particularly like the “You hook it, we’ll cook it” fish schedule at Finn’s Grill and Icehouse. Bring your catch and they will serve it to your specifications.

Multi-ethnic cuisine is a hallmark of Corpus Christi life, where you will be introduced to fantastic flavors in cross-cultural cafes, taquerias, restaurants, smokehouses and gourmet restaurants across the city. You can even find a variety of delicious cultural specialties in the many food trucks that pop up around town. Whether you’re on the beach in Island Italian, Vietnam, Molé or Fajitaville, it’s a never-ending festival of food and fun.

Whatever your heart and taste buds desire, you will see it sizzling on your plate at a hot moment while eating Corpus Christi.