Are you headed to South Padre for the beaches or to jump the border? Thats a long ways to go if its just for the beach which is just so so IMO. Just past Kingsville in Loyola Beach is Kings Inn. Good fish, but everything on the menu is deep fried, even the veggies. While your in Kingsville visit the King Ranch. One of the original ranches in Texas and at one time over 1,000,000 acres. We use to go to Matamoros to eat and drink in the old days. I hear that's not a good destination anymore?