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All 377 McAllen Restaurants

Costa Messa Restaurant

1621 N 11th St & 5248 N 10th St, & 1800 S Main Street, McAllen, TX 78501-4113
+1 956-618-5449
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Ranked #28 of 377 Restaurants in McAllen
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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McAllen, Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I have had great food and good service at the original and the second location in North McAllen. This experience was the exact opposite. We will NOT revisit this location again. We visited on a Sunday afternoon at approximately 12:45. The restaurant was not busy yet. Plus Side: - Atmosphere inside the restaurant was nice. It had a 'Tex Mex'... More

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McAllen,Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

One of the best Mexican restaurants in the Rio Grande Valley with excellent service. The original restaurant off Pecan St. is still the best, wait staff has been there for many years. It could use a bit more updating inside, such as bathrooms, but the dining room remains clean.

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McAllen, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

My friend told me it was nice but my experience was totally different... the food was low quality and the service slow.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a smallish place that I liked the minute I walked in the door. The food is very good, lot of choices, very big portions and you really get a lot of value for the price. Meals include a bowl of corn and flour chips with three different salsas -- especially liked the spicy salsa verde -- and a... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Authentic Mexican food, terrific bar drinks, exceptional service and nice dining atmosphere. Restaurant was just a tad bit loud but all else was top notch! Cheso flameado was amazing, panchos were thick with lots of beans and cheese. Soup was delicious and super hot! Botana platter for 3 fed 6 adults! Large portions, piping hot food. Highly recommend them to... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

They have three locations now in McAllen. I have tried all three. Same great food! They bring you hot chips with three different kinds of hot sauce. You get a cup of hot Mexican style homemade soup also! The chicken fajitas are very good. The shrimp fajitas are great! They have lunch specials. Everything I have ordered here is very... More

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McAllen, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The only complaint I've ever heard about this restaurant, and I've heard it over and over again (at all three locations) is that it's too loud. Assuming your not a party pooper, the noise level really shouldn't bother you. The reason these restaurants are so loud, is because they are frequented by large parties, and people generally have a good... More

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Medford, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A Trip Advisor review several years ago raved about the Costa Messa, with the caveat that you might have to wait in a line and that it was noisy because it was often crowded. Based on that review, we visited the restaurant. The occasional line is because the food and drinks are so good at very reasonable prices, and the... More

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McAllen, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

When Costa Messa was just a small hole-in-the-wall place just a block off the main drag in McAllen, it was good food. Over the years, it has become great food. The proportions are large and the food is always done well. It is authentic Tex-Mex and we never tire of the place. We usually hit the place once a week... More

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McAllen, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

As a person that works right on10th street and eats out for lunch all over, I would highly recommend Costa Messa, the food is varied and perfect for meat lovers, I totally enjoy the 3 types of salsas they serve with chips, I can't never decide on a favorite, the ambience is noisy but the low lights make it relaxing,... More

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