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Costa Messa Restaurant

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1621 N 11th St & 5248 N 10th St, & 1800 S Main Street, McAllen, TX 78501-4113
+1 956-618-5449
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great family place

We went to the location on S. Main near La Plaza mall to meet some people there. While waiting we were treated to several birthday cakes with all the hoopla presented to persons celebrating someone's birthday. Definitely a family tradition here it seemed. We had nachos called "Panchos" here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
David B
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Rockport, Texas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rockport, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We went to the location on S. Main near La Plaza mall to meet some people there. While waiting we were treated to several birthday cakes with all the hoopla presented to persons celebrating someone's birthday. Definitely a family tradition here it seemed. We had nachos called "Panchos" here served with fajita meat (skirt steak) instead of Tex-Mex style (ground... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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184 reviews 184 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Three birding trips to McAllen have required us to eat here multiple times per trip. Well prepared, fresh ingredients, and a wide variety of choices. The restaurant is normally rather busy which makes it a bit noisy; it seems popular with families and groups. Not fancy, but excellent food and service.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We took our 10 and 12 year old children for dinner to celebrate their good grades and they both ordred from the childrens menu and they charged us more because they kids were tall. The waiter told us you have they have to be 7 or shorter to get kids meal prices when the menu clearly says 12 and under.... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Went to the location right off the expressway by La Plaza Mall. The restaurant is really nice. The service was great. The food was really good. My father is very picky when it comes to meat and he was very pleased with his plate. Everyone liked their food, even the children. There was one thing I didn't like and that... More 

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Aledo, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A friend suggested we eat here and were not disappointed. Good service, open atmosphere, fair pricing. If your in the area this is a must for Tex-Mex lovers.

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McAllen, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have a very nice time and good food. I went for lunch with my son and we had a great time, the service was very good!

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Edinburg, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place to eat mexican food,drinks are excellet,perfect for taking my wife for date night.the cheese enchiladas are so good.

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Avon Lake
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Asked at our hotel for a real Mexican restaurant, they recommended Costa Mesa. Fortunately we went on a slow night. Place delivers excellent food,good service in a clean well maintained setting. Been advised they now have three restaurants in the McAllen area. Hope they keep their standards up. Loved their vegetables soup cup that is served with most of the... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We went to Costa Messa because we had a coupon. While in line for a few minutes, the natives ahead of us said this was their favorite, best Mexican food spot. After eating the tacos and the combination plate, I agree. Our first surprise was the assortment of flour and corn chips and salsas and queso served when we sat... More 

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Edinburg, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Good mexican food. Waiters are very attentive and they work as a team. Their principio of soup comes with every plate ordered and is very tasty. Botanas are very well served and can typically feed one or two more people than listed. We ordered a 2 person botana and 3 of us ate from it and had left overs. Environment... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1621 N 11th St & 5248 N 10th St, & 1800 S Main Street, McAllen, TX 78501-4113
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-618-5449

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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