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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 #27 of 379 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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English first
Falls Church, Virginia
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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RGV in texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Save your $!!!! I found the food to be less than average. Their listed as FINE dinning...their food is far from it. Atmosphere is great...but don't waste your money. There are better mom and pop's/ holes in the wall that make better Mexican food in the RGV. I am a transplant in the RGV all I wanted was good Tex... More

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Pataskala, Ohio
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90 reviews 90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My parents are winter Texans and I visit them often through the years. I am well aware of the cultural differences that exist in the Valley area. (I think it is great!) We are always looking to try a different place. First of all this restaurant is not easy to find. It is off of a dead end side street.... More

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Houston, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We recently visited the N 11th location and found it to be a good place to enjoy Tex-Mex food. The wait staff were friendly and courteous. The food was delicious and plentiful. It's a good place to visit for the local flavor of the RGV.

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