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Blue Onion

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925 Dove Ave., McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 682-9884
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Exceeded Our Expectations

The Blue Onion 2 in McAllen TX was a great choice for a casual, well prepared meal. This (mostly) Mediterranean restaurant isn't large, but bright, unusual artwork and the friendly reception made us feel welcome immediately. Our appetizer of warm flatbread, drizzled with olive oil and cut into... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Blue Onion 2 in McAllen TX was a great choice for a casual, well prepared meal. This (mostly) Mediterranean restaurant isn't large, but bright, unusual artwork and the friendly reception made us feel welcome immediately. Our appetizer of warm flatbread, drizzled with olive oil and cut into dipping strips was perfectly paired with three excellent dips; Roasted Red Pepper,... More 

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South Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I simply love this place. I have been here about 5 times just because I don't live in McAllen. I adore their roasted garlic appetizer with goat cheese and home made pita bread. It is out of control. They have daily specials and all of them has been tastier than the last one. They make their own pizza dough and... More 

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Bad Pyrmont, Germany
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144 reviews 144 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I organized a lunch for 16 ladies. After talking to the manager a day before he had everything set up perfectly upon our arrival. We had our own space in a room off the main dining area. The service was outstanding and we all enjoyed our lunch - everything from soup, to Po'Boys, Salads and wraps was very tasty and... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We are winter Texans and we accidentally discovered this great restaurant. Pizza, sandwiches, salads and gyros are on this menu. We found very healthy food, a friendly waitstaff and very reasonable prices. I suggest this is a great place to stop for lunch, something the locals seem to agree with.

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Long Island, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Delicious salads and flatbread sandwiches prepared to order and served in a timely fashion. Each member of our group ordered a different dish and everyone was more than satisfied. If you get to McAllen, Texas, the Blue Onion is a great place.

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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Blue Onion is probably the best restaurant in McAllen, Texas, but that's not really saying a lot. It's the rare place in the RGV where you can get food that is somewhat fresh and tasty. Not much by way of innovation, but there are some interesting mixes of Mediterannean and sort of Tex Mexy cuisine on this menu. Good... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I have been to this restaurant many times and it's usually okay. On this particular day there was a hair, I'm guessing from the cooks beard on the plate under the wrap I had ordered. Disgusting ! The women's bathroom is also dirty.

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Mission,TX
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We came here in the evening and we were very happy with our service and food...First and foremost clean restrooms....Beer selection on tap was vast....We had the Goat Cheese appetizer and it was good my wife especially liked this dish and and ordered and extra one to take home to my in law's....We had the Al Pastor (fajita) wrap and... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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120 reviews 120 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Kept it simple for lunch today, just had a soup and salad with some colleagues. I had the soup of the day which was a type of chili prepared with green chilies. It had a great tex-mex flavor and was loaded with spice and ingredients-just right in my book. The salad was fresh and bright, with just the right compliment... More 

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Carrizo Springs, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

this place has some great food clean location not to mention the waiter staff friendly and very knowledgeable on whats on there menu.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 925 Dove Ave., McAllen, TX 78504
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: (956) 682-9884

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?