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Republic of the Rio Grande

1411 South 10th Street, McAllen, TX 78501
(956) 994-8385
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Ranked #29 of 377 restaurants in McAllen
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 18, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Clifton, Tx
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Recommended by motel desk clerk. We were underwhelmed by both the food and the pricey menu. We did enjoy other restaurants in the area.

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had a 10+ person business lunch and were well accomdated with space and service. The food was good. I ordered the mariposa suiza and enjoyed it.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was Ok, but they are a bit to proud of it. I will pay good $ for good food, but not big $ for average food. Maybe the non mexican food choices are better, the mexican dishes are super americanized and bland. Salsa was good chips were not replenished... potatoes my friend had overly garlicy... better choices in... More

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Zacatecas, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I had a vodka martini, ribeye with a side salad, black beans, potatoes au gratin and unsweet tea with lemon. Over $60 with tip. I ordered medium and the first attempt came out close to well done. My server sent it back without complaint or hesitation and this time it came out almost medium well. I accepted it not wanting... More

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Eagle Pass, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The overall experience was a positive one. The food was extremely tasty. Customer service was also great. Our food arrived pretty quick and tasted extremely fresh. Will eat there again next time I'm in McAllen. Definitely recommend this place.

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Port Isabel, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner with my family on the day of our anniversary ,even though they don't give a complementary dessert for such occasion our server went the extra mile for us and got us one.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I had been here a number of years ago and was unimpressed. Gave them a second shot and really enjoyed my meal! I had fajitas and they were very good. The main dining area is open and when I visited there were several larger parties, which made it a little hard to hear. Also, we were near the entrance, so... More

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South Padre Island, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The price for a tuna salad is way to high and it was really over cooked and dry. The service was so slow there was not time to ask them to cook another tuna correctly. This once was a great affordable place to eat with excellent service. No more. Save your money.

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Donna, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

prepare to be waiting a long time for your waiting to attend to your table. we had to literally get up and ask for a refill on drink several times. The food is good but the service experience ruins it.

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I don't know of a lot of restaurants in the McAllen, TX area so I'm rating this based a general comparison. Basically, their menu is impressive and varied, the food is flavorful, the portions decent, you won't be disappointed, try it.

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