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Republic of the rio grande

1411 s 10th street, McAllen, TX
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Ranked #16 of 371 restaurants in McAllen
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Apr 16, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Zacatecas, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
59 reviews 59 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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Mission, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Perfect place if you want to have a beer and good food, live music and good price. Something different in the valley.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I ate outside on their pleasant patio and found everything just perfect. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The prices were on target for this upper scale restaurant. I will be back.

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Norfork, Arkansas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Thirty-six (36) of us went out to dinner together for New Year's Eve. Basically, each of us received our 'hot' dinner within minutes of each other. Their hot bread was crusty and the herbed butter delicious. I could have had it for dessert. The service was fantastic! One of the most experienced and accomplished waiters ever! Each of the different... More

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