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Fridas Grill and Cantina

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Mexican, Steakhouse, International
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209 S 17th St, Suite a Downtown, McAllen, TX 78501-5135
+1 956-631-7313
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Come for the food, stay for the wine!

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Dancing Saturdays

Happening Place on Saturday Nights, great band and great margaritas. It's an outdoor bar but a very cool place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Lisa P
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McAllen, Texas
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McAllen, Texas
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147 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Happening Place on Saturday Nights, great band and great margaritas. It's an outdoor bar but a very cool place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great food and awesome musical entertainment! You cannot come to17th in downtown Mcallen without making a stop at this spot! You won't regret it!

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Edinburg, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We went out to Frida's for a Friday night dinner. This restaurant is located in the entertainment/restaurant district of McAllen. We dined early, around 6 pm. We were surprised that we were the only one there on a Friday night but staff explained, their business begins later in the night with the club scene. The staff was exceptionally friendly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

5 star Service and Food.. Owners are always on top of things and waiters are always nice.. owner Went to the extreme on getting me a custom cake.. Beer super cold.. Highly recommended..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Wow! This is by far the best place I have ever eaten at in the RGV! A definite must for meat lovers! Great service !!!

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Hidalgo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

2 Weeks ago my husband surprised me with a lovely birthday dinner at Fridas. Family & friends came out to celebrate & we enjoyed every bit of it. The food was great. The service was excellen! After dinner we stepped out to the bar area with the live band KaHlo that plays a bit of everything. We all had a... More 

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Austin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My wife and I picked this off your list while visiting McAllen for a business meeting. Our hotel staff had never heard of it and recommended somewhere else. It has a bar in front and dining in back. Kind of a whole in the wall, but dining area has great ambience. Excellent traditional Mexican food entrees, unique appetizers, and unique... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I made a reservation to surprise my wife for her birthday and she loved it. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the live band did a great job. My wife, family, friends and I had a good night. Can't wait to go again.

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Maui, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

great views and the service was excellent (as always in Marks restaurants) but we were a little let down by the food. Ceviche was alright, calamari was great but the whole snapper that my wife and i spent the entire meal picking bones out of, lacked flavor and came with just rice and beans for $80 was underwhelming. oh well... More 

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DeRidder, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Went here based off photos in trip advisor. Really nice presentstion using orchids blossoms. The food was good and drinks were great. Only thing I would improvr was food was not spicy enough, was a bit dissapointed with the flavors.

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Additional Information about Fridas Grill and Cantina

Address: 209 S 17th St, Suite a Downtown, McAllen, TX 78501-5135
Phone Number: +1 956-631-7313
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday 5:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 5:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD $38
Cuisine: Mexican, Steakhouse, International

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 209 S 17th St, Suite a Downtown, McAllen, TX 78501-5135
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-631-7313

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $38
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Steakhouse, International

Description

Come for the food, stay for the wine!
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday
5:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?