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All 382 McAllen Restaurants

Fridas Grill and Cantina

209 S 17th St, Suite a Downtown, McAllen, TX 78501-5135
+1 956-631-7313
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Ranked #3 of 382 Restaurants in McAllen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $38
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Steakhouse, International
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: Come for the food, stay for the wine!
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

As always, you can find this lovely place at: Latitud: 26°12'9.21"N Longitud: 98°14'16.67"W The place is on the street where all the bars and night places are on Downtown Mcallen. There is plenty of space to park and as far as I looked, there is nothing to be afraid, as far as I concern about security. I went with my... More 

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Brownsville, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

There were 4 of us dining. The shrimp brochette was good as well as presentation. Shrimp tacos and the tacos a la plancha were only ok. The huachinango was inedible! Sent it back and chef insisted there really wasn't anything wrong with it but did take it off bill. Restaurant was empty. Wish we would've known what they knew.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I travel all over the world and have dined in more restaurants than I can count. Never would I have expected one of my most delicious dinners would be found in McAllen, Texas! Fridas Grill & Cantina is a true gem. From start to finish everything I tasted was perfectly prepared. The menu offers a myriad of options to delight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Love this place, I went there back in March and everything was perfect, live music, cocktails, food, attention from the owners. A+

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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We had a delightful meal and time at Frieda's. The atmosphere, hospitality and food were all excellent. We travel around Texas and like to try local restaurants. In our experience, not everyone can cook a medium rare steak. Frieda's certainly knows how to not only pick a good cut of meat, but they also know how to season and cook... More 

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McAllen, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

It's a great dining experience, since the moment you walk in the atmosphere takes you to a whole other place than the street you just walked in from, makes you feel like you're stepping in a whole different city. The service is up to par since you walk in you're greeted and treated with respect and attention, the staff was... More 

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Edinburg, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I just went to Frida's last weekend to celebrate my birthday, and it was amazing!!! The food was delicious, everyone in my party (of 15) was very happy with it. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We also stayed for the live band afterwards, which by the way was fantastic! As were the DRINKS!!! I highly recommend to anyone... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

What should have been an amazing celebration, turned out to be a huge embarrassment. We were the only party in the restaurant. And they still couldn't serve us in a timely manner. The owner and wait staff made excuse after excuse. Instead of an apology they chose to blame one guest for arriving late and another excuse was that their... More 

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McAllen, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is McAllen's best kept secret for a quite and romantic dinner, especially if you go early evening. The food is absolutely exquisite with flavors that are delectable to the palate. Staff is very attentive to customer's needs. So happy we found this restaurant.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

All the reviews are correct. I don't ever buy the hype but this place blew me away. The atmosphere is very cool with a bar outside, a stage for shows, an outdoor seating area and the inside restaurant. The décor is Spanish, of course. I had the fillet mignon which was cooked to perfection. Had potatoes and vegetables on the... More 

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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 0 - 38
Cuisine: Steakhouse, International

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