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Fridas Grill and Cantina

209 S 17th St, Suite a Downtown, McAllen, TX 78501-5135
+1 956-631-7313
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Ranked #1 of 379 Restaurants in McAllen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $38
Cuisines: Steakhouse, International
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: Come for the food, stay for the wine!
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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
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

I love the food! Everything the chef makes is delicious. The steaks melt in your mouth. The flan is the authentic Mexican flan and it's the best I've tried. The service is wonderful. Very attentive. If you like good music I highly encourage people to stay on a Friday or Saturday night to listen to the band, they play awesome.

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I travel all the time and this is honestly the very best food I have ever had. 3 of us tried different plays and there was a perfect combination of flavors in every dish. Exquisite! The service was stellar as well. The chef visited our table, we were well taken care of but not bothered. Romantic, comfortable environment with live... More

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McAllen, Texas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Going to Frida's Grill and Cantina by far one of the best experiences yet! Beyond amazing food, great drinks and incredible vocalists as you dine in. The outdoor bar after dinner has to be one of the most soothing open bars yet. Really an amazing place all around! The waiter there was very attentive; gave great service and made you... More

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Mcallen, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Restaurant has it all, from delicious food to excellent service and plus you can stay for the fun, live band awesome drinks!!

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Austin, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

We went to Fridas after a long day and during a business trip. Fridas is located on a street with several other restaurants and evening venues and bars. The night we went (Thursday) we found parking on the street very close to Fridas. If you go during the day, take coins as the parking on the street has coin operated... More

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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Our family went for dinner after reading the other reviews. I was surprised to find such a wonderful restaurant in McAllen- one that I had never heard of before, despite living here for 9 years. I could go on and on about why we had a great experience tonight- but instead, I'll give you insight by highlighting some of what... More

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McAllen, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My wife and I had the perfect wedding at Frida's back in Nov. 2013. Mr. Sergio Luna was nothing short of awesome. The ambiance was elegant and inviting. The food was phenomenal! A big thank you to Mr. Luna's mother who suggested the lobster bisque. The place is a perfect balance of indoor/outdoor setting. Frida's wait staff was attentive and... More

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Edinburg, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Went there for dinner tried their steak it was amazing. Service was excellent. Jorge was his name is hands down the best waiter in the rgv. After a great dinner we enjoyed drinks in their patio area. Their bartenders made us the perfect fridarita which tasted excellent. The band was incredible! The security their were well dressed and friendly all... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This small place has impeccable service, good food-mostly organic-at great price. However, do not go early-by that I mean before 730p-on a Fri night or your meal will be ruined like ours. A bar band was rehearsing in the open court yard/bar area which could be heard through restaurant's glass doors- couldn't hear ourselves talk especially when doors opened. Staff... More

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