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Fridas Grill and Cantina

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$$$
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
Description: Come for the food, stay for the wine!

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great atmosphere and food presentation

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
ArielandMax
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DeRidder, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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DeRidder, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Mercedes, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

we have gone twice now and it did not disappoint either time...the food is full of flavor and we actually like it better then The patio down the street from it...

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Took my mom here for her birthday, not only did the food taste amazing but it looked beautiful! The waiter was very attentive and brought a beautiful dessert for my mom!

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Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

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
7 helpful votes 7 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

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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Restaurant Details

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 0 - 38
  • Cuisine: 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?