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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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5:00 am - 2:00 am
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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
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 7
    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
Fridas

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
ElJerryLeal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW 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
2 reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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 restaurant reviews
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 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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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 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?