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The Patio on Guerra

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116 South 17th St., McAllen, TX 78501
956-661-9100
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Late Night

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  • 30
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    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good, but.....

It is a nice steakhouse, with a nice patio. The food is good, but I have had better steaks (in McAllen, the Santa Fe Steakhouse has better steaks). The place was packed on a Friday night, so the service was good, but not great. My wife had to ask 3 times for a diet coke.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
JChin1967
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It is a nice steakhouse, with a nice patio. The food is good, but I have had better steaks (in McAllen, the Santa Fe Steakhouse has better steaks). The place was packed on a Friday night, so the service was good, but not great. My wife had to ask 3 times for a diet coke.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Being a denizen of the Great White North I am hardly an expert in Mex or TexMex cuisine, but we had a very nice lunch here in a comforting kind of way. The locals tend to address you as sir or ma'm or sweetie down here, which is a good thing as increases the amount of my tip.

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Holden, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I frequently travel to McAllen for business but just had my first meal at the Patio on Guerra. It is without a doubt my new favorite in McAllen. The service was very good, atmosphere first rate and best of all the food was fantastic. The ceviche and bacon rapped scallops appetizers were great and the Parmesan Crusted Snapper entree was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This place is awesome, I just feel I am somewhere else when I am here. Everything is good, great bar and wine selection. I traveled half the world, been in many restaurants, but every time I come here I feel excited and like I rather be no other restaurant on earth at the moment. Is that good!!!

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Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The food was great and the atmosphere was very nice. There was live music and they also have a patio area. The restaurant is located on 17th street where there are various nightclubs and bars. I loved that I was able to have dinner and then afterwards just walk to club.

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Edinburg, Texas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We dined here one evening early. We had thought it was more informal than it was (felt a little underdressed). The tables were beautifully set with white table clothes. We started with the Ceviche which was wonderful (tilapia marinated in citrus, pepper, oregano, tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños and served with chips and crackers). I had Shrimp Three Ways--2 each cooked... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

I've been to The Patio on Guerra four times and had a five star experience each time. When visiting McAllen, The Patio has been one of my top choices to have business dinners. The steaks (small filet) are excellent and sides are tasty. The ambiance is sophisticated but relaxed, and tasteful decor. I've never been embarrassed for selecting this location... More 

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Laredo, Texas
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Went to this Restaurant for our Company wide Special Night Out! Words can't describe how awesome the Service, the Music, the Food was everyone had such a great time! We had people from New York, Philly, Forthworth, Dallas, Houston, Corpus Christi, Laredo, and Locals from Mcallen and Everyone Enjoyed their time Atmosphere in the Patio was awesome Great Live Music... More 

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Harlingen
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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Old world charm in a new world setting. Great food choices, excellent setting, wonderful staff. If Ruben is available ask for him as your waiter. Great service. The fish selection is outstanding, we had the Halibut which was cooked to perfection. The presentation is outstanding and is surpassed by the quality of the meal. Be sure to try the Calamari... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went to this restaurant for dinner one night while in McAllen with a colleague. Good restaurant, with nice options. I had a grilled pork chop with house potatoes and it came with a salad included. For dessert I had the crime brûlée. Overall a nice restaurant for fine dining.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 South 17th St., McAllen, TX 78501
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: 956-661-9100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Continental

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