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The Patio on Guerra

116 South 17th St., McAllen, TX 78501
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Ranked #13 of 371 restaurants in McAllen
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Continental
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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83% Recommend
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English first
Rio Grande Valley
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Every meal at The Patio, whether at noon or evening, is a sure winner. The fish tacos and Cobb salad at noon are excellent meals. In the evening start with the crab cakes because the taste will transport you to the Baltimore waterfront! The Guerra tapas are classic Mexican cuisine that I can best describe as haute cuisine Mexicaine. Steaks... More

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Texas, USA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My wife and I had been dining here steadily for about a year, and until recently had nothing but the highest regard for this restaurant. On our most recent visit, however, our waiter (let's call him "Angelo") tried to pull what looked like a fast one on us. I asked him if he could serve me a glass of Mondavi... More

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Stopped by on business after a recommendation. This is primarily an upscale steakhouse. I went for the sirloin and received the best cut of beef I've ever had. There are plenty of vegetable sides to choose from but I went for the baked potato. Again cooked perfectly. An extensive wine list adds to the great experience. Second night... of course... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Great menu (though very pricey), wonderful ambiance and excellent service. The decor is warm and very native to south Texas, so the whole evening was well worth it!

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Cornwall, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We were 20 there for lunch celebrating 3 birthdays. We ordered off their lunch menu. Eight year in the valley and this was the best place yet we have been. Price for 2 including salad and entree and 2 drinks each was $77.00 with tip in. The service was a bit slow but no one complained, they came to the... More

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Mississippi Gulf Coast
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Pretty ambiance but the food is over-priced for the quality and quantity. Just because you call yourself upscale, doesn't mean you actually are and can charge that way. There are many other places to eat here in McAllen that are better than this restaurant. For some reason the waitress at the other table was down right snide and rude to... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This is special. Pricey-but worth it! Excellent service, great wine list, beer list and cocktails. Steaks melt in your mouth. Waiters are attentive and very knowledgeable. Come early because street parking is a challenge. You won't regret a visit to The Patio.

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San Antonio, TX
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Shared a table with friends on Saturday night when The Patio was full of very large parties and had excellent service. The ceviche and quail appetizers were very delicious and generous portions, so highly recommend them. The bar service was great also. Congratulations to the Guerra family for adding this delightful restaurant to the Valley. We will certainly return the... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

this was a very beautiful restaurant and it had lots of class. i will definitly eat here again. We had a table of eight and the service was fabulous and the food and wine was exquisite.

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McAllen, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The Menu is slightly pricey, but the food is good. We ordered a lobster bisque and it was extremely salty, the lamb chops I ordered were extremely charred (they tasted burnt) for being medium rare. My husband said the steak was great though! The live music was very loud, and nothing spectacular. The atmosphere was very nice though, and the... More

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