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222 Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501
+1 956-618-1188
Today
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dependable and consistent.

I sat at the bar recently to eat dinner after work. The bartender was friendly and attentive. In a town where service is typically inadequate, this was greatly appreciated. The all you can eat soup and salad is a winning combination for me and at a great price. Don't analyze the silverware too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Houston
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English first
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

There are much better choices around McAllen. Please avail yourself of them. We got severe "distress in the lower tract" after eating here that lasted well into the next day. Wish I could be more delicate, but honest is honest. You expect a certain standard when you choose to eat at a chain restaurant and this one was a major... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

We go as often as possible. Great food and great service! Keeps us coming back for more. My 7 yr old loves it too!

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Houston
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

I sat at the bar recently to eat dinner after work. The bartender was friendly and attentive. In a town where service is typically inadequate, this was greatly appreciated. The all you can eat soup and salad is a winning combination for me and at a great price. Don't analyze the silverware too closely. You will be shocked at the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

I've written a few reviews now most not very positive but I am going to change that with this one. Normally I don't go to the commercial restaurant because it's boring food is dull ect, but I can say the service was top notch, the food pleasantly fresh and not over seasoned or over done, and honestly it was good.... More 

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Mission, Texas
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We like the soup and salad lunch special. Usually the soup is wonderful however the last time we went the soup had been changed. The names are the same but the ingredients aren't. It was way too salty and the sliced sausage had been replaced with tiny bits of ground sausage.

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I had the seafood pasta (alfredo?), it was really good. It was really busy that night tho, so took my dinner to go.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Super gross to eat there the carpet stinks when you go in. Food is discusting and as every single place in Mcallen servers are super rude!

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McAllen, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a Mexican restaurant in to RGV. There are 3 locations. The best one is on 10th Street. Most of the Food is Good. The soup is good but it can be salty some days. I think it is expensive for Mexican Food.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

When we walked in the restaurant, we noticed a bad door, rest rooms were dirty, but worst, the very worst was when we were served our salads. I was horrified to see a pubic hair in the salad. I was so disgusted. I told and showed it to the manager and he too showed digust, he apologized and offered me... More 

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Pharr
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I was there on a Saturday, the wait was long and that was the only inconvenience, food and service was great, I ordered the new tour of Italy with shrimp, the plate was not as big as the regular tour of Italy, but still, taste was great, the waiter was very nice and attentive, I usually rate the tip amount... More 

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Additional Information about Olive Garden

Address: 222 Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501
Phone Number: +1 956-618-1188
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: Italian, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 222 Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-618-1188

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?