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Costa Messa Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1621 N 11th St & 5248 N 10th St, & 1800 S Main Street, McAllen, TX 78501-4113
+1 956-618-5449
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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McAllen, Texas
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a wonderful experience. The food is delicious and the portions are HUGE. I highly recommend the guacomole. It is fresh and authentic. The margaritas are also very good. This is an easy recommendation for anyone who loves good Mexican food and a fun environment.

Thank Madzech
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is okay. It has a lot of lard in the tortillas and you can taste it I think. I just overall didn't care for the food 100%. It is decent, but not great.

Thank Ila S
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Noisy. Waitstaff not trained well enough. Obvious neglect of small tables in favor of big parties.

Thank Mary Ellen R
mcallen, tx
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I go for lunch almost evy week and the service is as good as always, good prices and tasteful food and really big portions. Still have to go try it for dinner.

Thank Fernando F
McAllen, Texas
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing here try there enchiladas and botana this place has great service. This place has so much to offer as well as 2 other locations one on North 10th and 1 across from the mall stop by and eat

Thank herne323
Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Good selection of seafood options. One member in our party had the beef fajita chipotle dish and said it was amazing. The dips for the chips were really unique. Watch out for the green one -- yummy but on fire!

Thank Krausteads
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Food is always good and authentic.... My family and I love the chips and dip.... highly recommend for people that want real mexican food

Thank Fidel G
McAllen, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

When I have family in from out of town, one of the first places I take them is Costa Messa. The food is always fresh and delicious. I love the fried zucchini and flautas that come with the botana.

Thank RafaelCindy S
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I lived in McAllen for 12 years, and this is the one place that we would always bring "out-of-town" company to when they came to visit. I don't think we ever had a disappointing meal. Service is quick and terrific, you'll feel as though you have 10 servers. Fantastic botana, and great taco plates, and don't forget to get their... More 

Thank JoeConnors
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153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

One block off the main drag but well worth the side trip. The food is very tasty. The ribeye steak with enchiladas was especially tasty. The frog legs were very good, and cooked to your choice. The margaritas were well made and cost effective at happy hour (3-7 pm). The staff is very efficient and friendly. Our visit was excellent.... More 

Thank MDNied

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1621 N 11th St & 5248 N 10th St, & 1800 S Main Street, McAllen, TX 78501-4113
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-618-5449

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