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Costa Messa Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome daily lunch specials. By far the best Mexican restaurant in the valley.. Great fajitas and seafood with a Latin taste. Been coming here for 5 years once a week and never been disappointed.... Dan Leal....

Thank dammit-boyz
Datchet, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Found this place on my way back to my hotel at La Plaza Mall. Tucked away so I am pleased I decided to try it out. Authentic Tex-Mex restaurant with friendly atmosphere. Food choice again was extensive so deciding what to have was difficult. I decided to have a mixed Mexican plate with several different choices. The portions were so... More 

Thank ArtRamirez
Bandera, Texas
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81 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch the day before Thanksgiving. It was pretty busy, but plenty of seating in our favorite spot - the bar. Service was prompt and friendly - efficient too. Ordered the house margaritas on the rocks. The drinks were pretty ordinary, but the rocks were scarce - which is good - more booze. Multi colored chips were served... More 

Thank Ray S
Edinburg, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner visit. Had excellent service as always and great food. Ordered a "parrillada" for 2 and was able to feed 4 people. Missed this restaurant

Thank fidenciom878
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Mexican restaurant on the border. It was recommended to me by the locals and it didn't disappoint. Good food at reasonable prices, nice atmosphere for both families and groups of friends/coworkers, friendly helpful staff. Would return!

Thank Rebecca W
McAllen, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and friendly staff. On weekends it does get crowded and loud. But I do like their food. Great place to meet friends and family

Thank Frances D
Alamo, Texas
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Happy hour runs 3-7pm, 7 days a week! delicious appetizers are HALF-PRICE! Best chimichangas ever and the quesadillas and panchos were also very good. Good beer on tap.

Thank WhiteFang01
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Nice quaint place! Very hospitable and great food! Great service also... must try this restaurant! The one on 11th is amazing...

Thank Angie G
McAllen, Texas
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172 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 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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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, Spanish
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, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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?