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Republic of the Rio Grande

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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1411 S 10th St, McAllen, TX 78501-5025
(956) 994-8385
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sahuarita, AZ
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a company holiday dinner. It is a cute quaint restaurant, tucked away off the road. The food was good and there was a great selection of things to choose from. It is nice that it isn't a big chain restaurant, a local favorite.

Thank Karrencountry05
Phoenix, AZ
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for dinner with my wife and a guest. The place has a very nice atmosphere with a nice outdoor dining area and well done indoors. Being impressed with the ambience I was hoping the food would be equally nice. We weren't disappointed. I had beef tenderloin shish-kabobs. Cooked perfectly with a very tasty sauce and amazing potatoes.... More 

Thank Domhan-Taistealai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read the previous reviews about sub par service but we had excellent service for our first visit to this long time Valley restaurant. Even though our table was divided about what to eat the large menu had something for everyone. Funny how everyones tatse buds agreed they wanted to taste the brick oven pizza i ordered once it got... More 

Thank James W
Tallahassee, Florida
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dining alone often leads to sub par service. Not here! Joe, my waiter was awesome. Ordered avocado salmon and it was cooked perfectly. Perfect little jewel of a restaurant w great service and food. A return visit is definitely on the horizon!

Thank tennillebug
McAllen, Texas
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went out w/ a few friends to just relax and enjoy. It's an okay place if you like live music and drinks. What I didn't like is the patio area tables are too close in together you can actually listen to the next table conversation. And the smoking didn't help either. Our waiter bump to my friend and almost cause... More 

Thank simpletexasgal
Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The service totally slow if you are expecting outstanding service this eill not happen, you have to serve youre wine, dirty plates stay at the table for a while, the server broke the cork on the bottle and didnt offer to change it, other than that the music was great, dont espect to be pampered by the service, not recomended

Thank fireblad1
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I've lived in the valley all my life and had never tried this place. I wasn't sure what I was expecting, but I regret not having tried it sooner. Service was great, everyone is really friendly and professional. Food was amazing. Started off with the guacamole as appetizer, then the caesar salad, and finished with the avocado chicken and the... More 

Thank yybarreiro
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108 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Food is good and service is great. It's a nice local feel to it but the atmosphere is nice. We enjoy the music and food.

Thank PalmtreesOceanbreeze
Veracruz, Mexico
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We went into the restaurant, ordered a couple drinks and a Nacho appetizer ( plus some onion rings) for the two of us. When they brought out the nachos I had to laugh, it was big enough for 6 people and absolutely delicious. Obviously we could not finish it or think about ordering a main entree. The next day, while... More 

Thank tepetapan
Orlando, Florida
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This might be one of those places who is trying to do too many things while mastering none. Pizza, steak and Mexican food are all on the large menu which almost gives you too many choices. That being said my grilled chicken sandwich was pretty good and my friend really enjoyed her steak sandwich

Thank Michael M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, 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 - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1411 S 10th St, McAllen, TX 78501-5025
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: (956) 994-8385

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