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Republic of the Rio Grande

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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1411 S 10th St, McAllen, TX 78501-5025
+1 956-994-8385
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Datchet, England, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I just happened to be passing on the way to another restaurant just down the street when I saw this place and decided to try it out. I am pleased that I did because they had a very good choice of Tex-Mex and gringo food with some Italian as well. I decided to try a light meal with some nachos... More 

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Thank ArtRamirez
Mission, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there based on friends suggestion for our anniversary dinner. Our server was excellent, offered suggestions and he was right on. When he realized we were there for a special event, he told us not to leave, went back to the kitchen and when he returned he brought us a special dessert. They go the extra mile to make... More 

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Thank Ellen H
Bad Pyrmont, Germany
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256 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch just before noon. As we didn't want a huge portion the waiter recommended soup or salad with a small pizza. I had an excellent tortilla chicken soup, my friend a Caesar salad. I was actually already full before our cheese burger pizzas arrived. They were also very good but we had them wrapped up after only... More 

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Thank dasreiseteam
Baytown, Texas
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not great, not bad. We went in on a Monday at 4:30 pm. Very empty at that time, and even like that the waitstaff seemed lagging. Maybe cuz it is a Monday. Anyways, food wise, it was mediocre, the nachos anyways. My wife got a shrimp bisque soup and it smelled like the Gulf of Mexico. It had shrimp bits.... More 

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Thank Besttexaswelder
Plano, Texas, United States
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Granted I had a hamburger, lol, so I'm going to try more traditional food next time, but I wished the food was better than average. I'll be back!

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Thank Robbie M
McAllen, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here several times. Service is excellent combined with well prepared meals and wonderful surroundings.

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Thank Janice E
Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

I like this place, very good pizza Great outdoor area and bar really nice place with a group or couple

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Thank Scott R
McAllen, Texas
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Young friend though he would treat us for dinner at his favorite dinner. BLAND. Dinner for us but he got bad case of the RUNS. NO THANKS TO EVEN free meals there.

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Thank apuente2016
McAllen, Texas
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172 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a great destination to enjoy Tex mex delights! The portions are huge and the margaritas are even bigger! Anyone will enjoy this restaurant!

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Thank Madzech
Boston
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

The food was decent but not outstanding. They had a very wide range of menu options but they didn't seem to be standouts in any one of them. The service was surprisingly poor. We had to ask for water, waited forever to be asked if we wanted desert - overall quite indifferent service even though they had tons of guys... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 956-994-8385

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