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Republic of the Rio Grande

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Southwestern, Latin, Mexican, Spanish
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1411 S 10th St, McAllen, TX 78501-5025
+1 956-994-8385
11:00 am - 10:00 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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Waco, TX, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love this place and try to have dinner there at least one night whenever I visit the Rio Grade Valley. The food is fantastic and I've never been disappointed. They usually have live music on Thursday and Friday nights which makes the patio seating so very special. I highly recommend this experience.

Thank Curtis M
Brampton, Ontario
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196 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went there with a group of eight. Service was good, no complaints there. We were there early as we had no reservations. The food was ok. It is more like home cooking, Nothing fancy, I had the chicken fried steak which was ok. (sorry a lot of ok's) Servings are large. Atmosphere was ok. It seems to be a... More 

Thank Campfiver
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was impressed by the service and the food as well as the menu. Was expecting to have food delivered at different times but all were served in a timely and efficient manner. No small detail was overlooked with my partner being asked if she wanted the entre first or on the side and was delivered accordingly. The food was sumptuous.... More 

Thank David M
Monterrey, Mexico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice dining, and the best is that is not expensive. Pizzas and Calzones are the speciality, but they've amazing salads as well.

Thank Ricardo M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I love eating at the Republic whenever we want to have some good food at a decent price with a semi romantic enviornment. Every plate I've ordered here has been great. I really love their brick oven baked pizza it's a must try. The service has always been on point as well.

Thank Beckman13
Datchet, England, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

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 

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 November 25, 2016

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 

Thank Ellen H
Bad Pyrmont, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

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 

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 November 14, 2016 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 

Thank Besttexaswelder
Plano, Texas, United States
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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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!

Thank Robbie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Southwestern, Latin, Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, 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 - 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: +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?