We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Fridas Grill and Cantina

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
209 S 17th St, Suite a Downtown, McAllen, TX 78501-5135
+1 956-631-7313
5:00 am - 2:00 am
Open now
All hours
Tue - Thu 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 am - 2:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 74: English reviews
McAllen, Texas
Level Contributor
184 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Happening Place on Saturday Nights, great band and great margaritas. It's an outdoor bar but a very cool place.

Thank Lisa P
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Great food and awesome musical entertainment! You cannot come to17th in downtown Mcallen without making a stop at this spot! You won't regret it!

Thank Erica D
Edinburg, Texas
Level Contributor
175 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

We went out to Frida's for a Friday night dinner. This restaurant is located in the entertainment/restaurant district of McAllen. We dined early, around 6 pm. We were surprised that we were the only one there on a Friday night but staff explained, their business begins later in the night with the club scene. The staff was exceptionally friendly and... More 

2 Thank Deb D
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

5 star Service and Food.. Owners are always on top of things and waiters are always nice.. owner Went to the extreme on getting me a custom cake.. Beer super cold.. Highly recommended..

Thank Arrodriguezz
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Wow! This is by far the best place I have ever eaten at in the RGV! A definite must for meat lovers! Great service !!!

Thank ElJerryLeal
Hidalgo, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

2 Weeks ago my husband surprised me with a lovely birthday dinner at Fridas. Family & friends came out to celebrate & we enjoyed every bit of it. The food was great. The service was excellen! After dinner we stepped out to the bar area with the live band KaHlo that plays a bit of everything. We all had a... More 

Thank nohemi42084
Austin, United States
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I picked this off your list while visiting McAllen for a business meeting. Our hotel staff had never heard of it and recommended somewhere else. It has a bar in front and dining in back. Kind of a whole in the wall, but dining area has great ambience. Excellent traditional Mexican food entrees, unique appetizers, and unique... More 

Thank Lee S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

I made a reservation to surprise my wife for her birthday and she loved it. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the live band did a great job. My wife, family, friends and I had a good night. Can't wait to go again.

Thank Heriberto P
Maui, Hawaii
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

great views and the service was excellent (as always in Marks restaurants) but we were a little let down by the food. Ceviche was alright, calamari was great but the whole snapper that my wife and i spent the entire meal picking bones out of, lacked flavor and came with just rice and beans for $80 was underwhelming. oh well... More 

Thank dooganheimer
DeRidder, Louisiana
Level Contributor
44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Went here based off photos in trip advisor. Really nice presentstion using orchids blossoms. The food was good and drinks were great. Only thing I would improvr was food was not spicy enough, was a bit dissapointed with the flavors.

Thank ArielandMax

Travelers who viewed Fridas Grill and Cantina also viewed


Been to Fridas Grill and Cantina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Steakhouse, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
5:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 S 17th St, Suite a Downtown, McAllen, TX 78501-5135
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-631-7313
Come for the food, stay for the wine!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fridas Grill and Cantina staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?