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The Patio on Guerra

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116 South 17th St., McAllen, TX 78501
+1 956-661-9100
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family dine in this restaurant for birthdays, and we all love here for their food, service, atmosphere, and music. Live music every time we were there, it's impressive. When tables are full, service is very slow and hard to get your waiter for a check. Usually they over cook my steak, so I figured out to go one level... More 

Thank Eun Seo P
Palm Springs, California
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Simple. Great place. Try it, for sure. Great menu, very "local" service, flavorful cuisine. Your pictures are all hung too high. :-)

Thank Terry Mitchell N
Edinburg, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Finally, I found a place that has Chilean Sea Bass on the menu! All sorts of prime beef steaks also on the menu, and an OK wine list. Lovely quiet environment, attentive staff, and a varied menu. Great place for special occasions and celebrations.

Thank Maria R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

I went for the Quail,and discovered the best I have yet had to date. Marinated, perfectly prepared and available in appetizer or entree sizes. I also had the ceviche, which was also some of the best I have ever had anywhere around the world. The atmosphere and service were delightful, attentive and professional. I recommend this restaurant highly and give... More 

Thank 2GuysTraveling
McAllen, Texas
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172 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The Patio on Guerra has good food and seems to be the place for people watching. The parking is a bit tough on a busy day so be prepared to bring money for the meters as you hunt around for parking. The service was a bit slow unless "they know you". The menu had some good choices and offers a... More 

Thank Madzech
McAllen, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great food and excellent service. Freshly prepared food with a friendly wait staff. Our dinner was brought to us by the chef himself and that was a nice gesture.

Thank OG6627
McAllen, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

I have been listening to the radio ads for The Patio on Guerra for quite awhile. Each time I heard the ads I would say to myself, we need to go and see if the place is as good as its advertising. Thanks to our son, who bought a gift certificate we were able to spend a wonderful night at... More 

Thank H6565JDrobertb
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

For a specially ocassion this is the perfect choice. One of my favorites places in town. Anything you order will be good. Try the carajillo drink you will love it!

Thank Alejandra C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Love this place, the orchestra plays amazingly and I love to be here, very romantic place to have dinner and spend time with friends while dancing to great music

Thank Angie M
Rancho Viejo, Texas, United States
2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to the restaurant, the first was a year earlier for their Valentines special, and although the food was more than adequate at that time, it was terribly overpriced. The second visit was on a regular night, and the food was ok, but not especially memorable, and still overpriced. It is a step above a Longhorns... More 

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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
American, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 South 17th St., McAllen, TX 78501
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-661-9100

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