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The Longhorn Cattle Company

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3055 W Expy 83, San Benito, TX
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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San Beni
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although lots of folks rave over the place, I believe 'mediocre' is a good word. The place is very busy and clean but just OK. There are lots of excellent barbecue places in Texas. This one is nothing special to me.

Thank ron956
Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fantastic food with bean soup as starter which shouldn't be missed. Has earned its reputation as one of Texas top 50. Brisket was amazing for flavor and tenderness. Friendly staff.

Thank ResultsInc
San Benito, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beef brisket is wonderful. Each meal is started with Charo beans which you may sample while deciding what to order off the menu. I expecially like the Giant Baked Potatoe, loaded with brisket, sour cream and cheese

Thank Alice N
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! I had the Super Combo with ribs, chicken, and brisket. All were very good! Brisket smoky, moist, and tender. The chicken had a great smoky flavor. The ribs were my least favorite but still good. The bean soup appetizer was very flavorful and they'll bring you more if you ask. Potato salad and slaw was also good. I... More 

Thank Chris F
Brownsville, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Authentic, family owned, Texas ranch style food! The Longhorn cattle company, Once recognized by "Texas Monthly" Magazine as one of the "Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas" is Known for their mesquite smoked briskets, sausage, ribs, and steaks! Keep those famous cups of ranch style beans flowing because they're to die for!

Thank Tony_T3000
San Benito, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Very fast service and great beans, bbq is very good and very generous drinks. Would reccomend it for a good time, good eats

Thank Tex319
Mission, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

I have been dining here for many years me while I believe I have tried most notable BBQ joints in south Texas , I believe that this is the best of the best. Yes Lockhart has a monopoly on Texas BBQ but in south Texas this place is king .

Thank mrmoparhemi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

We've had enough tacos on this visit. Saw all the cars out front and stopped. Service was fast and friendly. Had the spud. Really good. Pinto bean soup is the best I've had.

Thank Daja607
Harlingen, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

You cannot go wrong at "the skinny cow", our name for the restaurant based on the outside signage. Service is always good to great. The food is tasty and the menu has something for everyone, no matter their taste (vegans excepted). The bean soup provided to all, even prior to ordering, is outstanding. You can fill up on it, and... More 

Thank Glenn H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We hired Longhorn Cattle Company to cater our mother's birthday party. From the initial placing of the order to the point where the guys were cleaning up this company far excelled our high expectations. The manager explained how they would do things, right down to the minutest detail, and their operation went exactly to plan and then some. Our food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3055 W Expy 83, San Benito, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  San Benito
  • Phone Number: 956-399-4400

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