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“Very good BBQ reasonably priced, good service, noisy”

The Longhorn Cattle Company
Ranked #1 of 41 Restaurants in San Benito
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Harlingen, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
98 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Very good BBQ reasonably priced, good service, noisy”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Longhorn is the ONLY decent San Benito restaurant, but is on the border of Harlingen. The BBQ is always quite good ... ribs, cap beef, chicken ... and the service is usually excellent. They start you off with an excellent cup of tasty beans with unlimited refills. Longhorn also serves a HUGE baked potato as an entree loaded with beef as well as the usual cheese and sour cream, etc. I enjoy a beer or a soft drink served in a huge pitcher with unlimited refills. The steaks look good, but are very expensive for a BBQ place. The atmosphere is spartan (eg, parking lot is unpaved) and quite noisy, which makes it difficult to visit with friends. Longhorn's takeout service is very efficient. Be aware that Longhorn closes early on weekdays (I believe 8 pm) and is closed on Monday.

  • Visited July 2012
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English first
Concord, New Hampshire
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good eating”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

It is a neat place to eat, casual. Always clean. The take out is great too. They prepare the food fresh daily. You haven't had Banana Pudding until tell you taste theirs. They have a Turtle Cheese cake too.

Visited March 2012
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Brownscille, TX
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not that impressed”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

Noisy, food not as good as expected from hearing others rave about this place. Service average. Located on expressway between San Benito and Brownsville.

Visited April 2012
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Rancho Viejo
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Why are the lines so long for average food?”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Long lines, too many menu items, slow service no need to say more.

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Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Ok BBQ”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

I recently dined here with work colleagues. Some of the locals had really talked this BBQ up, so I was excited as I love BBQ. The smell of BBQ greeted us at the door, but that is where it stopped. The brisket was dry (which I like), but flavorless. I actually had to use the barbeque sauce which I try not to do. The ribs too were devoid of smoke flavor and they were heavily carmelized. They seem to only use brown sugar on them (you gotta mix it up with the brown sugar). So the meats were a bit of a letdown, but the bean soup was outstanding. The banana pudding was stellar as well. A little more smoke in the meat and this place will be in business.

  • Visited July 2012
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