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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Corpus Christi / McAllen

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Corpus Christi / McAllen? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Boqueron Tapas + Wine restaurant
5.0
5 (17)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Brownsville
About the restaurant
Boqueron is a premier wine destination in the Rio Grande Valley, having won a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its innovative selection of 130 wines—30 by-the-glass— and an educated wine team to guide guests at this petite wine + tapas bar in the heart of Historic Market Square in Downtown Brownsville, Texas.

Advanced Sommelier Vanessa Trevino Boyd hand-selected the wine list to include bottles from boutique wineries in California to old-vine vineyards in Spain. The experience includes a gem of a small plates menu designed to go hand-in-hand with the wine list.

Chef Eugenio Uribe’s menu features classic tapas—Pan con Tomate, but he’s also creative with Matrimonio with Lemon Butter. Other highlights include an American Wagyu Bavette and Jamon, including an Iberico de Bellota from 5 Jotas and a weekly selection of East Coast Oysters. His emphasis on the best ingredients from Spain and around the world is remarkable, as evidenced not only by 5 Jotas, but by Brujula conservas.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 17, 2024
Boquerón is a culinary experience every time… from the moment you walk in you are greeted with a smile. Tuna plate is a fresh exquisite blend of flavors ! The unexpected blood sausage with sliced apples will blow your mind… all paired with their recommended wine !
A photo of SALT restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1308)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
McAllen
About the restaurant
SALT-New American Table, brought to you by the owners of McAllen’s house.wine & bistro. and Salomé on Main, Chef Larry Delgado and his lovely wife Jessica Delgado. The chef driven menu features local, organic and sustainable products, and a full service bar that boast beautiful, boutique wines, craft beers, and high end spirits!
Top review
EvelynHvip
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
Love this place. Took my boss this time and he absolutely loved the fried chicken. The Mac and cheese is always a winner.
A photo of Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina restaurant
4.8
4.8 (560)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
McAllen
About the restaurant
Santa Fe's Steakhouse & Cantina is famous for it's award winning steaks, fine wine & handcrafted cocktails. Don't miss out on the Orange Roughy, a favorite. High-end destination serving steaks & seafood backed by a massive wine list, plus live music nights.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
We visited to take advantage of the Father's Day prime rib special and were so impressed by the service. The staff was so helpful and eager to help. Everything was excellent from our table being ready on time, calling to confirm our arrival to our departure.
A photo of Dodici Pizza and Wine restaurant
4.8
4.8 (254)
$31 to $50
Pizzeria
Brownsville
About the restaurant
Dodici Pizza + Wine serves delicious brick oven pizzas with a spectacular wine list to pair.
Neapolitan pizza, vegan and gluten free options. Garden patio seating.
Top review
Geraldg
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing pizza! Staff was extremely friendly and engaging. Clean dining room. Everything was excellent.
A photo of Ambra restaurant
4.8
4.8 (230)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
McAllen
About the restaurant
AMBRA combines a globally inspired steakhouse and a chic lounge creating one electrifying dining experience. Inside AMBRA, every foot of space is filled with eye-catching visuals, varied lighting, contrasting materials and textures, lush plants, and a layout of space perfect for mingling, date night, and dining. Take a seat in one of our stylish dining rooms or enjoy al fresco seating in our outdoor patio while sipping mezcal cocktails until closing time, when you dine with us every experience will be one to remember.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
The table for two are too small. Can’t really try different plates without having the items come out staggered. I know this won’t change anything but it makes it hard to share multiple plates from appetizers and meals. The bread alone took up a lot of real estate. It was delicious though. The Berry Cute dessert was delicious and looked awesome also. (Photo op) lol
A photo of CastleHill Bistro restaurant
4.7
4.7 (61)
$30 and under
Bistro
Edinburg
About the restaurant
Casual Dining Restaurant Bar
by
Celebrity Michelin Star Chef Graham Campbell
As seen on Netflix The Final Table
Open Kitchen concept
relaxed dinning
craft cocktails
pastas, fish dishes, wings, steak, burgers desserts

Open
Tuesday to Friday from 5pm
Saturday from 2pm
Sunday brunch from 1130am
.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
Always a great brunch and great service! The drinks were awesome!
A photo of Toloa Rooftop restaurant
4.7
4.7 (52)
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
McAllen
About the restaurant
Overlooking North McAllen, TOLOA's rooftop space acts as a studio for creating social experiences around food and drink. A list of seasonally curated cocktails act as an accessory to the open-air patio and lounge from sunset to late night. The food offered focuses on Modern Mexican eatery and is designed to either be shared, provide a small bite, or be ordered as a multi-course dinner. TOLOA is a new way to indulge and be social.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Elegant aroma with a new view. Food was delicious but would classify the atmosphere as a bit more on the drinking side. Still an amazing experience definitely going back.
A photo of Republic of Texas Bar & Grill restaurant
4.4
4.4 (2438)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Corpus Christi
About the restaurant
The AAA Four-Diamond Republic of Texas Bar & Grill is one of Corpus Christi's top dining destinations. Located on the 20th floor of the Bayfront Tower, this multi-level restaurant offers diners beautiful panoramic views of the Corpus Christi bay. Featuring USDA prime beef cuts, a wide variety of wild game and seafood selections. We acquired the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world in the past four years. We obtained the 2014 Diners' Choice Award for the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America. Also, won February Diners' Choice Award! Stop by and experience our lounge, it is open daily at 5 PM. Happy Hour from 5 PM to 7 PM
Top review
RobRvip
Dined 1 day ago
You can’t beat an ocean view, along with delicious food, premier customer service, along with live music! It’s a dinner’s oasis!
A photo of Dokyo Dauntaun restaurant
4.4
4.4 (265)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Corpus Christi
About the restaurant
Industrial-style destination dishing up sushi, bento boxes & craft cocktails, plus a take-out option.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
My server was David he was a great server gave great suggestions for me and my dad. Food was fresh and outstanding, and overall the vibe was just amazing. This was my second time here my dads first time definitely not our last.
A photo of Bien Merite restaurant
4.4
4.4 (45)
$30 and under
Café
Corpus Christi
About the restaurant
Bien Merite offers a delightful French culinary experience throughout the day, starting with a scrumptious breakfast featuring scratch-made bakery items and delicate pastries. The lunch menu is equally enticing, with a variety of delicious food options to choose from. For dinner, guests can indulge in a delectable selection of French cuisine, prepared with care and expertise. Whether it’s the freshly baked pastries or the flavorful dishes, Bien Merite ensures a memorable dining experience with its authentic French fare.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The service here is always amazing. The food delicious and the drinks are great. The only downfall is the price you pay for a cocktail. They serve tiny amounts of alcohol I’ve never seen so little poured and they use tiny glasses not just for the cocktails but even for the water so you have to repeatedly ask for refills ( the glasses seem for kids ) Other than the limited alcohol they pour and their high pricing on that , it’s a very quaint and quiet place to enjoy your meal.
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