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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Corpus Christi / McAllen

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants 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
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Had a reservation on a Friday Night and was seated promptly. Have been here several times and service is always great. Recommend the watermelon cocktails, refreshing and slightly sweet. This time tried the scallops, which was a light dish but full of flavor. Shared the Baked Alaska, which was delightful. Was not a fan of the Prickly Pear drink, and the restaurant was warm. Several guests were fanning themselves. Regardless, would still come back.
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 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 Prime Steak & Seafood restaurant
4.6
4.6 (406)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
McAllen
About the restaurant
At PRIME, we don’t just cook food. We craft a dining experience defined by excellence. Our perfectly prepared dishes reflect the full potential of the finest ingredients, because we treat the process of crafting good food as an art, not a science. Served within a luxuriously appointed dining room and paired with the very best appetizers, sides, and beverages, every meal at PRIME is one worth remembering.

Relax in our private dining area that seats up to people. Elegantly set and beautifully decorated, our dining room perfectly complements your unforgettable taste experience. Stop by for that special date, that exciting celebration, or that important business connection. The very best in fine steakhouse dining awaits.
Top review
ChristyG
Dined 2 days ago
Fun cocktails ..smoked old fashion and smoked cucumber margarita -- great presentation in smoky glass box. Then we great 8oz steak filet ..cook to perfection! We shared an amazing beet salad also. Would recommend for great date night.
A photo of Texas de Brazil - Mcallen restaurant
4.4
4.4 (901)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
McAllen
About the restaurant
Texas de Brazil, is a Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, that features endless servings of flame-grilled beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and Brazilian sausage as well as an extravagant salad area with a wide array of seasonal chef-crafted items.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Need to ask if we are done instead of just stopping service. We were waiting for more meat but kept getting passed over
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
Foodladyvip
Dined 2 days ago
Highly recommend this place food, drinks and service were phenomenal 
A photo of Landry's Seafood House - Corpus Christi restaurant
4.3
4.3 (964)
$30 and under
Seafood
Corpus Christi
About the restaurant
As the home to some of the Gulf Coast's most beautiful beaches and unique landmarks, Corpus Christi is the ideal location for Landry's Seafood House. From Landry's picturesque location, an actual boat docked in the harbor, diners enjoy beautiful waterfront views, fresh Gulf seafood, succulent steaks and the sweetest desserts. Guests also enjoy seasonal live music on our deck which offers a limited menu and waterfront bar.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
Food was very good. I ordered crush Almonds over Mahi Mahi and was absolutely delighted!!! Also I had the Gumbo soup (shrimp, sausage and crab) was good, I didn’t see too much crab meat in my soup and obviously I have to pay extra for the sausage. So I’ll suggest take the soup the way it comes. I also had the Landry’s salad, the cucumbers were a little bitter for my taste. Finally, I ordered a peach palmer drink, it was refreshing. Overall, food and service were good!!! Worth the money!!!
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