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The Republic of the Rio Grande

4.8
4.8
109 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse

A sumptuous, indoor-outdoor bar & grill serving Southwest menu, including steaks & pizza.

At the Republic of the Rio Grande, our attention to detail and the way we present a platter tells you that dining here is going to be special, no matter the occasion. We strive to create a sumptuous and exciting dining experience for all of our guests

Disclaimer: For Friday and Saturday reservations please call the restaurant directly. We recommend giving us up to a 24 hour notice if you would like to book with us due to possible low availability.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Southwest

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Thursday: 11:000 AM to 11: 00 PM Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM Sunday: Closed

  • Phone number

    (956) 994-8385

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    McAllen

  • Parking details

    None

  • Entertainment

    We featured live music on the patio from Wednesdays to Saturdays starting at 8:30 PM

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 109 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Overall

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    Best Service

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Ambiance

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Value

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Good for Groups

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Great for Lunch

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Notable Wine List

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Outdoor Dining

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Special Occasion

  • McAllen

    Best Overall

  • McAllen

    Best Food

  • McAllen

    Best Service

  • McAllen

    Best Ambiance

  • McAllen

    Best Value

  • McAllen

    Fit for Foodies

  • McAllen

    Romantic

  • McAllen

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  1. I

    Irene

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant decision to go there. Perfect ambience, amazing service, very kind and attentive. Absolutely phenomenal steak!

  2. FP

    FranceneP

    Corpus Christi

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great service, they are quick to attend to the customer needs. The selection on cocktails is always great as well.

  3. HB

    HinaB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service had a great time Will definitely go back there. They definitely take my party there again.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Cumpleaños

  5. AS

    AjitpalS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was nice place to get together in McAllen tx. I would love to go back to same restaurant when I come back to McAllen again

  6. DB

    DianeB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent, music loud, and the manager came and talked to us.

  7. F

    Frank01

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good place an great service . Their was very minimal waiting time .

  8. B

    Billy525

    Dallas

    629 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    629 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved this place! Ate here back in the spring. Both food and service were excellent. Would return in a heartbeat!

  9. MG

    MariaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience, the food was great, our server was awesome!

  10. VI

    VicfromIllinois

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Second time at The Republic. Both times very enjoyable. Once inside and the second time outside. Will definitely go back. Highly recommended

  11. A

    Angi

    Houston

    39 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience2

    Expected a nicer place for the prices of the food. The food was great, the service was okay but NOT having a real fork to eat an expensive steak was terrible. I ordered a salad and they brought a different dressing, the waiter said they didn’t have the raspberry vinaigrette and that the menu is sometimes wrong. WTF after waiting 5 minutes for a PLASTIC fork we finally got to eat our food. Plastic fork? How does a restaurant “run” out of forks. I’m glad the food was good but there are way too many restaurants in town to go back here.

  12. TS

    TerryS

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate outside and everything was excellent!!! Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Great food and service.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service and delicious food

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress was very courteous and the food was amazing!

  15. TA

    TerryA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was outstanding; our server Ryan was fantastic, the relaxing ambiance was perfect for a conversation at the table, and the price was perfect. The menu gave the customer many delicious choices. This is one of my favorite places.

  16. J

    Jpaarvriaer

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Food was great, service could have been more attentive, not just from server but others, like greeters and management. Management very helpful when we couldn’t find our waiter. A smile at the front door can change a lot

  17. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was great, the food and drinks were delicious to say the least. Definitely would go again.

  18. JJ

    JaniceJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    We got there a little earlier than our 5pm reservation so had to wait while they put our table together. (not a big deal) Our party ordered 4 rib steak sandwiches and one rib meal and one noodle meal. Steak sandwiches were good, cooked to a perfect medium. My french fries had a fishy taste, I thought maybe from the oil that could have been used for fish/shrimp. The person who had the rack of ribs commented that they were very tough and not fall off the bone and they were disappointed that they ordered them. Two in our party had mashed potatoes all dressed for a side and said they were very dry. The noodle dish comment was delicious. My husband and I come there often and truly enjoy it and haven't had these issues before. We brought our friends this time hoping for a wonderful review but instead told them to not take this as to how it always is. We know you can do better and hope on our next visit everything is back to the way we remember! Don't forget, the tip is added to your bill when 6 or more are in your party, even when you have separate billing.

  19. OG

    OGarcia

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a pleasant return, I had not been there in over 15 yrs. The food was great the appetizers were large enough and tasting to be the main coure, we like the Chiles Fritos and the Rib eye chicarrones . The waiter suggested a chicken and pasta meal that was not on the menu but it should be. Great tasting ! Thank you for making my wife's birthday a very enjoyable one. We will return soon.

  20. TS

    TerryS

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Reservations were for 6:15 and we were seated as soon as we got there. Service by Javier was excellent along with the great tasting food. We would highly recommend it and will definitely go back.

  21. R

    Ronn

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    My wife ordered her steak "Medium" I repeated that to the waiter before he left to ensure he understood. When the meal was presented, the waiter left. When she cut her steak, it was "Rare". Not Medium but Rare. We didn't see the waiter for the rest of the meal. When the waiter returned with the bill, we asked him about the steak. His response was, he asked for the kitchen staff to cook the steak medium. I am not sure how that was suppose to address the situation ! Rio Grande was recommended to me, unfortunately we were disappointed.

  22. RK

    RodneyKC

    Kansas City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was excellent and presented well, the staff was very attentive and we enjoyed our visit!

  23. OG

    OraliaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Even though our waiter was a little awkward, I’m just going to assume that it was his first day. Other than that, the manager was very helpful in creating a really nice surprise for my husband‘s birthday. He even set us up with a better table given the occasion.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place with great food and drinks

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My lady and I enjoyed the time immensely and can not find anything remotely wrong with our experience. Thank you

  26. MM

    MelayneM

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Staff was very accommodating. Our out-of-town guests loved it.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    This visit was our first and will likely be our last. We opted to sit outside to enjoy the beautiful evening and the pretty patio. Unfortunately, this restaurant dates back to the mid 90s with regards to their smoking policies and still allows people to smoke while dining. We asked to be reseated twice. This appalls me. Strike 1. Our server then came and grabbed our drink and appetizer order. Although his service was fast, he missed the mark with personalization. He never introduced himself. Apparently they don’t have nightly specials either. If they do, we were never offered them. My margarita came and it was nothing spectacular. Strike 2. Our food came rather quickly, but my side dishes were cold. At this point I was just exhausted and quite frankly annoyed so I just ate my filet and took the rest to go. Strike 3. Hard pass. Experiences like this visit are why we rarely venture away from our favorite restaurant in the RGV.

  28. S

    Shalom

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall3food5service1ambience4

    I made reservations online to come eat here last night on New Years Eve for our Anniversary. Food was decent, service was pretty bad. Being a manager at a fine dining restaurant, i guess im a little critical when I go eat at a nice restaurant. First off, when I arrived to meet my husband, our server didnt come around for a good 10 min. Then just asked if we were ready to order, i ordered a jalapeno marg, my husband ordered the hibiscus marg, a pizza and steak w chimichurri, I also ordered chips and guac, and water.. the chips and guac never came. I had to ask twice for water. When our food came, i asked for extra chimichurri, and our waiter says there is no more, when the steak had some. He barely checked up on us.. and never came by with the dessert presentation. After, he asked if we needed anything else for last call, when it wasn't quite last call yet. It wasn't the anniversary dinner I was hoping for, no dessert, didnt even offer... our service was mediocre. It was a tall skinny guy w glasses.. we just closed out tqb, and drank more at the bar. Bar tender and manager were really nice. Cheers'd to the New year out by the patio. Tab was pretty high, quality was alright. Service could improve a lot

  29. GC

    GabrielC

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is as good as they say, the service too, I had the fire shrimp pasta (or something like that) and it was the best shrimp pasta I have had. Highly recommended, you won't regret it.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The kind of place you could become a regular. Friendly staff, good food, in a setting that is relaxed but nice.

  31. GB

    GabrielB

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We loved this restaurant. The service was amazing and the food was very nice too. I went there with some friends and we had a good time.

  32. AL

    ALANM

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I tried taking your survey, but it is not user friendly. It kept jumping back to the first page. After typing for the 4th time I gave up. Restaurant was great. Sam, the waiter was great.

  33. J

    Jismz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our evening and the food and service was great.

  34. SF

    SarahF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant. We came here on our first date 10 years ago and just went back for our anniversary and it was just as good. Amazing food and fantastic service.

  35. j

    jasons

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service. Yes, i will be back!!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food & great service! Drinks were also delicious.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this restaurant. Great ambiance, dining & drink menus, wine selections, service and price.

  38. JA

    JoseA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our dinner date at the Republic of the Rio Grande Valley was a wonderful experience. I made a reservation for my girlfriend's birthday on Tuesday, March 19th. The ambience, meals and drinks were incredible. Our server Zack was also very attentive, offered suggestions and went out of his way to provide an excellent service. We will definitely be coming back for special occasions in the near future!

  39. RD

    RoseD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Good,but watch for uneven tables.They put 2 tables together,covered it with paper.We spilled a drink because of it.The restaurant did replace the drink.They were very good about that.

  40. EC

    EricaC

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am NEVER disappointed when I go to The Republic...I love it!

FAQs

The Republic of the Rio Grande offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (956) 994-8385.

The Republic of the Rio Grande is rated 4.8 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for The Republic of the Rio Grande

1411 S 10th St McAllen, TX 78501

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    McAllen

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Thursday: 11:000 AM to 11: 00 PM Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM Sunday: Closed

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Southwest

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    We featured live music on the patio from Wednesdays to Saturdays starting at 8:30 PM

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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