We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Republic of the Rio Grande

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1411 S 10th St, McAllen, TX 78501-5025
+1 956-994-8385
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 146: English reviews
Datchet, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
221 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I just happened to be passing on the way to another restaurant just down the street when I saw this place and decided to try it out. I am pleased that I did because they had a very good choice of Tex-Mex and gringo food with some Italian as well. I decided to try a light meal with some nachos... More 

Thank ArtRamirez
Mission, Texas
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there based on friends suggestion for our anniversary dinner. Our server was excellent, offered suggestions and he was right on. When he realized we were there for a special event, he told us not to leave, went back to the kitchen and when he returned he brought us a special dessert. They go the extra mile to make... More 

Thank Ellen H
Bad Pyrmont, Germany
Level Contributor
256 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch just before noon. As we didn't want a huge portion the waiter recommended soup or salad with a small pizza. I had an excellent tortilla chicken soup, my friend a Caesar salad. I was actually already full before our cheese burger pizzas arrived. They were also very good but we had them wrapped up after only... More 

Thank dasreiseteam
Baytown, Texas
Level Contributor
36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not great, not bad. We went in on a Monday at 4:30 pm. Very empty at that time, and even like that the waitstaff seemed lagging. Maybe cuz it is a Monday. Anyways, food wise, it was mediocre, the nachos anyways. My wife got a shrimp bisque soup and it smelled like the Gulf of Mexico. It had shrimp bits.... More 

Thank Besttexaswelder
Plano, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Granted I had a hamburger, lol, so I'm going to try more traditional food next time, but I wished the food was better than average. I'll be back!

Thank Robbie M
McAllen, Texas
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here several times. Service is excellent combined with well prepared meals and wonderful surroundings.

Thank Janice E
Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I like this place, very good pizza Great outdoor area and bar really nice place with a group or couple

Thank Scott R
McAllen, Texas
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Young friend though he would treat us for dinner at his favorite dinner. BLAND. Dinner for us but he got bad case of the RUNS. NO THANKS TO EVEN free meals there.

Thank apuente2016
McAllen, Texas
Level Contributor
172 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great destination to enjoy Tex mex delights! The portions are huge and the margaritas are even bigger! Anyone will enjoy this restaurant!

Thank Madzech
Level Contributor
60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The food was decent but not outstanding. They had a very wide range of menu options but they didn't seem to be standouts in any one of them. The service was surprisingly poor. We had to ask for water, waited forever to be asked if we wanted desert - overall quite indifferent service even though they had tons of guys... More 

Thank RollingStone2

Travellers who viewed Republic of the Rio Grande also viewed


Been to Republic of the Rio Grande? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1411 S 10th St, McAllen, TX 78501-5025
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-994-8385

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Republic of the Rio Grande and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
White Bear Lake, United States
10 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Republic of the Rio Grande staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?