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Ambra, McAllen, TX

Ambra

4.5
4.5
217 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
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.

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2 people

8:30 pm


Booked 14 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, International
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (956) 877-6001
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Allan Lee

What 217 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Ambience

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Good for business meals

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Innovative

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Hot spot

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Great for fine wines

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Romantic

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Good for special occasions

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Lively

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Most Booked

  • McAllen

    Best Service

  • McAllen

    Best Ambience

  • McAllen

    Good for business meals

  • McAllen

    Good for groups

  • McAllen

    Neighbourhood gem

  • McAllen

    Great for fine wines

  • McAllen

    Romantic

  • McAllen

    Good for special occasions

  • McAllen

    Lively

  • McAllen

    Most Booked

217 Reviews
  1. YOLANDAR

    Cancun

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Un lugar muy lindo para todo tiempo y celebración. La comida esquisita y de buen sabor. Muy recomendable.

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  2. JoshuaM

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a wonderful experience at Ambra. The service was excellent and all dishes were explained to us in detail as they were brought out. The food was delicious and not over the top. We highly recommend trying Ambra for a special night out!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiter was very helpful. I don’t like the the unisex restroom. Somewhat shocking having a young woman directing men in the restroom.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    My waiter only spoke Spanish, which I don’t speak, so the service was awkward to say the least. I’ve been here many times and love the food but this was a major turn off for me. It’s important to be able to communicate with your waiter and that’s not possible with such a language barrier.

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  5. CynthiaR

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu was awesome. Little expensive but its ok to special occasion.

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  6. Guadalupearanguena

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s great food a little overpriced but service and place is amazing

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food! Great server attentive but not interruptive. High tables for 2 at bar are uncomfortable with little back support. Requested a regular height table or booth but was never given a new table by hosts.

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  8. DianaG

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I visited from Houston, we found this restaurant. We were not disappointed. The food was delicious. Steak was cooked to perfection. The waiter was so wonderful at explaining every dish we ordered to us. Overall a great experience.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me encanto la comida y el servicio excepcional

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique menu and excellent service by our waitperson Cesar. The attention and kindness of Cesar made our first time here so enjoyable with delicious food and a beautiful ambiance. We will be back!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La atencion lo maximo y la comida riquisima

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  12. Mary

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant has quickly become my absolute favorite in the area! My birthday celebration here was simply divine, thanks in no small part to Christina, who went above and beyond to make my experience truly memorable. I'm incredibly grateful for encountering such exceptional service. I wholeheartedly endorse this establishment as the premier dining destination in the RGV. If you're seeking out-of-this-world culinary creations served in an opulent setting, look no further. Every dish exudes quality and freshness, leaving me not only satisfied but also feeling rejuvenated. And let's talk about their fresh squeezed lemonade—it's simply unparalleled, a true testament to their commitment to excellence.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Skirt steak was excellent as usual. Ambiance is modern, classy and upscale. Service is superior. Definitely recommend for an upscale experience.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Our server Sergio was excellent. Drinks were on point

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  15. Aurelia

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third time at the restaurant, great service and food. But a bit too loud for me.

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  16. MayraN

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and drinks and the attention is great.

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  17. fionaogre17

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is perfect for date night. The music is energetic and the ambience is cozy. The food is delicious. You can tell they put a lot of love into their culinary dishes. This is the first restaurant in the valley we start appetizer and make it all the way to dessert. Everything was so delicious and the waiters were so attentive to us enhancing our dining experience. Thank you so much.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great. Our spot. We love it there. Food and ambiance to perfection

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  19. GuillermoR

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice upscale restaurant! The appetizers are almost addictive, leaving you craving more before the main plate hits the table. I ordered steak and it's like a flavor explosion in your mouth. Cooked just right, juicy, tender, and downright delicious. The place is classy yet welcoming, with service that's on point without being stuffy. If you're up for a top-notch meal that'll have you raving for days, this is the place to be.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Did not worth the experience with the high price.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was our first time to this restaurant and we plan on returning to dine soon. Our Valentine’s Day experience was unfortunately subpar. Not attributed to our waiter as he definitely tried his best under the circumstances beyond his control. We feel the dining experience was lacking in food preparation as our entree was cold, after a considerable wait. The restaurant is beautiful but was disturbed by several of the other customers dining around us were leaving in large numbers. We also witnessed a table next to us who was arguing with staff and their service/food. We do plan on returning, as hopefully this dining experience during the Valentine’s Day holiday was only this day. We agree with several others who attended, that our experience was not what we thought we would receive for the time, our patience, and the significant price we paid for the experience we all expected. We are foodies, our ratings are always great, we have dined at hundreds of places and always exceed the mark. We do hope this restaurant will do better. We feel they can and will be successful.

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  22. JOSETTET

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very beautiful experience, the food was incredible delicious!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Asking stuff from ur waiter should never feel like a bother, yet it did when we ate there. Food is great but the service definitely needs to be stepped up

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This was our 2nd time coming and it was really packed, service was fine but our waiter was a little rude. I’m not sure if we would wanna come again after this experience

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  25. JesusH

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The cowgirl 16 oz ribeye was extremely small. High price value for a small steak, very disappointing

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food took forever and came out very on a bad timely manner. Steak no fries , russet sprouts at the end.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Dance music pumped to dance club volumes. Not an environment for a quiet dinner at all. Waitstaff was good, but letdown by both the kitchen and management. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    La comida está regular, nada del otro mundo, precio de la comida un poco caro para el tipo de comida que es.

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  29. arnold

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    everything is excellent. from doing the reservation, the reminder and the telephone follow up of our reservation is great. the food is awesome and the waiter "Beto" is very very nice. keep it up. two thumbs up from me.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated our anniversary at Amara! It was a wonderful experience. Marco was an excellent waiter, checking in on us throughout our time there. He made some excellent suggestions. The ambience was great! Food was excellent! Highly recommend them!!

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  31. EddieL

    Corpus Christi

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice high end restaurant with very nice ambiance. General manager made an effort to visit with us and made sure we got tip level service. Food was top notch. I will be back soon.

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  32. SDenisD

    Las Vegas

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as usual. Great flavor and service. We were celebrating a birthday and it was the perfect place to go.

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  33. JavierD

    Austin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Second time they seat us by the unbearable bright light next to the kitchen. Manager would not move us. All the steaks ordered were incorrectly cooked. We were hoping for a great dinner for a special occasion and received the opposite. Would not recommend.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an elevated adequate experience at Ambra. Elite service with amazing food. You’ll never have a bad experience.

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  35. JerryS

    Corpus Christi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, drinks and ambiance were excellent 👍 10 oz. filet mignon was one of the best steaks I've ever eaten and my wife's sea bass was just as good. Thanks Ambra and thanks Beto for the outstanding service!!!

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  36. Ssats

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambra is the place you go when you want to have a special dinner with you loved one. The one thing I will complain and the only complain is that both men and women share the same restroom. It’s a bit awkward having to share spaces. But other than that everything else was great.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very excited to see excellent quality of restaurants in the RGV.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente sabor y servicio. El término de la carne quedó una grado por arriba del que pedí .

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  39. MartinG

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beto was a great waiter always checking in and answering all our questions. Food was great but bread and steak were a little over burned on the outside. Bathrooms are a little weird. But great place and will come back soon!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place for nice dinner in McAllen . Elegant and knowledgeable staff.

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You can order delivery directly from Ambra using the Order Online button.

Ambra is rated 4.5 stars by 217 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

8:30 pm


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ambra

1200 Auburn Ave ste 200, McAllen, TX 78504

Additional information

  • Area
    McAllen
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, International
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Allan Lee
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Wine
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