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The Republic of the Rio Grande

4.6
4.6
103 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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Booked 6 times today

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

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, Wine

Menu

Appetizers

  • Buffalo ShrimpUSD 11.00

    Large Gulf shrimp, breaded and deep fried, tossed in a spicy buffalo sauce. Served with our cilantro-ranch dressing.

    • CevicheUSD 14.00

      A Republic favorite! Gulf Shrimp, fresh fish, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, serrano and lime juice. Served with homemade tortilla chips.

      • Fried CalamariUSD 10.00

        Thin calamari rings, breaded and then fried. Served with a tomatillo sauce.

        • Fried MushroomsUSD 10.00

          Hand-breaded whole mushrooms served with our cilantro-ranch dressing.

          • GuacamoleUSD 13.00

            • Queso ChorizoUSD 11.00

              Large Gulf shrimp, breaded and deep fried, tossed in a spicy buffalo sauce. Served with our cilantro-ranch dressing.

              • Tuna CevicheUSD 17.00

                • Chicken QuesadillasUSD 14.00

                  • Fajita NachosUSD 14.00

                    Homemade tortilla chips nicely spread with cheddar cheese, black beans and grilled fajitas. Topped with guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo.

                    • BQuail Shish-KabobsUSD 17.00

                      • Stuffed Chile FritosUSD 10.00

                        • Crab CakesUSD 10.00

                          • Serrano Spinach DipUSD 10.00

                            Creamy spinach dip accented with artichoke, a touch of serrano pepper and bacon served with homemade tortilla chips.

                            Republic Favorites

                            We're doing out part to conserve natural resources. Water is served upon request. Add a side salad to any Republic Favorite for an additional $3. Our grill masters will always aim to exceed your culinary expectation. Please make sure to be specific with the temperature you prefer your food to be cooked to in order to maximize your dining experience.

                            • FiletUSD 32.00

                              Beef tenderloin filet, grilled to your specifications and served with the Republic's own port sauce grilled asparagus and creamy potatoes au-gratin.

                              • Chimichurri Flat Iron StreakUSD 22.00

                                Grilled flat iron steak topped with a chimichurri-serrano sauce served with cilantro rice, black beans and guacamole.

                                • RibeyeUSD 32.00

                                  12 oz Centre cut rib eye steak, grilled to your specification served with potatoes au-gratin and vegetables.

                                  • Tenderloin Shish-KabobsUSD 9.00

                                    Tenderloin filet, red onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes skewered and grilled over an open flame. Served with a pork sauce, and potatoes au-gratin and vegetables.

                                    • Split Bone in RibeyeUSD 39.00

                                      22 ounces of bone in rib-eye steak, grilled to your specifications, served with potatoes au-gratin and grilled asparagus.

                                      • Baby Back Ribs 1/2 rackUSD 17.00

                                        Baby back pork ribs, delicately smoked over our mesquite & hickory, glazed with our secret recipe BBQ sauce. Accompanied by garlic mashed potatoes and creamed com.

                                        • Fajita SteakUSD 17.00

                                          Char-grilled beef fajitas with sauteed onions and bell peppers. Accompanied by cilantro rice, guacamole, black beans and flour tortillas.

                                          • Bone in Pork ChopUSD 17.00

                                            Grilled bone in pork chop served with green tomatillo sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, and vegetables.

                                            • Enchiladas SuizasUSD 12.00

                                              Tortillas stuffed with chicken and topped with a creamy tomatillo salsa,tomatoes, onions and swiss cheese. Served with cilantro rice black beans.

                                              • Au-Gratin ChickenUSD 14.00

                                                Grilled chicken breast on a bed of potatoes au-gratin smothered in a poblano-mushroom-bacon sauce, topped with melted swiss cheese. Served with vegetables.

                                                • Avocado ChickenUSD 14.00

                                                  Grilled chicken breast on a bed of cilantro rice, topped with a creamy sauce of avocado, cilantro, tomato, onion and parmesan cheese.Served with vegetables.

                                                  • Oporto ChickenUSD 14.00

                                                    Grilled chicken breast smothered with monterey jack cheese, on a bed of potatoes au-gratin, lopped off with asparagus and sauteed mushrooms. Finished with a port reduce sauce and served with vegetables.

                                                    • Chicken Fried SteakUSD 12.00

                                                      A texas favorite with a Republic twist! We top ours with our unbeatably unique and spicy homemade country style gravy. Served with gartin mashed potatoes and creamed com.

                                                      • Smoked ChickenUSD 12.00

                                                        One-hall plump chicken delicately smoked with mesquite wood served with garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables. Finished with our BBQ sauce

                                                        Side Dishes

                                                        • Potatoes Au-Gratin

                                                          • Cilantro Rice

                                                            • Black Beans

                                                              • Creamed Corn

                                                                • House Vegetables

                                                                  • Jalapeno Straws

                                                                    • French Fries

                                                                      • Onion Rings

                                                                        • Garlic Mashed Potatoes

                                                                          Seafood & Pasta

                                                                          We're doing our part to conserve natural resources. Water is served upon request. All pasta dishes come with Pita bread. Add a side salad to any pasta dish for an additional $3

                                                                          • Barramundi FiletUSD 22.00

                                                                            • Fried ShrimpUSD 22.00

                                                                              • Dessert Fire PastaUSD 19.00

                                                                                Sauteed Gulf shrimp,linguini pasta and mushrooms, tossed in a poblano pepper cream sauce, Finished with pico de gallo and parmesan cheese.

                                                                                • Shrimp Shish KabobsUSD 22.00

                                                                                  • Enchiladas del MarUSD 17.00

                                                                                    • Avocado SalmonUSD 21.00

                                                                                      Soups & Salads

                                                                                      • Sashimi Tuna Steak SaladUSD 19.00

                                                                                        Grilled tuna steak over mixed greens and Valley citrus, served with balsamic vinegar.

                                                                                        • Greek SaladUSD 12.00

                                                                                          Crispy hearts of romaine and leaf lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, green and red peppers, artichoke hearts, and kalamata olives. Topped with crumbled feta cheese. Served with Greek dressing and fresh pita bread.

                                                                                          • Poblano Chicken ChowderUSD 7.00

                                                                                            An excellent creamy soup with a touch of spiciness from poblano peppers. Corn and chicken guaranteed to leave you wanting more.

                                                                                            • Caesar SaladUSD 9.00

                                                                                              Crispy hearts of romaine lettuce tossed in our creamy caesar dressing and topped with jicama, homemade croutons and parmesan cheese.

                                                                                              • Chimichurri Steak SaladUSD 17.00

                                                                                                Marinated fajita steak served with chimichurri sauce accompanied by mixed greens, red onions, tomato slices and avocado slices.

                                                                                                • Tortilla SoupUSD 7.00

                                                                                                  Original chicken caldo garnished with smoked chicken, pasilla peppers, avocado and fried tortilla strips.

                                                                                                  • Shrimp BisqueUSD 9.00

                                                                                                    A classic shrimp bisque cream soup garnished with perfectly seasoned shrimp and fresh herb aioli.

                                                                                                    Enhance Your Republic Salad Experience

                                                                                                    Add a side salad for $3. Dressings: Signature Balsamic Vinaigrette, Cilantro Ranch, Blue Cheese, Vinegar & Oil

                                                                                                    • Grilled Chicken BreastUSD 5.00

                                                                                                      • Grilled ShrimpUSD 8.00

                                                                                                        • Grilled Chicken BreastUSD 5.00

                                                                                                          • Grilled ShrimpUSD 8.00

                                                                                                            Brick Oven Pizzas

                                                                                                            • Pepperoni PizzaUSD 10.00

                                                                                                              An unbeatable favorite.

                                                                                                              • Classic Four Cheese PizzaUSD 10.00

                                                                                                                Classic italian crust with a tomato-basil sauce, topped with monterey jack, mozzarella, and cheddar cheeses.

                                                                                                                • Supreme PizzaUSD 14.00

                                                                                                                  And we mean supreme! Pepperoni, italian sausage, mushrooms, red onions, and bell peppers with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce.

                                                                                                                  • Hawaiian PizzaUSD 12.00

                                                                                                                    Canadian bacon, fresh pineapple and red onions with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce.

                                                                                                                    • Goat Cheese PizzaUSD 14.00

                                                                                                                      Our most famous pizza! Walnuts, mushrooms and fresh basil topped with fresh goat and mozzarella cheeses on a garlic and olive oil base.

                                                                                                                      • Margherita Style PizzaUSD 18.00

                                                                                                                        Fresh mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, basil, and pine nuts over garlic and olive oil base.

                                                                                                                        • Mediterranean Veggie PizzaUSD 12.00

                                                                                                                          Sun dried tomatoes, fresh spinach, artichokes, and black olives accompany the fresh mozzarella cheese that top the garlic and olive oil base.

                                                                                                                          • Smoked Salmon PizzaUSD 12.00

                                                                                                                            Fresh mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, smoked salmon, red onions, and capers, over a garlic and olive oil base.

                                                                                                                            • Cheese Burger PizzaUSD 12.00

                                                                                                                              Fresh mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, ground beef, bacon, red onions, and chipotle mayonnaise over our marinara sauce.

                                                                                                                              Calzones

                                                                                                                              • Mexican CalzoneUSD 12.00

                                                                                                                                Experience our new mexican calzone! Stuffed with our homemade chorizo and smothered with our one of a kind marinara sauce. Complimented with a generous portion of fresh pineapples, white onions, and fresh mozzarella cheese. Viva La Revolucion!

                                                                                                                                • Spinach and Shrimp CalzoneUSD 12.00

                                                                                                                                  Stuffed with sautéed shrimp, spinach and mozzarella cheese. Finished with olive oil and parmesan cheese.

                                                                                                                                  • PepperoniUSD 10.00

                                                                                                                                    A classic! Full of mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and marinara sauce. Topped with garlic olive oil and grated parmesan cheese.

                                                                                                                                    • Italian SupremeUSD 14.00

                                                                                                                                      Stuffed full of mozzarella cheese, italian sausage, pepperoni, grilled red and green bell peppers, red onions, mushrooms and marinara sauce. Topped with garlic olive oil and grated parmesan cheese.

                                                                                                                                      Burgers & Sandwiches

                                                                                                                                      All burgers and sandwiches are served with your choice of french fries, onion rings or our unique onion & jalapeno straws. Our burgers are made from a hefty 1/2 pound of certified Angus ground chuck served on a bun. W grill our burgers medium well and well done.

                                                                                                                                      • Republic BurgerUSD 10.00

                                                                                                                                        • Zapata BurgerUSD 11.00

                                                                                                                                          • Santa Fe BurgerUSD 10.00

                                                                                                                                            Our original 1/2 pound burger served on sourdough bread, monterrey jack cheese, sautéed mushrooms and fresh avocado

                                                                                                                                            • Lunch Pizza with Soup or SaladUSD 12.00

                                                                                                                                              Small pizza from our selection. Served With your choice of soup or regular side salad. Served daily until 4:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                              • Grilled Chicken SandwichUSD 10.00

                                                                                                                                                • Republic Ribeye SandwichUSD 12.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Mediterranean Portobello SandwichUSD 10.00

                                                                                                                                                    Signature Drinks

                                                                                                                                                    At Republic Of The Rio Grande we have created a special selection with the best signature drinks you can taste!

                                                                                                                                                    • Champagne Cocktail

                                                                                                                                                      • Cucumber Martini

                                                                                                                                                        • Blackberry Pomegranate Margarita

                                                                                                                                                          • Mango Rita

                                                                                                                                                            • Serrano Rita

                                                                                                                                                              • Watermelon Martini

                                                                                                                                                                Liquors

                                                                                                                                                                • Cognac/Brandy

                                                                                                                                                                  • Vodka/Cordials

                                                                                                                                                                    • Tequila

                                                                                                                                                                      • Rum/Gin

                                                                                                                                                                        • Rye Whiskey

                                                                                                                                                                          • Wines

                                                                                                                                                                            • Blended Scotch

                                                                                                                                                                              • Single Malt Whiskey

                                                                                                                                                                                • Borbon Whiskey

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Irish Whiskey

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Canadian Whiskey

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Beers

                                                                                                                                                                                        Last updated: 2 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                        What 103 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                          DianeB

                                                                                                                                                                                          Kansas City

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 13 April 2022

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Frank01

                                                                                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 1 April 2022

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                          MariaG

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 31 March 2022

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                          VicfromIllinois

                                                                                                                                                                                          Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 24 March 2022

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

                                                                                                                                                                                        5. A

                                                                                                                                                                                          Angi

                                                                                                                                                                                          Houston

                                                                                                                                                                                          38 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          38 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 14 March 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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          TerryS

                                                                                                                                                                                          Kansas City

                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 14 March 2022

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

                                                                                                                                                                                        7. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 10 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Outstanding service and delicious food

                                                                                                                                                                                        8. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          Corpus Christi

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 8 March 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Our waitress was very courteous and the food was amazing!

                                                                                                                                                                                        9. TA

                                                                                                                                                                                          TerryA

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 9 February 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Jpaarvriaer

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 8 February 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                                                                                                        11. JG

                                                                                                                                                                                          JohnG

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 3 February 2022

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                          JaniceJ

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 2 February 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                                                                        13. OG

                                                                                                                                                                                          OGarcia

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dallas

                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 26 January 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                                                                        14. TS

                                                                                                                                                                                          TerryS

                                                                                                                                                                                          Kansas City

                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 13 January 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                                                                        15. R

                                                                                                                                                                                          Ronn

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          2.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 5 December 2021

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                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          RodneyKC

                                                                                                                                                                                          Kansas City

                                                                                                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 3 March 2020

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

                                                                                                                                                                                        17. OG

                                                                                                                                                                                          OraliaG

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 1 March 2020

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                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                                                                        18. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 23 February 2020

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Great place with great food and drinks

                                                                                                                                                                                        19. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          Corpus Christi

                                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 15 February 2020

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

                                                                                                                                                                                        20. MM

                                                                                                                                                                                          MelayneM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Corpus Christi

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 12 February 2020

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

                                                                                                                                                                                        21. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          Corpus Christi

                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 19 January 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                        22. S

                                                                                                                                                                                          Shalom

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 1 January 2020

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                                                                                                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                                                                                                        23. GC

                                                                                                                                                                                          GabrielC

                                                                                                                                                                                          Corpus Christi

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 28 December 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                                                                        24. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          Corpus Christi

                                                                                                                                                                                          23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 27 December 2019

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

                                                                                                                                                                                        25. GB

                                                                                                                                                                                          GabrielB

                                                                                                                                                                                          Central Coast

                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 8 December 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                                                                        26. AL

                                                                                                                                                                                          ALANM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Corpus Christi

                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 26 November 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                                                                        27. J

                                                                                                                                                                                          Jismz

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 16 November 2019

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

                                                                                                                                                                                        28. SF

                                                                                                                                                                                          SarahF

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 9 November 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                                                                        29. j

                                                                                                                                                                                          jasons

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 9 November 2019

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

                                                                                                                                                                                        30. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          Corpus Christi

                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 5 November 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Great food & great service! Drinks were also delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                                        31. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 11 October 2019

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

                                                                                                                                                                                        32. JA

                                                                                                                                                                                          JoseA

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 19 March 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                          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!

                                                                                                                                                                                        33. RD

                                                                                                                                                                                          RoseD

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 1 March 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                        34. EC

                                                                                                                                                                                          EricaC

                                                                                                                                                                                          Corpus Christi

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 12 February 2019

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

                                                                                                                                                                                        35. B

                                                                                                                                                                                          Beedub

                                                                                                                                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 10 February 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Opentable made this very convenient to reserve a table for 4 in the peak of Saturday night dining. The food was good overall and it was a great atmosphere for date night.

                                                                                                                                                                                        36. DH

                                                                                                                                                                                          DaveH

                                                                                                                                                                                          Manitoba

                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 8 February 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Very good service and the restaurant ambiance was very nice. Food could have been served a bit hotter, but was very tasty. We had a good evening.

                                                                                                                                                                                        37. LT

                                                                                                                                                                                          LTPW

                                                                                                                                                                                          Pittsburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                          45 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          45 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 3 February 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                          We sat outside and people were smoking? The service was just ok. My steak was very over cooked and I was never asked if it was OK. Waiter seemed very, very rushed and honestly, there was just nothing special about the experience at all. I would give it another try I suppose, but even as a former smoker, I was not really pleased that you could smoke outside in an area that was strictly for dining. A couple literally chain smoked during our entire meal and the tables on the patio are very, very close.

                                                                                                                                                                                        38. N

                                                                                                                                                                                          Nene

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 3 February 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                          The food was good. My meat was medium cooked instead of rare but tender anyway. Great portion. Had one uncomfortable folding chair at our table of 8 and have asked to change it and it was ok. Everyone enjoyed their dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                        39. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                          Corpus Christi

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 29 January 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Great service and great food, friendly staff!

                                                                                                                                                                                        40. GM

                                                                                                                                                                                          GailM

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on 29 January 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                          Just a little slow in getting the food. Good choices n great tasting, will go back again.

                                                                                                                                                                                        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 4.6 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Google Map for The Republic of the Rio Grande

                                                                                                                                                                                        1411 S 10th St McAllen, TX 78501

                                                                                                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Area

                                                                                                                                                                                          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, Takeaway, Wine

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