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Rio Grande Grill

417 W van Buren Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550-6451
+1 956-423-1817
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (12 reviews)
“brisket” (16 reviews)
“fish tacos” (7 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
417 W van Buren Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550-6451
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

I adore this place. The food is excellent with huge portions. The staff is friendly, they gave us free sides to try on our first visit in. They have a great selection of craft beer and even live music, not overpowering like a band but...More

1  Thank Ericka C
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

What a great place we stumbled on tonight!! Yummy dinner, Live band, awesome people working here. Laid back nothing fancy to look at but great food and atmosphere!

Thank Shaun C
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This was a great find. The brisket enchiladas were excellent. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is relaxing. There was live music which was very good and they played a variety of popular songs. Prices were good and the portion size was good.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is a solid pick, always a sure bet for fresh oysters, raw, and good seafood. Usually a solid but not creative desert but is in a high rent area. A bit pricey. Crab cakes are good.

Thank metdo
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has so much potential, but fails to deliver a high rating. The brisket was very good, but the BBQ sauce tasted as if from a bottle. The chicken was cooked well but lacking seasoning. The cheese enchiladas were tasteless and the sauce (gravy)...More

Thank Cheryl F
Reviewed 9 July 2017

You can't do better than the Rio Grande Grill in Harlingen. The owners really put thought and care into the food they prepare (i.e., brisket that smokes all night to achieve an unmatched tenderness, locally-sourced ingredients), and you can taste it in every bite. My...More

Thank Rachel U
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Rio Grande Grill is like a bit of Austin in the valley! I love how they treat you like they know you and the food is fantastic! Well done!

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We found this on trip advisor. First time. Try the Dylan sandwich, pork with coleslaw. They give you one side with your sandwich. I had the macaroni salad. The food is excellent. You pay and order at the counter first. Would come back.

Thank ladybug59
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Downtown Harlingen and Always a good time! Expanding its space with outdoor venue and LIVE music! Food still awesome. Put this one on your list!

Thank moniqe2011
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My friend and I went for lunch on a Wednesday. We arrived about 11:45 and only about 6 diners were in the small place. The waiter quickly shouted out a welcome to the "Rio Grande Grill". We ordered from the chalk board menu above the...More

Thank john m
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 W van Buren Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550-6451
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Harlingen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-423-1817
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