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Emilia's Restaurant

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605 W. Elizabeth, Brownsville, TX
+1 956-504-9899
10:00 - 23:00
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Dallas, TX
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172 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came across this restaurant while on a motorcycle trip going through Brownsville. I ate lunch and it was wonderful. Chips and salsa were really good along with the main course. I had Diablo Shrimp with rice, really enjoyed it. Service was excellent and I am looking forward to another visit

Thank BDS62
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This place is absolutely the best Mexican restaurant I have ever been to. The dinner was so good. The waiter was right on point. Had a Mexican coke and fajitas. Also you get soup and a bean soup also. You get flan for desert. Omg was it good. Going back tomorrow for sure. All home made. 👍

Thank Robert T
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I like this place for breakfast, not too expensive and you get a pretty good meal. Has several locations.

Thank Terry Q
Richmond, Texas
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Our last day in our hometown and we decided to try a new breakfast place.....and I'm sooo glad that we did. The tortillas de harina are the best that I've eaten, homemade and melt in your mouth. I ordered a gordita with picadillo, which of course I couldn't eat, but I tasted it and it was delicious. Also, the best... More 

Thank melissa v
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We were in the area and happened to drive by around lunch. Parking lot was very full. We went in and found a table in the back. Clean but a little rundown looking. Our waitress was prompt and could speak English. Some of the menu was in Spanish and English but other parts Spanish only. The day's specials were on... More 

Thank dvandrv
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241 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Great Family Restaurant. We had the House Specialty for 2. Come Hungry. Great Service and Quick. Parking right in front. Very Very reasonable. They advertise beer and margarita but do not have any. All the food was flavored wonderfully

Thank Bonarrigo
Lutz, Florida
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135 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Like us, you may find you are the only gringos in the place, and that may be by design as the menu is in Spanish with no translations, and most staff speak very little English. That is easily remedied with Google translator if you know no Spanish. The place was very busy, with almost all Mexican patrons, because this place... More 

1 Thank lovetodineFlorida
Palm Coast, Florida
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

We had lunch here and it was great very fresh authentic. The specials are a bargain Soup, entree, dessetr and your beverage for under $20.Service was great also. do not miss the chance if you are in the area

1 Thank Pat Z
Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

My wife and I go to Emilia's for breakfast or lunch every we are in Brownsville. Great food and service. Love the caldo de pollo.

Thank Rick L
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Portions here are not small, but everything is delicious. Small Restaurant's are the best. Next time I come to Brownsville I'll make sure to stop here.

Thank ecc0130

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 605 W. Elizabeth, Brownsville, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Brownsville
  • Phone Number: +1 956-504-9899

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?