Republic of the Rio Grande in McAllen, TX
A warm, historic ambiance greets customers at Republic of the Rio Grande, where distinctive architecture meets with tasty appetizers and entrees.
Promising delicious and authentic Mexican cuisine for lunch and dinner, Republic of the Rio Grande's most-ordered appetizers include Serrano spinach dip, stuffed Chile fritos and fajita nachos. Among the most popular entrees are fajita steaks, enchiladas suizas and chimichurri flat-iron steaks. The menu also features soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta and more.
The restaurant's elegant atmosphere includes stone colonnades, dark wooden arches and white mission walls. While warm and inviting for a nice evening out, Republic of the Rio Grande is also an ideal place for a friendly gathering.
Patron Lilli Lopez calls the restaurant a "great place for dates or with friends. The menu is very reasonably priced, and the food is some of McAllen's most authentic Mexican food. Try the watermelon martini; it's so delicious!"
The wine list only adds to the prospects of a good time at the Republic.
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Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (with the bar open until 1 a.m.) and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.