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Rio Grande Grill

417 W van Buren Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550-6451
+1 956-423-1817
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (13 reviews)
“brisket” (19 reviews)
“fish tacos” (9 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
417 W van Buren Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550-6451
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

I always look at Tripadvisor to find the best places to eat. This one was great. I had a little trouble finding it, but it is worth it. It's a small little quaint place. We were here on a Friday so the special was the...More

Thank Shalloh60
Reviewed 19 January 2018

My husband read about Rio Grande Grill on line and we decided to try it. It was a great experience from the greeting by the owner when we walked in the door to the excellent service. I don’t know the name of the server but...More

Thank Rita P
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Found this quaint little grill after touring the Freddy Fender museum in San Benito. It offers unique cuisine which is excellent. They do not serve any sodas, only their homemade teas, special coffees and water. I had a fish dish that was very tasty and...More

Thank Anna L P
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Glad we stopped by for lunch. Had heard great things about the restaurant and happy they turned out to be true. The mixed rice and beans plus chicken tortilla soup were both very tasty. The brisket and chicken tacos were excellent!

Thank PeetGaitan
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 3 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 20 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
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
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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