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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 good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (14 reviews)
“brisket” (19 reviews)
“fish tacos” (8 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
417 W van Buren Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550-6451
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Reviewed 1 week ago

pulled pork tacos, no flavor, fish tacos, terrible, dry and no flavor whatsoever. All in all, the food is terrible. I cannot think of a quality restaurant within the City of Harlingen to visit. Sad state of affairs for good food in Harlingen,Texas.

1  Thank nutex99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome brisket and great service. Da the owner gave us lots of advice on where to go eat while on our South Padre adventure.

Thank Joevano
Reviewed January 26, 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 January 19, 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 January 10, 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 January 3, 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 November 8, 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 November 3, 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 August 12, 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 August 8, 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
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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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