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Rio Grande Grill

) #6 of 152 Restaurants in Harlingen $$ - $$$ American, , Barbecue
417 W van Buren Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550-6451
+1 956-423-1817
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (13 reviews)
“brisket” (15 reviews)
“fish tacos” (9 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
417 W van Buren Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550-6451
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch there last week, 1st visit! We ordered the special for that day, shrimp tacos. They were delicious! But the 2nd best was the green sauce to dip them in! Wow, they went perfectly together! We will definitely return.

Thank 257Linda
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a little place in downtown Harlingen, and the food is fantastic and unique. The owners really take pride in what they do, everyone is very friendly, and if you go away hungry, it's your own fault! The brisket is perhaps the best I've...More

Thank knb53
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A hippy-ish couple now run this place... And they make some DARN GOOD Brisket. The pies they offer aren't too bad either.

Thank BobcatinTX
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I am not easily impressed with "foodie" joints outside of the big cities, but this one is legit. I was skeptical when I saw some of the reviews of this place, but I guess that's what you get when you have "locals" that are used...More

Thank TeamCortez
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The brisket and pulled-pork were perfected smoked. Had the Suiza enchilada with brisket with a tomatillo sauce. Also, pulled-pork enchilada with a smoked poblano pepper sauce which was excellent. Served with charro beans and rice. Small, intimate, somewhat eclectic atmosphere. Owners were on-site. Service excellent....More

Thank SlbKCMO
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I usually don't do reviews. In this case I feel compelled to however. These people at Rio Grande Grill do not understand barbecue. Worse, they don't understand the people who love barbecue. It reminds me of that other terrible barbecue joint BAR-BE-CUTE located on 10th...More

Thank out42c
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, 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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