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Rio Grande Grill

417 W van Buren Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550-6451
+1 956-423-1817
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (14 reviews)
“brisket” (20 reviews)
“potato salad” (6 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
417 W van Buren Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550-6451
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food was excellent, the hibiscus tea was great.Definitely coming back when in Harlingen! A little hard to find but worth the find!

Thank chris r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They do things differently here and different is good. Funky atmosphere and friendly staff. Don't leave without trying their smoked flounder and chimichurri sauce. We love that they use fresh local ingredients and would love to see more bbq vegan options because it seems this...More

Thank alice_danger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so I’ve heard & read mixed reviews for a while now. Finally decided to give it a shot. “A hole in the wall” is an appropriate description, it’s not cozy it’s crowded. It was hot & there were flies everywhere! Flies that,in my opinion,...More

Thank Tina C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered food to go. Had a brew while we waited. Chopped Brisket sandwich with a triple IPA. Food was wonderful and atmosphere was cool. This is second time I ate here. We will come back.

Thank Charlie C
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

You will have a good meal if you eat here. BBQ is the main meal, but they make great fish tacos. Save room for dessert.

Thank Stoneleet
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We've never had a bad meal here, and when we use them for dinner party catering, we always get rave reviews! The brisket is awesome (don't bypass the chimichurry, you'll never want brisket without it again) and my favorite is to have it in the...More

Thank Lorena G
Reviewed 13 May 2018

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.

3  Thank nutex99
Reviewed 25 April 2018 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 27 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 20 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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