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Rio Grande Grill

$$ - $$$American, , Barbecue
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” (15 reviews)
“brisket” (22 reviews)
“fish tacos” (9 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
417 W van Buren Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550-6451
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Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here recently with some friends for business. All was great! We had barbecue and tacos. Taste and quality were top notch. Service was also very good. We will be back!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TxBrian
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This is a place that is small and crowded. The decor is Austin coffee house. The service is friendly. Why you come: first, don't ask moron questions, like: can a vegetarian get a good meal here? USDA Prime Beef Brisket, perfectly smoked. You do not...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Scott J
Reviewed 16 August 2018 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!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank chris r
Reviewed 7 August 2018 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank alice_danger
Reviewed 28 July 2018 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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Tina C
Reviewed 21 July 2018 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.

Date of visit: July 2018
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.

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: December 2017
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.

Date of visit: May 2018
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.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Joevano
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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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