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“Dinner”
Review of Rio Grande Grill

Rio Grande Grill
Ranked #7 of 172 Restaurants in Harlingen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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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
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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
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Reviewed 21 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) was even worse. Serving merlot in a ball fruit jar is gauche, and totally inappropriate.
To be a good restaurant you must not take shortcuts, better to omit the truly second rate menu items.

Thank Cheryl F
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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 favorites are the brisket sandwich, fried shrimp, enchiladas, potato salad, queso, and guac, but there isn't a thing on the menu I don't like. The atmosphere is great, too -- colorful, friendly, funky, and fresh. Whenever I have someone visiting from out of town, the Grill is the first place I take them. Love, love, love this place.

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Thank Rachel U
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 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
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