Highest-rated restaurants in McAllen, according to Tripadvisor

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August 10, 2022
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Highest-rated restaurants in McAllen, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's now easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food, Americans seem to have specific opinions. American dining brands have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, U.S. restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

What's clear about U.S. dining habits is that people love options. Restaurants across America are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of (often) fried deliciousness.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated restaurants in McAllen using rankings from Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. These restaurants range from fast food powerhouses to local hot spots.

Locals reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if your favorite restaurant made the list—and to see which spots you haven't been to yet.

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#30. Il Forno a Legna

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (45 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3817 N 10th St Ste 5 Ste 5, McAllen, TX 78501-2195
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#29. Red Lobster

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (147 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 701 West Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78503
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#28. Mambo Seafood

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (93 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4817 West Expressway 83 Ste 100, McAllen, TX 78503
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#27. Cowboy Chicken

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (55 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: $
- Price: not available
- Address: 1020 W Nolana Ave, McAllen, TX 78504-3746
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#26. New York Deli Ii

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 829 W Dove Ave, McAllen, TX 78504-3508
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#25. Roosevelt's at 7

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (82 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 821 N Main St, McAllen, TX 78501-4324
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#24. Tony Roma's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (108 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2121 S 10th St, McAllen, TX 78503-5407
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#23. Romano's Macaroni Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (63 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3500 West Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501
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#22. Cracker Barrel

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (123 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3817 W Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78503-8145
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#21. The Centennial

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (65 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fusion
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1410 Austin Ave, McAllen, TX 78501-5155
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#20. La Costa Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (45 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 33 York Street Suite 1235, McAllen, TX 78501
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#19. Mama's Pizzeria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (79 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 401 N 10th St, McAllen, TX 78501-4509
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#18. P.F. Chang's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (139 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Chinese
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3100 Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78503
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#17. Texas Roadhouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (105 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1224 E Jackson Ave, McAllen, TX 78503-1605
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#16. Pappadeaux

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (100 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: Hwy 281, McAllen, TX
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#15. Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (186 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 222 West Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501
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#14. Mama Mia Pizzeria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (82 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 100 E US Highway 83, McAllen, TX 78501-8933
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#13. Blue Onion

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (124 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 925 W Dove Ave, McAllen, TX 78504-3502
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#12. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (160 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3200 Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501-8343
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#11. Dirty Al's Bayou Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (206 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5712 N 10th St Suite 400, McAllen, TX 78504-2988
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#10. Republic of the Rio Grande

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (269 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Southwestern, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1411 S 10th St, McAllen, TX 78501-5025
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#9. Costa Messa Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (305 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1621 N 11th St & 5248 N 10th St 1800 S Main Street, McAllen, TX 78501-4113
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#8. Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (134 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3020 W Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501
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#7. Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (237 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1610 W. Expressway 83, Pharr, TX 78577
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#6. House Wine and Bistro

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (247 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Wine Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1117 West Business 83 McAllen, McAllen, TX 78501
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#5. Santa Fe Steakhouse & Cantina

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (311 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1918 S 10th St, McAllen, TX 78503-5404
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#4. On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (93 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 800 Convention Center Blvd Embassy Suites by Hilton McAllen Convention Center, McAllen, TX 78501
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#3. Palenque Grill La Plaza Mall

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (365 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2200 S 10th St Ste S21 La Plaza Mall, McAllen, TX 78503-1600
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#2. The Patio on Guerra

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (196 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 116 S 17th St, McAllen, TX 78501-5134
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#1. Salt

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (212 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 210 N Main St, McAllen, TX 78501-4631
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