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The Patio on Guerra

116 S 17th St, McAllen, TX 78501-5134
+1 956-661-9100
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
116 S 17th St, McAllen, TX 78501-5134
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Patio on Guerra
1. Always Amazing
"Great Ambiance Great full Bar and so knowledgeable Food its the best"
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2. Romantic, Best Scenery in Town
"Good Food, great service and the best scenery in Town"
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3. Delicious Food
"Any plate you get is exquisite. Staff are very attentive."
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Reviews (146)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Patio on Guerra is the place to go for a true dining experience in the Valley. The decor is simple but elegant, the food is exquisite and the service is impeccable. My husband I love the fact that we can not only enjoy the...More

Thank dbeckett51
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great Ambiance Great full Bar and so knowledgeable Food its the best my favorite are the Guerra tapas, crab cakes. For entrees Real Red Snapper ( not tilapias like other places) Their selection of meats are outstanding Always a memorable experience if you go with...More

Thank Carlos M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Patio on Guerra at lunchtime is one of the secret gems of MCALLEN. Historic building in historic preservation area, close to th FAMOUS Casa de Palmas RENNAISANCE hotel. At lunch it is SURPRISINGLY QUIET. Low beautiful music, real gas lamps, linen tablecloths, great service,...More

Thank Gilbert E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my boss and we both were extremely impressed. Had the crab tower as a appetizer. It was very good but had to add some salt. I had the red snapper and she had the small filet. The decor is very nice, really liked...More

Thank kn0rthcut
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This place is one of the nicest restaurants to eat in the area. Ambience is great, food was tasty, price are on the up side so plan accordingly. My only complaint is the service could improve. We had two servers come ask the same questions...More

Thank TexanRican
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Wow!, who would have thought that there is such an exceptional restaurant in McAllen. The Lobster Bisque was the best I have ever had and I have tried my fair share of them. What made this one different was the fact that it seemed to...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We had a 7:15 reservation and were able to park essentially right in front of the restaurant. There were only 5 other tables occupied when we entered but by the time we left almost 2.5 hours later it was about hafl full. It was our...More

Thank Nels S
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Pretty restrauarat, can be hard to find parking. Food is delicious, quite classy. Nice date restaurant, probably not for kiddoes. They have alcohol and many dishes on offer to tempt ur palate. It's clean, classy atmosphere.

Thank navigrewal77
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Over the years, this restaurant has been providing consistently delicious food and service. The ambiance is lovely after a long day.

Thank mcdonaldzone
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Any plate you get is exquisite. Staff are very attentive. Food is fresh and hot. Drinks are great as well.

Thank FlorLozano83
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 S 17th St, McAllen, TX 78501-5134
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-661-9100
  • E-mail
The Patio on Guerra is a family owned restaurant serving prime steaks and seafood in the ambiance of a 100 year old building. Dining is hosted in both the indoor dining room as well as the beautiful outdoor patio for lunch and dinner. The outdoor patio also hosts live music on the weekends with contemporary jazz featured on Fridays and tropical salsa on Saturdays. There is a fully equipped private room that seats up to 65 guests and is readily available to accommodate business meetings and social events. Our staff looks forward to serving you and helping make your dining experience memorable.
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