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The Centennial

1410 Austin Ave, McAllen, TX 78501-5155
+1 956-627-6257
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“quail” (5 reviews)
“tacos” (6 reviews)
“shrimp” (4 reviews)
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1410 Austin Ave, McAllen, TX 78501-5155
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends. Historic building with local art on the walls. Unique drinks. (Try the Holy Smoke it is delivered on a tray as it is smoked under a hood.) Old movies playing on the tv downstairs. Upstairs live music is played in the evenings....More

Thank Leslie J
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Great food & drinks every single time! They never disappoint! I recommend the lemon piñata shrimp as an appetizer.

Thank kendallbrown
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I along with friends have dined at this restaurant on numerous occasions. There is limited seating which makes for a somewhat more intimate atmosphere. I read in the reviews where there were some complaints about waiting to be seated. We always call...More

Thank 71Aggie
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Very slow service, messy, medicre food, very expensive. Bar area is a total mess, they clear table glasses right on the bar and it sits there for a long time, if you're sitting at the bar you feel like you're in the middle of a...More

Thank Dc2011dc
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I try to eat here every time I'm in McAllen! Great food that you just can't get anywhere else! I've had almost everything on the menu and NEVER had anything short of excellent!!

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We have the best birthday celebration here! The place and food was awesome and so is the owner and staff. I love how the place is so cozy and the live music just completes everything else. Highly recommended!

Thank Marita A
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

WOW! What a great place for dinner! Several coworkers and I were needing a relaxing dinner from a long day and did we ever find the right place! The cigar box salmon was top notch and the puffy quail tacos are exceptional! A must visit!

Thank Trampus L
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I've been to this place a half dozen times, each time hoping for something new. The food is sometimes good, but the service is always terrible. The owner is an artist, not a restauranteur--always disorganized and always under staffed. Be prepared for empty drink glasses,...More

Thank 498brandonh
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We went for a dinner with friends. Apetizer scargot really bad. One of us, asked for fish, they brought a super salty seabass, very bad. Another asked for an special which was a meat cooked on the oven. meat was very uncooked, so it was...More

Thank elsabio911
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We heard all the buzz about this place so we went to check it out. We stood at the top of the stairs overlooking a mostly empty restaurant and waited for 10 minutes for anyone to say hello or seat us. After we sat, we...More

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00:00 - 23:59
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00:00 - 23:59
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00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1410 Austin Ave, McAllen, TX 78501-5155
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-627-6257
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Come experience strength, beauty, and history through timeless, live music, spectacular food, and an ambiance that excites.Featuring dishes prepared by our award winning culinary chefs. A perfect place to have a fabulous meal with your special someone. A great meal is not about the food and wine. A GREAT meal is also about an emotional experience.
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