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The Vermillion

Certificate of Excellence
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115 Paredes Line Rd, Brownsville, TX 78521-2243
+1 956-542-9893
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food! Great place! Great location! My personal favorite are the fajita nachos deluxe with guacamole. But the Pancho Villa plate offers a good portion of fajita and delicious flour tortillas. Everything is good. Fast and great service always!

Thank whiteswan9
Brownsville, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

let me say, I've been disappointed twice here. I had high expectations as its been a highly recommended restaurant. my first visit was unexceptional as food is concerned. the plate was average in presentation and in taste nothing to write home about. I charged it to first timer status, so I gave them a second chance. Again, I was disappointed... More 

Thank Sergio V
Brownsville, Texas
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Classic old school restaurant. Historic pictures on wall a Brownsville institution. Everything on menu is above average. Family atmosphere and separate bar. Nachos are exceptional. Service excellent. Go early for lunch as it gets crowded.

Thank foodyjr
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best food in Brownsville comes out of this kitchen. I highly recommend the nachos or enchiladas, or both.

Thank Nathan B
St. Charles, Missouri, United States
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Food was good and plentiful, popular with the locals. Decor was fun for Halloween. Calupas was good, lots of lettuce but shells were a little stale.

Thank Sandra N
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Tacos were super good. The salsa was slightly spicy but i ate great without killing my budget. Friends atmosphere and my cup was never empty. I needed a to go box because there were plentiful portions

Thank John B
Dallas, TX
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Vermillion has been around for decades. It is a small little joint with awesome ceviche, delicious hamburgers, yummy Mexican food, and lots of local history. Whenever we visit Brownsville, we always stop at the Vermillion at least once. This time it was for a party of nine, and everyone left happy!

Thank Jenn C
Brownsville, Texas
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I normally don't eat shrimp at restaurants, but this time I am glad I did! I had their Saturday special, which was shrimp! Let me tell you it was fresh and awesome!!

Thank Qeew
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place.. very homey and the staff is always welcoming. The food is great, you can't go wrong with anything that you order. Nachos and fried pickles are the best

Thank Melissa H
Brownsville, Texas
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193 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Id be hard pressed to find another establishment that serves colder Shiner Bock Draft than the ones sold at Vermillion. It's an old locals favorite with a welcoming ambiance and excellent service that serves up some good pub food. I wholeheartedly agree that this place has been putting out some excellent nachos for as long as i can remember. The... More 

Thank Tony_T3000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Paredes Line Rd, Brownsville, TX 78521-2243
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Brownsville
  • Phone Number: +1 956-542-9893

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?