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Ambra, McAllen, TX

Ambra

4.4
4.4
202 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
AMBRA combines a globally inspired steakhouse and a chic lounge creating one electrifying dining experience. Inside AMBRA, every foot of space is filled with eye-catching visuals, varied lighting, contrasting materials and textures, lush plants, and a layout of space perfect for mingling, date night, and dining. Take a seat in one of our stylish dining rooms or enjoy al fresco seating in our outdoor patio while sipping mezcal cocktails until closing time, when you dine with us every experience will be one to remember.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, International
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (956) 877-6001
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Allan Lee

What 202 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Service

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Ambiance

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Innovative

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Hot spot

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Great for fine wines

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Romantic

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Lively

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Most Booked

  • McAllen

    Best Overall

  • McAllen

    Best Service

  • McAllen

    Best Ambiance

  • McAllen

    Best Value

  • McAllen

    Good for business meals

  • McAllen

    Good for groups

  • McAllen

    Great for fine wines

  • McAllen

    Romantic

  • McAllen

    Good for special occasions

  • McAllen

    Lively

  • McAllen

    Most Booked

202 Reviews
  1. Aurelia

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third time at the restaurant, great service and food. But a bit too loud for me.

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  2. MayraN

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and drinks and the attention is great.

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  3. fionaogre17

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is perfect for date night. The music is energetic and the ambience is cozy. The food is delicious. You can tell they put a lot of love into their culinary dishes. This is the first restaurant in the valley we start appetizer and make it all the way to dessert. Everything was so delicious and the waiters were so attentive to us enhancing our dining experience. Thank you so much.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great. Our spot. We love it there. Food and ambiance to perfection

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  5. GuillermoR

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice upscale restaurant! The appetizers are almost addictive, leaving you craving more before the main plate hits the table. I ordered steak and it's like a flavor explosion in your mouth. Cooked just right, juicy, tender, and downright delicious. The place is classy yet welcoming, with service that's on point without being stuffy. If you're up for a top-notch meal that'll have you raving for days, this is the place to be.

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  6. JOSETTET

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very beautiful experience, the food was incredible delicious!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Did not worth the experience with the high price.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was our first time to this restaurant and we plan on returning to dine soon. Our Valentine’s Day experience was unfortunately subpar. Not attributed to our waiter as he definitely tried his best under the circumstances beyond his control. We feel the dining experience was lacking in food preparation as our entree was cold, after a considerable wait. The restaurant is beautiful but was disturbed by several of the other customers dining around us were leaving in large numbers. We also witnessed a table next to us who was arguing with staff and their service/food. We do plan on returning, as hopefully this dining experience during the Valentine’s Day holiday was only this day. We agree with several others who attended, that our experience was not what we thought we would receive for the time, our patience, and the significant price we paid for the experience we all expected. We are foodies, our ratings are always great, we have dined at hundreds of places and always exceed the mark. We do hope this restaurant will do better. We feel they can and will be successful.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Asking stuff from ur waiter should never feel like a bother, yet it did when we ate there. Food is great but the service definitely needs to be stepped up

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This was our 2nd time coming and it was really packed, service was fine but our waiter was a little rude. I’m not sure if we would wanna come again after this experience

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  11. JesusH

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The cowgirl 16 oz ribeye was extremely small. High price value for a small steak, very disappointing

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food took forever and came out very on a bad timely manner. Steak no fries , russet sprouts at the end.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Dance music pumped to dance club volumes. Not an environment for a quiet dinner at all. Waitstaff was good, but letdown by both the kitchen and management. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    La comida está regular, nada del otro mundo, precio de la comida un poco caro para el tipo de comida que es.

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  15. arnold

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    everything is excellent. from doing the reservation, the reminder and the telephone follow up of our reservation is great. the food is awesome and the waiter "Beto" is very very nice. keep it up. two thumbs up from me.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated our anniversary at Amara! It was a wonderful experience. Marco was an excellent waiter, checking in on us throughout our time there. He made some excellent suggestions. The ambience was great! Food was excellent! Highly recommend them!!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice high end restaurant with very nice ambiance. General manager made an effort to visit with us and made sure we got tip level service. Food was top notch. I will be back soon.

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  18. SDenisD

    Las Vegas

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as usual. Great flavor and service. We were celebrating a birthday and it was the perfect place to go.

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  19. JavierD

    Austin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Second time they seat us by the unbearable bright light next to the kitchen. Manager would not move us. All the steaks ordered were incorrectly cooked. We were hoping for a great dinner for a special occasion and received the opposite. Would not recommend.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an elevated adequate experience at Ambra. Elite service with amazing food. You’ll never have a bad experience.

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  21. JerryS

    Corpus Christi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, drinks and ambiance were excellent 👍 10 oz. filet mignon was one of the best steaks I've ever eaten and my wife's sea bass was just as good. Thanks Ambra and thanks Beto for the outstanding service!!!

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  22. Ssats

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambra is the place you go when you want to have a special dinner with you loved one. The one thing I will complain and the only complain is that both men and women share the same restroom. It’s a bit awkward having to share spaces. But other than that everything else was great.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very excited to see excellent quality of restaurants in the RGV.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente sabor y servicio. El término de la carne quedó una grado por arriba del que pedí .

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  25. MartinG

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beto was a great waiter always checking in and answering all our questions. Food was great but bread and steak were a little over burned on the outside. Bathrooms are a little weird. But great place and will come back soon!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place for nice dinner in McAllen . Elegant and knowledgeable staff.

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  27. AracelyC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very expensive wished hostess was a little bit more friendly

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  28. Canito66

    Mexico City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ofrecieron una opción de comida sin ajo, nos tuvimos que cambiar de restaurante

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great environment the food was really good

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite restaurant by far here in the valley, always great service. Cesar & Yuansy have been our past servers each time and they are always attentive and always so pleasant. We come here at least once a week or every other week. My recommendation would be the Mollejas, cornillitos , oysters both fresh and baked, sea-bass, steak, oh and the Aguachiles are amazing.

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  31. sammanthaa

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our date night @ Ambra, cucumber Martin was hitting spot on! Petite Steak is what I ordered with some mash potatoes delicious!

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  32. LillyG

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    If this place wants to be considered fine dining, then it needs to up the quality of its food and service. Crab cake was mushy and had no crisp to it. The picanha was severely over salted. The Denver steak tasted like nothing but black smoke. We were told the sides would be large enough to serve 2-3 people and it was a serving for one. The waiter named Beto was dismissive and inattentive. For a meal exceeding $300 I expect a whole lot better.

    2 people found this helpful

  33. EduardoA

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner and great serving by Marco. Would definetely return.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was so delicious and the presentation was lovely. The steaks were cooked exactly how we asked and were perfect. It’s a little on the noisier side than other steakhouses, but we didn’t mind it. Every now and then there would be a really strong smell of smoke. Other than that it was great.

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  35. ArmandoS

    Corpus Christi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The design style of Ambra is very classy and energetic with rich wood tones and amazing lighting. The attentiveness of the staff was great. We had an amazing Ultima Paloma for our drinks and it was perfectly balanced not too sweet at all. We had the Heron Point Crab cake and it was truly a well seasoned not overly bread-y appetizer. My wife had the Duck A L'Orange and she loved it. I had the Wagyu Skirt Steak with Lobster Mac and Cheese and it was amazing. Overall 5 Stars and we will be back again!

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  36. courtneyn

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    our waiter wasn’t as attentive as other guests. It took us a long time to get someone to get our order and we had 2 different servers which caused a miscommunication! We order the picahna wagyu and they made it medium well instead of medium rare. When the 2nd waiter took our order he didn’t confirm or read the order to us so i believe that caused this mistake. Overall the food was good but the service can be better for sure

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  37. RaulB

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had to wait for 35 minutes after the reservation time. Non apologetic about the fact

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  38. ChristineR

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff was attentive. Food was excellent. Chicken entree was juicy and the squash salsa verde was awesome with a nice kick to it.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Found a hair in the rice and they still charged the plate at the end. They claimed they didn’t know where it came from since they have no females working in the kitchen. They mentioned maybe from their central kitchen where the rice is made. Service was poor and slow for a high end restaurant.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Atmosphere was nice. The bar looked very fancy and there was tons of visual interest. Our table was wobbly and the chairs were extremely uncomfortable though. The charcoal honey butter brought with the bread did not taste great and the bread was cold and hard. After a long wait, I got the steak which was extremely bland for the price. My wife got the duck which was amazing. Fried Brussels sprouts were good, but the lobster in the Mac and cheese was rubbery and overcooked. This place also charges $6 for a fancy bottle of aqua Panna water that they bring automatically at the start which is annoying. Service was good for the most part, but they never brought me a steak knife. Overall, I was pretty disappointed. My wife and I had been looking forward to checking this place out, but we both agreed that it's style once substance. The place looks gorgeous, but what does it matter with all of the other issues?

    1 person found this helpful

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You can order delivery directly from Ambra using the Order Online button.

Ambra is rated 4.4 stars by 202 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ambra

1200 Auburn Ave ste 200, McAllen, TX 78504

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    McAllen
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, International
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Allan Lee
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Wine
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