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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in McAllen

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in McAllen? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.8
4.8 (490)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
McAllen
About the restaurant
house. wine. & bistro. offers a boutique wine bar & New American Bistro dining experience featuring over 100 wines, craft beers and a diverse menu of locally sourced ingredients.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Excellent eating experience.. from walking in the door and being greeted by employee, seated and drink order taken, was maybe 5 minutes. Meal was served hot and excellent taste. Server was very friendly and helpful.
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4.8
4.8 (562)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
McAllen
About the restaurant
Santa Fe's Steakhouse & Cantina is famous for it's award winning steaks, fine wine & handcrafted cocktails. Don't miss out on the Orange Roughy, a favorite. High-end destination serving steaks & seafood backed by a massive wine list, plus live music nights.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
The food was delicious and the service was friendly and knowledgeable.
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4.7
4.7 (146)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
McAllen
About the restaurant
A sumptuous, indoor-outdoor bar & grill serving Southwest menu, including steaks & pizza.

At the Republic of the Rio Grande, our attention to detail and the way we present a platter tells you that dining here is going to be special, no matter the occasion. We strive to create a sumptuous and exciting dining experience for all of our guests

Disclaimer: For Friday and Saturday reservations please call the restaurant directly. We recommend giving us up to a 24 hour notice if you would like to book with us due to possible low availability.

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SophipalateATvip
Dined on Jun 27, 2024
Outstanding service by the wait staff, food was good and served fast.
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4.7
4.7 (153)
$50 and over
Contemporary Latin
McAllen
About the restaurant
Rosmaní is a fine dinning restaurant specializing in contemporary cuisine, where we proudly deliver the highest level of service, cocktail craftsmanship, and culinary excellence in the RGV. Our establishment offers an elegant and inviting atmosphere that effortlessly blends sophistication with warmth.

From the moment you step through our doors, you'll be captivated by the stylish ambiance and attention to detail that sets Rosmaní apart. Our expertly crafted menu showcases the vibrant flavors and traditional ingredients of Latin cuisine, prepared with a modern twist by our talented culinary team.

At Rosmaní, we go beyond exceptional dining experiences. We are proud to announce that we also serve a brunch experience. Whether you're looking to indulge in our signature dishes during the evening or enjoy a leisurely brunch on the morning, Rosmaní is the destination where passion for food and an inviting atmosphere come together to create an extraordinary culinary journey.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
I ordered the 6 course prefix meal which highlights their signature dishes and I highly recommend it!! Every single dish was exquisite in presentation and rich flavors. I have tried many restaurants over my lifetime and I have finally found a favorite in Rosmaní!
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4.7
4.7 (236)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
McAllen
About the restaurant
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.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
It was our first time at Ambra. We loved it. The service was amazing. Food is great and the drinks are amazing. It’s a perfect place for date night.
A photo of Toloa Rooftop restaurant
4.7
4.7 (52)
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
McAllen
About the restaurant
Overlooking North McAllen, TOLOA's rooftop space acts as a studio for creating social experiences around food and drink. A list of seasonally curated cocktails act as an accessory to the open-air patio and lounge from sunset to late night. The food offered focuses on Modern Mexican eatery and is designed to either be shared, provide a small bite, or be ordered as a multi-course dinner. TOLOA is a new way to indulge and be social.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Elegant aroma with a new view. Food was delicious but would classify the atmosphere as a bit more on the drinking side. Still an amazing experience definitely going back.
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4.6
4.6 (407)
$30 and under
Italian
McAllen
About the restaurant
Since 2016, our chefs have used the finest ingredients available to recreate heirloom Italian recipes. We're inspired by the Italian way of life and the importance of sharing meals with loved ones. Il Forno a Legna is our love letter to Italian tradition, and our gift to the Rio Grande Valley. Bring a few friends and remember, a tavola non si invecchia.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We were greeted by a friendly host person upon entering. After being seated, an enthusiastic wait staff had us enjoying drinks while they clarified a few items on the menu. Soon we were enjoying a delicious appetizer before the main courses were served. All dishes were fresh and delicious. Really cannot think of anything negative to say. We will return.
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4.6
4.6 (411)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
McAllen
About the restaurant
At PRIME, we don’t just cook food. We craft a dining experience defined by excellence. Our perfectly prepared dishes reflect the full potential of the finest ingredients, because we treat the process of crafting good food as an art, not a science. Served within a luxuriously appointed dining room and paired with the very best appetizers, sides, and beverages, every meal at PRIME is one worth remembering.

Relax in our private dining area that seats up to people. Elegantly set and beautifully decorated, our dining room perfectly complements your unforgettable taste experience. Stop by for that special date, that exciting celebration, or that important business connection. The very best in fine steakhouse dining awaits.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The food was good. My husband had to send his steak back because it was overcooked it some areas after he went back and forth about the color. Color can be whatever but if it is tough and overcooked in spots. This is a steak specialty
A photo of Liam's Steakhouse - South Padre Island restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1070)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
McAllen
About the restaurant
Alfonso Salazar, better known as “Dirty Al” originally started shrimping as a young man with his father and 6 brothers. In 2003, he and his youngest son, Cameron, who graduated from Culinary School, transformed his bait stand into a restaurant where together they have been known for having “The World’s Best Fried Shrimp”! In 2005, his other two sons returned home to help grow the business. To this day, they now own 7 restaurants on beautiful South Padre Island and across the valley and continue to bring only the “best” Gulf Seafood to each customer’s table.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 2, 2024
Food was amazing. Service was a bit slow, especially when we were seated and ordered drinks. Staff was friendly, nice and knowledgeable about menu. Really enjoyed getting a family pic.
A photo of Texas de Brazil - Mcallen restaurant
4.4
4.4 (908)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
McAllen
About the restaurant
Texas de Brazil, is a Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, that features endless servings of flame-grilled beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and Brazilian sausage as well as an extravagant salad area with a wide array of seasonal chef-crafted items.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Love my experience, thank you so much for the top notch service!
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