The Patio on Guerra

4.5
276 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Our story starts at the turn of the century in 1908, three Guerra Brothers from Starr County went to San Antonio to sell mules. They returned home to the Valley and with the profits, opened a ranching and mercantile store in downtown McAllen. Now, 100 years later, Guerra family descendants have revived this site on 17th street, (originally known as "Guerra Street.") The Patio on Guerra restaurant opened in 2008 in one of the oldest buildings in downtown McAllen. The main dining room is set in the original brick walls of this historic structure. With its comfortable chairs, subtle lighting and linen-topped tables, diners feel the warmth and ambiance of romantic yesteryear. USDA Prime Steaks, seafood and regional favorites and our passion to fine dining and excellent service make for a memorable experience whether you choose our main dining room or lovely outdoor patio surrounded by tall delicate palm trees. Recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2011 to 2015.
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Corpus Christi
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant never disappoints! Celebrated Mother’s Day and the food was delicious as always!

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BH
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed delicious steak and tuna. Quiet, but I can (2) bar areas, 1 inside and 1 outside on the patio, which could lend themselves to a little more noisy crowd. Nice wine offerings as well.

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CB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here but we will return. We ate on the patio my husband got some bird dropping’s on him so we moved tables. Other than that it was excellent

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FE
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Gem of a place
Wouldn’t realize till you walk in
Great ambience.

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Z
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only do i recommend i bring my friends here for special occasion dinners. The food is good and there is an unusual selection. My "go to" in the valley.

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Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Best we’ve had in the area. We will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service , everyone aware of occasion, felt warm welcome

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Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy buena comida y la atención perfecta

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WB
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fuimos a cenar siete personas y los alimentos fueron excelentes y la música excelente

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BM
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here every time we’re in McAllen. The food and wine selections are excellent and the service is as well. Angel has been our server every time and he is very attentive. We will definitely keep coming back!

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JH
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in ft Lauderdale FL and visit my mother in McAllen frequently. I am from McAllen originally and the Patio is by far the finest dining establishment I have found in the valley in years. Mother is 89 years old and the individual tables are well lit, that's important for an 89 year old. The food is of excellent taste and quality and the wait staff has been efficient and attentive during our last 3 visits. I will return for each visit and most certainly mother will attend. Its her favorite restaurant in the valley as well.

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JA
Dallas
77 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

This is one of my favorite McAllen spots but this dinner wasn't as good as usual because my group was not able to enjoy the dessert I had planned: bananas foster prepared tableside. There was only one guy who knew how to prepare it and he was needed to wait on a private party so that was a major bummer. Otherwise everything else was tasty.

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JM
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant. Food was pretty good. Had the bone-in ribeye. Was very hard to cut. But the 16 oz. ribeye was better. Mushrooms were mediocre. Lyonaise Potatoes were great.

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GB
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had an early for 6. the atmosphere was nicely relaxed. We were able to converse without a problem. Food arrived promptly and correct temperature. We did not realize that tip was included in the bill. We all added a tip. A very honest waiter pointed this out to us .and revised each bill

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FG
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excelent service and food.
great music and ambiance

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Austin
37 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided late to try The Patio....had been there two years earlier but moved from McAllen. Four of us had a variety of dishes. My Seabass was incredible and the other 3 were happy with their selections. Atmosphere dark and romantic as usual. Service terrific. Dessert was too good! Prices reasonable.

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MC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this place! We chose to go here to celebrate our anniversary and what a good choice. Great food, great drinks and great service! We liked that even though it was a pretty full night it wasn’t overly loud. We will definitely be going back.

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LG
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our visit and will return in the future.

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AG
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Patio is locally owned with its own history and character. It is a quiet place with the ability to visit. White table cloth with the service and varied menu that come with it without being stuffy. You feel comfortable wearing jeans or dressing up for a special occasion. They have several fish dishes for Lent. Their food was delicious from steaks to lamb and duck along with vegetarian options. Live music and an outdoor patio.

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D
San Antonio
71 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a week of frozen dinners I treated myself to a delicious sea bass. Because of the early seating (5:30) there were only a few other diners present, plus a half dozen at the bar. Service was punctual, pleasant and efficient. The salad, entree and vegetables perfectly prepared and presented.

This is a place my wife will enjoy when she is able to join me in McAllen.

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GB
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a fine restaurant. The live guitar music created very nice ambiance and kept the noise level down. The ahi tuna was just excellent. The red snapper was fine also. Wine list was very good. The only negative part of the evening was parking. There was no street parking and no valet either. We eventually found parking behind the restaurant and came in thru the back door. Not impressive at all , in fact, one of the worst parking arrangements I've experienced at a good restaurant.

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RH
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and waitstaff are amazing. They make you so very welcome and comfortable.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The only issue we have is that the food was extremely salty. I ordered tuna tartar. Usually, tuna tartar is clean and refreshing. This however was very salty causing it to be heavy. We lived the restaurant, however, and will come again if given the chance.

Albert was an excellent server.

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OT
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best service and food in the valley. Good for business good for family good for dates etc. Nice variety on the menu Always fresh and well prepared

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Corpus Christi
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. The meal was delicious and we enjoyed the restaurant atmosphere.

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Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always dependable place to take out of town guests in addition to our own nights out.

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PR
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

This visit to the Patio was somewhat disappointing ... the server was totally distracted making several errors in the course of our business meal. I was served for my meal an aaptizer and then after they realized the error most in my party had completed their meals. This visit was certainly what I had grown accustomed to at The Patio

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food. Excellent
Atmosphere. Nice
Live music. Excellent

Service. Dismal.

Arrived 5 minutes before our reservation with a confirmation number from this site. We cheched in early that day to let them know we were going. They appeared surpised to see us. Told us they were full and would set up a table for us. We reserved for outside patio. Nothing was ready outside. They took 40 minutues to get us drinks (not even water or bread). We had to remind you them about orders multiple times. Once we asked for drinks and waitress said she would bring them. After 20min, she never came back, not even with an update. I went to the bar on placed the order. A few minutes later we had our drinks. Overall great food and music, but never visit this restaurant during a busy saturday night; they need more service staff or teach the ones they have how to multitask.

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RG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Understanding it was Valentines weekend, I’m hoping my experience was isolated. Our server never checked on us, I never had an opportunity to order a second drink, or dessert as we kept having to flag other staff members to help us. I ate my ribeye with a beer vs the Cab I really looked forward to. My girlfriend remained with her empty cocktail throughout the entire last part of our 2.5 hour experience. The manager seemed genuinely passionate about her role but this was not the case with our server. Steak was cooked perfectly and yet lacked seasoning and was dry on the outside (under a heat lamp too long). I can remember less than 5 times I’ve tipped zero on a check and this will be one of them. The place may be popular with many. However, I will not go back.

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Very beautiful and romantic for a date .. took my fiancé and she loved it .. was outstanding .. recommend for everyone that wants a nice romantic dinner place .. best time to be there is around 5-7p.m less people more romantic 👍❤️

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food, great ambient been going for 5 years now in our anniversary never had a problem with staff except yesterday, it took the waiter more than a hour to bring us the food, in the bright side the manager took care of us with a 50 dollar gift card, over all great fancy restaurant

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FM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Tables very small, and table accommodations very tight.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente service and quality of food, music was also very good valume and professional

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JG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a nice dinner at the Patio. Great food, atmosphere, and service. Brooks was playing, as well.

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Started with the quail which was unbelievable ( and half price at Happy Hour). FInished with a filet and mashed potatoes. Filet was perfect, mashed potatoes were adequate. Great atmosphere, met fun people sitting at the bar and they definitely have a fun group of people.

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SB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great from the appetizers to dessert. And the service was outstanding.
The Patio is still my favorite restaurant in McAllen.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great amazing

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AU
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening. The food was terrific. Service very friendly and efficient. The only thing I would suggest is that the dinner plates be warmed prior to playing dinner. This would help keep food hotter. I would definitely recut this on my next visit. The musician in the dining room was excellent and had a great presentation of music which was perfect for dining. I would highly suggest this a must place to go for dinner.

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Corpus Christi
18 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous room. We ate early on a weeknight, so there were not many other patrons. Top notch service.

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