The Republic of the Rio Grande

4.5
89 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
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
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4.6
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4.3
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4.8
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vipRodneyKC
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent and presented well, the staff was very attentive and we enjoyed our visit!

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OraliaG
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though our waiter was a little awkward, I’m just going to assume that it was his first day. Other than that, the manager was very helpful in creating a really nice surprise for my husband‘s birthday. He even set us up with a better table given the occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My lady and I enjoyed the time immensely and can not find anything remotely wrong with our experience. Thank you

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MelayneM
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff was very accommodating. Our out-of-town guests loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This visit was our first and will likely be our last. We opted to sit outside to enjoy the beautiful evening and the pretty patio. Unfortunately, this restaurant dates back to the mid 90s with regards to their smoking policies and still allows people to smoke while dining. We asked to be reseated twice. This appalls me. Strike 1. Our server then came and grabbed our drink and appetizer order. Although his service was fast, he missed the mark with personalization. He never introduced himself. Apparently they don’t have nightly specials either. If they do, we were never offered them. My margarita came and it was nothing spectacular. Strike 2. Our food came rather quickly, but my side dishes were cold. At this point I was just exhausted and quite frankly annoyed so I just ate my filet and took the rest to go. Strike 3. Hard pass. Experiences like this visit are why we rarely venture away from our favorite restaurant in the RGV.

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vipTexas
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for solid Mexican

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Shalom
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I made reservations online to come eat here last night on New Years Eve for our Anniversary. Food was decent, service was pretty bad. Being a manager at a fine dining restaurant, i guess im a little critical when I go eat at a nice restaurant. First off, when I arrived to meet my husband, our server didnt come around for a good 10 min. Then just asked if we were ready to order, i ordered a jalapeno marg, my husband ordered the hibiscus marg, a pizza and steak w chimichurri, I also ordered chips and guac, and water.. the chips and guac never came. I had to ask twice for water. When our food came, i asked for extra chimichurri, and our waiter says there is no more, when the steak had some. He barely checked up on us.. and never came by with the dessert presentation. After, he asked if we needed anything else for last call, when it wasn't quite last call yet. It wasn't the anniversary dinner I was hoping for, no dessert, didnt even offer... our service was mediocre. It was a tall skinny guy w glasses.. we just closed out tqb, and drank more at the bar. Bar tender and manager were really nice. Cheers'd to the New year out by the patio. Tab was pretty high, quality was alright. Service could improve a lot

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GabrielC
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is as good as they say, the service too, I had the fire shrimp pasta (or something like that) and it was the best shrimp pasta I have had. Highly recommended, you won't regret it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
20 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The kind of place you could become a regular. Friendly staff, good food, in a setting that is relaxed but nice.

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GabrielB
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant. The service was amazing and the food was very nice too. I went there with some friends and we had a good time.

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ALANM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried taking your survey, but it is not user friendly. It kept jumping back to the first page. After typing for the 4th time I gave up. Restaurant was great. Sam, the waiter was great.

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Jismz
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our evening and the food and service was great.

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SarahF
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. We came here on our first date 10 years ago and just went back for our anniversary and it was just as good. Amazing food and fantastic service.

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jasons
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Yes, i will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great service! Drinks were also delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Great ambiance, dining & drink menus, wine selections, service and price.

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JoseA
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner date at the Republic of the Rio Grande Valley was a wonderful experience. I made a reservation for my girlfriend's birthday on Tuesday, March 19th. The ambience, meals and drinks were incredible. Our server Zack was also very attentive, offered suggestions and went out of his way to provide an excellent service. We will definitely be coming back for special occasions in the near future!

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RoseD
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good,but watch for uneven tables.They put 2 tables together,covered it with paper.We spilled a drink because of it.The restaurant did replace the drink.They were very good about that.

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EricaC
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am NEVER disappointed when I go to The Republic...I love it!

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Beedub
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Opentable made this very convenient to reserve a table for 4 in the peak of Saturday night dining. The food was good overall and it was a great atmosphere for date night.

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DaveH
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good service and the restaurant ambiance was very nice. Food could have been served a bit hotter, but was very tasty. We had a good evening.

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LTPW
Pittsburgh
39 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We sat outside and people were smoking? The service was just ok. My steak was very over cooked and I was never asked if it was OK. Waiter seemed very, very rushed and honestly, there was just nothing special about the experience at all. I would give it another try I suppose, but even as a former smoker, I was not really pleased that you could smoke outside in an area that was strictly for dining. A couple literally chain smoked during our entire meal and the tables on the patio are very, very close.

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Nene
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good. My meat was medium cooked instead of rare but tender anyway. Great portion. Had one uncomfortable folding chair at our table of 8 and have asked to change it and it was ok. Everyone enjoyed their dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food, friendly staff!

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GailM
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Just a little slow in getting the food. Good choices n great tasting, will go back again.

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vipgrumpyhacker
Corpus Christi
22 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

2nd time, just as good. The Republic has to be seen, the decor and atmosphere are 1 of a kind.

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ToniR
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The music was good but was soooo loud we couldn’t not talk at all- it was a screaming match

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner meeting with staff.
The Republic does a good job at a fair price

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EldaG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very content. I celebrated my birthday with my friends and they also liked the ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic

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micksola1111
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service overall the waiter was very attentive even if his tables were very busy

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KassandraC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here and I loved the service our waiter gave us. Food was great, and no problem with our reservation. Definitely going again.

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DavidA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, attentive waitstaff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Was a good experience food was amazing, worth the price. Waiter was not attentive, noticed he was attending other tables much more. Was able to bring it to his attention and was a bit better..

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Traveler31
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We dined indoors and ordered pork ribs, shrimp shish kebobs and beef tenderloin kebobs. Each was prepared and presented well. Both kebob orders came with the same veggies on the plate, both grilled and steamed. Food was very good and tenderloin was exceptional. We had bread pudding with ice cream and the almond taco with vanilla mousse for dessert. Both were very good. We dined in early evening and the ambiance was quiet. The restaurant started to really fill up and get noisy by 7:30 p.m. Our meal took exactly 2 hours.

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Kimberlyyy
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was amazing, food was great and at a decent price! Would definitely recommend the Oporto Chicken! The waiters weren’t to friendly they seem to kind of rush off to somewhere else and not really take the time to fully serve us but it may have been they were busy at 7 pm in the evening. Either way great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really nice experience! The food was amazing! And drinks were delicious!

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JulissaR
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch with the office staff. It was really quiet. The server was very attentive. The food was great.

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DineSATX
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Sick within 20 minutes.

FAQs

The Republic of the Rio Grande offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (956) 994-8385.

The Republic of the Rio Grande is rated 4.5 stars by 89 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.