The Republic of the Rio Grande

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$30 and under
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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
What 72 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JA
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

RD
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

EC
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

B
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

DH
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

LT
Pittsburgh
35 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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

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.

OT
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food, friendly staff!

GM
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

g
Corpus Christi
21 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

TR
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

EG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

OT
Corpus Christi
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic

m
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

DA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, attentive waitstaff

OT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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..

T
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

K
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JR
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DS
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Sick within 20 minutes.

OT
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service were good. Unfortunately the table next to us was loud and it was hard for us to carry a conversation.

GG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The absolute best cucumber martinis. Also, the live music is awesome.

SS
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We always have a great time at this place.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great as always. A little slow being greeted, but overall was a great experience.

DH
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 20 was very well served. All of them said the quality and quantity of their food choices were excellent. I cannot say enough about the wait staff - friendly, courteous, and always going one step beyond to ensure the surprise birthday party for our friend was very memorable. Although they list their policy as not providing separate check for parties of 6 or more, they had no trouble doing so. Most of our party left more than the mandated 18% gratuity required for a party of 6 or more.

EC
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I have never been disappointed with The Republic of the Rio Grande. Their food and drinks are awesome! I will definitely go again.

SC
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I was visiting my parents with my siblings and picked this place based on some good reviews. Seemed like it would have a more local flair than a chain restaurant. We had a group of 7 and were seated at a table in a nook in the bar area so it got a little loud once the bar picked up. Also they pulled out a folding chair to seat the 7th person. I got the impression they don't really cater to groups our size.
From what our group ordered the steak on the kabobs was excellent, the ribs were very good, the chicken dishes more average. The margaritas were excellent. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable but disappeared longer than he should have several times. Wish we could have stayed for the live music on the patio but we were celebrating our elderly parents (90 & 85) birthdays so couldn't stay later.

B
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought out of town friends for the ambiance. Great waiter, good food. Lovely experience.

OT
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great as always and the food well it speaks for itself. Always a fantastic choice to have a nice meal.

SS
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service always. One of our favorite places to have a great meal with family and friends.

AE
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to the Republic of the Rio Grande. There was live acoustic music on the covered (heated on this particular cool night) patio featuring a water fountain. The building inside is nice with heavy rustic architecture with the dining separated from the bar area. Staff was responsive and friendly. Food was very flavorful with good serving sizes.

PG
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went there twice in one week. Took five different people both times. Everyone was pleased with their selections, but one female guest who said that the ribeye was tough. The waiter said that they tried it in the kitchen and they agreed that it was tough and they took it off our bill. The live music is great. Sitting outside with nearby space heaters was a treat. Our waiter, Gabriel was attentive and friendly. Desserts are great!

RR
Corpus Christi
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and value

LM
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Great drinks and delicious food. Service wasn't great but probably due to large group.

AH
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken with Avocado Cream was amazing and the Almond Taco a scrumptious finish to the meal. Truly memorable evening of outstanding food!

OT
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best chicken fried steak ever!!! My wife loves the goat cheese pizza and especially the fried mushrooms!

OT
Corpus Christi
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great... Try the Almond Taco for desert....

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