From Fine Dining to Casual: Here is Your Guide to Al Fresco Spots in McAllen!

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Salomé on Main

Salomé on Main

1409 N. Main St.
Monday through Saturday from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Salomé on Main
Enjoy the blues, purples, and oranges of a McAllen sunset while dining on flavorful and redefined Mexican cuisine with live music. Salomé on Main’s outdoor eating area is unlike any other in McAllen, and when combined with their extraordinary dishes, it’s the perfect spot for outdoor dining. Stop by for Taco Tuesday nights for tacos, drinks, and live music.

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Republic of the Rio Grande 

1411 S. 10th St.
Monday through Saturday from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

epublic of the Rio Grande With a classic and Spanish ambiance, Republic of the Rio Grande is undeniably one of the most popular places to dine in McAllen. With ribeye steaks, filets, brick oven pizzas, and more, this spot offers the best that a steakhouse has along with unforgettable, unique sides. And with a fountain in their patio that casts flames from the center, candles illuminating the tables, and live music, it’ll be your favorite restaurant for a casual, outdoor dining experience. 

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Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina

1918 S. 10th St.
Monday through Saturday from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM


Santa Fe Steakhouse and CantinaEnjoy dinner at an award-winning restaurant surrounded by lights, greenery, and candlelit tables underneath a night sky full of stars. Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina has an extensive wine list of over 600 varieties. Its menu also includes an array of seafood options to satisfy every appetite. There’s also a handcrafted cocktail lounge with nightly live music. 

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The Patio on Guerra

116 S. 17th St.
Monday through Saturday from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

El Patio on GuerraThe Patio on Guerra allows diners to enjoy an upscale meal in Downtown McAllen. It’s a staple of the city as it offers USDA prime steaks, an array of seafood entrees, and an excellent wine and beverage selection.

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Palenque Grill 

La Plaza Mall – 2200 S. 10th St.
Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM | Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Palenque Grill Palenque Grill infuses flavors of the North Pacific Coast of Mexico, earning this spot a reputation as one of South Texas’ most preferred places to eat. And with a location in La Plaza Mall, it’s the perfect combination of shopping and dining. With al fresco dining, enjoy the beautiful atmosphere and waterfalls nearby. 

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Yard House 

La Plaza Mall – 2200 S. 10th St.
Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM | Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM to 1:20 AM

Yard HouseAnother al fresco favorite at La Plaza Mall, Yard House is where food and beer lovers unite. With an endless fleet of tap on hand, Yard House has a globally-inspired menu featuring an array of salads, street tacos, grilled burgers, seafood, steaks, and ribs. Enjoy lunch or dinner on their covered patio area with a view of the beautiful greenery of La Plaza Mall.

Mori Japanese Grill

La Plaza Mall – 2200 S. 10th St.
Sunday through Thursday from 12:00 PM until 9:00 PM | Friday and Saturday from 12:00 PM until 10:00 PM

Mori Japanese Grill Another fan favorite at La Plaza Mall, Mori brings a new dining experience to the RGV using centuries-old Japanese Robata grilling techniques. They have a robust menu of lunch specials, cocktails, and, of course, an arrangement of Japanese dishes like Poke bowls, sushi, and seafood.  

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Roosevelt’s at 7

821 N. Main St.
Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM until 2:00 AM | Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Roosevelt’s at 7

Roosevelt’s at 7’s vibe can be best described as laid back. What makes it popular is its selection of brews that aren’t typically found in the area. So, while you might be apprehensive to travel with 2020 going crazy, you can at least test different brews here at home. Combine your favorite drinks with a great selection of burgers, pastas, Paninis, pizzas, and desserts!

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Brewsome

1303 N. 10th St.
Tuesday through Thursday from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM | Friday from 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM | Saturday from 12:00 PM until 12:00 AM | Sunday from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM

BrewsomeWith a pet-friendly patio, Brewsome is conveniently located at the heart of McAllen. Serving up a rotating selection of beers, cold brew nitro coffee, seltzers, and house-brewed cocktails, Brewsome has something for everyone. They’ve even brought back their beer yoga on select Saturdays!

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Philly 77

1123 Business 83
Monday through Saturday from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM

Philly 77 You won’t have to travel to Philadelphia for an authentic Philly cheesesteak! With tasty sandwiches, the thickest milkshakes that money can buy, cheese fries in a cup, and an exciting outdoor dining area, Philly 77 is the perfect spot for some grub!

The Yard 

401 S. 17th St.
Tuesday and Saturday from 6:00 PM until 3:00 AM | Sunday from 3:00 PM until 3:00 AM

The Yard Specialty adult beverages, live music, and numerous food trucks? Yard House isn’t like anything you’ve ever seen in McAllen! Its outdoor space has food trucks with a giant bar in the middle. It’s a spacious spot to grab a bite while enjoying the weather. 

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Birdie Bistro 

301 N. Main St.
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM | Tuesday and Friday from 8:30 AM to 11:00 PM | Saturday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 PM
Birdie Bistro 
If these appetizing photos on Facebook haven’t convinced you to visit Birdie Bistro yet, then their Instagram posts will! With so many breakfast dishes, crepes, Paninis, soups, salads, and appetizers to choose from, you’ll definitely find something that you’ll like! They have a nice patio where you can dine and overlook Main St. with the sounds of live music as you enjoy your delectable food! 

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