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About The Patio on Guerra
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.
McAllen, TX 78501
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Enjoy delicious signature cocktails, including our Akita Mary, winner of the 2011 Absolut Vodka National Bloody Mary Competition, along with great live music indoors and outdoors. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award 2011 to 2015. The Patio on Guerra hosts many of South Texas" best local musicians. Inside the main dining room we feature instrumental music and classic favorites. In our beautiful outdoor patio, guests dance under the stars during our cool Valley evenings to the rhythms of the 70's and 80's on Fridays and to the beats of Salsa and Merengue on Saturdays.
There is plenty of metered parking in front of the restaurant along 17th Street; after 6:30 PM the parking in front is free. There is a large 60 car public lot directly behind the restaurant where parking is free 24 hours a day. A guest who parks in this area will find easy access to the restaurant using our convenient back entrance.
We do have free shuttle service available upon request.
Chef Jose Luis Hernandez
Private Party Facilities:
The Patio on Guerra’s beautiful private "Centennial Room" is perfect for business meetings and special events. It is appointed with rich brick walls, gas lights and original regional artwork that reflect the same historic and elegant setting as the main restaurant. The room is also fully equipped with an lcd projector, drop down screen and wireless microphone. It is Webinar-ready with internet access and table speakerphones upon request. The Patio on Guerra's on-site event coordinators will assist you in planning your event. Whether you decide on a sit down dinner or informal mixer, we will develop personalized menus that work with your meeting or special occasion budget. Our table arrangements are also completely flexible and can seat up to 60 guests comfortably. There is no room fee for the use of the private room or the equipment therein. Please visit our website to view our gallery of photos under the heading "private room.”
Private Party Contact:
Becky Guerra or Annette Mata: (956) 661-9100
Banquet, Bar Dining, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
The Patio on Guerra Ratings and Reviews
The ambience is great, The staff was great, the food was not up to the standards of a pricey meal. The mashed potatoes were dried. We also had two appetizers. The crab cakes were alright and the portobello with lobster could have been better without the chocolate.
The atmosphere upon entering is elegant, yet, welcoming. Service attention was prompt, but not pushy. The server was extremely helpful with beverage and food selections and recommendations. (His recommendations were spot on. The drinks were exactly as suggested .
The food presentation was excellent with everything as ordered. The portions were significant and everyone in our party enjoyed their selection. There was a guitarist playing background music at the right sound level. You could here it, yet still have comfortable conversation.
We went to celebrate a couple of victories and had a wonderful experience! We loved the food, ambiance & service. Our waiter, Alex was knowledgeable but not pushy. Our last fine dining experience was disappointing (Steak 48 in Houston's River Oaks District). The Patio was a breath of fresh air. Well done!
We were celebrating our 43rd anniversary along with our son and his fiancée at this restaurant, based on a friend's recommendation. The restaurant was unable to meet our desired wine order and substituted another wine. We instead ordered a third wine instead. Food was good; but, one of our appetizers was under cooked and was sent back to the kitchen. On a scale of 1 to 5, I would rate the service a 3. I am not sure if we would return to this restaurant or recommend it to our friends.
This restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and great service. The menu was enticing, food was well executed and very good and portions were ample. The acoustic guitar player was quite good and provided a nice background for a fine dining experience. We were there on a Tuesday night and the noise level was acceptable for discussion at the table of 3 people, though at times the bar patrons were a bit loud and I would expect the restaurant to be very noisy when full of diners.
The entrance to the restaurant was not immediately seen on the patio and we mistakenly walked into a private event being held in a nice room off the patio.
We would definitely recommend this restaurant.
This was a very nice meal for Valentine's day lunch. We were given a large gift card which made it more affordable but the prices are definitely too high for a retiree budget. We can't afford $55 per person for a meal, as a rule. The food, service and atmosphere were absolutely wonderful.
One of the most outstanding restaurants in which I have had the pleasure of enjoying a meal. The restaurant was gorgeous, the service was impeccable and the food was absolutely outstanding! I am someone who enjoys Morton's, Flemings, Ruth's Chris, PapasSteakhouse, etc! This restaurant is fabulous!!!!
We usually dine at Santa Fe, but your restaurant was Highly recommend and I have heard of your reputation for years. Being Christmas Eve without adult children and grand children, my sister and our husbands decided to treat ourselves instead of cooking at home (Harlingen).
The restaurant is a "Visual Delight" as we entered, the bar and seating area as you enter, Just beautiful. The music greeting us as we entered the dining room was fabulous, and just loud enough to provide the ambiance we had hoped for.
Service was not as good as we expected however we chalked it up to being Christmas Eve, hope to return soon.
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