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Diners' Choice: Best Ambience restaurants in Corpus Christi / McAllen

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambience in Corpus Christi / McAllen? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Boqueron Tapas + Wine restaurant
5.0
5 (17)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Brownsville
About the restaurant
Boqueron is a premier wine destination in the Rio Grande Valley, having won a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its innovative selection of 130 wines—30 by-the-glass— and an educated wine team to guide guests at this petite wine + tapas bar in the heart of Historic Market Square in Downtown Brownsville, Texas.

Advanced Sommelier Vanessa Trevino Boyd hand-selected the wine list to include bottles from boutique wineries in California to old-vine vineyards in Spain. The experience includes a gem of a small plates menu designed to go hand-in-hand with the wine list.

Chef Eugenio Uribe’s menu features classic tapas—Pan con Tomate, but he’s also creative with Matrimonio with Lemon Butter. Other highlights include an American Wagyu Bavette and Jamon, including an Iberico de Bellota from 5 Jotas and a weekly selection of East Coast Oysters. His emphasis on the best ingredients from Spain and around the world is remarkable, as evidenced not only by 5 Jotas, but by Brujula conservas.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 17, 2024
Boquerón is a culinary experience every time… from the moment you walk in you are greeted with a smile. Tuna plate is a fresh exquisite blend of flavors ! The unexpected blood sausage with sliced apples will blow your mind… all paired with their recommended wine !
A photo of Toloa Rooftop restaurant
4.8
4.8 (50)
$30 and under
Mexican / Regional American (Southwestern)
McAllen
About the restaurant
Overlooking North McAllen, TOLOA's rooftop space acts as a studio for creating social experiences around food and drink. A list of seasonally curated cocktails act as an accessory to the open-air patio and lounge from sunset to late night. The food offered focuses on Modern Mexican eatery and is designed to either be shared, provide a small bite, or be ordered as a multi-course dinner. TOLOA is a new way to indulge and be social.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
Great brunch menu, prices, and the best White Russian I’ve ever had at a bar/restaurant.
A photo of The Republic of the Rio Grande restaurant
4.8
4.8 (143)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
McAllen
About the restaurant
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

Disclaimer: For Friday and Saturday reservations please call the restaurant directly. We recommend giving us up to a 24 hour notice if you would like to book with us due to possible low availability.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 4, 2024
Excellent service, food was delicious, our server was very attentive, I defiantly would recommend this restaurant.
A photo of Gabriela's Seafood + Tapas restaurant
4.9
4.9 (127)
$50 and over
Seafood
Rockport
About the restaurant
Located off the water in Rockport, TX, Gabriela's Seafood + Tapas brings you the freshest seafood sourced locally with various delicious tapas to choose from. Enjoy sweeping views of the waterfront from our 2nd story, chic and cozy dining area while enjoying fine latin-infused cuisine made fresh daily.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
I had reservations and last minute plans had to change, I call them to let them know and they graciously told me they wouldn’t charge me for cancellation. I ended up going to pick up food and everyone was super nice and understanding of the situation. This isn’t the first time someone on their team has gone above and beyond to make someone feel special. 10/10
A photo of La Doble M Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (10)
$31 to $50
Contemporary Mexican
McAllen
About the restaurant
Un restaurante de alta cocina en la cual nuestro menú, inspirado en la exquisita gastronomía del norte de México, conjunto a un servicio excepcional distinguen este concepto.
Esta propuesta culinaria combina nuestra cocina de brasa, los cuales ingredientes y texturas dan una experiencia memorable al paladar, con un fondo donde la música y decoración se entrelazan para crear el mejor ambiente al cliente.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 12, 2024
The food was delicious and Abraham, our server, was great.
A photo of Dodici Pizza and Wine restaurant
4.7
4.7 (253)
$31 to $50
Pizzeria
Brownsville
About the restaurant
Dodici Pizza + Wine serves delicious brick oven pizzas with a spectacular wine list to pair.
Neapolitan pizza, vegan and gluten free options. Garden patio seating.

Top review
michaelr
Dined on Apr 26, 2024
Always excellent food and service. Best Pizza in the Valley.
A photo of Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina restaurant
4.8
4.8 (557)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
McAllen
About the restaurant
Santa Fe's Steakhouse & Cantina is famous for it's award winning steaks, fine wine & handcrafted cocktails. Don't miss out on the Orange Roughy, a favorite. High-end destination serving steaks & seafood backed by a massive wine list, plus live music nights.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
First time dining here for all three of us. Julio was our Amazing Server. He shared off the menu appetizers which helped us make the decision to try two. There was a gentlemen playing piano, great ambiance. Food was Amazing, rack of lamb, ribeye, Oscar Filet. We also sampled different drinks. Truly a Great Experience. We will go back! When we left we took pictures outside by the vined wall. Enjoyable Birthday Experience. Ample Parking is available.
A photo of Ambra restaurant
4.6
4.6 (227)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
McAllen
About the restaurant
AMBRA combines a globally inspired steakhouse and a chic lounge creating one electrifying dining experience. Inside AMBRA, every foot of space is filled with eye-catching visuals, varied lighting, contrasting materials and textures, lush plants, and a layout of space perfect for mingling, date night, and dining. Take a seat in one of our stylish dining rooms or enjoy al fresco seating in our outdoor patio while sipping mezcal cocktails until closing time, when you dine with us every experience will be one to remember.
Top review
Kaitlyn
Dined on May 18, 2024
Ambra was exquisite. The food was just as good as the restaurant is stylish.
A photo of house. wine. & bistro. restaurant
4.8
4.8 (486)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
McAllen
About the restaurant
house. wine. & bistro. offers a boutique wine bar & New American Bistro dining experience featuring over 100 wines, craft beers and a diverse menu of locally sourced ingredients.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 9, 2024
Although the power kept going on and off because of problems with unseasonably hot weather, the staff handled the difficult circumstances with class and great concern for clients.
A photo of SALT restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1304)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
McAllen
About the restaurant
SALT-New American Table, brought to you by the owners of McAllen’s house.wine & bistro. and Salomé on Main, Chef Larry Delgado and his lovely wife Jessica Delgado. The chef driven menu features local, organic and sustainable products, and a full service bar that boast beautiful, boutique wines, craft beers, and high end spirits!
Top review
BTfromTexasvip
Dined 6 days ago
I was on the fence about ordering the fish tacos or the filet. Our server recommend the filet and I eternally grateful. It was phenomenal. Easily in the top five of the best filets I’ve had. We also had a ahareable item - cannot remember the menu item’s name, but it was biscuits with habanero honey butter. They literally melted in our mouths. The loaded mashed potatoes were also delicious. For cocktails I had the cucumber, also a recommendation from my server, and it was refreshing. Did I mention my server? She was phenomenal. I HIGHLY recommend SALT and will return every time I travel to McAllen for business.
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