Rio Grande Grill

417 W Van Buren Ave.
Harlingen, TX 78550

Phone: (956) 423-1817
Hours: Tues-Thur 11-3, F 11-3 & 7-10, Sat 11-3
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GRILLrio

Opened 2013 under current ownership
Pitmaster Daniel Wright
Method Mesquite in an offset smoker

TMBBQ Rating: 4.0

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Brisket had a great smoke ring but was not that tender. Sausage was average.
kyle craven @ Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, 2015-07-01 17:47:27
Brisket, ribs, and brisket sandwich were all delicious. You gotta try the cheesecake also. It all gets better each time we come by.
Gene White @ Naaman’s Championship BBQ, 2015-07-01 00:57:56
Nice brisket and sausage. Portion kid of small for price charged.
KC Moreland @ Miller’s Smokehouse, 2015-06-30 22:16:25
Such good BBQ! If you drive through Belton, stop by. It is a must stop driving down I-35.
Bryan Daniel @ Miller’s Smokehouse, 2015-06-30 22:14:40
Great brisket sandwich! Love the spot devil egg appetizer
Christiane Wartell @ Lamberts Downtown Barbecue, 2015-06-30 17:29:10
Brisket and Rib plate was very good. Brisket have a nice bark and great smoke flavor. Ribs had a nice smoke ring and were cooked perfectly. Tender but didn't just slide off of the bone. Sides would be my only complaint but the meat was so good, I didn't eat much of the sides. Wendy, our waitress, was awesome!
Caleb Barnett @ joe allen's, 2015-06-29 22:45:54
Smoked turkey and a spicy kielbasa both good love this old place
doug_wallace @ Riscky’s Barbeque & Deli, 2015-06-29 17:56:12
Outstanding brisket! Ribs were below average but I would put the brisket up there with the best. Mac and cheese was great... Pretty much all the sides were good
kyle craven @ The Slow Bone, 2015-06-28 17:56:12
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December 23, 2013

For a small joint, there are plenty of cooks in this kitchen. Daniel Wright is the pitmaster, his wife Stefania Trimboli-Wright is the chef, her sous chef is Roque Luis Peña, and they even have a pastry chef – Drew Mann. They all have their specialty, but as a group they’ve pumped some energy back into the Rio Grande Grill. They took over from a previous owner back in January of this year and quickly made…