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Best Places to Eat in McAllen, TX

Discover the "don't miss" restaurants in McAllen.

By Tiffany Williams on April 27, 2015

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Home to a wide variety of restaurants and eateries, McAllen is an excellent place for food lovers. Diners can enjoy international cuisine, fine fare and farmers markets ““ yes, all in one city. So come hungry, and let your cravings lead you to your dining destination.

Tex Mex

Starting off close to home, Tex-Mex eatery Costa Messa Restaurant offers authentic Mexican food, with menu favorites such as the Botanas, consisting of chips, beans, cheese, your choice of beef or chicken, fried zucchini, quesadillas and rice, making each visit a sizzling good time.

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Fine Dining and International Restaurants

For authentic Argentinian cooking, try La Pampa, which specializes in Argentinean steaks. Adding just a touch of spices and sauces to their fresh, never-frozen Black Angus beef, La Pampa makes sure not to lose the savory charcoal taste their customers crave.

Popular fine dining restaurant Capellini Ristorante, will let you escape into a world of elegant relaxation. Guests can enjoy Italian cuisine, as well as an expansive wine list. The restaurant’s artful, interesting décor creates an ideal atmosphere for both romantic dinners and group gatherings.

Those who crave Japanese fare may prefer Kumori, where the menu is inspired by traditional sushi tastes. Taste buds still wanting more? Head to Taste of India or visit Sahadi Specialty Foods.

Steak & Wine

If it’s delectable wines you desire, you can toast to the memory of a free republic every night at the Republic of the Rio Grande Grill and Cantina, where scrumptious steaks and tasty wines pervade the menu. Whether dining inside their white mission walls or outside on their flame-lit patio, patrons can enjoy the taste of the Chateau Saint Cyrgues Meritage or a ripe Kendall Jackson Pinot Noir with any lunch or dinner.

Catering and Fresh Eats

Too many choices tiring you out? No worries; McAllen offers an array of options that will bring the food to you.

Call J. Row’s Catering, as the company uses the highest-quality ingredients and works to make any function a delicious hit. The city also provides a variety of fresh food markets, including the McAllen Downtown Farmers Market, where patrons can purchase natural, homegrown fruits and vegetables. 

Food/Restaurants in McAllen, TX


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