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Top Choice Mexican in Laredo

Taco N' Madre

These are, without hyperbole, some of the best tacos we've ever eaten. The meat is juicy and perfectly seasoned, the tortillas fresh, the salsa piquant without being overbearing. Two or three is a reasonable meal, b…
Top Choice Mexican in Laredo

El Meson de San Augustin

Six days a week, superb food pours forth from this tiny, ubernondescript family-run restaurant just off the historic square. Walk through the barely marked door and be immersed in a wonderland of home-style Mexican …
Cafe in Laredo

Organic Man Coffee Trike

Originally a tricycle that made the rounds at Laredo's market, the coffee is so popular that they've settled into a brick-and-mortar location. Espresso drinks ($3 to $5) and a small bakery selection make for a rejuv…
Steak in Laredo

Tack Room

Steaks that would make any Texan proud, served in a historic Victorian house (also the west wing of La Posada) just off San Augustín Plaza. It's on the pricey side and you should probably spiff up a little before yo…
Mexican in Laredo

Palenque Grill

The upscale chain of the Taco Palenque empire features an airy main dining room and a huge terrace. The menu is ambitious and features a broad range of regional cuisine from across Mexico. From the moment the chips,…
Mexican in Laredo

Zaragoza Grill

Inside the lobby of the La Posada Hotel, the Zaragoza offer a more casual fine-dining option. Chef Alberto Gutierrez specializes in fusion fare that starts with Mexican but runs through quite a few creative combinat…
Bar in Laredo

Siete Banderas

Named for the seven flags that have flown over Laredo, the long list of musical acts that pass through here in a given month seem to draw from all those influences and more. There's a full food menu as well, but thi…
Museum in Laredo

Republic of the Rio Grande Museum

Housed in the 1840 capitol of the short-lived Republic of the Rio Grande, this excellent museum brings that turbulent period to life with displays about the confused political climate of the time and items from ever…
Mexican in Laredo

La Unica De Nuevo Laredo

It's sit-down simple at this family-run classic that got its start across the border in Nuevo Laredo. It's flautas or tostadas and maybe a couple of sides, but don't confuse simplicity for lack of flavor. It's all g…
Museum in Laredo

Border Heritage Museum

Operated by the Webb County Heritage Foundation, the Border Heritage Museum may be open with a special exhibition. It’s housed in the restored Villa Antigua, an early 20th-century building that was near collapse bef…