Restaurants

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 …
Mexican in McAllen

Ms G's Tacos n' More

Ms G herself arrives every morning at 4:30am to make the region's best flour tortillas for her deceptively simple tacos. Options are numerous, but you'll never go wrong with chorizo and potato, especially at three f…
Mexican in Brownsville

El Ultimo Taco Taqueria

Tacos, flautas, tostadas and beans. That's it. Yet they're so good they've been voted the best tacos in the Rio Grande Valley several times, and the small dining room and large patio aren't enough to hold the crowds…
Bakery in Harlingen

Antigua Bakery

A small menu of healthy, filling breakfast and lunch choices completely offsets (in calorific content, of course) the tempting desserts on display in this adorable tea room. Service is a little slow, but that just g…
Steak in McAllen

Patio on Guerra

At the top of a small nightlife district in the historic district, the Patio is popular for after work happy-hour drinks from the huge wine list that boasts more than 130 options. Diners can choose from quality stea…
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…
Mexican in Eagle Pass

Super Tacos Morales

The tacos at this roadside shack are so good that cars line up down the street – literally. Breakfast tacos (till 11am) are an unbelievable 89¢, but even the super-loaded Super Taco is only $3.09. Which is good, bec…