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The 15 Best Lunch Spots In McAllen

Updated: June 21, 2022

With gourmet sandwiches and homemade soups on every corner, there's no reason to skip lunch in McAllen. We analyzed popular review and ranking sites and assimilated millions of reviews for McAllen’s best lunches. Beat the midday munchies at these fantastic lunch venues!

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Rosmani

Mexican, McAllenMexicanMcAllen
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Salads & More

McAllenMcAllen
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 5.0

Ibarra's Restaurant

Mexican, $, McAllenMexican, $McAllen
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 5.0

Las Rocas

Mexican, $, McAllenMexican, $McAllen
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

True Texas BBQ

$$, McAllen$$McAllen
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 5.0

Delia's

Mexican, $, McAllenMexican, $McAllen
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Super Burgers

American, McAllenAmericanMcAllen
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Gorditas Doña Tota

Mexican, $, McAllenMexican, $McAllen
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 5.0

Ms G's Tacos N' More

Mexican, $, McAllenMexican, $McAllen
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

The Soda Fountain

American, $, McAllenAmerican, $McAllen
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Kokio Korean Fried Chicken

Korean, McAllenKoreanMcAllen
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Extreme Pizza

Pizza, $$, McAllenPizza, $$McAllen
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

Tacos Kissi

Mexican, $$, McAllenMexican, $$McAllen
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

Bella Mia Italian & American cuisine

Italian, $$, McAllenItalian, $$McAllen
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Mama Mia Pizzeria

Pizza, $$, McAllenPizza, $$McAllen
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Why these restaurants?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We analyzed 9 lists and articles from top sources like , 1254 McAllen restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. Don’t bother looking for we’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. These ten options are sure to delight.

Frequently asked questions

Rosmani, Azucar and Sal, and Toni Burger are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for take-out in McAllen.

Toni Burger, La Casa de La Barbacoa, and Ibarra's Restaurant are the highest-rated lunch spots for a pick-up meal in McAllen.

Prasad Foods, Extreme Pizza, and Jason's Deli are the highest-rated vegan-friendly lunch spots in McAllen.

Rosmani, Azucar and Sal, and Toni Burger are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for a quick lunch in McAllen.

Prasad Foods, Extreme Pizza, and Jason's Deli are the highest-rated vegan-friendly lunch spots in McAllen.

Drink pairing tips

  • Cilantro Chile Cooler and banh mi


    When considering how to best enjoy your banh mi, we would highlight how well a glass of Cilantro Chile Cooler complements the dish as it cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.


  • Mangose and banh mi


    If your food palns include Banh mi, then you should consider helping it along with some beer. We find that a Mangose, with its hits of fruit, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • The perfect match for grilled fish steak

    When having grilled fish steak, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Prosecco, a popular sparkling wine.

Fun facts

  • The biggest salad from 2016

    What is September 4, 2016 famous for? Among other reasons, Mouzenidis Travel made the salad that day, weighing 44,312 pounds 14 ounces.


  • Full of gyoza

    If you think you could break the record set by Peter Czerwinski for most gyoza eaten in 1, then you’re gonna have to do better than 10 dumpling.

  • A classic dish

    The delicious, renowned dish hamburger needs to be had if you take a trip to The United States!

Parking tips

Parking has always been a challenge in McAllen. We’ve partnered with SpotHero, a digital parking reservation system to help make finding parking in McAllen quick and easy.

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