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The 15 Best Mexican Restaurants In McAllen

Updated: June 21, 2022

Fancy a fajita? How about a burrito? You will find the best McAllen has to offer at these Mexican restaurants. We assimilated millions of diner and critic reviews from top review sites to find the best tortillas in McAllen. With extensive mezcal and tequila menus and the best birria in McAllen, a good time is guaranteed at these taquerias.

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Delia's

Mexican, $, McAllenMexican, $McAllen
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Mexican Restaurants in McAllen, TX

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Rosmani

Mexican, McAllenMexicanMcAllen
Google: 4.5
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

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

Taco Palenque North 10th

Mexican, $$, McAllenMexican, $$McAllen
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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    3 Best Mexican Restaurants in McAllen, TX

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Tacos Kissi

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

Republic of The Rio Grande

Mexican, $$, McAllenMexican, $$McAllen
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Pollo Palenque McAllen

Mexican, $, McAllenMexican, $McAllen
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Muelle37

Mexican, $$, McAllenMexican, $$McAllen
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Delicias Tortas Y Paletas

Mexican, McAllenMexicanMcAllen
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

La Uno Cocina de Mar

Mexican, $$, McAllenMexican, $$McAllen
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Taco Palenque South 10th

Mexican, $$, McAllenMexican, $$McAllen
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

La Jaiba Mexican Seafood Grill

Mexican, $$, McAllenMexican, $$McAllen
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate these results?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Mexican restaurants in McAllen. We analyzed 1254 McAllen restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 McAllen restaurant reviews, and 9 lists and articles – looking closely at what Three Best Rated had to say – and applied our boam magic. Don’t bother looking for Three Best Rated - 3 Best Mexican Restaurants in McAllen, TXwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Questions & answers

Rosmani is the highest-rated Mexican restaurant for dessert in McAllen.

Rosmani, La Casa de La Barbacoa, and Ibarra's Restaurant are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for take-out in McAllen.

There are 70 Mexican restaurants in McAllen.

Republic of The Rio Grande is the highest-rated upscale Mexican restaurant in McAllen.

Taco Bell, Republic of The Rio Grande, and Las Tortas are vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurants in McAllen.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pale Ale and bean, cheese, rice burrito


    A glass of something that cuts through richness should be what you pair your bean, cheese, rice burrito with. You can’t go wrong pairing your food with a beer like Pale Ale.

  • ESB and beef burrito


    When considering what goes best with beef burrito, we recommend a glass of ESB, it truly complements the dish as it balances fatty flavours.


  • A next-level match for cheese enchilada with beef

    When having cheese enchilada with beef, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Amber Ale, a popular beer.

Did you know?

  • A must-visit festival in Tulsa

    Tulsa, The United States is the proud home of the annual The United States Steak Cook-Off Festival, held every August to celebrate everything that is good about Mexican.


  • The ideal pairing

    Did you know that tea pairs perfectly with steak? Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself!

  • A day about burrito

    All good things should be celebrated! In The United States they understand this and have chosen to dedicate April, April to celebrating National Burrito Day.

Parking in the area

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Mexican spot.

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