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The 6 Best Tex-Mex Restaurants Near McAllen

Updated: July 27, 2022

Dreaming of tasty tamales and cheesy enchiladas? We highly recommend a visit to our favorite Tex-Mex restaurants in McAllen. After careful analysis of top articles and review sites, we know these are the best Tex-Mex options in McAllen. Grab your sombrero, order a jug of margarita and a plate of nachos, guac and other Tex-mex classics at one of the spots below.

Find the perfect Tex Mex spot

Ms G's Tacos N' More

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

Costa Messa Restaurant

Mexican, $$, McAllenMexican, $$McAllen
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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Tacos Las Brasas

MissionMission
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

On The Grill Restaurant

American, $$, PharrAmerican, $$Pharr
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

El Papa Taco

Mexican, $, MissionMexican, $Mission
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

El Rancho Grande Restaurant

Mexican, $$, San JuanMexican, $$San Juan
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

How does it work?

We know how tough it is to find the best Tex Mex in McAllen. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 1254 restaurants, and 9 lists and articles from top sources like Three Best Rated. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Three Best Rated - 3 Best Mexican Restaurants in McAllen, TX. 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. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. The ten options above are the best of McAllen Tex Mex.

Frequently asked questions

Ms G's Tacos N' More, Country Omelette, and Chili's are the highest-rated tex-mex spots for take-out in McAllen.

Ms G's Tacos N' More, Country Omelette, and Chili's are the highest-rated tex-mex spots to get a quick lunch in McAllen.

On The Border McAllen is the highest-rated vegetarian-friendly tex-mex spot in McAllen.

Ms G's Tacos N' More, Country Omelette, and Chili's are the highest-rated tex-mex spots for a pick-up order in McAllen.

Ms G's Tacos N' More, Country Omelette, and Chili's are the highest-rated tex-mex spots for dinner in McAllen.

Drink pairing tips for Tex Mex

  • Pale Ale and bean, cheese, rice burrito


    When considering how to best enjoy your bean, cheese, rice burrito, we would highlight how well a glass of Pale Ale complements the dish as it cuts through richness.


  • Pair ESB with beef burrito

    Experts would recommend a beer as a pairing to your beef burrito, specifically ESB because it balances fatty flavours.

  • A next-level pairing for Gold Tequila

    Experts suggest pairing a nachos with a glass of Gold Tequila, a popular spirit.


Interesting facts about Tex Mex

  • For the love of nachos

    Love nachos? So do people in The United States. The country celebrates National Nachos Day every year on November 6.

  • 4,689 pounds of nachos

    Don’t you hate it when there is not enough food for seconds? This wasn’t a concern when the record was broken for the biggest nachos. Weighing in at 4,689 pounds there was more than enough nachoss to go around!

  • Amazing Tex Mex in Phoenix

    Where can you find some world-class Tex Mex every March? At the Flying Burrito Music and Food Festival in Phoenix, Arizona, The United States.

Parking information

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