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Venga a degustar lo mejor de McAllen.

El Festival de Comida de McAllen (McAllen Food Festival) se llevará a cabo en el Centro de Convenciones de McAllen el Jueves, 29 de enero del 2015, de las 18:00 a las 21:00 hrs. Este placentero evento, le ofrece la oportunidad de explorar y disfrutar de la buena cocina de la zona de Metropolitana de McAllen.

Los restaurantes locales y especialistas culinarios se reunirán para disfrutar de la encantadora comida, mientras su paladar se recrea en un viaje inolvidable. Asegúrese de traer a sus amigos y familia a disfrutar de los deliciosos y tentadores aromas de una gran variedad de estilos de cocina.

Nos vemos en McAllen!

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Free Weekend Getaway in McAllen, Texas 2014


Embassy Suites Hotel McAllen

Register to win a fun Free Weekend at the beautiful Embassy Suites hotel in McAllen, Texas.  The package includes and is exclusively for our Mexico residents:

  • A Free Two (2) Night stay (One Room) at the beautiful Embassy Suites hotel
  • A $100 Shopping Card to La Plaza Mall
  • Deadline to Register is November 24, 2014
  • The winner will be notified on Monday, December 1, 2014

Register Here

You must be 18 years old to win.  Restrictions do apply. Hotel black-out dates will apply.

Travel Tip – Cheap Eats in McAllen, Texas


I’m always on the lookout for affordable local dining as I travel the country by RV. Whether you’re staying in the Rio Grande Valley for the winter or just in for a weekend of RV camping, be sure to check out these low-cost eats in McAllen. 

Affordable McAllen Eateries

Delia’s Tamales – Tamales by the dozen and flavors to tempt every taste bud! Five locations in the McAllen area make it easy for RV travelers to get their tamale fix at Delia’s.

Sweet Temptations – Road weary RV travelers will think they’ve gone to Heaven when they taste Sweet Temptations’ Caramel Banana Pie! A big menu filled with home-cooked favorites; this is diner food on steroids!

The Soda Fountain (at Lee’s Pharmacy) – Awesome, affordable classics from BLTs to Chorizo and Egg Tacos, from a fountain holding court in a pharmacy. (They close mid-afternoon so feed your ice cream fix early!)

Zamoras – I can’t pass up the chance to offer another Mexican favorite. The botanas platter will feed the whole table! Nice family atmosphere, too.

Blue Onion – Ready for healthy, affordable food made from scratch? This local gem (2 locations in McAllen) deserves rave reviews for their creative flatbread and dips, outstanding wraps and colorful, farm fresh salads.

Kusina Restaurant & Market – You might not expect first-class Filipino food from this tiny café in a market, but that’s what you’ll find at Kusina on North 23rd St. Great food, very affordable.

Rio Pizza RGV – RV camping foodies must try the inventive pizza creations served from one of McAllen’s first food trucks! If you’re going to be in McAllen, be sure to call Rio Pizza to learn where the truck will stop next. You won’t regret it!

Thai Red Chili’s – Fun to find authentic, low cost Thai food in McAllen. Extensive menu and daily lunch specials make this Asian oasis on North Ware a best bet.

Espi and T’s – A cozy place to enjoy American favorites like meat loaf and burgers or spicy specialties like Asado de Puerco and Huevos ala Mexicana. 

Weigh in!

When traveling by RV, most campers learn to cook delicious meals in a motorhome kitchen. But when it’s time for a break from cooking, McAllen, Texas has outstanding eats that won’t wipe out your camping budget.

Take time when you’re in town to try a few, and let us know which ones will have you coming back for more.


About the Author:

Joe Laing is the Marketing Director for El Monte RV, a nationwide RV rental company.

The Original Sunday Brunch

Every last Sunday of the month Roosevelt's at 7 provides its traditional sunday brunch. Assisting to it is a MUST DO that should be in your bucket list.


Brunch is from 11 am - 4 pm, price of $20 gourmet buffet with $2 mimosas. Roosevelt's is located in 821 N. Main St, McAllen, TX.

For more information please contact Roosevelts at 7 at 956-928-1994 or send an email to

Metro McAllen

Cuando visitas McAllen y no quieres manejar, puedes utilizar el servicio de autobús Metro McAllen, que actualmente tiene funcionando siete rutas (7) en la ciudad, partiendo desde la terminal de autobuses ubicada en el centro, donde los pasajeros se pueden conectar con una gran variedad de destinos internacionales, nacionales, regionales y dentro de la ciudad. Las horas de servicio de autobús son de lunes a sábado de 6:00 am a 10:00 pm y domingos de 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Adultos                                               $1.00 dlls.

Adultos Mayores                                  $0.50 dlls.

Estudiantes                                         $0.50 dlls.

Niños Menores de 7 años                      $0.00 dlls.

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Puede checar las Rutas en:         


Nos vemos en McAllen!

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Rodizio Grill, nuevo restaurante brasileño en McAllen

Es un auténtico restaurante brasileño de carnes a la parrilla y excelentes ensaladas gourmet. Recientemente, abrió sus puertas en McAllen,  en el 83 Citrus Grove Plaza. Las carnes incluyen carne de res como Picaña, aves en diferentes presentaciones, cerdo, cordero y hasta mariscos. Para aquellos que son conscientes de su salud, este lugar ofrece opciones 95% libres de gluten y una barra de ensaladas! Rodizio Grill, no sólo ofrece excelentes opciones de comida, sino también ofrece bebidas brasileñas especiales y tradicionales, como la caipirinha.

Este concepto se inició en los Estados Unidos en el estado de Colorado en 1995 y es bien reconocido por ser el ganador de varios premios culinarios.

Para reservaciones y más información: o al tel: 956-627-6520. 

Buen provecho!

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New Brazilian Restaurant in McAllen

Rodizio Grill is an authentic Brazilian stakehouse recently opened in McAllen at the 83 Citrus Grove Plaza. This restaurant offers excellent gourmet salads and over a dozen rotisserie grilled meats. Meats include beef such as picanha, poultry in different presentations such as frango agri-doce, pork, lamb and even seafood. For those who are health-conscious this place offers 95% gluten free options and an open salad bar! Not only Rodizio Grill offers excellent food options, but also offers traditional brazilian special drinks such as the well known caipirinha.

This concept started in the United States in the state of Colorado in 1995 and is well recognized through the United States winner of several culinary awards. Now this new concept is brought to the city of McAllen contributing to the extenze diversification that the city has in culinary options. 

This new option of dinning is an excellent opportunity that will surprise your beloveds in any special occasion.

For more information about menu, reservations, and special accommodations enter or call 956-627-6520. 

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New Restaurants Spice Up Palms Crossing in McAllen

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Ready to mix up your dining habits? Then look no further than Palms Crossing! The popular shopping center is now home to RGV Cupcake Factory and Saltgrass Steak House. Additionally, Washington Prime Group has announced plans to open locations of Corner Bakery and Zoe's Kitchen in the busy center, both of which will open in Spring 2015.

RGV Cupcake Factory gained popularity in 2012 after winning Cupcake Wars on Food Network. Their tasty desserts all feature fun, celebrity-inspired names, and with a menu that offers different cupcakes each day of the week, patrons can always dig their sweet tooth into something new.

Saltgrass Steak House is quickly gaining rave reviews among McAllen customers, who cite their steaks as some of the best they've ever tasted! A detailed drinks menu and excellent service also make it a fun place to head to after work.

Fans of the Corner Bakery location at the Northcross Shopping Center on 10th and Nolana will rejoice with the opening of this new location.  The restaurant will continue to serve their signature sandwiches and soups, providing a welcoming and casual atmosphere.

Zoe's Kitchen is a new addition to the McAllen food universe! Diners can expect Mediterranean-inspired comfort food made with fresh ingredients.

These four new locations join the an already star-studded list of restaurants at Palms Crossing. Just another reminder that McAllen really does have it all!

McAllen: ¨Chispas en el Trópico¨ BBQ Cook-off

La Cámara de Comercio de McAllen será sede del tercer evento anual  "Chispas en el Trópico" BBQ Cook-off patrocinado por HEB,  en donde los asistentes podrán degustar de los alimentos de todos los equipos participantes.

Fecha:             Sábado 26 de abril de 2014

Hora:               De 12:00 p.m. a 5:00 pm

Lugar:             Cámara de Comercio de McAllen

                        1200 Ash Av.

                        McAllen, TX.

Costo:              $ 15.00 dlls. por persona


*Entrada y degustación gratis a menores de 10 años.              

Estarán los grupos musicales de Mario Alemán, Grupo Libre de Emilio Mata, TR3N, Clueless and Country Roland Jr. Y habrá una demostración del coche del sur de Texas Mopars Car and Truck Club.

Compra de boletos en la Cámara de Comercio de McAllen en el tel: 956- 682-2871.

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¡Dale a Papá un descanso y dejanos cocinar por él!

El Hotel Renaissance Casa de Palmas, los invita a Festejar el ¡Dia del Padre! en su restaurant  Spanish Room.

En su menú tienen desde salsa asada, salsa de chile habanero, pico de gallo, guacamole, brisket ahumado en mezquite, pollo en pimienta de limón, costillitas baby back y mucho platillos más muy deliciosos.

Fecha:           Domingo 16 de Junio de 2013
Hora:             11 am a 2 pm
Lugar:            Restaurant Spanish Room
                     Hotel Renaissance Casa de Palmas
                     101 N. Main St., McAllen Tx
Reservaciones en el teléfono 956-664-8080

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