Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in McAllen, according to Tripadvisor

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July 25, 2022
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in McAllen, according to Tripadvisor

Mexican fare ranks with Italian and Chinese as Americans' top-three favorite global cuisines, according to the National Restaurant Association. Mexican flavors and ingredients have permeated all corners of American cuisine, infusing vibrant and varied tastes into Americans' daily diet. But while tacos and enchiladas may seem commonplace in America now, that wasn't always the case.

To be sure, Americans have been influenced by the flavors of our neighbor to the south for hundreds of years. But it wasn't until refugees from southern and central Mexico brought their culinary traditions north to the U.S. during the Mexican Revolution that dishes like tacos found their way into the mainstream. An increasingly global culture (and a growing number of Mexican fast-food mainstays and high-end restaurants) have cemented Mexican food's beloved role in U.S. cuisine. Which begs the question: Where does one go for the best Mexican food in McAllen?

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in McAllen. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

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#23. El Pato Mexican Food

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1609 S 23rd St, McAllen, TX 78503
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#22. El Pastor Grill

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1400 E Expressway 83 Ste 100, McAllen, TX 78503-1662
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#21. El Terco Restaurante

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Price: not available
- Address: 1001 S 10th St Ste L Tiffany Plaza Shopping Center, McAllen, TX 78501-5045
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#20. Ostioneria Michoacana

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (21 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5612 N 10th St, McAllen, TX 78504-2673
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#19. Cabritos Nuevo Leon

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (12 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2200 W Nolana Ave, McAllen, TX 78504-4125
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#18. Taco Fiesta Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: not available
- Address: 2501 N McColl Rd, McAllen, TX 78501-5558
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#17. El Pollo Loco

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 601 W Nolana Ave, McAllen, TX 78501
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#16. Ponchos-Mexico Nuevo Restaurant

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (117 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 601 W Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78503-2931
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#15. Zamora's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6001 N 23rd St, McAllen, TX 78504-3932
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#14. Taco Palenque North 10th

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (21 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 3020 N 10th St, McAllen, TX 78501-1919
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#13. El Callejon de Los Milagros

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3300 E Expressway 83 Palm Crossing Ste 100, McAllen, TX 78501-8348
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#12. Los Asados

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (76 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 300 Ware Rd, McAllen, TX 78501
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#11. Rosmani

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (12 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1600 N 10th St, McAllen, TX 78501-4103
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#10. Costa Mesa

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5248 N 10th St, McAllen, TX 78504-2702
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#9. Koko's Uptown Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6100 N 10th St, McAllen, TX 78504-3239
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#8. Delia's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 825 W Ferguson St, Pharr, TX 78577-2415
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#7. Don Pepes Mexican Restaurant and Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (80 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 306 N McColl Rd, McAllen, TX 78501
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#6. La Costa Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (45 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 33 York Street Suite 1235, McAllen, TX 78501
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#5. Taco Palenque South 10th

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (169 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1000 S 10th St, McAllen, TX 78501-5022
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#4. On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (92 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 800 Convention Center Blvd Embassy Suites by Hilton McAllen Convention Center, McAllen, TX 78501
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#3. Costa Messa Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (305 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1621 N 11th St & 5248 N 10th St 1800 S Main Street, McAllen, TX 78501-4113
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#2. Palenque Grill La Plaza Mall

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (365 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2200 S 10th St Ste S21 La Plaza Mall, McAllen, TX 78503-1600
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#1. Delia's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (467 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 3400 N 10th St, McAllen, TX 78501-1930
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