In bustling cities, many citizens are busy and have no time to cook at home. It’s a struggle that many of us find ourselves in. With major food eateries calling our names, it’s hard to ignore their many scrumptious advertisements and in-your-face commercials. Although fast food restaurants help the local economy, hidden food gems lie within our local eateries. Communities all over the Rio Grande Valley have them, but there is one city that houses many of these delicious Valley favorites.
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Restaurants in Alamo
With over 18,000 residents and a growing number of Winter Texans, Alamo is a quaint town in the Rio Grande Valley adjacent to other major cities like McAllen, Pharr and Edinburg. Alamo has the small town feel with all of the benefits of big city life! Shopping, local parks, attractions and great eateries are just some of the things you can expect here. In recent years, Alamo has been establishing a name for its numerous tasty places to eat. These unique places invite everyone across South Texas to try something other than big chain restaurants.
Named one of the best places for barbeque in Texas by Texas Monthly in 2013, this is one place in Alamo you’ll definitely want to visit! If you’re wondering who serves up the best slow-smoked and brisket-stuffed baked potatoes, the answer will always be Willie’s Bar-B-Q!
Burger restaurants are plentiful in the RGV, but homemade, one-of-a-kind burgers at Tower Burger Co. are one step ahead of them all. Catering to every taste bud, stop by and try some of the burgers that all of South Texas is talking about!
Where do you go for funnel cakes loaded with chocolate or ice cream? If you ever want to satisfy your sweet tooth, there is no better place to visit than Willie’s Sweets. They serve everything from fried Twinkies with ice cream, to churros, to loaded chamoyadas. There is no way you won’t want to come back and try their whole menu!
Pollito & Vaquita: Mesquite Grilled Delicioso
Having opened its doors in 2011, this alternative to fast food restaurants adopted a strict regimen of quality dishes and a commitment to health. Pollito & Vaquita: Mesquite Grilled Delicioso serves marinated chicken with fresh ingredients and Mexican flavors.
Don’t let the name fool you. Coffee Time makes tasty coffee and also serves up some frozen delicacies like ice cream, paninis, salads and even breakfast sandwiches! This local shop serves up a great atmosphere for coffee enthusiasts and foodies alike!
El Manjar Bakery
Where do you go for authentic pan de dulce (sweet bread) without crossing our international borders? At El Manjar Bakery, of course! People from Waco to Georgia have praised this bakery for its delectable sweets. Consistently rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on several websites, El Manjar Bakery is an ideal weekend stop for anyone wanting to stuff their faces with great eats.
Great seafood can be found in Alamo at Muelle 37! Fried fish, grilled fish, plates full of mouth-watering rice and beans, authentic soups and even deserts, this Mexican seafood restaurant has captivated local residents with delicious dishes.
When you want a plate for four or a botana full of quesadillas, beef, chicken, rice and beans, then El Dorado will have you licking your lips. Residents have proclaimed their enchiladas the best in the RGV!
Success is Waiting for You
When it comes to our community, we’re always looking for ways to empower and bring all of South Texas a unique taste of goodness and adventure. The Alamo EDC works hard to ensure that these unique businesses have a platform to succeed. Whether it is an eatery or any other type of business, we provide the groundwork to foster an economic environment of learning and growth. Reach out to us to learn more about what we can do for you.