Edinburg’s unique location on the Texas-Mexico border has led the area to become a diverse cultural hearth. Edinburg is home to the hottest restaurants and eateries that have grown from centuries of customs intermingling to create the most modern and uniquely TexMex bites. The joining of cultures has culminated into a foodie’s dream of savory and delectable Mexican cuisine. These are the hometown hotspots that have served you years of tradition with a contemporary twist– all in one bite.

El Pato Mexican Food – Edinburg
When the sun rises and stomachs roar, El Pato Mexican Food is the only place that prepares food that can satisfy everyone’s morning cravings. The local favorite is located at 1110 W. University Dr, Edinburg, TX 78539. El Pato boasts native notability, as their signature pairing of silver aluminum wrapped tacos and colossal beverage cups are synonymous with mornings in South Texas. El Pato serves the tacos that get you through the day, and leave you craving more.

Don Marisco
Mexican seafood is a cult favorite along the border, with a myriad of restaurants to match the demand for appetizing seafood. Don Marisco isn’t the only place offering fresh seafood, but they are one of the best. At Don Marisco, patrons can delight in delectable dishes while being serenaded by a live mariachi band that plays south-of-the-border melodies, and that’s not even the best part. The eatery serves coastal, authentic Mexican cuisine brimming with the flavors of Jalisco’s sea and culture. Their famous micheladas ring in locals and visitors to take part enjoying one of Edinburg’s most valued hidden-gem restaurants.

Palenque Grill
Palenque Grill is an extension of Juan Francisco “Pancho” Ochoa’s empire. The restaurant mogul that brought the likes of El Pollo Loco and Taco Palenque to the United States wrapped his gift to foodie’s up with a bow– and that bow is Palenque Grill. Palenque Grill shares the Ochoa family’s best-kept secrets by filling the menu with Flerida Ochoa’s, Pancho’s wife, family recipes. The result is a romantic and culture-filled restaurant specializing in Northern Pacific Mexican cuisine made with poise and elegance.

Senor Cactus
Señor Cactus satisfies the desire for a great food and a little party. Taco lovers enjoy freshly made, in-house tortillas paired with their favorite margarita. After all, what’s Mexican food without a little fiesta? On Friday nights, music acts take the stage to charm visitors with live Mexican music. This authentic Mexican restaurant is known for their remarkable service, food, drinks and atmosphere.