24 Best Restaurants in Edinburg, TX

This article was written by local contributor Grace White & edited by the Travel Lens team.

Best Restaurants in Edinburg, TX

Growing up in Edinburg, Texas has given me the opportunity to explore and indulge in the incredible and diverse culinary scene this city has to offer.

From authentic Mexican cuisine to sizzling steaks, Edinburg has a little bit of everything to satisfy any craving.

As someone who's had their fair share of meals out in the city, I'm excited to share some of the best restaurants in Edinburg, Texas, so you too can experience the best that city has to offer.

Get ready to discover the hidden gems and top-notch dining experiences that have made me proud to call this city my home!

Gorilla Grill LLC

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Gorilla Grill LLC for breakfast with my mom.

We were both delighted with the food and service.

I ordered the Huevos Rancheros, even requesting a substitution to add potatoes, and they were nothing but accommodating.

My mom chose the build-your-breakfast plate, and we both absolutely loved our meals.

On top of the delicious food and great service, I couldn't help but admire the decor, particularly the little canvases featuring gorillas.

I decided to return for lunch on another day, having seen positive reviews for Gorilla Grill's burritos.

I ordered a beef burrito with a side of mozzarella sticks.

The mozzarella sticks were crispy, perfectly toasted, and filled with just the right amount of melted cheese.

The beef in the burrito was cooked to perfection – tender and well-seasoned.

Gorilla Grill LLC · 313 Sugar Rd, Edinburg, TX 78539, United States
★★★★★ · Restaurant

Xiongdi Sushi Bar

Just last week, I decided to try out Xiongdi Sushi Bar, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint!

I'm a huge sushi lover and have tried many sushi places around town, but Xiongdi Sushi Bar stands out with their high-quality dishes and affordable prices.

I ordered the Hoshi roll, and it was the best sushi I've ever had!

The flavors were amazing, and the presentation was top-notch.

Aside from the fantastic food, the seating was very comfortable, and the entire place was spotless.

It's no wonder this sushi bar has such rave reviews!

Xiongdi Sushi Bar · 2260 S Business Hwy 281, Edinburg, TX 78539, United States
★★★★★ · Japanese restaurant

I recently had the pleasure of enjoying an evening at Sidebar, a hidden gem in our city that I had been meaning to check out for quite some time.

Walking in, I was immediately struck by the beautifully dark ambiance that set the mood for a perfect date night.

It was a Tuesday, so the menu was a bit smaller, but the food was absolutely delicious and the service was outstanding.

A friend of mine had previously mentioned how much they enjoyed Sidebar, especially on Wednesdays when they have live music.

I'm definitely planning on going back for that experience, as I think it would be a great way to unwind after a long day at work.

Sidebar · 215 E University Dr, Edinburg, TX 78539, United States
★★★★★ · Restaurant

Serrano's Libra x Libra Bar-N-Grill

Serrano's Libra x Libra Bar-N-Grill has always been my go-to spot for a fun night out with friends or family.

I remember one late night after a long road trip, we were starving, and Serrano's was still open, ready to serve us.

The Mexican hot dogs were simply amazing, and the fries, lonches, and charro beans were seasoned to perfection.

You can find the place here on Google Maps.

The bartenders always know how to keep the drinks flowing, and the food is consistently great.

I even went to an upscale taqueria restaurant once, and their food didn't come close to what Serrano's has to offer.

Plus, the live music always adds to the warm and friendly environment.

Serrano’s Libra x Libra Bar-N-Grill · 3513 N Closner Blvd suite i, Edinburg, TX 78541, United States
★★★★★ · Restaurant

East Ocean Vietnamese Restaurant

I recently had the pleasure of dining at East Ocean Vietnamese Restaurant and I must say, it was an incredible experience!

Everything was clean and polished, making me feel right at home.

The menu was easy to read and I decided to try the Bun Bo Hue, which was absolutely delicious.

It was a flavorful and spicy soup made with vermicelli noodles, eye round steak, and brisket that tasted like a home-cooked meal by a grandmother with secret recipes.

I also ordered the Shrimp Spring Rolls which were quite generous in portion and full of fresh, high-quality vegetables.

The peanut sauce that came with it was just wonderful.

The great customer service and delicious food made this a memorable meal.

On another visit, I tried their pork with vermicelli bowl, which was very fresh with bean sprouts, carrots, and cucumber.

I also ordered the egg rolls and they were quite good.

My friend had the rice, shrimp, and sausage dish and said it was quite tasty.

We ordered various dishes like fried rice with tofu and veggies, pho with shrimp, egg rolls, and beef lo mein.

My daughter also had a mango tea that she loved.

The servings were so huge that we had to share plates!

East Ocean Vietnamese Restaurant LLC · 4431 S Jackson Rd, Edinburg, TX 78539, United States
★★★★★ · Vietnamese restaurant

Tacos El Poni

So, the other day I decided to give Tacos El Poni a try.

I've heard mixed reviews, but I wanted to see for myself what all the buzz was about.

When I got there, I found the ambiance to be really chill and the service to be quite friendly.

I ordered some tacos and was delighted with how quickly my food was prepared.

The tacos themselves were amazing - flavorful and well-cooked with just the right amount of toppings.

I especially enjoyed the papa with my favorite meat and the generous serving of cheese.

Tacos El Poni · 4106 S Raul Longoria Rd, Edinburg, TX 78539, United States
★★★★★ · Mexican restaurant

Anita's Cafe

I have always enjoyed visiting Anita's Cafe with my family.

The first time I went there, I ordered the Bowl of Chicken Soup and I must say, it was absolutely delicious!

The cafe is always clean and well-maintained, which makes it a perfect spot for family gatherings or just a solo meal.

Anita's Cafe offers both indoor seating and a great breakfast menu.

Their service is top-notch, too!

Anita’s Cafe · 3704 W Monte Cristo Rd, Edinburg, TX 78541, United States
★★★★★ · Mexican restaurant

Barillas Restaurant

I love going to Barillas Restaurant every time I crave delicious and generous portions of Mexican dishes with great service.

Their plates are huge, and I often warn my friends to order wisely because one plate can easily serve two people.

The food is consistently hot, fresh, and delicious.

Their carne guisada plate and Barillas burger are some of my favorites, and I always end up with enough leftovers for another meal.

I also enjoy their warm, tasty salsa and chips, as well as their amazing queso dip, which tops my list of favorites.

They offer a variety of drinks, including Joya sodas, which are a pleasant treat.

The restaurant is small but very cozy, and it's always bustling with people picking up takeout orders.

One time, I tried their Mariscada dish, and it was enough to feed three of us with leftovers to take home.

Barillas Restaurant · 2812 N McColl Rd, Edinburg, TX 78541, United States
★★★★★ · Mexican restaurant

Acapulco Barra Vieja

Acapulco Barra Vieja never disappoints when it comes to satisfying my seafood cravings.

The first time I stumbled upon this hidden gem, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the seafood and the friendly service.

One thing I appreciate about this place is how they are open to accommodating dietary restrictions.

I'm always on a strict diet, and they have no problem modifying a dish to suit my needs.

The grilled fillet is always fresh, and the portions are incredibly generous for the price you pay.

The Tex-Mex twist on their seafood dishes gives them a unique and delightful flavor.

I love their ceviche, which is a must-try, by the way!

Acapulco Barra Vieja has a small, unassuming building, but don't let that fool you.

The seafood platters are just as good, if not better, than those at bigger, fancier restaurants.

Acapulco Barra Vieja · 1102 W University Dr a, Edinburg, TX 78539, United States
★★★★★ · Seafood restaurant

Jason's Deli

I have to admit, I'm a bit of a regular at Jason's Deli here in Edinburg.

It's my go-to spot for a quick and healthy lunch, and I've always been happy with their offerings.

The salad bar is well-stocked, and while it might seem a bit pricey at first glance, I've come to accept that the cost is just a reflection of the inflation we're witnessing all around.

What sets Jason's Deli apart for me, though, are their sandwiches.

They have a great variety of specialty sandwiches, and I've never been disappointed by any of them.

My personal favorite is the veggie wrap with all the extra veggies – always fresh and incredibly scrumptious.

Jason’s Deli · 1604 W University Dr, Edinburg, TX 78539, United States
★★★★★ · Restaurant

Susie's Tacos

Every time I crave delicious tacos, I head to my favorite spot, Susie's Tacos.

I've been going there for years, and it never disappoints.

The tacos are generously portioned, with big tortillas and plenty of filling.

The plates are also large, ensuring that I never leave hungry.

One thing that I appreciate about Susie's Tacos is that they welcome truckers, making it a convenient stop for a hearty meal during a long drive.

They serve both breakfast and lunch, with hours that cater to early risers like myself.

They are open Monday through Friday from 6 am to 2 pm, and on Saturdays from 6 am to 1 pm.

What keeps me coming back to Susie's Tacos, aside from the scrumptious food, is the friendly service and reasonable prices.

Susie’s Tacos · 7124 N Expressway 281, Edinburg, TX 78542, United States
★★★★★ · Mexican restaurant

Armando's Pizza

Last Friday, my family and I decided to have a night out and try a new pizza place in town.

After searching for a while, we stumbled upon Armando's Pizza and decided to give it a go.

From the moment we walked in, we were impressed by how clean and quiet the place was.

We ordered a New York-style pizza, which was a hit!

The dough was perfectly baked, and it was neither too thick nor too thin.

What really stood out to us was the sauce and the freshness of the cheese, which made all the difference in terms of taste.

The pizza came out hot and fresh, and it was reasonably priced too.

Aside from pizza, we noticed that they also offer a variety of other dishes, like stuffed pasta and calzones.

We were too full to try them that night, but we'll definitely be coming back to sample more of their menu.

One thing that caught our attention was the beautiful artwork on the walls, which added a nice touch to the overall ambiance.

Armando’s Pizza · 1900 W University Dr, Edinburg, TX 78539, United States
★★★★★ · Pizza restaurant

Pieology Pizzeria Edinburg

I remember the first time I went to Pieology Pizzeria Edinburg, I was really excited to try their oven-fired pies and choose from a diverse range of sauces, cheeses, and toppings.

The concept of customizing my own pizza was something that I found intriguing and unique.

I selected a gluten-free crust, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and a variety of my favorite toppings.

It was a fun experience, and I enjoyed watching them prepare my pizza and fire it up in the oven right before my eyes.

My pizza turned out to be delicious.

The crust was perfectly crispy, and the combination of sauces, cheeses, and toppings I chose made for a truly enjoyable meal.

Pieology Pizzeria Edinburg · 508 W Trenton Rd Suite A&B, Edinburg, TX 78539, United States
★★★★★ · Pizza restaurant

The Pizzeria

I stumbled upon The Pizzeria a few months ago, and since then, it has become a favorite spot of mine for a casual dinner with family and friends.

The garlic knots and marinara sauce are heavenly, and although the pizza was a bit greasy the first time I tried, I've noticed that it has improved over time.

The other night, I ordered their pizza, salad, and meat lasagna, and I was blown away by how delicious everything was.

I'm not the only one who thinks so, as my partner and sons can't get enough of their Hawaiian pizza and meat lovers.

Their Mango Jalapeno wings and calzones are also must-tries when you visit.

What I appreciate the most about The Pizzeria is the friendly atmosphere and fast delivery for those days when I just don't feel like cooking.

Their white sauce pizza has become a comforting favorite of mine, and I'm grateful for this little gem in our community.

The Pizzeria · 1318 W University Dr, Edinburg, TX 78539, United States
★★★★★ · Pizza restaurant

Mi Chula Restaurant

Mi Chula Restaurant has become a regular spot for my friends and me, especially during the weekends.

The atmosphere can get a bit chaotic at times, especially when we have to wait for a table as a group of six.

One thing to note is that they only serve breakfast on weekends, but the food comes quickly and it's always delicious.

My nephews rave about their tacos, so I decided to give it a try.

It's a small place with a few tables and booths, and it can get quite full.

I ordered the huevo rancheros and a potato 'n egg taco.

You might need to be patient, as it took me around 40 minutes to get my order.

However, they also have a drive-thru window, which helps speed things up.

My total was $7, including coffee.

If you're in a hurry, I wouldn't recommend it.

On the other hand, if you are looking for an authentic Mexican restaurant experience, Mi Chula is the place to go.

It's not very fancy and the parking space is limited, but the food is amazing, super tasty, and cheap!

I had breakfast for less than $5, and it was delicious.

Mi Chula Restaurant · 2314 E Richardson Rd, Edinburg, TX 78542, United States
★★★★☆ · Mexican restaurant

El Rincón de las Cazuelas

I recently visited El Rincón de las Cazuelas after hearing that it was under new management.

To my delight, the food and service were absolutely amazing.

I decided to try their all-you-can-eat breakfast, and although the menudo was a bit bland, I found that adding salt to taste was all it needed.

I'm not usually one for all-you-can-eat options, but I must admit that I indulged in a generous helping of pork.

The service at El Rincón de las Cazuelas was top-notch, and the freshly made tortillas and chicken were divine.

El rincón de las Cazuelas · 5550 S Veterans Blvd, Edinburg, TX 78542, United States
★★★★☆ · Restaurant

Kokito Chinese Food and Sushi

The other day, I decided to take my kids to Kokito Chinese Food and Sushi after school.

We were pleasantly surprised by how good the food was!

The lo mein was delicious, and we enjoyed trying out different sushi and nigiri options.

Of all the dishes we tried, the sunomono stood out as the best we've ever had.

The sushi was incredibly fresh, and we appreciated how affordable the prices were compared to other sushi places.

One of my favorite aspects of Kokito is that it's a family-run business.

Some of the dishes we highly recommend include the Kokito roll, Sensei roll, Crab Kunomono salad, crab puffs, and egg rolls.

Kokito Chinese Food and Sushi · 2908 N Closner Blvd, Edinburg, TX 78541, United States
★★★★☆ · Chinese restaurant

El Taco Place

I've been a regular customer at El Taco Place for years.

However, my recent visits have left me feeling disappointed and questioning whether I should return.

The menu doesn't have anything that stands out as unique, and it's pretty similar to many other Mexican restaurants in the valley.

The food is great and the service is superb that would make you want to come back for more.

El Taco Place · 620 S Closner Blvd, Edinburg, TX 78539, United States
★★★★☆ · Restaurant

El Patio Cafe

One of my favorite spots to grab a bite to eat in town is El Patio Cafe.

This restaurant has been around for quite a while, and despite the pot hole riddled parking lot, it's definitely worth a visit.

Prices are extremely reasonable, especially considering how much the price of food has gone up in recent years.

My partner and I often enjoy their burger basket, which ranges from $4.75 to $6.75 depending on the toppings you choose.

The food is always delicious, and the service is great.

I've also tried their huevos rancheros, which were good, although I personally prefer my eggs well done.

It's worth noting that they do offer corn tortillas if you ask for them, although I received flour tortillas once.

The atmosphere at El Patio Cafe is cozy and welcoming, making it a great place to unwind after a long day.

Their tea is decent, and the prices are lower than most Mexican restaurants in the area.

El Patio Cafe · 2207 S Closner Blvd, Edinburg, TX 78539, United States
★★★★☆ · Mexican restaurant

107 Cafe

Just this past weekend, I decided to head to 107 Cafe for breakfast with my family.

Upon entering, I was pleasantly surprised by the cozy and welcoming atmosphere, with plenty of seating space available.

I opted to order the Tejano Style breakfast special, which comes with two eggs, your choice of ham, bacon, or sausage, French toast, and homestyle potatoes—all for only $7.99!

I must say, every bite was delicious and very satisfying.

My partner decided to try their beef enchiladas, and couldn't stop raving about it.

We've heard great things about their Mexican cuisine from friends, so I'm excited to try that on our next visit.

Their diverse menu provides plenty of options to choose from, making it an ideal spot for breakfast or lunch.

107 Cafe · 4129 w. university, TX-107, Edinburg, TX 78539, United States
★★★★☆ · Mexican restaurant

Old Cattle Baron

One of my favorite childhood memories was going to Old Cattle Baron on Saturday mornings.

It was always bustling with people, as a live cattle auction took place in the back of the building every Saturday.

The atmosphere was lively and exciting, and it was a great way to start the weekend.

The food at Old Cattle Baron was always delicious and the portions were generous.

The home-cooked meals were comforting and reminded me of family gatherings.

The prices were also very fair, which made it a popular spot for locals and visitors alike.

In addition to the great food, the service was always friendly and welcoming.

I have fond memories of visiting the saleyard with my friends, who were also interested in raising cattle.

Old Cattle Baron · 3418 N Closner Blvd, Edinburg, TX 78541, United States
★★★★☆ · American restaurant

Khan's Grill

I've been to Khan's Grill a few times now, and I have to say it has been a pleasant experience.

I enjoyed the food quality, and the friendly service.

I do recommend getting the fettuccine noodles with mushrooms and zucchini with chicken.

The price is also great for the quantity you can get.

You can really mix and match foods to make the perfect combination!

Khan’s Grill · 1346 W University Dr, Edinburg, TX 78539, United States
★★★★☆ · Mongolian barbecue restaurant

Zamoras' Restaurant

One of my favorite places to dine in town is Zamoras' Restaurant.

Their shredded beef flautas never disappoint, as they are always seasoned to perfection and incredibly tender.

The portions are quite generous, making it well worth the money.

The service is also impeccable, and I've always been treated with great care whenever I visit.

Breakfast at Zamoras' is another delightful experience.

It's no surprise that I keep coming back for more.

Zamoras’ Restaurant · 4504 W Monte Cristo Rd, Edinburg, TX 78541, United States
★★★★☆ · Mexican restaurant

Palenque Grill Edinburg

One of my go-to spots for a special night out has to be Palenque Grill Edinburg.

The ambiance of this unassuming restaurant and bar is simply stunning, making it the perfect place for a romantic dinner or a gathering with friends.

The menu offers a wide variety of gourmet Mexican-inspired seafood, steaks, and cocktails that never fail to impress.

The freshness and flavors of the dishes are truly exceptional, and the presentation is always appealing to the eye.

On my last visit, I decided to indulge in one of their seafood entrées, and let me tell you – it tasted even better than it looked!

While I've heard some mixed experiences from others regarding specific dishes like the fajitas, my personal adventures in their menu have left me nothing but satisfied.

Palenque Grill Edinburg has become one of my favorite local spots for a delicious and memorable meal.

Palenque Grill Edinburg · 615 E Trenton Rd, Edinburg, TX 78539, United States
★★★★☆ · Mexican restaurant

Final Thoughts

Living in Edinburg, Texas, has allowed me to explore and enjoy a plethora of diverse and delicious restaurants.

There's always something to satisfy any craving, from Asian cuisine at Xiongdi Sushi Bar and East Ocean Vietnamese Restaurant, to classic Tex-Mex at Tacos El Poni and Serrano's Libra x Libra Bar-N-Grill.

So, if you find yourself in the area, be sure to check out these amazing establishments - you won't be disappointed!

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