Located on the northern bank of the Rio Grande, at the southernmost tip of the state of Texas, the city of Brownsville is a large, populous metropolitan area with a variety of amazing restaurants. Because of its proximity to Mexico and the fact that it is right across from Metamoros, Tamalipas, Brownsville offers a large array of delicious Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants. Here are some of the best.
Opened in 2014, Buddy’s BBQ & Grill is a family-owned barbecue joint that specializes in ‘BBQ with a twist.’ Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Buddy’s delicious barbecue, exceedingly friendly service and rustic atmosphere make it a great place to enjoy authentic and delightful south Texas cuisine. Buddy’s seasons its meats (including pork ribs, pulled pork, house-made sausage, turkey, chicken wings and brisket) with secret, special spices and slow-smokes them with mesquite, hickory or pecan wood. For breakfast, they offer traditional and Tex-Mex menu items, and add baked and stuffed potatoes and an array of burgers and sandwiches for lunch and dinner. To accompany one’s barbecue, Buddy’s offers a plethora of tasty sides, including coleslaw, potato salad, cream corn, cornbread and house-made beans. Finish with a sweet note with Buddy’s incredible bread pudding, house-made cheesecake, peach cobbler or banana bread.
Buddy’s BBQ, 7115 S Padre Island Hwy, Brownsville, TX, USA +1 956 545 0848
Spanky’s Burgers, open since 2001, serves delectable, juicy hamburgers made with its own special recipe. Known for its old-fashioned hamburgers and vintage wall decorations, Spanky’s serves burgers, nachos, soups, salads, sandwiches and Mexican dishes. Pair the nacho, Swiss mushroom or avocado burger or the turkey or patty melt sandwich with amazing sides of onion rings, fried mushrooms, wings, French fries or chili-cheese fries. Seafood at Spanky’s includes fish and shrimp baskets, fish sandwiches, fried and grilled shrimp and tuna fish salad. If you’re feeling a Mexican-inspired meal, try Spanky’s beef or cheese enchiladas, chicken flautas or soft or crispy tacos.
Spanky’s Burgers, 1355 Palm Blvd., Brownsville, TX, USA, +1 956 504 0344