Mission Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Mission

April 14, 2018 Lean Nau

Mission is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 77,058 at the 2010 census and an estimated 83,563 in 2016. Mission is part of the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission and Reynosa–McAllen metropolitan areas.
Things to do in Mission

1. The Patio on Guerra

116 S 17th St, McAllen, TX 78501-5134 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available Steakhouse, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 16 - SGD 66 +1 956-661-9100
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 155 reviews

The Patio on Guerra

The Patio on Guerra is a family owned restaurant serving prime steaks and seafood in the ambiance of a 100 year old building. Dining is hosted in both the indoor dining room as well as the beautiful outdoor patio for lunch and dinner. The outdoor patio also hosts live music on the weekends with contemporary jazz featured on Fridays and tropical salsa on Saturdays. There is a fully equipped private room that seats up to 65 guests and is readily available to accommodate business meetings and social events. Our staff looks forward to serving you and helping make your dining experience memorable.

Reviewed By SGMTommy - Richland, Mississippi

What a GREAT restaurant! Located in an historic building and beautifully restored. The food could not be better. Dinner for our anniversary........table had a card indicating it was our anniversary with glitter sprinkled around. From the hostess to the waiter to the other staff the service was very attentive but not overbearing. We ordered the mushroom stuffed with lobster as an appetizer. The word to describe it is divine. Served with crackers but it is also delicious with the warm bread they serve. We both opted for the 10 ounce lobster tail and they were cooked to perfection. A salad and rice for my wife and soup and potatoes for me made for a complete meal. The chef prepared a dessert plate with their million dollar pie on it. The plate wished us a Happy Anniversary and included our names. Some would say the restaurant is too expensive but I would say that it is the perfect place for a special occasion. When we are back this way we will certainly return for another meal!

2. Delia's

800 W Griffin Pkwy, Mission, TX 78572-2213 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +1 956-584-5800
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Delia's

Reviewed By Diamantina F - Mission

Delias has locations in many locations and I can tell you the flavor and quality is consistent. The tamales are very good, just the right spices only for me they are a little greasy. My favorite ones are the fresh corn tamales that remind me of the ones my mother used to make

3. Jitterz Coffee Bar

1625 N Conway Ave, Mission, TX 78572-4008 +1 956-581-4147
Excellent
78%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Jitterz Coffee Bar

Reviewed By Diamantina F - Mission

Really good coffee and very friendly staff. This place is really quaint with several seating areas. It is a great place to meet with friends or co-workers and also a good place to study or read.

4. Delia's

3400 N 10th St, McAllen, TX 78501-1930 Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi, Seating, Parking Available Mexican, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 26 +1 956-627-2532
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 365 reviews

Delia's

Reviewed By ScoMort - New Hampshire

If you don't want a tamale, then you should dine elsewhere. But if you do want a tamale, then stop on by!

This northerner family stopped in and enjoyed the pork and chicken tamales. Even our very picky pre-teen liked them.

Can't get anything like this back home.

5. The Griffin Grill

1906 E Griffin Pkwy, River Oaks Plaza, Mission, TX 78572-3106 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available Mexican, American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 5 - SGD 21 +1 956-600-7183
Excellent
70%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

The Griffin Grill

Family restaurant serving breakfast and lunch to our local community.

Reviewed By Janice E - McAllen, Texas

We regularly eat breakfast here after church. We are greeted with smiling waiters and waitresses plus owner/manager and the chef. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The food is always good, hot and quick service. The staff attends to your needs as needed without hanging out by your table. They have applied for wine/beer license with anticipation of opening up for dinner at a later date.

6. House Wine and Bistro

1117 West Business 83 McAllen, McAllen, TX 78501 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Wine Bar, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 956-994-8331
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 200 reviews

House Wine and Bistro

house. wine. & bistro. offers 130 wines by the glass, bottle or case. Our extensive list of wine features a heterogeneous collection of vintage and contemporary wines from diverse regions. House Wine & Bistro offers a lunch and dinner with a variety of flavors ranging from light and tasty hors d’oeuvres to hearty lunch and dinner fare. house. wine. & bistro. also offers a bridal registry, custom gift baskets, private parties and catering services. House Wine & Bistro can accommodate and host lunch and dinner meetings and of course gift cards are always available. Larry and Jessica enjoy helping to plan the perfect rehearsal dinner, baby shower, office function or intimate evening with friends and family.

Reviewed By elizabeth p

When I lived in the valley, there werent many great places to go. But the few great places, they were excellent and memorable. House Wine and Bistro is one of the nice places I liked to go to. Food, service, ambiance- very nice!

7. La Fogata Restaurant & Piano Bar

300 N Shary Rd, Mission, TX 78572-8210 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Mexican Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch +1 956-584-8143
Excellent
48%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 64 reviews

La Fogata Restaurant & Piano Bar

Reviewed By RicherTrips - Monterrey, Mexico

As a Mexican, I have to admit this place really offers Mexican flavors, but not the kind you´d seek in a sophisticated haut cuisine, but in a tavern. It reminded me a lot of the good old Mexican restaurants of my childhood. The dishes are extremely plain and simple; the meat quality just average, the salads had no garnish.
The big place was almost empty that Sunday night, and maybe that´s why it lacked coziness. The waiters, on the other hand, wee very kind and attentive.

8. Santa FE Steakhouse

1918 S 10th St, McAllen, TX 78503-5404 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +1 956-630-2331
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 271 reviews

Santa FE Steakhouse

Reviewed By Jose H

The best steaks in the whole valley, has a very good Ambience and live music. If you are trying to impress somebody and also enjoy a good meal this is the place to go

9. Ranch House

409 N Bryan Rd, Mission, TX 78572-6292 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar Lunch, Dinner +1 956-205-2940
Excellent
61%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Ranch House

Reviewed By Charlyn Jones T - Mission, Texas

The burgers are so big and juicy, my husband and I share one so we'll still have room for the order of fries, which are just as good. We've never had a bad meal there. Stay away from their busiest times--lunch and weekend evenings--and you'll have a quieter, more relaxing meal and be able to find a parking spot.

10. Lone Star Bbq

2224 E Business Highway 83, Mission, TX 78572-9104 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 956-585-2381
Excellent
43%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 47 reviews

Lone Star Bbq

Reviewed By Dmbeecher - Indianapolis, Indiana

There were 6 in our party, service was fast and friendly. This is not a fancy place...it was more like a "joint", or a small town restaurant. That was exactly what we were looking for...somewhere the local eat, not a chain. The food did not disappoint. Hearty portions, good, smoky flavors, and a wonderful fresh grapefruit pie that I would order again and again. Skip the chains and seek out the local places. You will be glad you did.

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