What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?
There are excellent restaurants on both sides of the border with authentic tacos (e.g. shredded beef on a soft tortilla), delicious fresh salsas, and similar. The range includes a fantastic morning taco truck (Tacos La MaÃ±ana 2) where the tortillas are made right in front of you and you have a choice of 10 fillings, to a "fast food" type place, Taco Palenque, that has 6 fresh and delicious salsas in its salsa bar, as well as radishes, roasted jalapeÃ±os, and much more, to nicer restaurant/cantinas such as La Terraza. Other cuisines are harder to find, though. There is a Domino's Pizza and a Starbucks near the Consulate. - Jun 2018
Tacos, tacos, tacos. - Apr 2017
If you like barbecue and carne asada, you'll be very happy in Nuevo Laredo. If you like tacos, you'll be ecstatic. - Feb 2016
Fast food everywhere. Taco Palenque is a fast food taco chain and they are pretty good and inexpensive. We sometimes order food while at the Consulate and they have a good variety. They even have a nice smoothie place you can drive through. It is not super cheap, but not expensive either. - Dec 2015
Great little taco stands of varying quality are easy to come by. Everyone has their favorite. And also the U.S. chains are all in Laredo. U.S. prices for restaurants, cheap for taco stands. - Jun 2014
Tacos are plentiful. - Feb 2013
Nuevo Laredo has good Mexican food and most major American fast food chains (McDonalds, Burger King, Dominos, KFC) some of which deliver. Laredo has fast food and Mexican food. That's pretty much it. There are some chain restuarants such as Olive Garden and Texas Roadhouse, but in a place where even the Chinese buffets serve enchiladas, do not expect the full range of options provided by most U.S. cities of Laredo's size. Laredoans really like Mexican food. - Nov 2011