Nuevo Laredo - Post Report Question and Answers

What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

The restuarant scene is scant. There are a few delivery places that we used regularly, but none that I would even recommend. In our experience, if you wanted a full restaurant experience, you were better off just crossing into Texas. I will admit that others in the Consulate community seemed more pleased with the restaurants in NVL, but I couldn't relate. Be aware that delivery here is much much cheaper than in the US. Rappi, an app, makes it pretty simple and cheap to get take out, IF you can find a place that you find enticing. - Dec 2022

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 Mañana 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 jalapeños, 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

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