McAllen is a robust city full of shopping, restaurants, events and more. When in McAllen, you often hear about Nolana Ave., Ware Rd. and 10th St., but there are other places you can visit, explore and learn more about! This week, we’ll be exploring a few interesting places on Pecan Blvd!
Ms. G’s Tacos N’ More
In 1974, Ms. G (Gonzalez) opened her very first taco restaurant, El Pato Mexican Food, in McAllen. After selling the successful chain restaurant and spending some time away from the foodindustry, her daughter, Yolanda Gonzalez, took over with introducing a new generation to her family’s delicious tacos. Staying true to tradition, Ms. G’s still uses only the best and freshest ingredients while serving customers like they’re family. It’s because of this tradition that Ms. G’s is often regarded as offering the best tacos one will ever have. Tacos from Austin, San Antonio and Corpus Christi don’t stand a chance.
Like Ms. G’s on Facebook or visit them at 2263 Pecan Blvd.!
Pecan Street Flan & Thrift Shop
Shopping and dessert? That’s a match made in heaven. Pecan Street Shop perfected its unique concept of consignment and gifts and infused it with a flan bakery. Mastering the art of flan, this location has all of McAllen talking all of the time. From traditional to chocolate dream or pecan delight, you haven’t tried flan like this. One bite will have you back each week for more. The best part? You can also shop for quality clothes, jewelry, accessories or home décor! Not only will you be inspired by all of the one-of-a-kind items, your taste buds will also leave happy.
Pay them a visit at 1111 Pecan Blvd. or like them on Facebook!
Sucree Cake Shop
If you have a sweet tooth, then visit Sucree Cake Shop. With over 10 specialty cakes and an endless amount of fillings and flavor combinations, they are the perfect bakery for every special occasion! Sucree is also more than a custom order bakery; they also specialize in deserts and pastries. From jelly cookies, pan de polvo, dark chocolate domino cookies and others, you can stop by during business hours to pick one up!
Take a look at their baked goods on Facebook or visit them at 304 E. Pecan Blvd.
Cantu’s Special Events
If you want the best Master of Elegant event, then you need Cantu’s Special Events. They offer flower arrangements, tables and chairs, dance floors
and everything else to make your wedding flawless. One look at their flower or drapery arrangements and you will know why owner and founder Blanca Cantu has had 32 years of success in the special events industry. Her talented team is dedicated to making your special events extraordinary and memorable.
Like them on Facebook or visit 1601 N. 7th St. and Pecan!
Find fresh and authentic Korean food in McAllen without a passport! As one of the first Korean restaurants in the city, Seoul House has captivated many across South Texas and still remains one of the Valley’s hidden treasures. The passionate owner behind this authentic Korean kitchen is Mrs. Kim, who offers warm hospitality while making sure each meal is delicious. If on Pecan, be sure to stop by and try one of the restaurant’s most popular dishes, Dol-Sot Bee-Beam-Bob. We promise that you won’t be disappointed.
Find Seoul House at 1210 Pecan!
Alberico Fine Wine
Every wine lover’s dream begins at Alberico Fine Wine. From Spain to California, Alberico Fine Wine brings back and shares its unique experienceswithvisitors and residents of McAllen. As a retail wine shop alongside a restaurant, this location differs from the usual high prices associated with wine pairing shops. It’s made it accessible for visitors and residents to purchase a bottle of wine at affordable prices!
Visit Alberico at the corner of 1600 N. 10th St. and Pecan Blvd. Find their lunch specials here!
Having become one of South Texas’ premiere comic and collectible shops, Kaboom Comics is your source for a range of comics, retro toys, collectible card games and classic arcade games. If you’re new to the comic world, the crew at Kaboom offers guidance and suggestions to help you find a new adventure to explore. It’s one of the friendliest and most fun comic and collectible stores you’ll find in the Rio Grande Valley. We dare you to step into this magical world of fantasy and not leave empty-handed.
Get a peek of their collectibles on Facebook or visit them at 801 Pecan Blvd.!
South Texas College
Since 1993, South Texas College (STC) has awarded baccalaureate and associate degrees to more than 34,000 students. Over 119 degree and certificateprogram options, including 18 online associate degrees and certificates, are offered at STC. It leads the nation in Early College High School partnerships with local independent school districts. Through these partnerships, eligible students can take college courses while attending high school. Since 2003, STC has provided tuition-free dual enrollment to over 91,000 students, saving families $100 million.
In assisting the community with higher education opportunities, STC also has numerous events catered to those of all ages. From concerts to documentaries, you can find their schedule of events here.
For more information about education opportunities, click here or visit the school at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd!