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4701 N McColl Rd, McAllen, TX 78504-2433
+1 956-631-8332
11:00 - 21:00
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Nice pit outside restaurant. Use musky to give meat nice color and flavor. It's nice to have lunch with friend.

Thank Wasabi1829
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59 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

From the outside it looks like a good ole American BBQ joint, which initially attracted me to the place. Once inside you realize it's a bit different.... It's hard to explain but it's more of a fusion of BBQ with local flavors. For example I ordered brisket tacos and beans and my order came out with pico de gallo and... More 

Thank Monica C
McAllen, Texas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

First time my husband and I came here and overall the food is good, the place is a little out dated but selection of food was excellent. The pecan pie is the BEST, it's not overpowering sweet it's just the right amount of sweetness, and it's just simply delicious!

Thank karenlt23
Concord, Michigan
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102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Just plain ole did NOT like their barbecue. Perhaps personal preference, perhaps just didn't like their blend. Only have a few sides to offer, but - this is a small place. Maybe a bit too small for lunch crowds? Again, staff had problems understanding English. Considering that this is in the heart of Winter Texan country...not good.

Thank Kathy D
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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121 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

Lots and lots of character. A place I would have just ridden by had I not heard a rumor that they cooked some of the most fantastic BBQ in McAllen. The service was highly attentive making everything was super and our drinks were always topped off!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014 via mobile

did not like it. It's been years since I've been there. Decided to give it a shot. Chicken was dry. Beans were bland. Won't be back.

Thank Laura A
Edinburg, Texas
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

My father use to bring my mother here when they dated. Its a place we've been coming back to ever since. Its one of the best places in the Valley you can get bbq from. the prices are sort of on the high side. especially their portions can be on the low side and the prices are expensive, so stick... More 

2 Thank SNE544
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

I'm a thin guy but when they gave us a serving size for two it had a spoon full of sides and I had gotten a mix of fajita, brisket, and chicken. We ask is this it the guy said yes gee what a rip of 17 bucks never again. Avoid yourself the trouble go somewhere else.

Thank Valley1320
Texas City, Texas
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013

This is not a fancy-eating place, but if you want delicious BBQ, come here! I've had their chopped sandwich...YUM!!! Fajita tacos...YUM!!! Sausage tacos...YUM!!! Their spanish rice & beans are very good too; authentic. I've had their pork rib plate and I enjoyed it too. It's true about the parking...so we go right before the lunch hour or after 1 and... More 

Thank Sandra9193
Allegan, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2012

had dinner with some friends, went to jays first and then left, prices here are good and the service was great, food is authentic and ok.

1 Thank misterbear1955

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4701 N McColl Rd, McAllen, TX 78504-2433
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-631-8332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?