The Rio Grande Valley offers quite a cross section of society, a fact evident around lunchtime Anita’s, where farmers, oilfield workers, and students crowd the North Edinburg neighborhood cafe. The place is decked out with all manner of cute chicken-themed knickknacks, making you feel like you are a guest in somebody’s grandmother’s house. And, in fact, somebody’s grandmother was making fresh tortillas while we were there. Although Anita’s is known for its tender fajitas, we’re fond of the chilaquile tacos, slow-roasted chicken (of course) nestled among spicy red salsa, white cheese, and crunchy tortilla chip strips.
2102 N McColl Rd, Edinburg (956-318-0730). Open Mon-Sat 6:30-3, Sun 7:30-3.