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Joelene’s

Teddy’s Barbecue, of Weslaco, surprised us with a new outpost in McAllen’s Mercado District food hall. You can get the famous brisket (featured in our 2021 top 50 list), but there’s also an expanded Southern menu. We loved the Jo Sandwich—crispy fried chicken and fried green tomato topped with pimento cheese on a potato roll—but you can’t miss the fried spare ribs paired with pimento cheese grits. That’s right, they drop their amazing smoked pork ribs in the fryer and sauce them like a chicken wing. Pro tip: get there early because they go quick!

City: McAllen

Cuisine:

Drinks: Beer, Wine

Price: $$

Rating: ★★

Address: 4400 N. 23rd, McAllen, TX, 78504

Hours: L Tue–Sun. D Tue–Sat.

Phone: 512-906-5187

Website: themercadodistrict.com

Last updated: August 26, 2022