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Salomé on Main

Tex-Mex is not on the menu at McAllen’s swanky new traditional Mexican restaurant, where the kitchen pairs modern presentation with age-old techniques. Housed in a historic building on McAllen’s original main street, Salomé gets its name from Salomé Ballí, the original “Queen of McAllen.” In the kitchen, chef Larry Delgado and team meticulously execute pre-Hispanic cooking techniques such as nixtamalization, where they steep maize and hand-grind it in a molino to produce masa. We started with the aguachile, fresh Gulf shrimp cured in citrus with cantaloupe and guava and served with yuca chips. Our main entrée was cochinita pibil: achiote-and-citrus-marinated pork braised in banana leaves and served with perfect tortillas.

City: McAllen

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$

Rating: ★★★

Address: 1409 N. Main, McAllen, TX, 78501

Hours: D Mon–Sat.

Phone: 956-267-1150

Website: https://salomeonmain.com/

Last updated: June 11, 2019