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.