Cozy, Cool, and Comfortable
If you’re looking for a place with great food and a casual atmosphere, The Blue Onion is where it’s at. Everyone is always very friendly and the food couldn't be more different than what were used to. The quality and variety of ingredients has made this place one of my all time favorites for both lunch and dinner. I also have to mention they have a massive variety of beer to choose from. It's an experimental beer drinkers dream.
Grilled Flat Bread Dips
Tomato, Basil, & Garlic Soup
I pride myself on being very honest. Although the bf was really excited about this soup, we found it to be very salty. So salty, that we asked for something else. It had very nice flavors, lots of chicken,and quite a bit of garlic, but it was all overpowered by salt. The waiter explained that since the soups are made daily, (a different one everyday btw) sometimes they do differ in taste. He was quite courteous and brought us something else very quickly. I don'f feel discouraged to try other "Meal in a Bowl" options. With local places, we should learn to be a little more patient, since their products aren't premade or frozen.
Many restaurant chains are delivered everything already prepared and/or frozen so that all things will taste the same in all their restaurants. Local restaurants make almost everything in house, with almost nothing ever frozen, therefore the room for error might be greater, but so is the room for delicious, in my opinion.
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Shrimp and Feta Pizza
I’m not much for eating meat constantly, (I do it for you guys though ;]) and I also have a friend who just doesn't eat meat at all. Sometimes it’s hard to find restaurant options in the RGV that dont cater only to meat lovers. The Blue Onion has more than a few meat-less options and one of them is the Shrimp and Feta Pizza. The flavors aren’t too complex and the shrimp is cooked perfectly. I’m a sucker for cheese and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want more on this, but that’s just a preference. The crust on this was crispy, the spices were just enough, and tomato sauce was very mellow. Price on the pizza-9.99.
Don't worry meat lovers. The Blue Onion also has many non-vegetarian options. For example, this delicious lamb, onion, and feta cheese gyro that i can never even finish half of. (that's because i'm quite an eater) It's accompanied with cucumber dressing, and two sides. I've had this gyro a few times, each time it's great. The lamb is cooked perfectly and the flat bread always tasty. Gyro-8.99 and you can save half for later.
Although they have a variety of sides, it took a while for me to get used to the fact that almost all of them are cold. That being said, I am also always up for something different. . The side I have featured here are the Marinated Cucumbers; Super yummy and extremely tangy, these did not disappoint. Other sides to choose from include; Southwestern Black-bean Salad, Cole Slaw, Macaroni Salad, and Potato Chips.
Address- 925 Dove Ave
McAllen, TX 78504
Address-4901 W Expy 83
McAllen, TX 78503
Address-423 S. International Blvd. Weslaco, TX 78596
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Great for lunch, dinner, or date night
$$- a little above average