Normally you might expect that the Rio Grande Valley of Texas would be sweltering in the summer months. Well, yes it is, because the normal highs are in the high 90’s. The area has stayed pretty much to the normals, holding in the mid to high 90’s. As warm as it is, we feel pretty lucky because northern Texas and the Midwest have been much warmer this summer. With all that said, it’s great to be home. Being “flatlanders”, sea level is our mecca.
Since our return, we’ve investigated a few new restaurants. In Nuevo Progreso, Mexico, we found the traffic to be considerably less than you would find in the winter.
Following a suggestion from our friends Richard and Barb, we tried out a restaurant that we had not visited before, SeñoriaL. The restaurant is located on the left side of the road, near the end of the second long block and next door to the Galeria store. Access to the restaurant is by a stairway in the downstairs farmacía.
SeñoriaL has good, live music, a broad menu, and a nice relaxing decor. The food is prepared in a kitchen located on the first floor, which may be the location for the restaurant in the winter months. We’d definitely keep this on our list of Progreso stops. Oh yes, happy hour runs most of the day. Two margaritas for $1.50.
Our next new restaurant, Santa Fe Steakhouse in McAllen, was yet another suggestion from Richard and Barb. Leaning toward the high end, we reserved this for our anniversary dinner. (Click here for their menu)
Tinka went for the appetizer route, choosing the “Mini Beef Wellington”, “Angels on Horseback” and their “Pastry Wrapped Twice Baked Potato”. Rick went for the prime rib and the twice baked potato. The prime rib “end cut” was one of the best pieces of meat in years. They could have had a little more something in the twice baked potato, perhaps cheese or bacon.
No complaints from Tinka on anything. She had a nice Sauvigon Blanc from their broad wine list and Rick went for a Martini or two.