Rio Grande Valley Restaurants
There are a whole lot of restaurants in the Rio Grande Valley! From a local neighborhood barbecue to a fancy cuisine, almost all of the restaurants in the RGV are bound to please your palate.
The pastime of eating out at restaurants is enjoyed by a wide variety of people, young and old, from different walks of life. But of course, not every restaurant has the mass appeal.
There are many types of restaurants. Some are fast food, some are fine dining, while others are casual dining and so on. Each kind offers a different type of service or cuisine and may attract different customers based on those. There are some main things to look for in a good restaurant. I ask myself how I feel on four different categories.
Atmosphere/Ambiance - As I step into the restaurant, what is the feeling I get? Is it neat, comfortable, elegant, accommodating? My first impression can be very telling about the restaurant. To be honest...I kind of want to feel like I am eating at a very prestigious restaurant. If the atmosphere/ambiance is missing from the equation of the restaurant...then it would bring it down to a four star restaurant.
Cleanliness - This is kind of a no brainer. To qualify as a good or even decent restaurant I have to feel the entire restaurant is clean. A good way I figure out if the restaurant is clean is to check out their restrooms. If their restrooms are immaculate...then I have a strong feeling their kitchen is as well.
Service - I'm not that picky when it comes to service. All I ask is for the servers to be pleasant. If by chance the service is not at par but the food is really, really good...then I might consider takeout haha. I really don't like punishing the establishment because of that one person. You and I don't know if that person is having a bad day.
Food - Of course, this may be the most important part of eating out. (There are a few things that I look for when it comes to food. Does the food have a good presentation? Did they bring it to me freshly made or was it under a lamp? Taste. Ever seen that Ratatouille movie? I want my taste buds to feel challenged. I want my taste buds to feel like their in an awesome party.
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Alright, enough ranting on about how to judge a restaurant. I have divided these restaurants into three categories ranging from 3 star to a 5 star.
A 5 star restaurant has to exceed all the requirements as mentioned above. A 4 star restaurant might miss one or two of the categories mentioned above. Mainly the ambiance/environment is missing. Finally, a 3 star restaurant are hidden gems! These are the restaurants that are really hard to find because they are not publicized very well. They're also restaurants that are inexpensive and most importantly they taste really good.
In case you feel like trying a restaurant near you I have also divided these restaurants by region.