Watch: Matthew Odam’s South Texas Taco Tour: Weslaco, McAllen and Pharr

Espadas at El Rodeo Taco Express in McAllen.

The day took me along the Rio Grande from Brownsville to McAllen, giving me my first glimpse of the border fence. There were meaty gorditas, my first papa asada, a colorful restaurant, some craft beer and my first Mexican hot dog of the trip.

Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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