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25 WINTER TEXAN TIMES FEBRUARY 1, 2023 5248 N. 10th • McAllen • (956) 618-1919 4013 W. Exwy. 83 • McAllen • (956) 627-4005 OPEN 11AM EVERY DAY Authent ic Mexican Ki tchen $9.99 Lunch Specials Mon-Fri • 11am-3pm • Mexican Plates • Chalupas • Botanas • Seafood & More Early Bird Special! Mon-Fri • 3-6pm Buy 1 Entree Get 2nd 1/2 Off (equal or lesser value) Coupon may not be combined w/other offers • 1 per ticket Happy Hour EVERYDAY 3-7pm LARGE GROUPS WELCOME! EXPIRES 2/14/23 Neighborhood Kitchen 935 Bus. 83, Ste. 9, Donna • 956-532-0613 SAVEUP TO 50% OFF with $5 off your order of $10 or more Now Open 7AM - 2PM Sun - Sat Located at Val Verde Flea Market BUFFETS ARE BACK! All you can eat Friday Fish Buffet (956) 782- 3200 600 Kingston Way, Donna, TX $14.99 4:00pm-7:00pm All you can eat Sunday Brunch $15.99 7:30am-1:00pm Dave’s Famous Omelets, Bacon, French Toast & More! Fried Cod, Blackened Tilapia, Fries, Mac & Cheese & More! Promote YourRestaurant Advertise in the Valley’s #1 Winter Texan Paper For More Information Call: (956) 580-7800 email: Costa Messa is more than just another Mexican restaurant. This place offers chips as soon as you sit down with 3 dip options. Besides your regular red salsa, they offer a green sauce with jalapenos with mild heat, and a garlic sauce with a bit more heat, if not slower. All three of them were good and provided something to fit different palates. We thought about ordering a botana like suggested, but decided we needed to try some different dishes so we could have a better taste at the offerings. My husband ordered a medium Shrimp Cocktail. The shrimp cocktail was served in a cocktail glass with cilantro, onion, avocado, cocktail sauce, and shrimp. It was nearly gone before our entrees arrived. Before our entrees we were pleasantly surprised with a vegetable soup. The soup was full of flavor with large pieces of carrots, celery, onion, and zucchini. I ordered the Tacos de Bistek with a side of guacamole. The meal was served with rice and beans, a little bit of lettuce, French fries, and three overloaded corn tacos. Each taco had enough chopped bistek pieces for at least two tacos. The meat was soft, tender and full of flavor. The tortillas were not your usual run of the mill tortillas either – these are freshly made. The guacamole was just creamy enough with some good chunks of avocado. My husband chose the Fajita Tampiquena. Also served with rice and beans, it included fajita with sauteed peppers and onions, two enchiladas, and guacamole. He had flour tortillas that were nice and fluffy. His meat was also flavorful, soft, and didn’t need the knife that was provided. The portions are generous, and we both had enough to keep our son happy as he enjoyed our take-out boxes for dinner and lunch the next day. We just might have to take a few more trips before we can pick a favorite. Costa Messa has two locations at 5246 N 10th Street and at 4013 W Expressway 83 in McAllen, and are open every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Costa Messa: Full of flavor and spice