The Premier South Texas Food Festival!
Taste McAllen is the premier food festival of South Texas where guests can enjoy mouth-watering signature bites from over 20 local chefs, top rated food trucks, independent and chain restaurants unique to our region.
Organized by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, Taste McAllen’s mission is to support and highlight the restaurant community by showcasing the diverse culinary talents of the region.
More than 600 foodies attended Taste McAllen 2023 which took place at the McAllen Convention Center Oval Park. Mixology in Motion bars were available throughout the venue which featured mixed drinks with Jarritos flavored soda and MiJente Tequila. Entertainment included local artists such as musicians David Gutierrez and Johnny Walker band, RGV aerial and fire dancers.
The patrons who purchased VIP badges were treated to a “Fire & Feast” experience by award-winning restaurateur Chef Larry Delgado from House, Wine & Bistro, SALT-New American Table and Salomé on Main who served premium cuts of ribeye’s, ribs and New York strips by 2F Akaushi Beef and used charcoal by Valley Grocers.
Local artist Alexis Ramos crafted instagramable installations including a seven-foot tomahawk steak and six-foot apron made with acrylic on plywood. Talented caricaturist artist Ernesto Gomez was on site, capturing the essence of attendees through fun and quirky drawings.