It’s the little things at Los Compadres that set it apart from the rest.
The service was exceptional. The waitress was very attentive, periodically making sure we had everything we needed. Everything was fresh and hot.
The atmosphere of Los Compadres really sets itself apart from other Mexican restaurants I have visited. We loved the décor, the decorative columns, and the ambience.
We were served chips and salsa upfront and were also asked if we wanted a bowl of charro beans – something that every guest receives. The salsa was served in a little carafe and we each got our own little bowls. The charro beans were easily one of the best I’ve had – well seasoned with a hint of spice.
I ordered the chicken fajitas that were served with a Mexican salad – lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream – rice, beans, and choice of corn or flour tortillas. The fajitas were served on a cast iron plate that was still sizzling. There were also slices of bell pepper, onion and tomatoes with the fajitas. I used all three flour tortillas and still had meat left over.
There were great options of menu items with a plate that gives you a sampling of four enchiladas – one beef, one chicken, one cheese, and one bean. All reports were that they were good – especially the sight of an empty plate.
After enjoying such a flavorful meal, I look forward to visiting again and trying one of their chimichangas.
Los Compadres is located at 1621 N. 11th St., just west of Pecan Blvd., in McAllen. They are open every day but Monday at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday they close at 9 p.m. They close at 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.