Nuevo Laredo Cantina

One visit to Nuevo Laredo, and you know whether you’re in or out. Long waits (sometimes up to two hours on weekends), pre-mixed margaritas, huge plates of Mexican-inspired food (most of which is neither authentic Mexican nor true Tex-Mex), and a raucous atmosphere in a campy setting will not appeal to purists. Its legions of fans love it and defend it passionately, though. Try the signature brisket barbacoa.