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Rio Grande Valley Map & Cities Guide!

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The Rio Grande Valley gets its name from the Rio Grande River which separates the great state of Texas and neighboring Mexico. It is the southernmost tip of Texas and is one of the fastest growing regions of the United States (Valley Central). It is a hub for healthcare, manufacturing, shipping and farming. Meanwhile, tourists and locals alike flock to South Padre Island for beachy weekend escapes.

The ‘RGV’ or El Valle, or ‘the valley,’ as translated by the majority Hispanic residents in the region, is not really a valley, but a sun-soaked floodplain. The region is very diverse in its sights, offerings and activities. It also boasts three Southern Careers Institute campuses! Who else to give great recommendations to put on the Rio Grande Valley Map than the staff members and employees of SCI Brownsville, SCI Pharr, and SCI Harlingen? Our RGV employees give us their top picks for getting down and around the valley.

>>CHECK OUT THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY MAP & CITIES GUIDE ON GOOGLE MAPS

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TOP INDUSTRIES TO WORK IN RIO GRANDE VALLEY

According to the Texas Comptroller, the top industries for the South Texas region which includes Hidalgo and Cameron counties include

  • Health Care
  • Social Assistance
  • Truck transportation
  • Machinery & support activities for transportation

… among others!

On the RIO GRANDE VALLEY MAP:

BROWNSVILLE


Rio-Grande-Valley-map-Rutledge-BurgersTOP SPOT FOR CHEAP EATS

  • Easy to Go Tacos

Owned and operated by the Garces family, this fast, fun colorful joint gets you good tacos fast!

OTHER SPOTS TO CHOW DOWN

  • Rutledge Burgers

Locals swear by this historic, tiny burger shop. Heads up–it’s cash only!

  • Mr. Taco

No frills, classic tacos with homemade sauces–yum!

  • La Botana Grill

Low-key Mexican comfort food

TOP SPOT TO GROCERY SHOP

  • H-E-B (Ruben Torres Blvd)

Guaranteed you’ll run into someone you know; you’ve been forewarned.

TOP SPOTS FOR DAYCARE

  • Smarty Pants

Accommodating infants up to age 12, this daycare facility is conveniently located next to Easy to Go Taco so you can get the kids and dinner in one trip!

TOP SPOT FOR COFFEE

  • Lola’s Bistro

A charming spot with outdoor seating that serves more than just a great café con leche.

TOP SPOTS TO TAKE THE FAMILY

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Gladys Porter Zoo

  • Gladys Porter Zoo

A lush landscaped park featuring an aquarium and reptile house

  • Galaxy Bowling

With Glow Bowl, DJ’s, kids’ parties and more, the whole family will have a ball here!

  • Get Air

This amusement center is great for hyperactive kiddos and special events!

On the RIO GRANDE VALLEY MAP:

HARLINGEN


TOP SPOT FOR CHEAP EATS

  • Rancho Restaurant

Late night comfort food or Happy Hour snack? Rancho’s has got you covered–it’s open 24-hours.

OTHER SPOTS TO CHOW DOWN

  • Las Vegas Cafe

Great for breakfast and lunch specials!

  • Tejano Grill

Tex-Mex, BBQ and beverage specials in a homey environment

TOP SPOT FOR DAYCARE

  • Magic Kingdom Learning Center

Fun, hands-on learning environment for kids 0-12.

TOP SPOT FOR COFFEE

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Antigua Bakery & Cafe

  • Antigua Bakery & Cafe

Cute and comfy bakery and cafe.

TOP SPOTS FOR OUT-OF-TOWNERS

  • Colletti’s

Refined Italian dining with stylish indoor and outdoor seating.

  • La Playa Fajita Grill

From stuffed avocado to ceviche, La Playa self-proclaims that they boast the best Mexican food in the Valley. You be the judge!

TOP SPOT TO TAKE THE FAMILY

  • Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill

Located inside Bass Pro, you can shop, eat and bowl all in one place!

On the RIO GRANDE VALLEY MAP:

PHARR


TOP SPOT FOR CHEAP EATS

  • Smokey’s BBQ

Great food, friendly service and great prices!

OTHER SPOTS TO CHOW DOWN

  • Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

Family-friendly chain serving American comfort food

  • Tower Burgers

A little out of the way, but worth it for the burger!

TOP SPOT TO GROCERY SHOP

  • H-E-B Plus – San Juan

Deck out your outdoor space, get your electronics and groceries all in one place–can’t go wrong with the H-E-B Plus!

TOP SPOTS FOR DAYCARE

  • Elite Academy

Google reviews says it is very clean, with safety and care being their top priority

TOP SPOT FOR COFFEE

  • Reserva

Upscale coffee roaster in the heart of McAllen

TOP SPOTS FOR OUT-OF-TOWNERS

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Riverside City Club

  • Riverside Club

Dancing, music and located right on the water–great for special occasions

  • Trevino’s Restaurant

Colorful murals adorn the walls of this classic and spacious Mexican eatery.

TOP SPOT TO TAKE THE FAMILY

  • Main Event

Fun for all ages and open late for the biggest kids in the family to enjoy

Want to hit up more Rio Grande Valley spots?

>>CHECK OUT THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY MAP & CITIES GUIDE ON GOOGLE MAPS

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