Have you ever had a Botana?

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Swarely
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In Spanish botana means snack. At your typical Mexican restaurant a botana would be the equivalent of an appetizer sampler.

In the Rio Grande Valley however, Botanas are dishes that are a common feast. Think of a ginormous plate of nachos, covered in fajitas, with quesadillas on top. With a giant plate of Mexican rice and another of refried beans. And then a stack of tortillas and some rabbit door on the side.

They sell them by the person, but a 6 person Botana can easily feed 10. Every Sunday after church the family would gorge themselves on one. And then eat leftovers for supper. Everyone that I have ever taken back home has been blown away by them.

Anyways, have you ever had the pleasure?


chiken
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Hell yes! Trevinos off 183 is the place to get the best one. Mmm. Makes my mouth water.
Swarely
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No mames. Taco Ole on Conway and 495 4 life.
EFE
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No mames, the best botanas are at either On the Grill in Pharr or at Taco Ole in Mission
EFE
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Swarely said:

No mames. Taco Ole on Conway and 495 4 life.

Jinx
maroon barchetta
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El Chico used to sell a Botanas Platter.
Swarely
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EFE said:

Swarely said:

No mames. Taco Ole on Conway and 495 4 life.

Jinx


I'm a minute a head of you cuh.
CoachtobeNamed$$$
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I miss me some Botana. I often call the Mexican restaurants around BCS and ask if they make Botanas. I always get "A what???"
Unemployed
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JimboFFisher said:

I miss me some Botana. I often call the Mexican restaurants around BCS and ask if they make Botanas. I always get "A what???"
Why can't you just order separately the fajita nachos, some quesadillas, Mexican rice, and refried beans?

It's the same thing.
big1russ
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EFE
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Recession, repression, you know what I'm talking about…
rondis23
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Have either of you two mamayters ever had a Botana from Koko's? No mames, Taco Ole?
maroon barchetta
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EFE said:

Recession, repression, you know what I'm talking about…
MROD92
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Costa Mesa
Dr.Rumack
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Nobody else curious about the 'rabbit door on the side?'
superunknown
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There's more "no mames" in this thread than all the other "no mames" ever on the entire rest of texags
Hoosegow
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The Trevino's I remember was off of 10 over by the collisium in McAllen. But that was the 70s-90s and it was dayum good.

I knew nothing of the outside world when I went to A&M. I was so disappointed when I ordered my first bontana platter in College Station.

FWIW, I still know nothing.
OasisMan
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Si pero only in the valley
Swarely
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Dr.Rumack said:

Nobody else curious about the 'rabbit door on the side?'


Rabbit food
GrayMatter
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maroon barchetta said:

El Chorro used to sell a Botanas Platter.
FIFY
EFE
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Getting a botana para llevar at On The Grill rn on the way home from golf
redline248
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superunknown said:

There's more "no mames" in this thread than all the other "no mames" ever on the entire rest of texags
Google translates it as "don't suck." That can't be right
EFE
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This is a botana for two(2) dos
redline248
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That would feed my whole family



If I decided to share
AgLA06
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It was always botana mixta around the Tine.
Matsui
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Yes
3rd Platoon
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Botana platter for 2 at Ciro's in Weslaco. I grew up with this mouthwatering deliciousness, and it's one of the only things I miss about having grown up in the RGV.



maroon barchetta
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Good God, man.
BourbonAg
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We had our rehearsal dinner at Ciro's when we got married. Food was amazing.
CoachtobeNamed$$$
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Some more Weslaco boys up in here? Or Donna Redskins going into the city?
Swarely
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Never seen one with fried shrimp and…
Is that onion rings? Fried calamari?
I accidentally clicked the signature button.
Swarely
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AgLA06 said:

It was always botana mixta around the Tine.


Got any restaurant recs for the next time I'm in town?
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