My stomach was growling. I was hungry. Driving along Eldorado Parkway in McKinney, TX I spotted the building I was looking for. I was there to meet friends for our Ladies Night Out. There it was. The Petra. A newly opened Mexican Restaurant that I had not tried. Due to my increasing hunger I couldn’t wait to rush in and plop down and begin to munch on endless chips and salsa.
To my disappointment there was not any endless bowls of chips and salsa. However, upon ordering Quesadilla’s I was given a generous bowl of chips and salsa. It would not be endless but it was mine to eat and it proved to be more than enough.
The salsa also proved to be the best I have ever consumed. Absolutely delicious.
My generous plate of Quesadilla’s was only $8.50 and was overflowing with savory chicken and heavy cheese that literally gooed out of my tortillas. It was so incredibly, mouthwatering good. On the side my dish included pico de gallo, sour cream, caramelized onions and Mexican slaw. I was completely satisfied and can’t wait to go back with my husband.
The Petra was very clean. It felt clean and looked clean. Food and the festive, colorful dishes were promptly removed upon finishing the meal.
Prices were very reasonable, portions generous.
The cooking and grilling is done in the open for all to see. You can sit at the bar, where there does seem to be a steady flow of chips and salsa going, and sip your drink and watch your food cook.
We were able to dine inside or outside on the patio. We opted for the patio as the evening was cool and breezy and the patio was large and roomy.
Dress was casual style. Kids welcome. The kids menu includes tacos, quesadillas or sautéed beef or chicken.
If you’re craving fabulous Mexican food but just don’t feel like eating out, no problem, The Petra allows you to Order to Go!
“Petra’s Chef Beto combines fresh traditional street dishes he savored on the sidewalks of Mexico. The restaurant is named after his grandmother, Petra. He has put his culinary talent and passion together to recreate simple, fresh, yet boldly flavorful dishes to captivate your senses and transport you beyond the border. Petra uses the finest ingredients available to prepare a unique, authentic menu. Recipes are made daily from scratch, utilizing only the freshest products possible”. (Link source)
If your visiting or live in McKinney, Tx. Check it out! You’ll surely be glad you did!