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Is there anyting to do in Neuvo Progrresso other than shop?

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Is there anyting to do in Neuvo Progrresso other than shop?

Is there anything to do in Neuvo Progresso other than shop and get medical care? Any parks or museums? What hotels are best?

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1. Re: Is there anyting to do in Neuvo Progrresso other than shop?

Unfortunately we do not have museums but other than come to do your shopping and visiting the doctor can get to eat at any of the restaurants that are here making sure that you will get the best service as well as the best Mexican and international ..

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Dance, drink, dental cleaning, sit at outdoor bar n watch the tourists n natives.

Botox, shop.

Girly bars further in town one block east of main drag... Ask for where Bonanza bar is, bar across the street, n Corner Bar next door. Action starts late afternoon.

Have fun!

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More things to do... From a fan of Las Flores / Nuevo Progreso, who loves to dance:

1. My first stop is always at Jessica’s Pharmacy. Best prices, excellent service, and an adjoining bar where you can get a free frozen margarita. Arturo is the owner in the pharmacy, handsome as can be, and he kisses the women on the cheek! Tony has the bar, and occasionally dances with the guests. Froylan plays music there about 6 days a week; he’s about the best in town for that. The bar also has nachos and tacos, and snacks and pottery for sell there. One block in, turn right to the next block, it’s on the corner. I often just park there instead of the main drag. Calle Reynosa #222.

2. Next stop is just two spots south, Rancho Grande, a bar where Carlos plays. Great food and service there. Carlos Jr. knows the songs I like to dance to, and plays them when I’m there!

3. Following that, back to the main drag to El Disco, where Carlos Senior plays! Santiago manages the bar, and it may be the longest single bar in the area! Sit on saddles at the bar, or at tables. Room to dance there. Tell Carlos that Madre Teresa sent you! Tip for requested songs…

4. Then walking down the street, and across the street is Ground Zero. Not positive of the name, but it’s next door to Almita’s. I/we dance in the back there, requesting songs from the organist.

There is a young lady that has a curb booth that sells videos there. One can buy the latest released videos from her, two for $5. Have her play them first to show that they work before you buy them.

5. I buy my drinks at the little street bar across the street. Good prices, fun people sitting there.

I heard a lady got a drugged drink at Red Panty Bar, woke up in Edinburg, her car impounded, with no memory of anything. So I don’t go there.

6. Next stop for food and more dancing is Chuy’s Red Snapper, upstairs, by Almita’s. Most everyone’s favorite eating place. Yesterday my friend turned her two for one margaritas in for more tequila, and they topped it off.

7. Some people go to Galleria, second floor, for more dancing. It’s a nightclub. When you order drinks, and they are two for one, get both drinks at one time, and pay for it then. Otherwise, the bartenders tend to rip you off. You’ve been warned.

8. My last stop is Cantina Especial, AKA The Corner Bar. It’s a few blocks south of Galleria, one block east. Red curtain in the doorway. The low-lifes and poor and drunkards and hookers hang out there. But I go with my Mexican friend who “protects” me. I bring my own music, and dance the cumbias with myself and many others there. They all know me. One can buy a fat beer bottle for $4, and get extra cups, and share them with patrons, and you’ll be the king of the show! I have never had any problems there.

Now, for other things other people might want to do:

Pedicures, manicures, hairdos, braids, waxing, tattoos, shaves, shoe shines, lip/eyeliner/eyebrow tattooing. Not much water psi in the beauty parlors, so hair washing stuff not recommended.

My favorite pedicurist these days is Ely, at Mariel’s barber and beauty salon, near the Galleria (don’t know if male or female!). For fancy unique hairdos and hair jobs, go to Bertha at Almita’s, also near Galleria. She also does lip/eyebrow/eyeliner tattooing.

Do NOT go to Rosio at Almita's for lip tattooing. A girlfriend tried her, as Bertha was out having her baby. Only her lip liner showed up, the full lip color didn’t show up, and her lip liner was way too dark for her liking.

Massages (ask for Sergio, by Crystal Pharmacy/Beauty Salon)… I feel he’s the best). Many salons have masseuses. He can also direct you to most anything you want in the town. He referred me to the best dentist I’ve found yet, out of about 10 I have interacted with. Sergio is probably the most handsome man in town! Tell him Madre Teresa referred you! He told me, last visit, some ladies did see him from my referral. I’m sure they were well pleased.

Crystal Pharmacy/Beauty Salon is just south of El Disco.

In Crystal Pharmacy/Beauty Salon is Alex, or Alexandria. She can remove moles, like three for $20. She injects with lidocaine first, then burns them off. She is very artistic, and did the beautiful drawings in their work rooms.

There is a dog pharmacy by Crystal Pharmacy, sometimes with cute puppies for sale there. Don't buy from the fat lady... She is a grouch, and always jacks up the price. Go for the slender guy for service.

Dancing, drinking, and eating all over the town, of course.

A great leather shop is further down the strip: Riverside Leather Shop. Benito Juarez #131, Zona Centro. Rudy owns it, and makes some of the stuff there. My mother purchased a new leather purse there yesterday, after searching all over town for one. It is across the street from the upstairs Red Snapper restaurant, which some people love (I don’t like it there).

Also, across the street from Riverside Leather is a jewelry place where most all of it is only $1.00! It has many other items for sell in the store. You can buy so many presents there for yourself and for friends!

Just before Riverside Leather is a big store that has blankets hanging outside it. It is gigantic inside, has blankets, clothing, and more and more all thru it. Great prices, tremendous selection. Ask the owner about his doggies… he has little chiwawas near him all the time!

Also before Riverside Leather is a great pizza joint.

A Catholic church is two blocks in, then two blocks west of the border entry. Our Lady of Sorrows (Virgen de los Dolores, or Nuestra Senora de los Dolores). Calle Sonora y Matamoros 126. You can see the cross in the air from a couple blocks away. Stopped by there tonight, Friday, for the 7 pm mass. The beautiful chapel was open, but there weren’t enough people for the priest to have a mass. They said masses on Sunday at noon and 7 pm are popular. Also, services Saturday, 10-1 pm. 528-937-0013 phone, USA?

There is a Baptist church a few blocks south of the Catholic church. It is cute, quaint, green colored.

Kiddee-corner from the church is a plaza, a park, where kids play, people sit, and one can relax or enjoy a to-go lunch.

There was a fancy new casino on the main drag, but it’s closed down.

The Galleria has extremely inexpensive pottery n statues in the back of their store, all at much reduced prices. They will carry items to the border for you. I have about 5 at my house right now. They also have a super assortment of candies and snacks, booze, jewelry, some clothing, t-shirts, glassware, perfumes, nick nacks, and whatchamacallits.

Upstairs at the Galleria is the bar. I quit going there, as the waiters rip people off, it stinks in there, and the bathrooms are disgusting. But if you go, pay for your drink IMMEDIATELY, and with exact change, if possible.

Getting a dental cleaning is cheap there, $25. And, then if you need a dentist, you know if that dentist is worth going back to. A more thorough cleaning is more. Out of about 10 dentists I have interacted with there, I finally found one I will return to: Dr. Alan Alfonso Jardon Martinez, at International Dental Clinic, across from Crystal Pharmacy.

During this time, Winter Texan peak time (Dec. - Feb.), some bars have folkloric dancers entertaining. They go from one cantina to the next, to the next.

I just learned yesterday that some children mariarchi performers are at The Canada Store, upstairs, in the afternoon on Thursdays. About two hours long. There is a $6 cover, but it includes all you can drink of something, n probably some snacks, too.

Also, one can get their car washed in NP, and they do a real good job. $5 or less.

Fourth floor of both the Arizona and Angels... Restaurants at both, occasionally musicians. But go on up there and get a view of the town, and the beautiful restaurants. This is a MUST DO for everyone, at least once.

In about October 2010, there was a gun fight right outside of the Arizona. People escaped into the stores. One lady saw one person shot. These were drug cartel guys, no Winter Texans involved.

This month, February 2015, I heard that someone with a fancy pickup was at a business, maybe a dentist. A robber came in, asked the owner of the pickup for the keys, as he was going to steal it. He said he had to do it or the gun cartel would harm his family, and he apologized. He got the keys, and took off. So, words of warning from the Mexican locals… don’t drive fancy pick-ups or cars into town, and don’t wear fancy jewelry there.

For off-medications, those the other stores don’t sell, like Tylenol 3 and 5, one shop sells them pretty openly. When entering the town, walk down the first hall to your right. It takes you right to it’s door, almost. It’s called Pharmacy Marimar. In St. Plaza Rio, Suite 11-A.

For strip clubs (Senorial and the one across the street) are expensive, and prone to ripping off the clientele. The Corner Bar, Bonanza, and the other bars there, are much more reasonable. They aren’t strip clubs, but the women, and a few men, can be had there. It is safe to go there, but be cautious. Rooms rent for $10 an hour at nearby hotels, or the back of some bars have rooms for rent.

If you are a bit more adventurous, find a street vendor to take you around, to show you things that may not be on usual itineraries. They can find you off-drugs, pot, girly girls, etc. If you drove over, ask if you can see their home. You may be shocked how destitute they live, yet how happy they are. Be sure and tip them well for their time.

My favorite street vendor friend is Luis, who occasionally escorts me. He helps me learn Spanish, hangs out with me, dances with me, tells me who/what/where/when/how things work around there. When I have outta town guests visit, he hangs out with us, n we visit his house. Everyone likes him, he is trustworthy, smiles all the time, and speaks understandable English. He hangs out in front of El Disco or in the area. Just ask any vendor for him ,Luis, or “grain-yas” and they will get him for you (tip that go-for, please). Luis is out after noon. Tip Luis for his time. Tell him Madre Teresa sent you!

About two miles before entering NP, on 1015, is a business called Cavazos Doors. Metal Arts. It’s on the west side of the road. It’s well worth a stop to take a look at the great iron works there! They do custom work, too (a few miles from this place). Amazing selection, and reasonable prices. It’s easy to pass by, but there are some on display outside the building. It’s just north of Malone Drive, which is north of Highway 281/Military Highway.

Hope you find so many new and fun things to do there on your future visits! Just mention my name, tell them Madre Teresa sent you!

Andale! Dale dale! (dolly dolly!)

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