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“Tex Mex That's A Little More Interesting”

Petra Fresh Mexican Bistro
Ranked #206 of 288 Restaurants in McKinney
Price range: $9 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
McKinney, Texas
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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Tex Mex That's A Little More Interesting”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Petra is kind of like the Mexican version of Pei Wei, with comfortable wood tables and chairs. The selction board is at the front and lists the possible combinations. I've enjoyed their brisket tacos, but have also enjoyed their meat and vegetable stew selections. The complimenary chips and salsa are good and there's a salsa bar for refills. The food seems fresher than the usual reheated Tex Mex place and the vegetables are crisp. Full meals are less than $12..

Visited September 2012
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McKinney, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Like mama never made!”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Petra is our "go to" place. When my wife and I can't agree on a place to go, our choice usually turns to Petra.

Petera is a "Mexico-TexMex Fusion". Service is and food delivery are quick. EVERYTHING on the menu is good. My wife is a really big fan of the the fish tacos. She says they are the best in town (she eats them everywhere we go).

My personal favorite is the shrimp salad, although I have had most of the items on the menu.

It is a self-order, they-serve model. But don't think that means you are on your own. There are very attentative waitpeople who make it seem like you are in a more traditional service model. And they are all so very gracias.

The chips are fresh and all food items are freshly prepared. The prices are very reasonable.

Since it is one block east of US 75, it seems to be like a secret jewel. There is a patio and families are welcome.

  • Visited August 2012
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Melissa, Texas, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth swinging by.”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

The food is SO good. I wasn't expecting to really like it because you order, bring your food to your table, and dine (no waiters is what I mean), but the food is so good, the place is super clean, and the staff is very friendly.

Visited March 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

Fresh food cooked to order. You can't beat this place. Be advised that you order at the counter and seat yourself. Nice selection of beers to accompany your meal.

  • Visited June 2012
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McKinney, Texas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Petra is awesome!”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Petra has become our favorite mexican restaurant - the food is so fresh and great tasting. My favorites are the fish tacos and the carnitas. The offer a daily special which includes a beverage so it's a really great deal. The tortilla soup is so good and chock full of chicken. The service is excellent and the people who work there are so nice. We just love it!

  • Visited May 2012
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