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Universal Market

905 W Dove Ave, McAllen, TX 78504-3502
+1 956-631-4414
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
2 Aug 2017
“If the owner was friendlier ..”
29 Jun 2016
“Decent Indian for the Valley”
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Indian, Vegan Options
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905 W Dove Ave, McAllen, TX 78504-3502
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

This place has a great buffet, great flavors and very affordable prices with whole day buffet for 9.99 .. The owner is not really the most friendly person and staff does not really something .. The food is good .. and your cloth will carry...More

Thank KaiUWulff
Reviewed 30 June 2016

A couple things about Universal Market: The service here is super, super slow, and several of the waiters don't really seem to know what they are doing. Just be forewarned. I think that the management changed, or the cooks changed in the last year. When...More

Thank Max F
Reviewed 23 March 2016

My wife and I love Indian food and decided to try this place out when Taste of India (RIP) closed. The restaurant is part of a small ethnic store. The restaurant is very narrow and long and probably has 15 total booths. The service here...More

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 1 February 2016

The restaurant is one aisle with seven or eight four-person booths on either side. When we arrived only two of the booths had two people seated. We chose our spot and then noticed that the booth immediately next to ours was full of dirty dishes....More

Thank JGT4
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Had a wonderful time at this restaurant. Very good service and food made to order and set to your preference as far as spiciness. Warning, I like spicy food and chose medium and it was perfect. Since food is made to order it is not...More

Thank MJM_62_DP
Reviewed 8 January 2016

When my favourite Taste of India closed for good, I was beyond sad...as I read reviews about indian food, I noticed one reviewer said they found this place when a note was left at the Taste of India...It was a clue to the next adventure!!!...More

2  Thank FiannaWarrior
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Had previously eaten at Taste of India which is now closed so ate here. For a small buffet they had a decent selection of dishes. The chicken was white meat and a little dry for my taste but otherwise everything was good. I like spicy...More

1  Thank Alison S
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Ok spread tends to repeat the same menu which makes it a bit boring, I wish they keep the menu changing more often.

1  Thank Premkumar M
Reviewed 27 March 2015 via mobile

I can't begin to describe how wonderful the food is. You just have to try it for yourself! If you have seen the movie "100 Foot Journey" you will understand!

Thank Joyzinha
Reviewed 29 September 2014

This is a small restaurant attached to a grocery store at 905 Dove Street, literally behind the Walgreens off 10th street north in McAllen. Great food, excellent service and a good variety of choices for meat lovers and vegetarians, at an affordable price. The owners...More

Thank LuizadelaLoca
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  • Address: 905 W Dove Ave, McAllen, TX 78504-3502
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-631-4414
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