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22 Signs That Prove You Are From The McAllen Metropolitan Area

The definition of true Tex-Mex culture.

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1. You laugh when people say that Taco Bell has the best late night food

Because we've all bathed in the glory of Taco Palenque or ventured into Pharr for our favorite menu item at Taqueria La Herradura.
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Because we've all bathed in the glory of Taco Palenque or ventured into Pharr for our favorite menu item at Taqueria La Herradura.

2. Mexican holidays are marked in your calendar so you know when to avoid La Plaza Mall

It's the most crowded time of the year.
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It's the most crowded time of the year.

3. You know to head to The Flying Walrus before 2 a.m. in order to get that extra hour in

There's just something about the pizza that you can't say no to.
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There's just something about the pizza that you can't say no to.

4. You have seen at least one quinceanera photoshoot at the McAllen Convention Center

...actually any kind of photoshoots apply.
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...actually any kind of photoshoots apply.

5. You are well aware that The Island/Padre has Spring Break visitors during the entire month of March

And you know at least one person who owns a condo in SPI that will house you and your friends while you party.
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And you know at least one person who owns a condo in SPI that will house you and your friends while you party.

6. You roll your eyes anytime McAllen is mentioned as a rural city or small town on national television

Oh look, another episode of Border Wars.
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Oh look, another episode of Border Wars.

7. You are willing to wait in hour-long lines at Xquinkles

I mean who wouldn't?
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I mean who wouldn't?

8. Day trips out of the country aren't uncommon

Well, it's right there after all.
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Well, it's right there after all.

9. Trips to the flea market are family outings

Everything is sold here, EVERYTHING.
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Everything is sold here, EVERYTHING.

10. Barbacoa Sundays are a thing you are way familiar with...

Pass the lime.
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Pass the lime.

11. ... and Michael Kors is a brand that you know everyone is familiar with

Just a little.
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Just a little.

12. You've gone on a Siempre Natural diet at least once.

The melon water is just divine.
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The melon water is just divine.

13. You've made at least one liquor run to Ueta on the border

Because, taxes.
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Because, taxes.

14. Hidalgo's Festival of Lights is one of your favorite valley events ...

15. ... and so is the livestock show

A valley staple.
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A valley staple.

16. Trips to Harlingen are no stranger to your Forever 21 shopping habits

That, along with drives to the Mercedes Premium Outlets are totally worth it.
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That, along with drives to the Mercedes Premium Outlets are totally worth it.

17. Kumori is your go-to sushi place

They have a CHESTER ROLL, with Cheetos.
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They have a CHESTER ROLL, with Cheetos.

18. You know not to use a fake I.D. at Hillbilly's

Strictest club in the valley.
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Strictest club in the valley.

19. You know 10th street is hell on wheels.

So...many...stoplights.
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So...many...stoplights.

20. You know who Delia is and you know she makes a lot of money during the holidays

God bless chicken & cheese tamales.
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God bless chicken & cheese tamales.

21. You or someone you know has been a victim of UTPA parking

Because who wants to park behind the baseball field?
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Because who wants to park behind the baseball field?

22. Even though there is virtually no skyline, you know that all you need to see is the Chase tower to know that you are home.

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