Brownsville

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Brownsville is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. Brownsville is the 15th largest city in the state of Texas and the 129th largest in the U.S. The population was 139,722 at the 2000 census. Brownsville is the southernmost city in Texas.

Brownsville is the principal city of the Brownsville-Harlingen metropolitan area, which is part of the larger Brownsville-Harlingen-Raymondville combined statistical area.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Brownsville/South Padre Island Airport (IATA: BRO) is serviced by the following airlines:

By bus[edit]

Brownsville has long-haul coach service via Greyhound, and regional service via Valley Transit Company.

By car[edit]

  • US Highway 77/83 - a co-signed road that goes to Harlingen, where it splits into US 77 toward Houston and US 83 toward Laredo.
  • US Highway 281 - to Hidalgo County and then San Antonio.
  • Mexico's Federal Highway 180 is easily accessible across the Veterans International Bridge into Matamoros, Tamps., and leads to Tampico and eventually to Cancun.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

Brownsville Urban System [dead link] operates Monday through Saturday, 5:50AM–8:26PM (except on major holidays).

See[edit]

Museums[edit]

Do[edit]

Theater[edit]

Festivals[edit]

  • Charro Days Fiesta. This usually occurs the last week of February.
  • CineSol Film Festival.
  • Sombrero Festival. Created to enhance the spirit of Charro Days, this festival usually occurs the last week of February.
  • Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival.
  • Fourth of July Parade.
  • Winter Break Parade.

Golfing[edit]

  • Fort Brown Memorial Gulf Course.
  • Brownsville Gold Course.

Learn[edit]

Buy[edit]

Bookstore[edit]

Mall[edit]

  • Sunrise Mall.

Eat[edit]

Typically 15 percent is an acceptable tipping amount.

American[edit]

  • Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen.
  • Denny's.
  • Johnny Rockets.

Argentine[edit]

  • La Pampa Argentine Steakhouse.
  • Madeira Restaurant.

Bistro[edit]

  • Contrappunto.
  • Keko's Bistro.

Chinese[edit]

  • Asian Buffet.
  • Buffet City.
  • Chinese Gourmet Express (inside Sunrise Mall).
  • Chopstix.
  • King's Buffet.
  • Lin's Buffet.
  • Lotus Inn.

European[edit]

  • Gazpacho's Restaurant.
  • Steak & Fork Restaurant & Vino Bar.

Healthy[edit]

  • Kaero's Restaurant.

Italian[edit]

  • Italia Express (inside Sunrise Mall).
  • Geko's Trattoria Italian.
  • Gio's Villa.
  • Johnny Carino's.
  • Pitti's Ristorante Italian Village.
  • Toscafino Restaurant.

Japanese[edit]

  • Kohnami Japanese Restaurant.
  • KOI Restaurant & Bar.
  • Kumori Sushi & Teppanyaki.
  • Rocka's Sushi Express.
  • Sora Sushi Express.

Latin American[edit]

  • El Hueso De Fraile.

Mexican[edit]

  • Antonio's Mexican Restaurant.
  • Bigo's Bar & Grill.
  • Campero's Grill & Bar.
  • Emilia's Restaurant.
  • La Botana Grill.
  • Mi Pueblito Restaurant.
  • Mister Taco.
  • Pepe's Mexican Restaurant.
  • Taqueria Siberia.

Seafood[edit]

  • Blue Mermaid Cafe & Seafood.
  • Dirty Al's Seafood Market & Cajun Kitchen.
  • Golden Coastal Seafood Restaurant.
  • Khan's Grill.
  • Mariscos De La Rosa.
  • Taverna Bar & Grill.
  • The Oyster Bar.

Tex-Mex[edit]

  • The Vermillion Restaurant & Watering Hole.

Thai[edit]

  • Sasi's Thai Restautant.

Wing[edit]

  • Buffalo Wings & Rings.
  • C&C Wings.
  • Wing Barn.
  • Wings-Pizza-N-Things.

Drink[edit]

Bars, Pubs and Billiard Parlors[edit]

  • Adolios (inside Sunrise Mall).
  • Beef 'O' Brady's.
  • Billiard Room.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings.
  • Dog House Pub & Grill.
  • Highway 48 Bar & Grill.
  • Hurricanes.
  • Last Call Bar & Grill.
  • Mynt Bar & Grill.
  • Phillies Americana.
  • Rack Daddy's.
  • Shenanigan's Irish Pub & Grill.
  • Stickman's Bar & Grill.
  • The Bar (next to the old Hooters).
  • Zocalo Bar & Grill.

Cafe[edit]

  • 802 Café.
  • Fina's Coffee Shop.
  • International Coffee Shop.
  • Kactus Café.
  • Lotus Café.
  • New Courthouse Coffee Shop.
  • Rio Java Gourmet Coffee & Tea.
  • Tunnel Café.
  • U-Mix Coffee & Juice Bar.

Nightclubs[edit]

Gay & Lesbian[edit]

Cabaret[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • Palace Inn Motel East7364 South Padre Island Hwy +1 956 832-0202.

Mid-range[edit]

Splurge[edit]

Student Housing[edit]

Connect[edit]

In case of an emergency dial 911.

Cope[edit]

Consulates[edit]

Go next[edit]

Routes through Brownsville
Corpus Christi/LaredoHarlingen  N I-69E.svgUS 77.svgUS 83.svg S  Aiga immigration.svg → becomes Carretera federal 180.svgMatamoros
San AntonioMcAllen  W US 281.svg E  END
END  W Texas 100.svg E  → becomes Texas Park Road 100South Padre Island


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