Praised as “The Best Little Steak House in South Texas,” The Tack Room offers one of the most unforgettable dining experiences in Laredo.
The Tack Room is located in the historic La Posada Hotel, which sits on the banks of the Rio Grande River and offers spectacular views of Mexico. The hotel, which dates back to the 1800s, is on the National Registry of Historic Buildings with The Tack Room nestled in the hotel’s elegant Bruni Home.
First opening its doors in 1982, The Tack Room has been a staple in Laredo over the last three decades. The restaurant offers an upscale dining experience that can’t be found anywhere else in town. The beautiful Victorian interior features a copper-topped bar and a verandah that overlooks the historic San Agustin Plaza.
When it comes to a romantic dinner for two, The Tack Room doesn’t disappoint from its elegant ambiance to its exceptional menu. Aside from The Tack Room’s famous margaritas and cocktails, the restaurant offers four appetizers that are certain to delight your taste buds. Angels on Horseback offers a Texas twist with bacon-wrapped shrimp, grilled pineapple, and brandy barbeque sauce. The South Texas Crab Cakes add a new flavor to your palate with avocado chipotle remoulade. There’s also Mexican Beef Panchos and Escargot as well as Lobster Bisque, Chicken Tortilla Soup, and French Onion Soup.
The Tack Room is best known for its steaks and pork chops. The Tack Room Churrasco is a local favorite and is a seven-ounce butterflied tenderloin grilled with a chimichurri salsa. The Bandera Texas Quail is another favorite that the chef finishes with drizzled pasilla honey. Other options include the Preakness Steak, the Kentucky Derby New York strip, the Belmont Steak, and the Colorado Lamb Chops. For the more adventurous foodies, you can pick your sauce and your steak to create an unforgettable dish that’s completely unique to you!
If you’re looking for other options, the Shrimp Scampi is a menu favorite as is the Gulf Coast Red Snapper and the Wild Atlantic Salmon. You can also try the Chicken Laredo which is topped with poblano rajas, Monterrey jack cheese, bacon, and mushrooms!
Of course, no meal at The Tack Room is complete without dessert! Try the Cajeta Pecan Cheesecake and the Classic Mexican Flan. For more traditional desserts, don’t miss the Warm Apple Pie a la Mode, the Key Lime Pie, or the Banana Foster!