A true south Texas town, Laredo is on the northern bank of the Rio Grande River along the United States and Mexico border. The town's deep Mexican influence is obvious in the local cuisine. Downtown Laredo boasts authentic Mexican dishes, including a Mexican street food called antojitos. Popular for being inexpensive as well as quick and easy to eat on the go, antojitos includes nachos and corn served in a cup. The region is known for sprawling cattle ranches, which help ensure that local steakhouses serve you the finest cuts of Texas beef. Also popular in Laredo are Texas classics like barbecue, chicken-fried steak, burgers and chili. In the mood for seafood or global fare? Laredo offers classic Italian, Chinese, Japanese and other international selections.