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105 W Tyler AveHarlingen, TX 78550
Waw this is the best restaurant in Harlingen I love it and I don't like people when they like to talk about this restaurant I think they just like to talk because there jealous to all the people pls go tray it you are going to love it ther new plates the new manger they have good waiters I just …
601 S 77 Sunshine StripHarlingen, TX 78550
Just arrived in the City and the owner of la Roma B & B for a recomendation near by. To our surprise we had been directed to a wonderful place to dine relaxed with top notch service (eventho it was about closing time) and the best mexican style food we have ever eaten. The Cabrito was fresh an…
101 Biddle StSan Benito, TX 78586
Honestly, the food was excellent I give the cooks a five star but, I do want to say that the waitress are just horribble. As I sat down and waited for my breakfast the waitress were to busy talking to each other and did not even bother greeting me as I had walked in. Once my breakfast was brough…
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Were in after Dr visits had a great meal and great customer service. will definitely be back
Just went there tonight, two of us. We had the enchilada plate and the fried avocado. The enchiladas were terrible. The beef in them was mixed with carrots and onions and was not cooked together with the sauce like normal enchiladas. The beef was like an already prepared type that you would see in picadillo. The fried avocado was okay, however it didn't taste like it was freshly made. It's stuffed with fajita and I got some very chewy pieces of fajita in mine, like the fatty parts. The tortilla soup that comes on the plate I was not a fan of. The food came out super quick, like too quick to where you know it's not made fresh. However, I had a really terrific cucumber margarita and the waitress was good.
This past week mom and me sat down and ask for the specials house speci, and we waited and waited and waited................... I finally got tired after half an hour I am not exaggerating I got up walked over to cooks prep area to get it myself its been a half hour!!! II asked my waitres can I have my food? I'm hungry I need to go back to work! Everyone look like a deer in headlights no one knew what was going on! A 50 min later I went to pay, my waitress and the cashier agreed it was a half hour long wait and all I got was"I'm sorry"- REALLY! !!Never again and here comes the holidays I will definitely not bring family and friends here
I had lunch with my daughter today and the building smells old, I ordered beef enchilada plate and the beef was dark like it had been re headed several times and crackers were old along with chips and salsa they served.
Great food at great prices.
Great Place! One of the best places to eat in Harlingen.
Don't really like doing reviews but this restaurant is just something else. Fried shrimp and fish was burnt, I let waiter know he told me " hope next time you have better experience". The sides were so cold, seemed like they had come out of fridge. I asked for large shrimp cocktail and got like a 12oz serving cup for $9.95, I laughed and told waiter she said that is the large. Never going back to this restaurant you have been worned.
if you want canned food with horrible service come here.
my food was okay and I liked that they had more veggie options then subway. what I didn't like was that the employees don't keep up with refilling the veggies. they only had three meat options. the employees tried their hardest to keep up but they took care of different customers at the same time. All the customers got seated at different times then the people they went with. They would be a lot more efficient if the employees would take care of each order before moving on to the next group, tis would make the line go faster and we as costumers would be able to sit and enjoy our food at the same time.
Yes this service has always been rude. Watiresses obsessing about the latest gossip and ignoring the customers. When you do call them over, they act like you're imposing on them. If you want a coffee refill, you'll end up having to approach the counter yourself. On action 4 news facebook, where they ask people to submit their dirty dining experiences, 3 people wrote in and complained about roaches at El Taquito.The meat is often full of fat. The refried beans are so laden with bacon grease you can't believe it. Sometimes they actually serve quality food here, but mostly not.My girlfriend worked here for years, and said that her co-worker - the cook, has herpes. My other friend, who's in a wheelchair, told me he saw one of the cooks reach into their pants to scratch, and not even washing up afterwards.
Automobile owners have plenty of avenues to explore for making quick fixes to their vehicles. You don't have to wait for costly repairs if you are resourceful enough to know exactly what needs to be fixed and are sure of the parts required. By heading to your nearest salvage yard, you'll find the parts you need and more.
Salvage yards collect old vehicles and the accompanying parts. Depending on the condition, the materials can either be repaired or sold. Parts are then made available for you to purchase.
Salvage yards play a big role in ensuring old vehicles are disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. The auto industry is the largest in the world and therefore generates the most waste.
Junkyards tend to operate on a local basis and typically purchase damaged cars from insurance companies, auto owners or cities looking to tow abandoned vehicles. Salvage yards then dismantle cars for sellable parts, while unusable components are scrapped and recycled.
You'll first need to identify exactly what parts you need. You can sometimes use generic parts, whereas other instances will require you to stick to the specific manufacturer.
Not every driver has detailed knowledge about specific parts, and that's understandable. Luckily, you can take advantage of various tools to narrow down your search. If you know your car's model, year, make and more, head to the online database carparts.com to search through categories ranging from alternators to suspension.
You can also speak to a mechanic or someone with detailed knowledge about the inner workings of a car to specifically get a better understanding of the parts you need.
You are not out of luck if you bought your car from the secondhand market and didn't get specific details regarding the year, model or submodel, or if you misplaced the owner's manual and no longer have access to that information.
Since 1981, every car has contained a vehicle identification number, otherwise known as a VIN. This 17-character code is comprised of three sections:
Where Do I Find the VIN?
The VIN is commonly found on these locations:
After you find this information, you'll have an easier time finding the necessary parts from the salvage yard.
Once you've confirmed your car's model, the next step is to locate the nearest salvage yard. While a quick online search will yield plenty of results, not all junkyards are the same, and the differences will have an effect on how you obtain the parts.
The first type of salvage location is known as a you-pick yard. Here, you bring your own tools and walk around with full reign to take any parts you find. You can set out to find a specific part for that much-needed repair, or you may stumble upon an item that is harder to find and carries a high market value.
A you-pick yard offers endless opportunities and costs very little to run, which directly benefits salvagers because so many types of salvage yards are popping up, according to Popular Mechanics.
The second type of salvage yard is known as full-service. Here, you can directly request certain parts and workers will deliver them to the front desk. No tools are required, nor will you spend time wandering the endless car piles. The catch: You'll have to pay a fee for the added convenience.
Important Steps to Take
Once you decide on the type of salvage yard to visit, your best course of action is to call before arriving. You can get a better idea of what the yards offer. For example, some salvage areas only have domestic cars for you to look through, while others may deal strictly with foreign, high-performance or vintage cars. After all, you don't want to make the trip to the salvage lot only to discover the cars will not have the parts you're looking for.
Luckily, most yards are generalists, meaning they carry what most scavengers demand. If you happen to own a rare car, chances are the yard will not carry that part simply because the demand is not nearly as high.
What to Expect
Entering a salvage yard can be an overwhelming first experience. With so many cars spread out over a wide stretch of land, the feeling is understandable. Most yards operate the same way, so you can expect the same general experiences throughout each location.
For you-pick salvage yards, you'll have to sign a liability document and pay a small fee, typically around $1. Think of this dollar as a worthy investment, particularly if you stumble across a rare component that can net you a high sale.
Navigating the Lot
Once you enter the lot, look for the ground maps to make your scavenging life a bit easier. According to Popular Mechanics, most lots are organized by keeping the in-demand parts near the front. Here, you'll find parts for vehicles that have a tendency to break down, which works to your advantage if you own a similar car.
The rear of the lot will typically contain items for cars that don't suffer from as many breakdowns. As you walk from the front to the rear, the middle of the lot will gradually progress from cars that frequently suffer mechanical issues to vehicles that don't.
Some lots will even have manufacturers grouped together to help simplify your search. However, not every salvage lot will have this type of organization - some will have no organization whatsoever. While you may spend more time searching for a specific car and an accompanying part, you also have the chance to find some hidden gems.
Don't go into the salvage yard expecting to find price tags on each individual part, as that would be a tedious task for the lot's owner.
Instead, salvage lots will usually have a price board containing necessary information. Different parts will have a generic price, and this method is generally beneficial to you and your wallet.
For example, say you drive a luxury car and are in need of a radiator. When visiting a salvage lot, the pricing for a luxury car's radiator will be around the same amount as a cheaper car's radiator.
Now that you know how the layout and pricing structures work, you have to actually find the parts, which for some, represents the most tedious and exhausting task - and for others, the most fun. You don't want to just grab the first component you need.
After finding something you think can be useful, carefully inspect it. Make sure the part isn't damaged. Likewise, check for interchangeable parts. You will then have an easier time searching for parts because you open up the number of cars to look through.
Tools Are Needed
Salvaging for auto parts is labor-intensive and sometimes dangerous. You'll want to stock up and go to the yard with the necessary tools to help pry loose much-needed parts, such as a full door.
Keep in mind though that you'll carry home any and everything you bring along. While you do want to have the tools, you also don't want to tire yourself out from the weight. Luckily, you can carry along some equipment while leaving heavier items in the car for when you get back.
Typical gear includes:
Keep these tools in the car:
Getting the Parts
Not every part will be easily accessible in a junk car. The tools you bring along will be helpful if you need to destroy portions of the vehicle - just make sure you don't accidentally destroy the part you're looking for because some areas of the car are easier to take apart than others.
When rummaging through a car or walking around the lot, stay aware of your surroundings. Remember, you aren't the only visitor looking to salvage parts. Other individuals are also looking for components, and not everyone works as safely as possible.
If you find a car you'd like to inspect, make sure working conditions are suitable, and if anything looks suspicious or dangerous, don't hesitate to find a safer vehicle to tear apart.
Buying a Specific Component
Instances may arise where you find yourself looking for a smaller component of a larger part, such as the latch to a door. It is in your interest to call the salvage yard before arriving to see if they sell smaller components individually, because some yards do not.
Some owners choose to not sell small components for financial reasons. According to Car-Part, owners will find difficulty selling the higher-priced assembly. If salvage lots come across a door without the handle, they will have to pay extra to get the handle and attach it to the entire assembly. It is therefore cost-effective for salvage lots to sell entire assemblies.
After you've successfully found a part or multiple components, take everything up to the clerk. Inform them of what you have and pay. It is in your best interest to avoid lying about what you have as a way to to pay less. You will potentially be banned if you're found lying.
Parts May Be Expensive
You-pick salvage yards will display the prices for categories of parts. However, prices may fluctuate depending on the demand. Harder-to-find items may carry a higher price tag than a brand-new one. In such instances, you have to use your best judgment to decide on which route to choose. Keep in mind that if you are salvaging for auto parts, you may also stumble across items that are difficult to find and subsequently be able to sell them for a profit. Doing so can offset the cost of the price you're paying for the parts you personally need.
Salvage yards will have different policies regarding warranties, but in most instances, the parts you find will be covered. Some salvage yards will offer warranties of anywhere from 90 days to six months, and may even offer the option for extended coverage.
Automobile owners looking to fix up their cars and save money will benefit from visiting a salvage yard. Time and dedication will be needed on your end, but the payout will be worth it because you'll save money and may even find old car parts that can be useful for non-auto purposes. You may even find rare parts you can then sell.
Before visiting the salvage yard, call ahead and ask questions about warranties, pricing and the types of cars they have for you to look through. Then, gather your tools, and get the most out of your auto salvage trip.