In the heart of McAllen, a successful business has opened shop with the goal of providing a unique service or product the likes of which the RGV has never seen. Perhaps none has gone as far as Ruben’s Grocery in both product and service. Ruben’s world market opened its doors 43 years ago with the intention of offering imported foods from Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
The goal was to provide RGV residents with their favorite native foods and authentic South American groceries to make them feel right at home. Today, they have expanded to provide customers with a wide array of exotic foods hailing from across the globe. Some of the locations that Ruben’s Grocery ships from include:
- El Salvador
- Puerto Rico
Get to Cooking
For the creative cook to the daring foodie, Ruben’s Grocery has everything you need to quench your culinary thirst. The store sells certified organic products, imported meats and cheeses, decadent chocolates and sweets, and exotic fruits and vegetables that you won’t find anywhere else. In fact, residents from across the Valley travel to Ruben’s for their high-quality meats, a top-selling product.
Only the best quality meats and cuts are selected for their customers, a service you won’t find at big grocery stores. An exclusive assortment of imported wines, Spanish meats and cheeses also keeps the international customer base coming back for more. Are you feeling homesick for traditional dishes made with ingredients not typically found in South Texas? Ruben’s probably has what you’re looking for! From edible gold leafs to civet coffee (Kopi luwak) to rice and beans, Ruben’s inventory is anything but lacking.
An October Special
One of the most sought-after and unique food items available at the grocery store is the Red Alaskan King Crab which Ruben himself claims is the most delicious seafood.
“I love ALL seafood, but this King Crab is, well, the King of all seafood,” he said. “I have truly never tasted anything more delicious.”
If you’re itching to try this tasty crustacean, you’re in luck! The store will be receiving King Crab for the month of October, so get yours before it’s too late. Check out Ruben’s Grocery website for the latest specials and updates.