Our Mission

El Mejor Mexican Kitchen + Cantina offers a fresh take on Classic Tex-Mex and traditional Mexican dishes using local produce. Enjoy your meal with a margarita or a scratch-made drink from our tequila-centric cocktail menu.

We strive not only to earn the respect of local residents by giving them the best we have to offer but to become a place for friends and family to gather and celebrate. Our restaurant has two levels and is large enough to host events for over 100 people at an affordable price.

Our unique take on delicious food and exceptional customer service brings a new dining option to McKinney’s Historic Downtown.

Lalo’s Story

Lalo Zamora has been in the food industry for over a quarter-century. Over those years, he has been on a journey to bring fine dining and the Mexican culture together. Lalo’s vision, hard work, and determination have brought him here, to the heart of McKinney. El Mejor, which opened in 2019, brings a family-owned business into the forefront and creates a welcoming space for the warmth of the Mexican-American atmosphere to flourish and its food to be enjoyed.

From his humble beginning at a truck stop, to opening Camino Viejo on Sherman square in 2013, and now opening El Mejor on McKinney’s Town square in 2019, Lalo’s vision to meld two cultures, fresh food and a lively atmosphere are establishing his restaurants as community favorites in the heart of two historic, and vibrant town squares.