Piedras Negras Travel Guide

  • Feeding the Pigeons on Hero's Square
    Feeding the Pigeons on Hero's Square
    by Stephen-KarenConn
  • Fort Duncan, Eagle Pass, Texas
    Fort Duncan, Eagle Pass, Texas
    by Stephen-KarenConn
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe
    Our Lady of Guadalupe
    by Stephen-KarenConn

Piedras Negras Things to Do

  • Local Foods

    Mexico is blessed with a variety of foods some of which are regional.I highlight here two: Pozole and Tostada

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  • Internet Inalambrico

    I was wandering around the town looking for a cybercafe to check my mail. as it is happening all over the world, the wireless is becoming common. after failing to find a cyber cafe open, i went into the Hotel Rio, a nice hotel, around 55 usd per night, and i saw that wi fi was avaialbe. I explained to them that I am a visitor from Cuba and that i...

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  • Visit the plazas

    Piedras Negras life is very different from American life. The people of Piedras still enjoy what we as Americans have never experienced, a siesta. Life in Piedras stops at around 2pm and resumes at 4pm. Shop owners and business will close there doors and go home for rest and relaxation. You as a tourist can expect very little or no service at all...

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  • The Rio Grande

    The Rio Grande River, called the Rio Bravo in Mexico, forms the border between Mexico and Texas/USA for hundreds of miles. I've crossed the Rio Grande in eight different places, and still never have done so without stopping to take a look and think of the significance of this long but otherwise unremarkable stream which divides two great nations...

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  • Our Lady of Guadalupe

    Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, also known as Basilica Guadalupe, is not only the geographic center of Piedras Negras, but it is also the center of life for many, if not most, of the people who live here. The spire of the church can be seen from across the Rio Grande, and the cross atop it is the highest point in the city. This is not a...

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  • Gran Plaza de los Heros

    Gran Plaza de los Heros, or Hero's Square, is actually a long rectangle and not square. It is the heart and center of downtown Piedras Negras. City Hall is immediately to the west and Basilica Guadalupe is just to the south. There are several statues, monuments and park benches in the square, and scores of pigeons. It is a busy but peaceful spot in...

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  • Monument to Christopher Columbus

    This Monument to Christopher Columbus was erected in 1992, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of the Americas in 1492. There is a globe on either end, and a bust of Columbus in the center. The monument stands at the north end of Gran Plaza de los Heros, in downtown Piedras Negras, directly across the street from the City...

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  • The International Border

    Near the center of the International Bidge you will see this plaque marking the border, Mexico on the right/south and the U.S.A. on the left/north. Of the many people walking across the bridge, I was the only person who stopped to look at the plaque. Perhaps I was the only tourist, and I'm sure I stood out. Some people on VT talk about being a...

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  • Colorful Sculpture

    One of the first things you will see after crossing the bridge from Texas into Mexico is this colorful sculpture of blue, red, and yellow metal spires. I was unable to learn the symbolism behind the sculpture, but I still thought it added a bit of interest to the entrance to the city of Piedras Negras.

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Piedras Negras Hotels

Piedras Negras Restaurants

  • CANT LEAVE MEXICO WITHOUT TRYING IT!

    CROSS TO THE MEXICAN BORDER AND ENJOY THE MEXICAN MUSIC WHILE HAVING AN ICE COLD BEER A TEQUILA OR YOUR FAVORITe DRINK WHILE YOU FILL YOUR TUMMY WITH OUR HOME TASTING MEXICAN CUISINE. YOU CANN´T LEAVE MEXICO WITH OUT TRYING OUR SPECIAL MEGA NACHOS, GUACAMOLE AND OF COURSE OUR SIZZLING BEEF AND CHICKEN FAJITAS AND FAMOUS STEAKS.EL RANCHO STEAK IS A...

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  • Food from Jalisco

    By the time we had finished seeing patients it was already well past 11 pm. the last patient, a jovial local man, invited us to taste Tostadas at this favourite eatery of his, so we closed the office and went with him. Even at this midnight hour there were people coming for snacks or dinners.. Tostadas with Aguacate, estilo jaliscofresh melocoton...

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  • An old establishment under new...

    I had just arrived in Piedras Negras and dropped off at the medical offices of a good friend of mine. I wanted some thing for breakfast. An elderly patient waiting there suggested i go around the corner to this restaurant. One can see that it has been there for a while and also that it has undergone modifications. it is under new managemnt after...

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  • A great mix of everything

    In the center of Piedras Negras is located this great Mexican cuisine restaurant. They have succulent grilled beef in a pleasant atmosphere with an unsurpassable service. Delicious steak and arrachera tacos with guacamole that will delight your palate. Taste their exquisite sauces and let yourself be hypnotized by the flavors of Peidras. Fajitas...

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  • Sucked!

    This Resturaunt was so bad that I thought I was on a reality television show! The food was wrong, the drinks were wrong,,,, How does a Mexican resturaunt get a margarita wrong 3 times and it still taste horible? The fried jalopena`s were so bad, I think that we were the first people to order them in this place.There were screaming children at every...

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  • Home of the Nacho

    This restaurant reminds me in many ways of an American franchise establishment, but with a decided Mexican flavor. It is simply but tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. The service is excellent and the food delicious. When you're in Piedras Negras you've gotta have Nachos, because this is the city where they were born. Ignacia "Nacho" Anaya,...

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Piedras Negras Transportation

  • Best way to experience Piedras is to...

    Do NOT take the local buses. They are made for people who use them daily and are not for tourist. There are no bus stops and no way to tell you when its time to get off. There are very few routes and you may end up walking anyway if you get off at the wrong spot. Walking is the only way to experience Piedras. It lets you surround yourself with the...

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  • Walk Over the Bridge

    For those visiting Piedras Negras from Texas, the easist lest thing to do is to park on the U.S.A. side of the Rio Grande and walk across the International Bridge. I found a parking lot about a block north of the bridge which cost me only $1.00 per day, and my vehicle was one of only a handful that was there. On the week-day in late February that I...

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Piedras Negras Off The Beaten Path

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    Fort Duncan, Eagle Pass, Texas

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Piedra Negras had its beginning in 1850, when a Mexican garrison was placed here in response to the establishment of Fort Duncan, in 1949, just across the Rio Grande in what is now Eagle Pass, Texas. This river crossing was a major supply route during the American Civil War, with much needed supplies being shipped into the Confederate States of America via Mexico.

    The histories of both Piedra Negras and Eagle Pass are linked together, and today these "twin cities" maintain a friendly and muturally beneficial relationship.

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  • Entering Piedras Negras

    When entering Piedras Negras you are not checked for your identification and very very rarely there is a customs check. The problem is getting back to the USA, there is ID check and they have tightened up on that. I would take at least 2 govt issued IDs. I cross this border post often enough, since I am not american, i am always questioned but the...

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  • Piedras Negras City Hall

    Piedra Negras is a city of close to a quarter of a million people, yet in the city center one has the sense of being in a much smaller town. The largest and most impressive building in Piedra Negras is the City Hall, across the street and to the west of Gran Plaza de los Heroes. Traffic in front of City Hall was fairly heavy, and I had to stand and...

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