If your are traveling south of the U.S. border plan a brief stop in Monterrey, Mexico. There you'll find a wide variety of restaurants and places to visit. If you are willing to challenge your taste buds take your time to visit La Nacional.
This restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes from all over Mexico with unique twist of modern cuisine. The old wooden chairs and tables will make you feel in an old mexican bar.
Try Chicharrón de Rib-Eye (fried Rib-Eye set over a bed of avocado), Salted Rib-Eye and a couple of local beers and tequilas. For dessert ask for a Tibio (warm), a flour-free chocolate bun filled with hot chocolate with a side of cold vanilla ice cream. End your meal with a fresh brewed coffee in a personal French Press.