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About Us 

For years, one of our founders longed to introduce McKinney diners to the Mexican food he loved from the kitchen of his grandmother, Petra.  So, in 2007, we created Petra Fresh Mexican Bistro to honor the delicious recopies from this beautiful woman.

At Petra Fresh Mexican Bistro, we take more time to make everything from scratch, by hand, with the freshest ingredients from recipes that are authentically Mexican, not so much Texan.

When you come to visit, you can choose to enjoy a relaxing occasion with friends and family or a quick meal on the run. Dine in or take out, you will discover authentic Mexican food you won’t find anywhere else.

  Hours & Location 

Petra Mexican Bistro

7200 W. University
McKinney, Texas  75071
Currently Closed – Moving To New Location

We Love Happy Customers 

Petra’s Happy Customers

Reviewed from Google

4.4 out of 5 stars

Joel Lightfoot
Joel Lightfoot

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I took my wife to eat here several times since we moved to Allen. We both enjoyed the food and helpful/friendly staff. The owner and son are great guys. Today is my wife's birthday so I asked her to list her top 10 favorite restaurants in DFW. Looks like we are going to Petra for her birthday dinner tonight! Thank you Petra for your attention to detail and for holding fast to your values.

Connie Carpenter
Connie Carpenter

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Frequently bring friends for lunch. Food is good & reasonably priced. Atmosphere is what we like. Not so loud & noisy that you cannot hear. Pleasant staff.

Lori McWilliams
Lori McWilliams

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

Delicious, gourmet food! Everything is delicious!! They also have great margaritas!

Kelsey Pyles
Kelsey Pyles

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

Excellent real Mexican food! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! The only con is that its kinda smelly inside. Not a fan of their cleaning product smell... so we eat outside on the patio.

Alexandra McLennan
Alexandra McLennan

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

A hidden gem for really fresh, casual, very tasty Mexican dishes that are both modern and authentic. It's almost a combination between Tex-Mex and Cali-Mex...with a bit of traditional, authentic Mexican cooking. Surprisingly health and quality conscious for the 'burbs. Perfect for lunch as there are many options under $10 - cheaper and more exciting that Chipotle! As a rice/beans snob, I was blown away by how good they are here - and super impressed that everything is made in house, from the salsa to the flour tortillas.

Blog & Specials

Thank you for 11 wonderful years

July 30th, 2018|

Petra is Moving Thank you for 11 wonderful years The food, the people and the ownership will remain the same. However, there will be two changes that we are very excited about. First, we [...]

Youtiao and Churro

July 6th, 2018|

The Youtiao and the Churro There is another story about the creation of churros that we find interesting. Portuguese sailors discovered a similar food in Northern China called #Youtiao and they brought it back to Portugal [...]

Churro Legend

June 28th, 2018|

The Spanish Churro Legend Did you know that the donut was invented around this date in 1847? This fact had us discussing the origin of the Churro. BTW...if reading this makes you hungry for [...]