Poké Art

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Searching for a meal that is packed with flavor and loaded with fresh ingredients? Poké Art has got you covered!

At Poké Art, you are able to build your own meal according to your taste palate.

First you choose your base: sushi rice, brown rice, organic quinoa, organic cauliflower rice, or organic baby mix. Then you chose your protein(s): ahi tuna, salmon, shrimp, crab, tofu, or chicken. Lastly you choose your toppings and sauce.

If you decide to create your own bowl, Poké Art manager Diana Sanchez believes no matter your combination, you will enjoy the unique flavor.

“Our menu was diligently selected so that all the items match perfectly with each other,” she said.

If you still feel indecisive when selecting from their vast selection, a Signature Bowl might be an easy fix. These bowls are hand selected, and guide the customers in their ordering process. The most popular bowl is the Mas Ceviche Bowl, which contains sushi rice, shrimp, crab, cucumber, onion, mango, cilantro, chiles toreados, and house cilantro sauce.

Although Poké Art has received much attention and success, the restaurant is fairly new to the Rio Grande Valley. Doors first opened in February in Mission. The restaurant has since opened a second location in McAllen. Seeing how the community has responded to the menu, Poké Art plans to open a third location by the end of the year.

“We thought that a Poké place was lacking in the Valley. There are other similar places that serve Poké bowls, but not restaurants that focus 100 percent on making Poké bowls,” said Sanchez. “We knew that people would definitely love it as much as we do! We want to expand, and bring Poké closer to everyone in the Valley.”

Despite their incredible achievements within their first year, Poké Art faced the difficult task of adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. They had to alter many things from the way they serve their customers to the way they package and prepare their meals.

“We care about our environment, and when we first began our goal was to go completely green,” Sanchez said. “Unfortunately, when the pandemic hit us, we started to see that our suppliers were running out of stock. We then had to use other items that were not part of our eco-friendly system. Despite the setbacks, we are still working hard to supply eco-friendly utensils and bags to our guests.”

Poké Art’s dining area is currently open to the public with sanitation stations available to guests. However, they are still offering a variety of ways to get their fresh meals to you fast and safe.

They offer delivery through Grubhub, Uber Eats, Bite Squad, and Doordash. If you’d like, you can pick up your order through their curbside service. They offer ordering through their website, by phone, or through text, (956) 566-6784.

If you need some visual inspiration, you can check them out @pokeartus on Instagram. There you will find eye-catching photos of all they have to offer. From personal sushi cakes to mochi ice cream, everything looks fresh and delectable.

Ready to give Poké Art a try? They are conveniently located at 2575 E. Griffin Parkway, #2, in Mission,or at 5612 N. 10th St. STE 300, in McAllen.

What’s in your poké bowl? #JoinTheConversation at facebook.com/rgvisionmagazine.