While the Orchard Lounge is one of McAllen’s newest places for nightlife, the temptation of mimosas drew us in for brunch. The imaginative menu features regional fare with a fancy twist, like the fun Concha Burger, with a grilled beef-and-chorizo patty topped with Gouda cheese and bacon on a concha bun (that’s a Mexican pastry, in case you’re not from around here). The more adventurous should try the lengua sopes: small masa tarts topped with grilled tongue and garnished with slaw and queso fresco. The service had a few wrinkles, but the managers went above and beyond to iron them out.
Address: 1101 W. U.S. 83, McAllen, TX, 78501
Hours: D Thur–Sat. B Sun.
Last updated: June 8, 2016