In McAllen, there are few places you can go that will give you the kind of jazzy vibe that you get at a place like Infusions Eats and Drinks. On their website, it mentions how they offer “a combination of old world and new school in food, cocktails and wine.” They surely live up to that notion, and their blend of cultural styles lends to a unique kind of ambience that you can’t find anywhere else.
From a food menu rich in different types of items ranging from their signature House Chorizo Hash (even more delicious with a couple of fried eggs on top upon request) to the succulent Braised Short Ribs or Seared Hanger Steak, there is truly something for everyone. You can even make a full meal out of the small plates alone.
The House Made Kimchee is a brilliant appetizer containing cabbage, carrot, sambal, garlic onion, fish sauce, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar. A nice accompaniment to that dish is the Mussels and Chorizo, which contain tequila, garlic, lemon butter, and lime aioli. How do these sound as a palate enhancer for your taste buds?
Rick Macias, owner of Infusions, believes that what they bring to the table is quite remarkable in the sense that the restaurant itself possesses a fine dining experience, but the bar and patio area encapsulate a more casual aesthetic that offers a well-rounded environment overall.
“We try to keep the fine dining feel with the food and service,” said Macias. “It’s more of a family style of sharing, moderately priced. The bar scene is a big part of the patio area, so if you’re looking for a more casual and laid back kind of night, then you can always do that.”