Restaurant talk: Burguesa Burger

To paraphrase Sir Mix-A-Lot, red beans and rice didn’t miss me. That is, I like to eat. But I am not ready for La Monumental, Burguesa Burger’s 12-ingredient monster burger that includes avocado, refried beans, corn chips and ham.

So on my first visit to the new Burguesa Burger in a renovated cafe on Fort Worth Avenue, I kept it simple and ordered Combo No. 3: burguesa, fries and a drink ($5.50). For a dollar more, I could have ordered a milkshake — which they serve with a mini doughnut on the straw! Gosh, I respect the person who thought of that — but I refrained, somehow.

All the burgers are made to order — no sandbagging here — and come on a seeded bun. There is a heat lamp over a couple of metal bowls, where they dump the fries out of the fryer basket. But the shoestring fries I got were hot, fresh and crispy.

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Burguesa Burger’s fountain drinks alone are worth a visit. The Dallas-based chain has its own line of sodas made with cane sugar. I tried the grapefruit flavor, which was terrific, but they also have cola, orange and lemon-lime, along with house-made limeade and iced tea.

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Burguesa Burger also serves $1 breakfast tacos. I’ll keep training for La Monumental and keep you posted.

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  • OCBlues

    I’ve eaten there a couple of times. It’s a little different, but still a hamburger. I did like the creamy sauce a lot and the pepper pinned to the sandwich wrapper is genius. I thought the taco fortune cookies were atrocious and threw the next couple I got right into the trash without even opening them – everything about them is artificial! Overall, I liked it: good price, good food, good location. My only suggestion would be to expand the side items menu to include something, anything, in addition to the fries.

  • Keri Mitchell

    I tried Burguesa last week, too, and really enjoyed it. The burger and fries were as Rachel described — fresh and tasty. I ordered the spicy fries, even though I’m not a huge fan of spicy food, and they were to my liking — more zesty than spicy. I chose the limeade with cane sugar, and loved it. Dale, the owner, was very helpful, and it’s obvious that he encourages customer service among his employees.

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  • Bocephus

    Great review! I gotta check it out now. Stand back, La Monumental is mine!

  • Burguesa is just plain GREAT! Don’t be worried about the “La Monumental”, its not as scary as it sounds. Oh and the taco fortune cookies are really cool too!