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.

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.

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

By |2010-07-09T11:54:20-05:00July 9th, 2010|News, Restaurants|5 Comments

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  1. OCBlues July 15, 2010 at 10:37 AM

    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.

  2. Keri Mitchell July 12, 2010 at 5:06 PM

    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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  4. Bocephus July 9, 2010 at 12:34 PM

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

  5. @Sachay July 9, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    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!

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