Not Enough Stars For This Fan

January 31, 2013

From Trip Advisor:
“Que Rico !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 NEW

Ok so in Dallas we have a variety of choices when it comes to a burger. So when I heard about a place that puts a tostada in the middle of a burger I said let’s go! Wow, I have a new burger favorite place. It’s fantastic. Plus spicy fries. And it gets better, pure cane sugar soft drinks, but they’re limeade is over the top. If I could give this place a 1-10 rating, I would I’ve it a 10. It’s a super clean, very friendly buger place that offers a unique burger that will get you hooked. Put burgesa burger on your list.

Visited January 2013
5 of 5 stars Value
5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
5 of 5 stars Service
5 of 5 stars Food

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Best Damn Review

September 26, 2012

Expedition North Oak Cliff – A Monumental Experience
By joe@bestdamnthings.com On September 26, 2012 · Leave a Comment

I first discovered the “fast food chain” Burguesa Burger a few years ago when I was exploring the little known underground tunnels of downtown Dallas. It was about lunch time when I rounded a corner to find an area of the tunnel resembling a mall food court. It was there I first saw it. It looked glorious; Classic American burger blended with traditional Mexican flavors. But due to the large crowd and long line I continued spelunking, figuring I would try it another day when I just happened to be under Renaissance Tower in a tunnel again. Okay, obviously my logic was flawed and as a result I all but forgot about that amazing creation I had once seen. Forgot that is until a few days ago.

Exploration is one of my favorite past times, hence the underground tunnels connecting downtown Dallas. My favorite, perpetual expedition is of course the quest for new and wonderful places to eat. My favorite terrain to explore? You guessed it. Oak Cliff!

Get outside of the Bishop Arts district and most people have terrible misconceptions of Oak Cliff. Most never consider the area north of interstate 30, North Oak Cliff, as a destination for anything. Those people are idiots. There are lots of great things to see, do and eat in North Oak Cliff as well. Take for instance the best fast food/diner-esque burger joint I’ve ever been to. First discovered in the cavernous underground of downtown, now spotted living and thriving in another habitat – in none other than my favorite neighborhood of Oak Cliff – there is was – the original Burguesa Burger.

It’s located so very conveniently at 710 Fort Worth Avenue in Dallas (corner of Ft. Worth Ave and Sylvan). There you will find the most delicious, most creative burger franchise that puts ALL others to shame. Forget In and Out, forget 5 Guys, forget any and all other burger chains. To do so, all you need to know is two words – La Monumental.

La Monumental is their signature burger. It consists of two beef patties, two slices of cheese, a stack of ham, sliced avocado, refried beans, a crunchy tostada, lettuce, tomato, onion, and a creamy special sauce on a bun garnished with a skewered jalapeño.

Compliment any burger with their famous spicy fries served with a side of spicy dipping sauce. (I’m pretty sure it’s chipotle ranch and it’s fucking awesome.)

You’re going to need to wash this stuff down. Well I know you typically love it as you are force fed it every day, but do not count on ingesting any high fructose corn syrup here. Burguesa Burger has created their own unique fountain drinks all made from natural, pure cane sugar! Or perhaps you’d rather have a hand dipped and mixed strawberry, chocolate or vanilla milk shake, straw skewered with a donut!! Plus…and this could be the deal sealer…they serve beer.

Desert? How about crispy churros filled with dulche de leche? Get ‘em for a buck fifty.

So you see what I mean. Stop going to the same old strategically placed chains you’ve been conditioned to. Take and adventure. Go somewhere for taste. Go somewhere for individuality. Go and support a great Dallas neighborhood. Go to Burguesa Burger.

Denton is Ready for Battle

September 14, 2012

September 12, 2012 by Arts-Life-Editor
North Texas Daily

Man vs La Monumental

Trent Johnson / Intern

Burguesa Burger of Denton will host its first La Monumental burger-eating contest Saturday at 11 a.m.

While the contest has been held at several of the restaurant’s other Texas branches, the owners of the company decided to spread some contest fever and introduce the event to the Denton restaurant.

“This will be the first one in Denton,” Burguesa General Manager Rodrigo Santiago said. “And the idea came up when two guys in the bar at our North Oak Cliff location just began to see who could eat more burgers. So we timed it and we decided to make it an event.”

The objective of the event is to find out which contestant can eat the most La Monumentals in five minutes.

The La Monumental contains two beef patties, a crunchy tostada, ham, cheese, refried beans and more. It is topped with a jalapeño pepper that the contestants are required to eat.

Winners and other contestants in the past have tackled the task with better results than originally expected.

“Last year, in Oak Cliff, there were seven contestants and the winner ate four and a half burgers, with a tiny girl finishing second with about four and a quarter,” Santiago said. “The turnout to last year’s Oak Cliff event was great.”

While pride will be on the line for the contestants, Burguesa will also award a television to the winner, a gift card to the runner-up and a Burguesa shirt for all the contestants.

“Trying to eat it that fast, in five minutes, is kind of ridiculous,” Burguesa employee Aaron Raper said. “Anyone that can eat the most burgers in that amount of time definitely deserves a TV. I mean I can only eat one La Mounmental.”

The contest requires that at least three people participate, but only one person has signed up as of Wednesday. However, the deadline to sign up has been extended to the morning of the event. Those interested in signing up must pay their $15 registration fee at the Denton location.

The eating contest takes place once a year and serves as a celebration of Mexican Independence Day.

“With Mexican Independence Day being on Sept. 16, we just try to use the Saturday that is closest to the holiday,” Santiago said. “Last year we made 50 hamburgers for the event, and the year just gives us time to prepare for the event because it does take a lot of work.”

Because of the hamburgers and prizes, customers are excited about the event.

“I don’t know how people eat one, but I think it’s a great idea especially because of the college aspect,” Burguesa customer and sociology junior Hannah Armstrong said. “I think people will definitely take notice and get excited.”

Burguesa Burger Supports Annual 9-11 Stair Climb

September 11, 2012

Burguesa Burger was privileged to serve breakfast to the 200+ volunteers that were there to support and insure the safety of the almost 400 firefighters that took on the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb challenge. Each year firefighters from all
over the state of Texas descend on Renaissance Tower in downtown Dallas in full gear to climb 110 flights of stairs, just as the members of FDNY did on that fateful day in 2001. It is an incredibly moving ceremony and a beautiful way to honor those that gave their lives saving so many. We are proud to have had a supporting role in this event.

The Challenge Is Back

September 4, 2012

May is National Burger Month

May 11, 2012

We were featured as one of the best burgers in Dallas by The Dallas Observer in honor National Burger Month!

http://www.dallasobserver.com/slideshow/happy-national-burger-month-36701205/#9

Come See Us in Downtown Denton

February 4, 2012

Great Food Means a Great Review!

January 31, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012
Restaurant review: Burguesa Burger in Denton

by Nadia Hill of North Texas Daily, Alison Matlock of North Texas Daily

An exceptional blend of two different cuisines that will keep customers coming back.

Burguesa Burger is exactly what it sounds like: Mexican meets classic Texas-style grub in the form of typical ballpark fare.

Tucked away next to Ramen Republic and across the street from Love Shack in Denton, this new twist on burgers, fries, and hot dogs adds a matchless flavor to Hickory Street. Flavors from south of the border are evident in the menu options such as the choice between regular and spicy onion rings.

Walking into the restaurant, the atmosphere is a little confusing at first. It’s like rustic ambiance meets downtown funky art scene somewhere in Mexico. There’s exposed brick, some bricks painted a deep charcoal and orange trim along the windows and doors. Pleated metal below the cash registers gives the place a little shine underneath the abstract menu.

There are three main burgers on the menu – The La Monumental, Burguesa Double, and The Burguesa. Each burger comes with interesting extras like avocado, refried beans, and ham. For $7, patrons can get a burger, fries, and a drink.

Their signature burger, La Monumental – the original Mexican burger – is monstrously equipped with two beef patties, two slices of cheese, ham, a crunchy tostada, refried beans, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, and a special creamy sauce.

The Mexican hot dog – wrapped in bacon, with jalapenos, tomatoes, cheese, and “special sauce” – was a perfectly adequate step above typical greasy fast food. It was cheap enough to be fast food, but a little too classy to be a hole-in-the-wall find. Six bucks bought a tasty, interesting hot dog, spicy onion rings, and a drink. The spicy onion rings weren’t crazy spicy — just a little kick.

There were two interesting additions to the meals. One was a churro, which was thrown in with the meal for free and was a distinctive dessert to a burger or hot dog. The second was a Mexican fortune cookie, which is flatter and blander than Chinese ones, but contains the same inspiring messages.

Conveniently, all prices include tax, so what customers see is what they pay.

La Burguesa definitely fulfills cravings for hearty fried foods. It’s an exceptional blend of two different cuisines that will keep customers coming back. It’s not fine dining, but it’s worth a try.

Fond Memories

December 21, 2011

We received this very sweet comment today. Thanks Aurelio!
“My brother flew in from Maryland and your burger place was his first stop. Didn’t go see any family or friends. First he went to go eat and told everyone he would be at Burguesa burger. I wasn’t able to make it to Dallas, so he brought me one. I took one bite and had this AWESOME FLASHBACK of when I was a little boy in Mexico eating burgers outside of the department store while my mom was shopping. Thank you for the burgers you guys make. I need one of these in Frisco Texas that where I live. This is the only burger I want now.”

THANKS AGAIN & CHEERS

Aurelio

Straight A’s!!

December 15, 2011

We don’t like to brag, but when you get a good report like this, you want to share it!
“good afternoon, i work at the Athletic Department at UTPA, and i hadn’t tried your restaurant yet. Some of my co-workers go with frequency and today they brought me back some food. Let me say it was delicious, great food thank you, keep up the good work. – Isabel”
Thank you Isabel. We will keep up the good work!!