Archive for September, 2011

The Observer Likes Our Style!

September 30, 2011

Eat This
Burguesa Burger is Orange and Yummy, and the Fries Have Had a Spicy Makeover
By Lauren Drewes Daniels Fri., Sep. 30 2011 at 12:01 PM

Combo Number 3 at Burguesa Burger.
​Burguesa Burger stands alone on a partially forgotten part of Fort Worth Avenue in Oak Cliff. Its bright orange facade on this otherwise dreary street could either be taken as obnoxious or a beacon. Maybe both. After a year of thinking about it, the timing finally worked for me and I stopped in this week. Honestly, I really wanted a churro. Figured they would have them. And I was right.

Alice talked about their burgers before. They’re spicy and plentiful, but party tip: get a double at least. A singe is protein deficient. If you’re ready, get the La Monumental, which comes with special creamy sauce, avocado, onion, tomato, lettuce, refried beans crunchy tostada, ham, cheese, all beef patty, cheese, all beef patty. In that order exactly.

One thing Alice didn’t like in her review back in ’09 were the fries. “The fries were really floppy and greasy, served with a fork, which kinda mystified me,” she wrote. She suggested skipping them.

Well, I think someone at Burguesa Burger University is a Bastard reader . Because these fries rocked. And this is coming from a girl who has pretty much given up on all french fries because nine times out of ten they’re a flavorless waste of unsatisfying carbs. They come liberally tossed in a fiery spice that left my lips burning in the most satisfying way, even after I was miles down the road.

The guy in front me of me ordered his burger “El Jefe,” which means the patties are cut in half and served as two tacos. And the churro was hot and crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside and silly with cinnamon and sugar. Loved it. I just Google translated churro and it means “fritter.” Of course. That it explains why I drove out of my way to a bright orange mexican burger place on Fort Worth Avenue. Because all my life fritters have spoken to me like that (particularly apple fritters at Shipley’s).

Burguesa Burgers also has several flavored sodas in their drink fountain, all made with real cane sugar instead of fructose.

The location on Fort Worth Avenue was not only extremely clean but actually is a pretty cool place. They have a couple TVs and an easy-going atmosphere, including free peanuts in these tin cans that hang over the trashcans (they’re still in the shells, of course). Regardless, the orange and yellow booths, swivel stools at the counter and picnic tables outside should beckon your backside the next time you need a burger and spicy-fry hook up. Or a churro, of course.
Location Info
Burguesa Burger
710 Fort Worth Ave., Dallas, TX

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The Advocate Knows Burguesa Burger is Something Special!

September 30, 2011

Fair fare: Burguesa Burger

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The State Fair of Texas season is upon us, but you don’t have to venture far from our neighborhood for genuine fair food. Case in point: Burguesa Burger. It’s not your average burger joint, and it’s not a Mexican food restaurant, either. “It’s a marriage between the culture of the U.S. and Latin America,” co-owner Dale Kimball says. The Latin-influence burger concept has been a hit with a range of demographics in Oak Cliff. Burguesa is known for its La Monumental, a hefty burger with two beef patties, two slices of cheese, ham, a crunchy tostada, refried beans, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado and the signature “special creamy sauce.” The menu also includes the Mexican hot dog wrapped in bacon and topped with a pico de gallo relish and the special creamy sauce. Order a milkshake, and it comes with a small doughnut hanging around the straw. Kimball opened Burguesa in June 2010 in a 60-year-old building on Fort Worth Avenue. He hopes to reap the benefits of the neighborhood-friendly retail expansion in the works nearby — the Sylvan Thirty development. “We like what’s going on in Oak Cliff,” he says.

Burgesa Burger
710 Fort Worth Avenue
214.748.7376

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You Love Us!

September 27, 2011

Burguesa Burger fan Tony Rios dropped us a line just to let us know how much he loves us…
“I love your food. Never drank alcohol there, but want to! But I love your food. Seriously delicious. I am bringing a friend to lunch there today to introduce him to la monumental and the hot dog. YUM”
Thank you Tony!! We love hearing from our fans! We hope your friend loves us too!!

The Results Are In

September 19, 2011

Burguesa Burger celebrated Mexican Independence Day in great style with food specials, give aways, and the FIRST Annual La Monumental® Eating Contest. The contest was held at 3 locations simultaneously.
And the Winner’s Are:
23rd Street in McAllen, Texas – Daniel Clark – 22.7 ounces
Mission, Texas – Adrian Villarreal – 28.6 ounces
Ft. Worth Ave in Oak Cliff, Texas – John Carrillo – 35 ounces.
An average La Monumental® weighs 13.5 ounces, which means these contestants enjoyed a tremendous amount of tasty Burguesa flavors in the 5 minute time limit!
We wish to thank the contestants and their families, our staff, and our sponsors for making this a successful event!! Plans are already in the works for next year!!

Eat, Eat, Eat!!!!

Oak Cliff Winner John Carrillo In Action

Burguesa Burger’s Donation Makes Headlines

September 16, 2011

Rio Grande Valley newspaper Valley Life featured Burguesa Burger franchisee Nicky Runnels regarding the recent donation to the Rio Grande Valley Food Bank. As noted in the article, Burguesa Burger franchisees will be further donating a portion of the profits from this coming weekend’s celebration of Mexican Independence Day to Rio Grande Valley and North Texas food banks. We wish to thank the Valley Life team for spreading the great news.

Burguesa Burger Gives Back

September 5, 2011

Burguesa Burger franchisee Nicky Runnels, president of Eddie Burger, recently delivered a big check to the Rio Grande Valley Food Bank. A portion of the proceeds from an area Burguesa Burger grand opening celebration were designated for this worthy cause. We congratulate Nicky on his community involvement and being a great representative of the Burguesa Burger brand!