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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.

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