This burger joint on the city's near-North side has been cranking out burgers for 23 years. Some people may think that a burger is a burger, but they ... More
Chris Madrid Incorporated
This burger joint on the city's near-North side has been cranking out burgers for 23 years. Some people may think that a burger is a burger, but they probably haven't been to Chris Madrid's. A consistent winner of various critics' polls over the years, the restaurant won the 2006 local newspaper's Best Burger award.Like a lot of local burger places, this spot is decidedly low-tech and high-taste. The Cheddar CZ is its signature meal, but you might want to try the devastatingly good bean burger, too. Add an order of fries and a cold beer and you are in hamburger heaven.
Yummy, juicy, is what my mouth thought as I bit into my tasty, cheddar cheese (regular) burger. Oh, please allow me to talk up the fresh cut fries, have them with a dash of salt, with or without ketchup... just try them!
Now wash all that down with a house ice tea, or maybe you would prefer a colder beverage, say a margarita, or beer. Whatever your choice, certainly expect a very great moment to follow. Allow yourself the experience of reading the t-shirts that are pinned everywhere you look, as you wait in line to place your order, pay for it, now, watch how quick the cook grabs your ticket, off the clip, that he just zipped right back! Look, you are at your final challenge, finding a seat for dine-in, good luck! Here's a hint: be patient and you will be rewarded. All of the loyal patrons will agree, that is the key to their successful following. I will say this, every time I return here, it feels like it's my first time actually to walk in. The food and atmosphere is always a good energy, you will see this each time you come back!!!!!
I don't know what all the hype is about Chris Madrid's. I have been there several times over the years (not by choice) to attend office parties, but the burgers are very sub-par. Everyone raves about the huge burgers but on my last two visits, the meat was so thin and the circumference of the burger was smaller than the bun, that I had to cut my meat in half and put two halves on half of a bun. I was still hungry when I left. The people who work the dining room are very friendly, but the place always looks dirty.
The next time someone has an office party there, I will pass. I've had too many disappointing visits. The prices are too high for the quantity you receive. I will stick to Willie's or Babe's for a decent burger in the future.
The best burgers in S.A. I love trying new foods and restaurants however no one can beat Chris Madrid's Tostada Burger and a cold Dos XX. I drool at the very thought. Highly recommend. Chalupas and Cheddar Cheezy Burger
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