Another burger joint

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Lately, I’ve had burgers on the brain. Aside from my post of August 4, I recently I wrote about Mexican street hamburgers for a web site called Culinary Backstreets. Some readers already found it and written to me, but for those of you who have not, here is the link: As I wrote, I didn’t come to Mexico City to eat hamburgers. But when a savvy chilanga introduced me to these charcoal-grilled babies, I realized that burgers could be Mexican, too. They are a guilty pleasure for me.

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5 thoughts on “Another burger joint

  1. Don Cuevas - September 3, 2014

    I love this place!

    I think I saw Elena Reygadas (Rosetta Restaurant) waiting in line there one night.

    Don Cuevas

  2. Steve Vender - September 4, 2014

    My wife and I, who have been traveling to Mexico every December for the last ten years, are like you. We don’t go to Mexico to eat hamburgers. I was always partial to my own hamgurguesas a la parrilla on my grill on our outside deck in San Francisco. However, there’s a bar that we hang out in where we go in Melaque, in Jalisco, The Antigua Bar Sociale, aka Ava’s, that has the best hamburgers, with grass-fed beef and served blood rare, that have us coming back for more, sans guilt. Sobrino’s, in the Colonia Roma, ain’t bad either. A meat lover’s paradise.

  3. Don Cuevas - September 4, 2014

    I had a burger at Sobrinos. The meat was good, but it was so wrong to serve it on a baguette.

    Don Cuevas

  4. Steve Vender - September 4, 2014

    My wife and I ate at Sobrino’s more than a few times and had great meals every time. The burgers were served on delicious hamburger buns, not baguettes. This was in 2011. Don’t know why they serve them on baguettes now. I agree. That doesn’t work.

  5. Bob Broughton - September 5, 2014

    I didn’t come to Mexico to eat Italian food, either, but there’s so much of it around. And, somebody tell me where I can get calamari and a real Greek salad.

    I feel the need to mention a couple of hamburger places in Guanajuato, located within a half block of each other on Calle Cantarranas. One is El Antojito. It’s a hole in the wall. Their food is very good value for money. The thing I really like is, when you order french fries, the woman cuts up a potato and tosses it in the broiler, in front of your very eyes.

    The other is Crustaceo Cascarudo, which has outdoor dining on a plaza. I’ll match their burgers against anyone’s, but the special thing there is, they will sell you a glass of decent-quality house red wine for 40 pesos. You can get a burger, fries, salad, and this glass of wine for under 100 pesos, even though they include a tip in the cheque. (it’s one of very few restaurants I’ve been in that does this.)

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