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Hola, y bienvenido a la casa de Burgaholic! Over the past ten or fifteen years, I’ve been brushing up on my Spanish because A) I live in Texas, and B) How am I supposed to accept the Best Burger Blog In The World award when they host the ceremony in Mexico? Like, the not scary part of Mexico. I recently took a trip down to San Antonio, Texas to roll my R’s and get a little R&R. I really enjoy this city. It’s got a ton of people who are very passionate in preserving the overall vibe and beauty of this historic town, but still not afraid to add on and make new attractions, whether it be a new restaurant or a killer bar. The food scene in SA is pretty great. There is a lot of Mexican inspired cuisine, from taqueria to fine dining, but also a lot of up and coming burger bars, popsicle shops, and even gastropubs. This is the second burger blog I have done in SA, but I feel like there is still a million more places I must go.
After settling into the hotel and five or six margaritas, I knew that I needed to get my comida on, and quick. On the riverwalk, there is just about about every kind of restaruant and bar you can imagine. Most of them have patio seating, which makes for great people watching. One time I visitied, no joke, someone “accidently” defused their pepper spray in the piano bar we were in. Let’s just say the smooth sounds of an out of tune Piano Man and the sense heist of 100,000 scoville quickly persuaded everyone to evacuate the building. To avoid another incident like this, I decided to take my journey off the riverwalk, and head north, into a small, upbeat neighborhood. There is one particular burger joint I’ve heard a lot about, and after doing a little research, I knew I had to check it out. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Tycoon Flats.
Tycoon Flats has a wonderful ambience and is very kid friendly. When it’s not 116 degrees outside, they even host live bands on their huge outdoor patio. They do have full bar service, and a drink list full of delicious local beers. The waitress was very nice, and like most times, I seemed to arrive at this place just in time. The seats quickly filled up with hungry patrons, which made me want to Usain Bolt my sangwich decision so it would come out in a reasonable manor. Upon a previous viewing of the menu, I thought I had come across a very commong San Antionio staple, which is why I wanted to visit in the first place. I couldn’t find it on the menu, but only something similar. I asked our waitress, and she said she could accommodate and even combine the two burgers into one dream burger. Well, that is a no brainer. Here is the Bean Burger/Mexican Burger. I took it upon myself to name it the Boracho Burger.
The Boracho Burger is made of a half pound all beef patty, Flat’s Queso, guacamole, pico de gallo, refried beans, Fritos, onions, and salsa. This was a huge, and extremely messy burger, but I had an army of napkins, ready to be deployed. The guac pulled off a smooth creaminess that helped push every bite down my throat. The pico seemed to get a bit lost in all the big flavors, and the salsa was forgettable. The refried beans, on the other hand, added a great texture and a very complimenting taste to the awesome crunch of the Fritos and onions. A classic bean dip/chip combo! The queso, which on paper is always a good idea, started off beautiful when the burger was hot. Throughout the course of the meal, it started to cool and become more and more coagulated. Unfortunately, the rather large, dry, under spiced patty didn’t help much either, and was the downfall of the burger. It was already hard to get my mouth over this monstrosity of a burg, but each bite was missing something that seemed so obvious. All the ingredients were there to make a killer Mexican burger, but this one might have just fell Tycoon Flat on it’s face. I’m not even sure if Victoria Beckham or Geri Halliwell could have spiced up my life at that particular moment.
I do believe this place has a lot to offer, as I tried my fiancé’s sliders, and they were pretty decent. There is also a large menu that ranges from salads, to wings, to fish tacos. I would come back here to try more of their grub, for sure. Based on my experience, I will give this burger a solid three of five burgz.
If you are going to San Antonio anytime soon, I do recommend stopping by this part of town for a bit. There are tons of places to eat, a music venue where all the gnarly bands play, and a killer cocktail bar called Faust Tavern, among many other places to get a couple of bowls of loud mouth soup. Thanks for tuning in! Next stop, Austin! Adios amigos!
2926 N St Mary St.
San Antonio, TX 78212
Monday - Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM