Vast, flat, oversized patties overflowing with cheddar cheese are the stars at this San Antonio classic -- but I prefer the burger, so brown and salty, with just some american cheese. Whatever you get, you haven't been to SA without a visit.
2nd or 3rd Best Place for a Burger.
This place has well seasoned hamburger patties and the fries are pretty good too. You can get your choice of a regular size burger or a "macho" size burger. In the past I've found the "macho" size to be hard to handle with your hands (it's sort of sloppy) so I always order the regular size.
The one down side to this place is that it's, more often than not, very busy and if you're in a hurry this is not the place to go. Other than that if you get there at 11am you will not be disappointed.
The definition of a dive. Chris Madrid's is a novelty. It's a grungy looking, old, run-down dive located on one of the oldest streets in San Antonio (Blanco St.). When we first heard that we HAD to go and try Chris Madrid's tostada burger, we were excited at the thought of trying something new and unique. When I first turned onto Blanco St., we were almost certain that we were lost. Could this really be where the famous restaurant was located? Half of the road was torn up and I thought twice about parking my car because I was afraid I was going to get it stolen. Once inside though, it's pleasantly warm and it was filled with people even at 1:30pm. We had to stand in line for 15 minutes just to order and once we did, had to wait for another 15 minutes to get our order. We ordered a macho tostada burger to share between the two of us. We also got a large order of fries. People have raved about their seasoned french fries, but if anyone has ever had WingStop's fries, these are almost identical in size, shape, and taste. The burger was super greasy but super good. A tostada burger is almost exactly as it sounds. Buns, a tostada shell, refried beans, a huge patty of beef, cheese, and onions. Simple, but pretty darn delicious. It's definitely worth trying at least once, but we got home and decided "Why can't we make our own healthy alternative?" So we did with turkey. Just as delicious. Tune in next time for Preston and Wendy's Healthy Burger Alternatives. To recap, Chris Madrid's is just a novelty... but it's a delicious novelty. Too bad it's so grungy and located on Blanco St.
Just Awesome. The best place to get a burger in San Antonio by far. The Macho jalapeño burger is terrific. The tostada burger is always a good choice too.
Needs better managment. I've been going to chrismadrids for a while and every time i go it seems that they forget something. Lately it seems that the food is loosing its taste and the cooks are not being careful cooking. Last week when I went my food did not taste like it normaly tasted and the person that sat next to me had a gum in her hamburger. Yeah this was very discusting and I don't think they should place it to be number 1 buggers in SA.
Only average. What's all the fuss about? I'd heard Chris Madrid's makes the best burgers in town so I was excited to try one. Sadly, it tasted just like a Whopper. Don't get me wrong - Whoppers are pretty good, but nothing to rave about and definitely not worth a 30 minute wait (20 minutes standing in line, 10 minutes to cook). Next time I want a burger, I'd sooner drive-thru a fast-food joint.
Best Burgers, bar none, in San Antonio and have been for over 25 years.
This is a don't miss place. Get the Cheddar Cheesy and fries. Yes, it is a place to drink some beer or have some Margaritas at. The Bar at this place came from the long lost and infamous Crystal Pistol bar and was given to Chris Madrid's because they were the one place worthy of carrying on the tradition. You won't find stuff like that at Red Robin!!!!
The Crystal Pistol was, as a point of San Antonio History, a great bar on San Perdo that closed in the early eighties. The place was off limits to all Military Personnel in San Antonio. The legend evolved around there and $1.00 drinks on Thursday nights! Tonto looked over the bar in those days. True to the 8-Track Tape character of the place, it was closed before shaming itself with the lousy void of 80's music. The Pistol may seem to be gone, but it's spirit is alive, well and cared for at Chris Madrid's!!!!
A treat for your tastebuds. My family who live across Chris Madrids recommended I try the burgers over there. i was amazed ! The first place in the States that doesn't use that untasty cheese like McD. friendly people, great service, great burgers. We need a Chris Madrid's over in Holland. Europe needs a lot of these places !!!!!!!!!!
"GREAT" BIG BURGERS!!!!!!!!!.
WOW!! CHRIS MADRIDS WAS RECOMMENDED TO US, NOT A PLACE YOU WOULD JUST HAPPEN ON TO WHILE VACATIONING IN SAN ANTONIO. THE BURGERS ARE GREAT! THE FRIES WERE FRESH CUT AND NOT GREASY. TONS OF KIDDOS THERE SO A GREAT FAMILY PLACE, OUTSIDE EATING AREA AS WELL AS INSIDE. THE ICED TEA IS REALLY GOOD TOO. WE WOULD DEFINIATELY GO BACK!! IF THE OWNERS OF CM'S READ THE REVIEWS, OKLAHOMA NEEDS A BURGER PLACE LIKE THIS ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a great experience!. This is truly the best burger joint I've ever been to. My boyfriend got the tostada burger and I got the cheeseburger. First of all...a burger that doesn't use American cheese? I'm already impressed! The servings were huge!!! But so darn good that we both finished it all! We shared an order of fries, but I probably could have eaten an order all by myself! The were nice and freshly cut and actually had a very unique flavor. The fresh salsa is also outstanding. Some of the reviews made me nervous about the location, but come on...it's just a different part of town. It's really a very relaxed and casual restaurant and though I'm not a local I felt very comfortable there. I can't wait to go back and try some other things on the menu!
Awesome Hamburgers!!!!. Chris Madrid's is the only place I will eat a hamburger. Their chicken sandwich is pretty dang good also!!!! Chris Madrid's has truly the best hamburgers in San Antonio!!!!
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