Thursday, March 13, 2014
Reigns - The Mexicana Burger
Location: Houston Food Park, 1504 St. Emanuel
Date: March 13, 2014
A large, likely half pound, burger made from chorizo and beef. Topped with pickled cabbage and and Anaheim chili aioli. The menu also lists chicharrones and avocado but honestly I just didn't find them on my burger. Enough with the negatives. The whole thing is served on good pretzel bun. The bun is an excellent choice for a burger this big, I think a conventional bun would just collapse. The patty is excellent and very lean, a surprise considering how greasy chorizo can be. Lot of good chorizo flavor but good burger structure from the beef. The pickled cabbage was excellent and something I would like on other burgers to tell the truth. The chili aioli gave the whole thing a nice fresh note. The burger doesn't really suffer from the missing ingredients. Synopsis: A great burger variation, I'll be back to try other specialty burgers on the menu.