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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Taco Diner - April 21, 2010

This weeks burger quest took us to Preston Center to an unlikely burger spot, Taco Diner. Taco Diner is a Mexico City style taqueria but their menu proclaims that they have a fabulous diner cheeseburger that makes them proud for $7.95 so we decided to try it this week. It was a beautiful day in Dallas so we sat outside on the patio and I ordered the cheeseburger cooked medium with a side of fries. As I waited for the burger, the server brought the table warm chips with two salsas - a creamy green sauce and a warm red sauce. It was weird eating chips and salsa while waiting for a burger but the table enjoyed them while we waited. About ten minutes the following cheeseburger was brought to the table:

The cheeseburger was a combination of gooey cheese between three thin style patties on a slightly toasted hamburger bun. The bun didn't seem like it would hold up to the patties and cheese but taking a bite it was substantial enough to do the job. The patties had been cooked on the flattop and the cheese was melted perfectly on top of each patty. I am not sure why the server asked how I wanted the burger cooked since the patties were too thin to cook any way other than well done. The patties were seasoned with salt and pepper and had a nice crisp from cooking on the flattop. The cheese had a nice flavor and blended well with each bite. I would have liked bacon on the burger but Taco Diner only serves bacon with their breakfast in the morning. The fries aren't traditional diner fries but are extremely good. They are deep fried then tossed in butter and salt to give them a unique flavor and crunch in every bite.

Overall I thought that Taco Diner lived up to its claim of having a good burger. The thin patties were flavorful and the melted cheese worked well in every bite. The bun help up to the large amount of meat and cheese on the burger. If others in your party are craving Mexican food but you aren't, you would be well served to order the Diner Cheeseburger at Taco Diner.

Ratings (1-25):

Bun - 18, thin bun but it held up well to the burger

Meat - 19, nicely seasoned patties with a nice crunch from the flattop

Appearance - 22, gooey cheese, well cooked patties, nice looking burger

Taste - 20, flavorful patties and cheese, great fries

Overall - 79
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1 comment:

  1. As much as I hate to admit it, Taco Diner actually has a pretty good burger for being an upscale Mexican restaurant. The kids usually get the burgers because the Mexican food is too foofy for them. I'm a burger lover and couldn't resist the temptation of trying some of their burger (I had to pry it out of their hands). I was really surprised at how good it was. It was VERY greasy though but still good nonetheless.