It's the first day of summer 2010 and we decided to take our quest back to Snider Plaza to try the burgers at Cisco Grill. Cisco Grill has been open over 21 years and at lunch features a menu of burgers, salads, chicken sandwiches and a variety of Tex-Mex offerings. We were met at the door by a pleasant waitress who welcomed us and promptly showed us to our table. We placed our drink order and when she brought our drinks, I placed an order for a Bacon Cheddar Burger cooked medium with mayonnaise only which was priced on the menu at $6.95. Each burger comes with a choice of fries or onion rings and I ordered the onion rings. About ten minutes later the following burger was brought to the table:
Unfortunately the burger arrived fully dressed with vegetables but they were easily removed off of the patty and they actually made a nice fresh salad to eat along with the burger. The top bun of the burger was toasted and generously coated with mayonnaise. The grilled patty was placed on the toasted bottom bun and a thick slice of cheddar cheese was melted all over the patty which was then topped with three slices of crispy bacon. Taking my first bite, I tasted a combination of sharp cheddar cheese, smoky bacon, a fresh bun and a nice combination of smoke and fresh beef. Cisco Grill hand forms seven ounces of beef for their patties. The patties are lightly seasoned and then cooked over flame. I would have liked a little more fat content in the patty but it was very flavorful. I also would have liked for the patty to have been cooked to medium as ordered which might have helped add a little more juiciness to the patty. The bun was nicely toasted, fluffy inside and held up well to each bite of the burger. Finally the onion rings were cut and then battered by hand and came out crispy and tasty. I prefer the rings at Cisco's sister restaurant Peggy Sues BBQ but these were a close second.
Overall I thought that Cisco Grill delivered a very good burger especially for the price point. The patty was fresh and flavorful, bacon was crispy and tasty and the sharp cheddar added to each bite of the burger. I would go back to have another burger at Cisco Grill when I am in the Snider Plaza area.
Bun - 19, fresh bun, good flavor in each bite
Meat - 20, fresh hand formed patty, crispy and plentiful bacon
Appearance - 21 - well presented burger with melted cheese and fresh ingredients
Taste - 20, smoky flavor in patty and bacon, cheddar was sharp but not overpowering
Overall - 80
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