Big Honking Hamburguesa

Big Honking Hamburguesa
photo by Robb Walsh

The hamburguesa estilo Monterrey at Tostada Regia is una whopper grande. At first I though $7 was kind of pricey for a hamburger at a taco stand, but when the waitress delivered the goods, I changed my mind. When I took the burger home, my housemates demanded I cut it into quarters and share. Before I carved it up, I threw it on the scale. While the burger patty was only a half a pound, the whole sandwich weighed a pound and a quarter. That's a lot of lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, sour cream and talera bun.

Tostada Regia is right next to Jarro Cafe on Gessner, just north of Long Point. The restaurant specializes in oversize Monterrey-style tostadas. These come mounded with shredded chicken or beef, topped with salad vegetables and covered with sour cream, Mexican cheese and other condiments. You apply your own salsa from a squirt bottle. If the tostadas are anything like the burger, they eat sloppy and taste delicious.

-Robb Walsh

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