Thursday, February 21, 2008

Frisco Burger Inn - El Paso, TX


Frisco burger Inn, in El Paso, texas, allowed me to combine my two passions, burgers and building houses in Juarez. I decided to search out the best burger in El Paso, while on a recent trip to Juarez. El Paso is right across the border from Juarez, so it was an easy mission. After reading a few on-line blogs, I settled on Frisco Burger Inn.
Me being from the San Francisco Bay Area, where we never say "Frisco", the place had one vote in it's favor right away, just for flying in the face of convention. Located in a strip mall, in a somewhat tired looking suburb, east of town, Frisco burger sported a faded sign with a painting of the Golden Gate Bridge on it. The place was so packed, that the hostess pointed to a chair at a two person table where one chair was already taken. My table partner "Ralph" was friendly and recommended the double-meat cheeseburger ($5.49). I got the basket which includes fries ($6.49). I wanted onion rings ($1.70), but Ralph had gotten the last basket of the day. Despite my hints, he didn't offer me a taste. They were also out of milk-shakes ($1.90) and ($2.49).
The table was black laminate top and it was teamed with red sparkly naugahyde chairs. Ralph and I discussed his favorite restaurants in Juarez and my food quickly came. The fries were medium thick, skinless, hot and crispy (4.5 spatulas out of 5). The burger bun was grilled on the outside, an unusual touch that worked. The beef was cooked medium and the burger was juicy. American cheese works well with this style of thin burger. It really hit the spot. I give it a solid 4 spatulas.
Ralph confirmed this was the best burger in El Paso, and judging by the throng still streamimg in when I left, most El Paso folk must agree.
Burger 4 spatulas out of 5
Fries 4.5 spatulas
Frisco Burger Inn
3111 N. Yarbrough Drive
El Paso, TX 79925
915-591-6737

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chief!
Next time you come to Juarez, let me know and i will take you personally to Rigo's in Juarez Chihuahua. I would sure like to show you the Mexican Heavyweight Contender.
I have also been around, and i am sure you will like this one.
My email is pepitoroyo@yahoo.com
Shoot me an email next time you come south of the border.
Mean while i will sure go to Frisco and try out your recos.
Thanks
Pepe Royo

Anonymous said...

Chief,

Next time for El Paso, try Charcoaler...need to try the hamburguer with Green Chile Strips!!!!

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5837 N Mesa St
El Paso, TX 79912
(915) 581-0660

Anonymous said...

Actually, the only burger worth paying for in El Paso, is one from Rosco's Burger Inn. They are the originators.

Anonymous said...

I beg to differ, friscos Is not the best burger el paso has to offer. Roscos is

rdj said...

Next time you are in ELP, you should go a bit further north of Frisco Burger and check out Happy Burger.

Happy Burger
3375 N Yarbrough Dr
El Paso, TX 79925
(915) 595-4243

Philly B said...

Yo, you need to check out Toro Burger in El Paso, really legit.