Thursday, May 29, 2008

Rosco's Burger Inn - El Paso, TX


Rosco's Burger Inn in El Paso, Texas is a delightful and friendly throwback of a place. I travelled here after a couple of days of work in Juarez. Rosco's has a great location on a Y of a street. The checkerboard sign beckons to burger lovers. I parked my puny borrowed Tahoe among the really big SUVs in the lot. Stepping inside, I felt instantly welcome and took a seat at one of the faux-wood laminate tables. The place probably hasn't changed much since it was founded in 1955. It shouldn't.

There are 8 tables and a counter in the front room. The cooks toil behind the counter. There is an extra room on the side with another 6 or so tables. I went to the side room to find the bathroom, but saw two doors marked "Not A Bathroom". I was directed outside, as it should be, to a sparkling clean room smelling of chlorine.


I ordered a double-cheeseburger with everything, fries and onion rings. The double paddy mess was great. Thin hot patties were stacked high with onion, pickle, tomato, mustard and American cheese on a nicely toasted bun. This is your classic burger joint burger that only works when all the ingredients play together. And they play well at Rosco's.

The medium cut fries were, hot salty and tasty. Onion rings were the best of everything crispy, large and breaded crunchy.

I didn't get prices since I wasn't given a menu and I ordered from the waitress' recommendation. I think it all came to about $13 with a drink. I guess I will have to return to complete my review. Not a problem. I can't wait.

Burger 4 spatulas out of 5
Fries 4 spatulas
Onion Rings 4.5 spatulas

Rosco's Burger Inn
3829 Tompkins Rd
El Paso, TX 79930
(915) 564-9028

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rosco's Bureger Inn rules!!! They have a stranglehold on the burger market. No one candle even get close to their burgers. I really love their double meat cheese burger basket. Their chili bowl also kicks butt. I'll see you at Rosco's...

Anonymous said...

Another classic burger place opened up just about a mile from Roscoe's on the corner of Piedras and Memphis...it's called Papa Burgers, and in my opinion it's better than Roscoe's.

Scott Kline said...

Sounds intriguing. I will check it out next time I am in El Paso. SRK

Anonymous said...

yes the double cheese burgers RULE! but next time try the chili cheese fries with your burger!! you taste every ingredient!! they are like no other chili cheese fries you have ever tasted!

Anonymous said...

Don't even waste oyur money at that popo burger or whatever it is called. Been there, and they are nothing more than a lousy half attempt at a Rosco Burger. I heard that places try to copy Rosco's all the time. I'm sure Rosco's has the legal representation to slap anyone, if there are any cases for infringement.

...................A loyal customer