Saturday, June 13, 2009

Gordos Gourmet Hamburgers - Walnut Creek, CA

Gordos Gourmet Hamburgers in Walnut Creek was a last second burger before an unexpected appointment in Walnut Creek. Everyone on Yelp seemed to like it, save a few curmudgeons, so I asked my buddy Mark to join me and giver them a taste.

Gordos hides in the corner of a busy shopping center. Tables sit out front in the warm air of a June afternoon. Inside, the walls are hand painted in scenes from around town. The place feels old-school and comfortable. Behind the counter, the cook formed patties from fresh ground beef, sprinkling it with pepper and salt.

I ordered the Bacon Cheeseburger ($8.50). It comes with fries. Mark had the bleu cheese burger. We also grabbed an order of onion rings ($2.50).

The burger was brought to the table sitting on a silver metal flat pan, like a small pizza pan. There was yellow paper between it and the plate. On top, a generous portion of scrumptious looking fries joined the ample burger. The fries tasted even better than they looked. Crisp and medium thin with skins on; they must have been cooked in the freshest oil ever. The burger had a very pillowy, white bun that was fresh and lightly toasted. The lettuce, tomato and red onion were all very cool and crisp. The meat was tasty and cooked just right.

The onion rings were battered style, hot, sweet and crisp.

We enjoyed the burgers and really enjoyed the fries at Gordos but the atmosphere was just as good. Gordos is a comfortable, neighborly place to share a burger with a good friend.

Burger 4 spatulas out of 5
Fries 5 spatulas
Onion Rings 3 spatulas

Gordos Gourmet Hamburgers
1815 Ygnacio Valley Rd. Unit D
Walnut Creek, CA 94598


Ahmad said...

Gordo's really does make a great burger. I was there recently and really enjoyed my food, but was a little uncomfortable with their lack of AC.

Scott, you absolutely have to try George's in Walnut Creek - it's an institution and it's plastered with "Best Burger of the East Bay" awards all over. The interior is a bit old school, but the burgers, fries and shakes are fantastic.

Scott R. Kline said...

Ahmed: Thanks for the tip. George's is going on the list! SRK

SarahW said...

This looks too good for words. Makes my mouth water too. I guess I ma fast food junkie.

Well not really but i enjoy fast food once in a while.

I like your review that what's making my mouth water.

You should post some of this on the bizymoms Walnut-creek community site.

Anonymous said...

Give Evie's a try -- they're in Walnut Creek as well. Their kobe beef burger is excellent!