It dawned on me that it has been over a year since I have done a full fledged burger review on a restaurant. Not since I decided to eat at 30 restaurants and rank the Best 30 Burgers in Wichita last year have I felt like eating a burger.
When a new local burger restaurant opened up in Wichita, I figured why not give a burger a chance again. I reached out to my brother who I know loves a good burger and we stopped by La Burger!
La Burger, who you can like on their Facebook page, is located at 1425 E Central. They are open from 7 am – 7 pm from Monday thru Thursday, 7 am – 8 pm on Friday and Saturday, closed on Sunday.
Another important note is CASH ONLY!
They serve 95% Blank Angus Beef burgers and put a little Mexican spin on their burgers. Their patties are a smidge over 6 ounces which make for a very filling meal. The burgers are cooked over a charcoal grill which is rare in our city.
On top of burgers, they have breakfast in the morning that includes breakfast burritos, omelets, biscuits and gravy, among other items. Their regular menu can be found at the end of this review.
Each item on their regular menu of burgers and tortas cost $7 and includes fries and a drink. Plus you’re given chips and salsa which is a bonus because their salsa is very delicious. Just a bit of heat in their slightly chunky salsa and the chips come salted with salt and pepper. We went through probably three bowls of salsa.
For dinner, my brother and I ordered the Mexican Burger , Chorizo Burger and the Cubana Torta. Everything was made to order on the spot and took around 15 minutes to arrive to our table.
The Chorizo Burger was pretty tasty. I ordered it without the pepper jack cheese. The Chipotle aioli sauce gave the burger a fantastic spicy aftertaste. Many people love a good fried egg on their burger and if so, you would love the Chorizo Burger.
As for the Mexican Burger, the one thing they were missing on it that day was avocado. It wasn’t ready that evening so the cook asked if it was ok. My brother noted the burger was cooked and seasoned perfectly. The cactus on the burger added a nice textural component to it. He said it definitely could have been better with the avocado as it needed that cool and creamy element to the burger.
We ended up splitting the Cubana because we felt as though we should try at least one of their tortas. Like the Mexican burger, it was missing a very necessary ingredient with the avocado which ended up leaving the torta fairly dry. Outside of that, the whole torta was large and filling.
Overall my brother and I were both very pleased with the burgers. The chips and salsa were excellent. The pricing of $7 for a huge burger was a great value. The guy running La Burger was very courteous and we won’t hold it against them avocado was out that day. We would go back again in the future.
First burger review of the year for me and I left a happy man.
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