Chris Madrid's

★★★★☆
  • 1900 Blanco Rd

    San Antonio, TX 78201

    Cross street: Monte Vista/Olmos Park

    Map & Directions
  • 210-735-3552

Food

Food
More choices in San Antonio:
Resultset_next

Waffle House

5421 Village Market Wesley Chapel, FL

Resultset_next

Winners Sports Grill

5429 Village Market Wesley Chapel, FL

4.3444 90
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Chris Madrid's was?
Write a Review
  « Previous 1
.

Great place! We had heard all of the hype around this place and it definitely lived up to its reputation. Great food, fun atmosphere, and excellent service.

3
★★★★★

Great place! We had heard all of the hype around this place and it definitely lived up to its reputation. Great food, fun atmosphere, and excellent service.

.

Best burger for last 20+ years. I've never had a bad experience there. Staff is great!

3
★★★★★

Best burger for last 20+ years. I've never had a bad experience there. Staff is great!

.

Food is really good. Portions are very healthy. I paid what I expected for a good quality burger. Will make the drive for another round.

3
★★★★★

Food is really good. Portions are very healthy. I paid what I expected for a good quality burger. Will make the drive for another round.

.

Awesome burgers. Fun casual atmosphere. Eclectic place. A definite "must eat at" when in San Antonio.

3
★★★★★

Awesome burgers. Fun casual atmosphere. Eclectic place. A definite "must eat at" when in San Antonio.

.

What is with all of the negative reviews on CitySearch?! Are all the cyberbullies in San Antonio giving the ugly girl in home room the night off? Really people. Stop being miserable and mean, and stop trash talking people and businesses

3
★★★★★

What is with all of the negative reviews on CitySearch?! Are all the cyberbullies in San Antonio giving the ugly girl in home room the night off? Really people. Stop being miserable and mean, and stop trash talking people and businesses

.

It was average at best; The food was cold and had to be sent back, where I'm sure they just stuck it in a microwave, making it completely inedible. The waiter was extremely rude and so was his gay boyfriend manager.

3
★★★★★

It was average at best; The food was cold and had to be sent back, where I'm sure they just stuck it in a microwave, making it completely inedible. The waiter was extremely rude and so was his gay boyfriend manager.

.

The burgers at Chris Madrids are great. I hate the neighborhood that it is located in and the parking sucks but all in all it is a good burger.

3
★★★★★

The burgers at Chris Madrids are great. I hate the neighborhood that it is located in and the parking sucks but all in all it is a good burger.

.

Quality of food is Ok. Its extremely hard to make a burger taste bad. This place is the tacco belle of burgers. Over all, low quality ingredients, very dirty dining area, and not enough parking. Enough said!

3
★★★★★

Quality of food is Ok. Its extremely hard to make a burger taste bad. This place is the tacco belle of burgers. Over all, low quality ingredients, very dirty dining area, and not enough parking. Enough said!

.

Ok I came to City Search to find a place for great hamburgers. Chris Madrid's was at the top of the list... so we decided to give it a try.

The first thing you notice is the place is in desperate need of work. The parking lot is an

3
★★★★★

Ok I came to City Search to find a place for great hamburgers. Chris Madrid's was at the top of the list... so we decided to give it a try.

The first thing you notice is the place is in desperate need of work. The parking lot is an

.

There is nothing like an ice cold shiner a greasy burger and a pile of fries to treat your taste buds to after a hard days work in the hot Texas sun and don't forget that music just makes it all go down well. I especially like that it is

3
★★★★★

There is nothing like an ice cold shiner a greasy burger and a pile of fries to treat your taste buds to after a hard days work in the hot Texas sun and don't forget that music just makes it all go down well. I especially like that it is

.

I dont think you have a clue on how to run a business or how to save money to boot. If you have that much of a problem with it open your own resteraunt and try your own hand at it. other wise pull your thumb out of your a&s and comply

3
★★★★★

I dont think you have a clue on how to run a business or how to save money to boot. If you have that much of a problem with it open your own resteraunt and try your own hand at it. other wise pull your thumb out of your a&s and comply

.

Absolutely the BEST burger in town. I have never gotten a burger that wasn't great! We make sure to take all of our out of town guests to Chris Madrid's and they always ask to go back the next time they visit.

5
★★★★★

Absolutely the BEST burger in town. I have never gotten a burger that wasn't great! We make sure to take all of our out of town guests to Chris Madrid's and they always ask to go back the next time they visit.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

It's so sad to see how many people are ignorant of the huge problems this "restaurant" generates. Drink cups and plates are exclusively stryfoam that are technically recyclable, but are sent to the landfill instead. This perverse owner could employ people as dishwashers, but instead chooses to throw everthing away. Any success this estabishment has is completely undeserved. The owner has obviously made a pact with the devil!

0
★☆☆☆☆

It's so sad to see how many people are ignorant of the huge problems this "restaurant" generates. Drink cups and plates are exclusively stryfoam that are technically recyclable, but are sent to the landfill instead. This perverse owner could employ people as dishwashers, but instead chooses to throw everthing away. Any success this estabishment has is completely undeserved. The owner has obviously made a pact with the devil!

.

I enjoy the great burgers and fries at Chris Madrids! This is one of my favorite places for lunch.

2
★★★★☆

I enjoy the great burgers and fries at Chris Madrids! This is one of my favorite places for lunch.

.

For a hambrger and french fry it is good.
For a nice lunch or diner: MESON EUROPEAN RESTAURANT OR LA CANARIA, Meson is romantic and good coktail at very good price, the food is very good. La Canaria We like the buffet.

2
★★★★☆

For a hambrger and french fry it is good.
For a nice lunch or diner: MESON EUROPEAN RESTAURANT OR LA CANARIA, Meson is romantic and good coktail at very good price, the food is very good. La Canaria We like the buffet.

Pros: good for small budget.

Cons: no health food

.

The burgers are of average size; rather plain and a bit greasy. I had no problems with that, but the meat patty was too salty. It didn't matter that it was small or large....but it drives me crazy when restaurants add too much salt to the food. In this case the meat and fries.

I have eaten better burgers around town and across the country and I would not list this restaurant as the number one place in San Antonio to get a burger. Your better off going to DQ and ordering a hunger buster or something.

The service was slow the day I was there and it wasn't very crowded, but the staff was very friendly.

ortizgm

1
★★☆☆☆

The burgers are of average size; rather plain and a bit greasy. I had no problems with that, but the meat patty was too salty. It didn't matter that it was small or large....but it drives me crazy when restaurants add too much salt to the food. In this case the meat and fries.

I have eaten better burgers around town and across the country and I would not list this restaurant as the number one place in San Antonio to get a burger. Your better off going to DQ and ordering a hunger buster or something.

The service was slow the day I was there and it wasn't very crowded, but the staff was very friendly.

ortizgm

Pros: Interior was welcoming; friendly enviornment

Cons: Burgers are overrated

.

It has always been a mystery to me as to why people love this place so much. I believe that San Antonio is not the healthiest of places when it comes to food choice. This can be blamed on the population itself. The only comments that I ever hear about this place is that the burgers are hugh. Large portion size should not be the only thing that someone should look at when suggesting a place to eat. The burgers here are super greasy, and piled up high with bacon & cheese if you please. I have had way better burgers at Order Up which has a larger selection as to what can be added to the burger. Chris Madrids had me tasting a heart attack after 1/4 of the burger. It was gross and I couldn't think about eating another bite! My friend also ran over a nail in the so called "parking lot".

0
★☆☆☆☆

It has always been a mystery to me as to why people love this place so much. I believe that San Antonio is not the healthiest of places when it comes to food choice. This can be blamed on the population itself. The only comments that I ever hear about this place is that the burgers are hugh. Large portion size should not be the only thing that someone should look at when suggesting a place to eat. The burgers here are super greasy, and piled up high with bacon & cheese if you please. I have had way better burgers at Order Up which has a larger selection as to what can be added to the burger. Chris Madrids had me tasting a heart attack after 1/4 of the burger. It was gross and I couldn't think about eating another bite! My friend also ran over a nail in the so called "parking lot".

Pros: price, outdoor seating

Cons: greasy burgers, parking, rowdy drunk customers

.

I'm not a big fan of burgers that are squished flat so all the juicyness is gone. Yes, these burgers are "super cheesy" but the meat at the core is weak. The load of cheese drowns out the flavor of the burger. This is a good burger, even better than average due to the fixings, but it's the meat that must make a burger great. Not S.A.'s best burger, but it's in the top five. (along with 5 guys, Bob's, Chester's and Biff Buzby's)

1
★★★☆☆

I'm not a big fan of burgers that are squished flat so all the juicyness is gone. Yes, these burgers are "super cheesy" but the meat at the core is weak. The load of cheese drowns out the flavor of the burger. This is a good burger, even better than average due to the fixings, but it's the meat that must make a burger great. Not S.A.'s best burger, but it's in the top five. (along with 5 guys, Bob's, Chester's and Biff Buzby's)

Pros: price, atmosphere, reputation

Cons: Not the best burger

.

I have yet to figure out what is the big deal with Chris Madrids.... I wanted to figure it out for myself and sometimes the truth hurts. I have worked my way down through all their menu. I must tell you that their beef is the most un-appealing piece of meat that has ever been in my stomach. Very unsavory, not spiced very well and extremely greasy. Seriously this place makes my stomach hurt (their meat that is). The first time I though it was not a big deal, i didn't think that I was aching because I ate their burger, but after the 2nd time to feel the exact same way, coincidence? I think not. I learned my lesson the hard way and so now If i need to eat something from there, i settle for their chalupas (meatless that is) w/beans, lettuce, tomatoe, and cheese. Besides their ugly meat, everything else is alright. Its a nice place to gather around with your friends, they have a cute patio and you could enjoy a spurs game by the bar.
But I still think it is ridiculous to think this place have "amazing, savory, authentic" burgers... don't even bother calling Food Network's Guy Fieri... don't waste his time and don't embarrass this town on a national level.

1
★★☆☆☆

I have yet to figure out what is the big deal with Chris Madrids.... I wanted to figure it out for myself and sometimes the truth hurts. I have worked my way down through all their menu. I must tell you that their beef is the most un-appealing piece of meat that has ever been in my stomach. Very unsavory, not spiced very well and extremely greasy. Seriously this place makes my stomach hurt (their meat that is). The first time I though it was not a big deal, i didn't think that I was aching because I ate their burger, but after the 2nd time to feel the exact same way, coincidence? I think not. I learned my lesson the hard way and so now If i need to eat something from there, i settle for their chalupas (meatless that is) w/beans, lettuce, tomatoe, and cheese. Besides their ugly meat, everything else is alright. Its a nice place to gather around with your friends, they have a cute patio and you could enjoy a spurs game by the bar.
But I still think it is ridiculous to think this place have "amazing, savory, authentic" burgers... don't even bother calling Food Network's Guy Fieri... don't waste his time and don't embarrass this town on a national level.

Pros: great ambiance

Cons: greasy nasty burgers...

.

Chris Madrid's is the best burger in San Antonio! Neighborhood a bit run-down as well as the exterior of the restaurant, but once you get inside, it is nicer - and the food is awesome!!! Cheddar burger the best EVER!

2
★★★★★

Chris Madrid's is the best burger in San Antonio! Neighborhood a bit run-down as well as the exterior of the restaurant, but once you get inside, it is nicer - and the food is awesome!!! Cheddar burger the best EVER!

Pros: Food!

Cons: Exterior a bit run-down

.

After seeing some of the reviews on this place I figured I had to try it, but when I got there I was hesitant to go in because the building looked like it might fall in on itself and I was a bit concerned for my safety.

I'm glad I got over those things, because inside it is much nicer, and the food was worth the travel. Good burgers and fries.

2
★★★★☆

After seeing some of the reviews on this place I figured I had to try it, but when I got there I was hesitant to go in because the building looked like it might fall in on itself and I was a bit concerned for my safety.

I'm glad I got over those things, because inside it is much nicer, and the food was worth the travel. Good burgers and fries.

Pros: Atmosphere (inside)

.

The burgers are great, the staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is kickin. Hands down, best place in san anto

2
★★★★★

The burgers are great, the staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is kickin. Hands down, best place in san anto

.

Awesome food & Staff! I always have a blast here & NEVER leave hungry, I highly recommend this restaraunt & ask to meet Chris when you go, he's a great guy!

2
★★★★★

Awesome food & Staff! I always have a blast here & NEVER leave hungry, I highly recommend this restaraunt & ask to meet Chris when you go, he's a great guy!

.

This place is absolutely amazing. They have awesome tasting burgers and fries. I personally prefer the Cheddar Cheesy Burger. Yes, the burger is a bit greasy but it is delicious!

2
★★★★☆

This place is absolutely amazing. They have awesome tasting burgers and fries. I personally prefer the Cheddar Cheesy Burger. Yes, the burger is a bit greasy but it is delicious!

Pros: Great tasting food!

Cons: Hard to find parking during busy hours

.

5 star ratings? Really?

I guess this place revolves around recreating a Whataburger, and makes no effort at anything else on the menu. While my other half tried a burger, which arrived dripping in grease, I ordered the chalupas, which turned out to be nothing more than a public school cafeteria effort. But the fries were what disappointed me the most.... I mean, if you're going to tout yourself as a burger joint, then I say your de rigeur side item must be top notch, or at least cooked. Our "fresh cut fries" arrived not fully cooked, greasy and unsalted.

Boo.

0
★☆☆☆☆

5 star ratings? Really?

I guess this place revolves around recreating a Whataburger, and makes no effort at anything else on the menu. While my other half tried a burger, which arrived dripping in grease, I ordered the chalupas, which turned out to be nothing more than a public school cafeteria effort. But the fries were what disappointed me the most.... I mean, if you're going to tout yourself as a burger joint, then I say your de rigeur side item must be top notch, or at least cooked. Our "fresh cut fries" arrived not fully cooked, greasy and unsalted.

Boo.

Pros: um.....central location?

Cons: food

.

1. My order was wrong after ordering a cheese burger pickles only three times.

2. "Food" was a greasy mess, a heart attack waiting to happen.

3. You would think any moron could fry a french fry, wrong, under-cooked and greasy.

4. Didn't eat it, I asked to be refunded, but wasn't.

Never again. Go to the Cove it is a little run-down but worth the money.

1
★☆☆☆☆

1. My order was wrong after ordering a cheese burger pickles only three times.

2. "Food" was a greasy mess, a heart attack waiting to happen.

3. You would think any moron could fry a french fry, wrong, under-cooked and greasy.

4. Didn't eat it, I asked to be refunded, but wasn't.

Never again. Go to the Cove it is a little run-down but worth the money.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I really don't understand the popularity and appeal of this place. It is always crowded and busy - the parking is terrible. But mainly, their burgers are grotesquely huge, disgusting, greasy and the fries aren't allthat great either. Maybe it's because they are considered on the cheaper side, but seriously - why does anyone eat here?! I much prefer Bigz Burgers Joint on Loop 1604 and Bitters.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I really don't understand the popularity and appeal of this place. It is always crowded and busy - the parking is terrible. But mainly, their burgers are grotesquely huge, disgusting, greasy and the fries aren't allthat great either. Maybe it's because they are considered on the cheaper side, but seriously - why does anyone eat here?! I much prefer Bigz Burgers Joint on Loop 1604 and Bitters.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

.

The hamburger is not very good. The bread falls apart when you pick it up. The meat is bigger than the bun.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The hamburger is not very good. The bread falls apart when you pick it up. The meat is bigger than the bun.

Pros: Frys

Cons: Hamburgers

.

I decided to go here finally after reading so much about it. We went on a Tuesday afternoon before a Spurs game, so the place was pretty much empty. The staff was extremely friendly, even the busboys and the cleaning lady. They were all willing to help me figure out where I needed to go to order, where to pick up my food, where the restrooms were. I ordered a tostada burger, my wife ordered the Jalape?o burger; and we both ordered some regular fries (which was quite a large portion, big enough for the two of us and our young daughter). I admit I was skeptical of eating a tostada burger, but it was actually really good. I tried putting some ketchup on it, and then some of the fresh salsa. I recommend using the fresh salsa. It sounds odd, but trust me, it?s better than ketchup (think about eating ketchup with beans, blah). The burger was bigger than the bun, it was drenched in cheese. I?m a healthy eater, but it was my monthly date to splurge. They toasted the buns quite nicely, which prevents them from getting soggy. The fries were so-so, not to die for. The taste of the meat was good, but yes quite greasy. I did leave full, definitely. I believe that Burger Tex in Austin (off of Airport Blvd) has the absolute best hamburger in all of TEXAS, and I was hoping for something similar here at Chris Madrid?s (since I now live in San Antonio). Burger Tex is still better by far, but Chris Madrid?s will hold me over until then. I liked how totally unassuming the exterior of this restaurant is. It looks like some run-down old business with an over-sized parking lot. But once you walk through the doors, you?re surprised by how large it is, and the atmosphere is very welcoming and just flat out Texan. You need to drop by here at least once, maybe after spending a day at the Zoo, and walking around Brackenridge Park (just a few miles east). I?ve heard it?s busy, so maybe try to go when I did (during the week, after lunch rush, before dinner rush).

2
★★★★☆

I decided to go here finally after reading so much about it. We went on a Tuesday afternoon before a Spurs game, so the place was pretty much empty. The staff was extremely friendly, even the busboys and the cleaning lady. They were all willing to help me figure out where I needed to go to order, where to pick up my food, where the restrooms were. I ordered a tostada burger, my wife ordered the Jalape?o burger; and we both ordered some regular fries (which was quite a large portion, big enough for the two of us and our young daughter). I admit I was skeptical of eating a tostada burger, but it was actually really good. I tried putting some ketchup on it, and then some of the fresh salsa. I recommend using the fresh salsa. It sounds odd, but trust me, it?s better than ketchup (think about eating ketchup with beans, blah). The burger was bigger than the bun, it was drenched in cheese. I?m a healthy eater, but it was my monthly date to splurge. They toasted the buns quite nicely, which prevents them from getting soggy. The fries were so-so, not to die for. The taste of the meat was good, but yes quite greasy. I did leave full, definitely. I believe that Burger Tex in Austin (off of Airport Blvd) has the absolute best hamburger in all of TEXAS, and I was hoping for something similar here at Chris Madrid?s (since I now live in San Antonio). Burger Tex is still better by far, but Chris Madrid?s will hold me over until then. I liked how totally unassuming the exterior of this restaurant is. It looks like some run-down old business with an over-sized parking lot. But once you walk through the doors, you?re surprised by how large it is, and the atmosphere is very welcoming and just flat out Texan. You need to drop by here at least once, maybe after spending a day at the Zoo, and walking around Brackenridge Park (just a few miles east). I?ve heard it?s busy, so maybe try to go when I did (during the week, after lunch rush, before dinner rush).

Pros: Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, toasted buns, fills you up

Cons: Not good for your heart! Hamburgers are basically the only menu item

.

They have great customer service, but the hamburgers are overrated. The hamburgers are too greasy and so are the fries. The burgers have a good taste, but its not worth the wait or drive. Whataburger or Burger King taste better and are way less greasy.

1
★★★☆☆

They have great customer service, but the hamburgers are overrated. The hamburgers are too greasy and so are the fries. The burgers have a good taste, but its not worth the wait or drive. Whataburger or Burger King taste better and are way less greasy.

.

BEST BURGER, I got the toastada burger, It had a moat of gooey cheese surrounding the burger. You've seen the TACO BELL commercial where tha girl bites the taco and she has a trail of cheese leading from the taco to her mouth, It really is like that. One recommendation get your fries extra crisp otherwise they do tend to be kinda greasy.

2
★★★★★

BEST BURGER, I got the toastada burger, It had a moat of gooey cheese surrounding the burger. You've seen the TACO BELL commercial where tha girl bites the taco and she has a trail of cheese leading from the taco to her mouth, It really is like that. One recommendation get your fries extra crisp otherwise they do tend to be kinda greasy.

Pros: Out of this world burger, The owner Chris is always around and sooo friendly

Cons: drinks are srved in small cup, and who wants to leave your yummy burger for a refill

.

Parents came to SA to visit (recent transplant) and at the suggestion of locals, friends and co-workers I took tehm there; HUGE mistake. The burgers were slopped on the bun, hanging halfway off, the cheese was half off the burger and the fries were complete grease sticks. I like greasy fries but these were disgusting. The burger was not bad; they (my parents were less impressed than me) were all below average. I've had the pleasure of very good burgers in Dallas, San Diego, and even L.A. I theorize that Madrids was at one time the best burger and exploded in popularity. At that point I believe the quality control disappreared. When I voiced my review to those that recommended Madrids, I also asked when the last time they had a burget there; all of them admitted it had been years since they ate a Madrid burger. Maybe I (3 including parents) had a bad lot or new cook/preparer but I don't recommend. Chester's is the best I've had thus far in S.A. Hope this helps!

1
★★☆☆☆

Parents came to SA to visit (recent transplant) and at the suggestion of locals, friends and co-workers I took tehm there; HUGE mistake. The burgers were slopped on the bun, hanging halfway off, the cheese was half off the burger and the fries were complete grease sticks. I like greasy fries but these were disgusting. The burger was not bad; they (my parents were less impressed than me) were all below average. I've had the pleasure of very good burgers in Dallas, San Diego, and even L.A. I theorize that Madrids was at one time the best burger and exploded in popularity. At that point I believe the quality control disappreared. When I voiced my review to those that recommended Madrids, I also asked when the last time they had a burget there; all of them admitted it had been years since they ate a Madrid burger. Maybe I (3 including parents) had a bad lot or new cook/preparer but I don't recommend. Chester's is the best I've had thus far in S.A. Hope this helps!

.

This place has well seasoned hamburger patties and the fries are pretty good too. You can get your choice of a regular size burger or a "macho" size burger. In the past I've found the "macho" size to be hard to handle with your hands (it's sort of sloppy) so I always order the regular size.

The one down side to this place is that it's, more often than not, very busy and if you're in a hurry this is not the place to go. Other than that if you get there at 11am you will not be disappointed.

2
★★★★☆

This place has well seasoned hamburger patties and the fries are pretty good too. You can get your choice of a regular size burger or a "macho" size burger. In the past I've found the "macho" size to be hard to handle with your hands (it's sort of sloppy) so I always order the regular size.

The one down side to this place is that it's, more often than not, very busy and if you're in a hurry this is not the place to go. Other than that if you get there at 11am you will not be disappointed.

Pros: Great Burgers

Cons: Wait time

.

Chris Madrid's is a novelty. It's a grungy looking, old, run-down dive located on one of the oldest streets in San Antonio (Blanco St.). When we first heard that we HAD to go and try Chris Madrid's tostada burger, we were excited at the thought of trying something new and unique. When I first turned onto Blanco St., we were almost certain that we were lost. Could this really be where the famous restaurant was located? Half of the road was torn up and I thought twice about parking my car because I was afraid I was going to get it stolen. Once inside though, it's pleasantly warm and it was filled with people even at 1:30pm. We had to stand in line for 15 minutes just to order and once we did, had to wait for another 15 minutes to get our order. We ordered a macho tostada burger to share between the two of us. We also got a large order of fries. People have raved about their seasoned french fries, but if anyone has ever had WingStop's fries, these are almost identical in size, shape, and taste. The burger was super greasy but super good. A tostada burger is almost exactly as it sounds. Buns, a tostada shell, refried beans, a huge patty of beef, cheese, and onions. Simple, but pretty darn delicious. It's definitely worth trying at least once, but we got home and decided "Why can't we make our own healthy alternative?" So we did with turkey. Just as delicious. Tune in next time for Preston and Wendy's Healthy Burger Alternatives. To recap, Chris Madrid's is just a novelty... but it's a delicious novelty. Too bad it's so grungy and located on Blanco St.

1
★★★☆☆

Chris Madrid's is a novelty. It's a grungy looking, old, run-down dive located on one of the oldest streets in San Antonio (Blanco St.). When we first heard that we HAD to go and try Chris Madrid's tostada burger, we were excited at the thought of trying something new and unique. When I first turned onto Blanco St., we were almost certain that we were lost. Could this really be where the famous restaurant was located? Half of the road was torn up and I thought twice about parking my car because I was afraid I was going to get it stolen. Once inside though, it's pleasantly warm and it was filled with people even at 1:30pm. We had to stand in line for 15 minutes just to order and once we did, had to wait for another 15 minutes to get our order. We ordered a macho tostada burger to share between the two of us. We also got a large order of fries. People have raved about their seasoned french fries, but if anyone has ever had WingStop's fries, these are almost identical in size, shape, and taste. The burger was super greasy but super good. A tostada burger is almost exactly as it sounds. Buns, a tostada shell, refried beans, a huge patty of beef, cheese, and onions. Simple, but pretty darn delicious. It's definitely worth trying at least once, but we got home and decided "Why can't we make our own healthy alternative?" So we did with turkey. Just as delicious. Tune in next time for Preston and Wendy's Healthy Burger Alternatives. To recap, Chris Madrid's is just a novelty... but it's a delicious novelty. Too bad it's so grungy and located on Blanco St.

Pros: Big burgers, hot lunch spot

Cons: old and run-down, grungy location, a lot of people - no seats and long lines

.

The best place to get a burger in San Antonio by far. The Macho jalapeño burger is terrific. The tostada burger is always a good choice too.

2
★★★★★

The best place to get a burger in San Antonio by far. The Macho jalapeño burger is terrific. The tostada burger is always a good choice too.

Pros: Excellent food. Hot and Fresh

Cons: Sometime hard to find a seat

.

I've been going to chrismadrids for a while and every time i go it seems that they forget something. Lately it seems that the food is loosing its taste and the cooks are not being careful cooking. Last week when I went my food did not taste like it normaly tasted and the person that sat next to me had a gum in her hamburger. Yeah this was very discusting and I don't think they should place it to be number 1 buggers in SA.

1
★★★☆☆

I've been going to chrismadrids for a while and every time i go it seems that they forget something. Lately it seems that the food is loosing its taste and the cooks are not being careful cooking. Last week when I went my food did not taste like it normaly tasted and the person that sat next to me had a gum in her hamburger. Yeah this was very discusting and I don't think they should place it to be number 1 buggers in SA.

Pros: big burgers

Cons: taste is not the same through out the burger

.

Some restaurants get by on name, just because they stay in business. Madrid's has been open in San Antonio since I can remember and plenty of people like it. However, their burgers are overcooked, far too large, not unique, and gushing with grease. Wake up and test the trans fat.

PROS:
CONS: Greasy uninspired food

2
★★☆☆☆

Some restaurants get by on name, just because they stay in business. Madrid's has been open in San Antonio since I can remember and plenty of people like it. However, their burgers are overcooked, far too large, not unique, and gushing with grease. Wake up and test the trans fat.

PROS:
CONS: Greasy uninspired food

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

.

What's all the fuss about? I'd heard Chris Madrid's makes the best burgers in town so I was excited to try one. Sadly, it tasted just like a Whopper. Don't get me wrong - Whoppers are pretty good, but nothing to rave about and definitely not worth a 30 minute wait (20 minutes standing in line, 10 minutes to cook). Next time I want a burger, I'd sooner drive-thru a fast-food joint.

1
★★★☆☆

What's all the fuss about? I'd heard Chris Madrid's makes the best burgers in town so I was excited to try one. Sadly, it tasted just like a Whopper. Don't get me wrong - Whoppers are pretty good, but nothing to rave about and definitely not worth a 30 minute wait (20 minutes standing in line, 10 minutes to cook). Next time I want a burger, I'd sooner drive-thru a fast-food joint.

Pros: French-fries

Cons: Long lines, crowded seating area, mediocre burgers

.

This is a don't miss place. Get the Cheddar Cheesy and fries. Yes, it is a place to drink some beer or have some Margaritas at. The Bar at this place came from the long lost and infamous Crystal Pistol bar and was given to Chris Madrid's because they were the one place worthy of carrying on the tradition. You won't find stuff like that at Red Robin!!!!

The Crystal Pistol was, as a point of San Antonio History, a great bar on San Perdo that closed in the early eighties. The place was off limits to all Military Personnel in San Antonio. The legend evolved around there and $1.00 drinks on Thursday nights! Tonto looked over the bar in those days. True to the 8-Track Tape character of the place, it was closed before shaming itself with the lousy void of 80's music. The Pistol may seem to be gone, but it's spirit is alive, well and cared for at Chris Madrid's!!!!

2
★★★★★

This is a don't miss place. Get the Cheddar Cheesy and fries. Yes, it is a place to drink some beer or have some Margaritas at. The Bar at this place came from the long lost and infamous Crystal Pistol bar and was given to Chris Madrid's because they were the one place worthy of carrying on the tradition. You won't find stuff like that at Red Robin!!!!

The Crystal Pistol was, as a point of San Antonio History, a great bar on San Perdo that closed in the early eighties. The place was off limits to all Military Personnel in San Antonio. The legend evolved around there and $1.00 drinks on Thursday nights! Tonto looked over the bar in those days. True to the 8-Track Tape character of the place, it was closed before shaming itself with the lousy void of 80's music. The Pistol may seem to be gone, but it's spirit is alive, well and cared for at Chris Madrid's!!!!

Pros: Best Burgers Anywhere

Cons: Crowds, but how are you going to argue with a place crowded becuase it's good?

.

My family who live across Chris Madrids recommended I try the burgers over there. i was amazed ! The first place in the States that doesn't use that untasty cheese like McD. friendly people, great service, great burgers. We need a Chris Madrid's over in Holland. Europe needs a lot of these places !!!!!!!!!!

2
★★★★★

My family who live across Chris Madrids recommended I try the burgers over there. i was amazed ! The first place in the States that doesn't use that untasty cheese like McD. friendly people, great service, great burgers. We need a Chris Madrid's over in Holland. Europe needs a lot of these places !!!!!!!!!!

Pros: best burgers in town ! Thumbs up !!!!! Great service

Cons: Sometimes way too busy.........

.

WOW!! CHRIS MADRIDS WAS RECOMMENDED TO US, NOT A PLACE YOU WOULD JUST HAPPEN ON TO WHILE VACATIONING IN SAN ANTONIO. THE BURGERS ARE GREAT! THE FRIES WERE FRESH CUT AND NOT GREASY. TONS OF KIDDOS THERE SO A GREAT FAMILY PLACE, OUTSIDE EATING AREA AS WELL AS INSIDE. THE ICED TEA IS REALLY GOOD TOO. WE WOULD DEFINIATELY GO BACK!! IF THE OWNERS OF CM'S READ THE REVIEWS, OKLAHOMA NEEDS A BURGER PLACE LIKE THIS ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
VERY PLEASED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GO HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2
★★★★★

WOW!! CHRIS MADRIDS WAS RECOMMENDED TO US, NOT A PLACE YOU WOULD JUST HAPPEN ON TO WHILE VACATIONING IN SAN ANTONIO. THE BURGERS ARE GREAT! THE FRIES WERE FRESH CUT AND NOT GREASY. TONS OF KIDDOS THERE SO A GREAT FAMILY PLACE, OUTSIDE EATING AREA AS WELL AS INSIDE. THE ICED TEA IS REALLY GOOD TOO. WE WOULD DEFINIATELY GO BACK!! IF THE OWNERS OF CM'S READ THE REVIEWS, OKLAHOMA NEEDS A BURGER PLACE LIKE THIS ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
VERY PLEASED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GO HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: LAID BACK

Cons: A BIT OF A WAIT, BUT NOT BAD AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

.

This is truly the best burger joint I've ever been to. My boyfriend got the tostada burger and I got the cheeseburger. First of all...a burger that doesn't use American cheese? I'm already impressed! The servings were huge!!! But so darn good that we both finished it all! We shared an order of fries, but I probably could have eaten an order all by myself! The were nice and freshly cut and actually had a very unique flavor. The fresh salsa is also outstanding. Some of the reviews made me nervous about the location, but come on...it's just a different part of town. It's really a very relaxed and casual restaurant and though I'm not a local I felt very comfortable there. I can't wait to go back and try some other things on the menu!

2
★★★★★

This is truly the best burger joint I've ever been to. My boyfriend got the tostada burger and I got the cheeseburger. First of all...a burger that doesn't use American cheese? I'm already impressed! The servings were huge!!! But so darn good that we both finished it all! We shared an order of fries, but I probably could have eaten an order all by myself! The were nice and freshly cut and actually had a very unique flavor. The fresh salsa is also outstanding. Some of the reviews made me nervous about the location, but come on...it's just a different part of town. It's really a very relaxed and casual restaurant and though I'm not a local I felt very comfortable there. I can't wait to go back and try some other things on the menu!

.

Chris Madrid's is the only place I will eat a hamburger. Their chicken sandwich is pretty dang good also!!!! Chris Madrid's has truly the best hamburgers in San Antonio!!!!

2
★★★★★

Chris Madrid's is the only place I will eat a hamburger. Their chicken sandwich is pretty dang good also!!!! Chris Madrid's has truly the best hamburgers in San Antonio!!!!

Pros: Great Food, Great Prices, Staff is friendly

.

Chris Madrid's tostada burger is absolutely wonderful! We've been know to drive over three hours just to have lunch! The homemade picante and pico are heavenly and the nachos are also a favorite. Do not miss this spot with you go to San Antonio - you will not regret it!

2
★★★★★

Chris Madrid's tostada burger is absolutely wonderful! We've been know to drive over three hours just to have lunch! The homemade picante and pico are heavenly and the nachos are also a favorite. Do not miss this spot with you go to San Antonio - you will not regret it!

.

Everybody in town loves this place. If, for some reason, you have not been you are missing out. Their burgers are so good and huge! They always serve you with a smile.

5
★★★★★

Everybody in town loves this place. If, for some reason, you have not been you are missing out. Their burgers are so good and huge! They always serve you with a smile.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I have lived in san antonio for ten years and the people back home always ask what eating place I would miss if ever we were to move from here. I always said there isn't one! That changed when I found out about Chris Madrid's. I LOVE their burgers and their fries and so does my husband. juicy burgers great taste and for little money. I only wish I lived closer to it. Chris Madrids would be the only eating place I would veery much miss if I moved from San Antonio. It is a must for anyone to try,you won't be sorry!!!!!!!!

2
★★★★★

I have lived in san antonio for ten years and the people back home always ask what eating place I would miss if ever we were to move from here. I always said there isn't one! That changed when I found out about Chris Madrid's. I LOVE their burgers and their fries and so does my husband. juicy burgers great taste and for little money. I only wish I lived closer to it. Chris Madrids would be the only eating place I would veery much miss if I moved from San Antonio. It is a must for anyone to try,you won't be sorry!!!!!!!!

Pros: great burgers, great fries, inexpensive

Cons: none

.

This place is known for their HUGE, great tasting burgers! They have many different burgers to choose from. They are also famous for their nacho's. The staff is friendly too!

4
★★★★☆

This place is known for their HUGE, great tasting burgers! They have many different burgers to choose from. They are also famous for their nacho's. The staff is friendly too!

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

While staying on the Riverwalk, I had been informed that this was the place I had to try for a lunch burger. Too far to walk, they said, so I took a cab, and when the meter hit $20 and we still were not there, I worried. But for naught. The burger was without a doubt the best I've ever had, anywhere, anytime. This place may not be all you expect; its burger will certainly be difficult to surpass. All said and done, the lunch cost me a fine $50, but I'd do it again tomorrow. I'd try to pick a hotel closer, perhaps.

2
★★★★★

While staying on the Riverwalk, I had been informed that this was the place I had to try for a lunch burger. Too far to walk, they said, so I took a cab, and when the meter hit $20 and we still were not there, I worried. But for naught. The burger was without a doubt the best I've ever had, anywhere, anytime. This place may not be all you expect; its burger will certainly be difficult to surpass. All said and done, the lunch cost me a fine $50, but I'd do it again tomorrow. I'd try to pick a hotel closer, perhaps.

.

Formally from San Antonio, I reside in AZ. When it comes to bringing pals with you on your trip to San Antonio.....THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO! Everyone I bring enjoys this place. Awesome burgers at a reasonable price! I have eaten everything on the menu and I highly recommend this place for great times of burgers and beer. I tip my hat to everyone there at Chris Madrids. Keep up the awesome work!!

2
★★★★★

Formally from San Antonio, I reside in AZ. When it comes to bringing pals with you on your trip to San Antonio.....THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO! Everyone I bring enjoys this place. Awesome burgers at a reasonable price! I have eaten everything on the menu and I highly recommend this place for great times of burgers and beer. I tip my hat to everyone there at Chris Madrids. Keep up the awesome work!!

Pros: get $ worth

Cons: none

.

Chris Madrid's has THE BEST french fries you have ever had! Nobody's fries compares to these! The burgers are just plain fantastic!

2
★★★★★

Chris Madrid's has THE BEST french fries you have ever had! Nobody's fries compares to these! The burgers are just plain fantastic!

Pros: Best Burgers, THE BEST FRIES, Great Staff

Cons: NONE

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Chris Madrid's, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review