Papaburgers – Albuquerque, NM

Papaburgers, one of Best Burgers in Albuquerque
Inside Papaburgers II

Papaburgers
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)
6601 4th St., NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (505) 345-0255

Papaburgers II
7200 Montgomery, NW
Ste P (west end of plaza)
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (505) 433-3545

Note: Both locations closed Sundays
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Price Range: $$ (Papa Cheese Basket [w fries] & soda $8.64 +tax)

Quick Take: This is our “go-to” hometown burger.  The basic Papaburger is more than respectable, but once the fresh beef and chopped onions are married on the grill, the burger patty can still stand up to fat strips of New Mexico green chile and American cheese — or whatever creations the burger chefs at Papaburgers put together.  

Andre, green chile cheese burger
Recommended –Fresh ground beef with green chile & American cheese

“Good Old Fashioned Hamburgers”
There are fancier burgers in Albuquerque, but this strip mall burger joint consistently provides fresh burgers (fresh meat, cooked to order) that always satisfies that craving for a good burger. Some burgers rely on fancy dress to make them taste good, but not the Papaburger. Beef and chopped onions are flat-top seared to a perfectly crunch outside while staying moist inside. The topping are also fresh and crispy. Standard Papaburgers come with lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions and mustard, but diners can add fresh slices of avocado, green chile, bacon or more meat. Continue reading Papaburgers – Albuquerque, NM

Bama Burger v the Buckeye

As some of you know, earlier this year Best Burger Review moved its home base from New Mexico to Alabama. I quickly found out that next to God, football is the state religion. When JT, a fellow burger blogger from the BurgerGuyz, in Ohio asked, “You know there’s a football game coming up, right?!,” I knew a little Bama / Buckeye Sugar Bowl trouble was brewing…

“I was thinking we may be able to have a little fun for charity,” said JT. “Maybe you can talk to a bar & grill in your area and see if they are interested in accepting a challenge.” Accept they did…

Burger Bet to Raise Money for Food Bank

December 29, 2014 – While University of Alabama and Ohio State face each in the Sugar Bowl, this New Year’s day, two restaurant owners –one from Alabama and one from Ohio – will face off to see who can raise the most money for a local food bank. In the spirit of the sport, the outcome of the football game will determine which food bank gets the cash.

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World Burger Champ’s El Toro Burger

World Burger Champ Meets A1

In the 2013 World Burger Championship, Wade Fortin (the 2013 winner), was required to use A1 Steak Sauce in his burger recipe. The A1 was that year’s “infused” ingredient — the mystery ingredient each cook had to incorporate.

Here is Fortin’s El Toro Burger, staring A1 Steak Sauce. Using a ribeye and steak mixture, Fortin created a compound-butter-stuffed Chihuahua cheeseburger with candied bacon and crunchy, A1 fried onions. It was finished off with a drizzle of a port wine reduction and a smear of horseradish aioli.

A1 El Toro Burger - FYI TV ~World Burger Champ
Wade Fortin’s A1 El Toro Burger /Photo – FYI TV

Get the Recipe
A1 El Toro Burger (from FYI TV)