When you think of burgers in El Paso, what do you think? I’d guess burger-thinking — as I like to call it — goes something like this in this here New Texican city:
- The average person: “I want some burgers…let’s go to Waterburger.” (spelling intended)
- The more enlightened burger fan: Eastsider – “Let’s go to Frisco! Oh wait, the owners closed up shop for two weeks again.” Lower Valley-er – “Let’s get a Lucky Burger from Hamburger Inn…homes!” Westsider – “Oh, Ron, that new Five Guys is open. Let’s like check it out after we get home from work. I know it’s totally against our diets, but I haven’t had sweet potato fries is sooo long.” Any other side of town-er – “Roscoes!” (Let’s face it, we all know about Roscoe’s but about two of us are willing to make that drive. Am I right?)
- Those people who actively seek out new places to eat, new cuisines to try out, high-quality ingredients now have a burger place to call home and it is Toro Burger.
Toro was the trendy spot about a year or two ago. For those who haven’t been, it’s a nice, red place (Zaragosa, at least) with a full bar and a pretty straightforward menu. You can get burgers – wagyu beef, angus beef, turkey, veggie, or crab patties – with wings, fries, massive onion rings, spiral chips (don’t really know what they are, mind you), and more. The beer selection will make any fan of craft beer happy while still pleasing those die-hard Bud Light fans. You can order anything from Arrogant Bastard to Bud Light to Bodington’s Pub Ale to Dogfish Head IPA’s and more. My suggestion for these CRAZY beers is to try a Bodington’s if you don’t want to get too wild, and if you do want to spread your proverbial wings then get an IPA to wash down that burger. There is a God and he loves food and beverage too.
I’m not gonna bore you with reciting the whole menu for you, just give what suits your tastebuds a try and you will be pleased. It’s simple math, really. “I like burgers, I like chorizo…bam! Border Burger.” See? It’s simple. Before I saw through the facade of dining out and the Applebee’s, Chili’s, and other mega-corporation chains, I would’ve been satisfied with whatever I ordered anywhere. Now, I know that Chili’s burgers are about 2000 calories, that all beef is NOT the same, that all veggies are NOT the same, that there is more than Bud Light out there, and I believer Toro is the place where I started my culinary quest for quality and freshness.
Most people don’t want to stray outside of their bubbles, fast-food does the trick for them. Toro strikes a balance because everyone loves burgers so they’re more willing to take a risk on what they order. After taking someone to Toro, it’s very possible to convince them to finally try sushi since they’ve now seen the “light.”
Either way, Toro’s great. You pay for quality here, but not ridiculously, and you will definitely be satisfied with taste, design, service, and anything else. Go…now!