This past Friday we set out to check out a burger at a restaurant that isn't specifically noted for their regular burgers.
It was John's turn to choose but he didn't get to do that and it was his turn to drive and he didn't get to that either. The choice was a coercion but the no driving was due to his new knee. Yep, a brand spankin' new knee fresh off the shelf. (Dance video at a later date!)
Ok, Acqua is a great restaurant and all the Burgerteers have eaten there gobs of times and have always been extremely happy with the food and wonderful service. Additionally they are known for the burgers on their menu but their burgers are way over on the gourmet side.....not the kind of burgers we "Burgerteers" have been investigating thus far. We weren't sure how it would work out but hey, when you're on a "Quest" let nothing stand in your way so off we went.
We arrived and in celebration of "The Knee" we pulled up in the valet parking area and dismounted our ride. Away it went and then it was time for a few pics.
We entered and to be honest I can't remember ever having to open the door to go in. There is always a friendly face there to greet you.
In addition none of us have ever had any issues with the wait staff. They are always very attentive.
We took a table by the front window and settled in.
We got our menus (copies of the menus at the end of the blog) and ordered our beverages and the standard first naked burger medium rare. We were asked if we were sure we didn't want mayo or lettuce or....and we said yes, we were sure.
The interior was remodeled not that long ago and looks great. It is spacious, modern and always clean.
The burger arrived. It was very handsome and it was cut into four pieces. Spot on so far.
We opened the burger up and there was nothing extra on it, the meat to bun ratio was good and it was cooked to an exact medium rare.
We each took our share a started in. Very juicy and the bun was very good and toasted!
Our initial tastes revealed a seasoning added to the meat. It certainly wasn't bad or anything but just nothing that we had experienced to date with the taste of the naked burger. It just seemed to interfere with getting to the basic flavor of the meat.
But let me say again that they do not serve a standard burger here.....you can see that by looking at the menu. Barry has had the burgers off the menu here many times and raves about them.
Regardless, I ordered a non menu burger and it came as ordered and it was good. The other items added to the burger blended with the seasoned meat and it was an fine burger. However, it will not be replacing any of my top picks to date.
So though this will not be one of the "Burgerteers" regular burger haunts when we are Jonesing for a burger it will continue to stay on our list as one of the best restaurants in Merida.....IOHO!
Until we load our muskets and cross our swords next time we "The Burgerteers" are at your service!
"One for all and all for one!"