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Chupacabra Burger - Cat Mountain Grill - Anyone else had this?

grakk Aug 12, 2011 11:35 AM

Hey all, long time lurker, first time reviewer.

So was looking for somewhere new today to get a good burger, too far from Hop doddy and wasn't in the mood for Phils. I was digging around online and found this burger on cat mountain grills website:

Description of the burger is this:

This is for true believers only. We start with 100% Natural Premium Gold Angus* Beef then bring “Hot-n-Spicy” to this burger with roasted jalapeño, serrano and habanero peppers. We “cool it” with pickled jalapeños, lettuce and pepper jack cheese. We require Agua on the table if you order this.

I think in my head "challenge accepted" so I drove over lunch and ordered it, I was warned about how spicy it was and they asked if I wanted a milkshake, I told them I would order one if I needed it.

The burger comes - it's about perfect for how spicy I like food - which is much much higher than most people. I like heat from chilis - not from any kind of wing sauce or anything and this is intense chili heat.

If you really like spicy things (if you think anything on Madam Mams menu is spicy - dont get this) go check out this burger, its great.

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  1. amysuehere RE: grakk Aug 12, 2011 02:56 PM

    My biggest complaint is how kiderrific the old place could be. Total Romper Room, free range.

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      rudeboy RE: amysuehere Aug 13, 2011 03:46 AM

      Oh, amysue.....I should have you over for a nice dinner and screaming kids!

      (My kids aren't free range - I think when you have them, one has a deeper annoyance with people who let their kids do whatever the hell. )

      This Chupacabra Burger sounds interesting. As you all know, I love Madam Mam's, and some things on their menu are awesomely spicy. I like the burn. Where is this place?

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        amysuehere RE: rudeboy Aug 13, 2011 07:49 AM

        It's right by my house on 2222 and Dry Creek just west of Mopac. Wanna bring the wife and kids and meet James and ME there?

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          rudeboy RE: amysuehere Aug 13, 2011 11:54 AM

          That would be an easy trip for us. Let's do that. We can email each other.

          I haven't eaten real chupacabra in a while.....

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            amysuehere RE: rudeboy Aug 13, 2011 02:23 PM

            Email me. My phone died horrofically and I lost all my contacts

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              cstrombe RE: rudeboy Aug 14, 2011 07:41 PM

              Please report back, curious about this place. Hopefully better burgers than The Hub.

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                amysuehere RE: cstrombe Aug 15, 2011 04:38 PM

                Have to say we broke down and went w/o you, rb. Sat out back and were all by ouselves. Friendly waitress, ice cold Sheiner - great start. Husband got the Chupa and I built my own. Burger was thin but very well seasoned. Chupa made my husband sweat and he can eat raw habeneros like pickles. I got pepper jack, grilled onions and chupa sauce (grilled serranos, habeneros, jalapenos). Holy cow it was packed with flavor. O-rings were thick cut with a very thin batter. Fries were old fashioned and well salted/peppered. I'll be back. It's much better than The Hub. I do fear it still has the potential to deteriate to a Romper Room because there were a couple of "free-rangers" toward the end.

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                  cstrombe RE: amysuehere Aug 15, 2011 06:42 PM

                  Sounds decent. Are the fries fresh or frozen?

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                    amysuehere RE: cstrombe Aug 16, 2011 06:19 AM

                    Fresh, medium cut

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                    grakk RE: amysuehere Aug 16, 2011 05:02 AM

                    Good to hear the rest of the stuff was good - I was just really happy to find a burger that was labeled as spicy to have a serious kick.

                    We actually went back a few days ago and I had another chupa - BUT we had got the onion sticks and they were greasy - I'd stick with the fries. My friends had the bleu cheese burger and the tuna burger and they both liked it - they did say they would want to order the 1/2 lb next time though.

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              amysuehere RE: rudeboy Aug 13, 2011 02:24 PM

              P32, 5 pepper hot, please...

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            smwang2333 RE: grakk Aug 28, 2011 06:34 PM

            The Chupacabra can be ordered super spicy. My butt burned the next day, but I was so happy to have finally found a ridiculously spicy burger in Austin. Check them out; they also have other unique meat and bun offerings. The breakfast one looks extremely tasty.

            1. Joe MacBu RE: grakk Aug 31, 2011 07:49 PM

              "kiderrific "

              Saddened that this is made of beef and not goat. Sigh.

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                smwang2333 RE: Joe MacBu Aug 31, 2011 07:56 PM

                you've tried it? delicious, whether beef or goat!

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                  Joe MacBu RE: smwang2333 Sep 1, 2011 05:00 PM

                  No I haven't, but I will be in Austin next month and am always looking to get my goat on. But I'll keep this in mind for sure.

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                    amysuehere RE: Joe MacBu Sep 1, 2011 06:43 PM

                    Spiciest burger I've had ever.

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                      Joe MacBu RE: Joe MacBu Nov 20, 2011 08:54 PM

                      I tried it last week. Yes, it's hot, but not overwhelmingly so. I finished it off easily. The waitress was impressed. I guess I better move on to In The Buns.

                      It should be noted that, past the hype, it was a great burger. Seems like it was smash-griddled. Nice crispy edges, medium in the middle, perfectly buttered-toasted buns, excellent fries.

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                  thrackle RE: grakk Sep 2, 2011 01:39 PM

                  Has anyone had both the chupacabra burger and the fire burger at In The Buns (which has serranos, pequin, habanero, and ghost chiles)? I'm curious how they compare.

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                    dinaofdoom RE: thrackle Sep 25, 2011 06:16 PM

                    in the bun's fire burger is so intense they keep pictures of the "winners" and "losers".
                    there are a lot more losers.

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                      smwang2333 RE: dinaofdoom Sep 25, 2011 06:40 PM

                      my buddy finished it. i took two bites of my own. hottest burger ever. but... the Four Horseman burger in San Antonio is even hotter.

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                    addlepated RE: grakk Jun 28, 2012 08:17 PM

                    RIP to Cat Mountain Grill. I'm so unbelievably bummed about this. Their burgers were so damned good.


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                      Rptrane RE: addlepated Jun 29, 2012 08:22 PM

                      Any info on why they closed?

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                        addlepated RE: Rptrane Jun 30, 2012 04:49 PM

                        All I know is what they say on their site. Anyone else have any info?

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