Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Austin >
Aug 12, 2011 11:35 AM

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

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.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. My biggest complaint is how kiderrific the old place could be. Total Romper Room, free range.

    10 Replies
    1. re: amysuehere

      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?

      1. re: rudeboy

        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?

        1. re: amysuehere

          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.....

          1. re: rudeboy

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

            1. re: rudeboy

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

              1. re: cstrombe

                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.

                1. re: amysuehere

                  Sounds decent. Are the fries fresh or frozen?

                  1. re: amysuehere

                    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.

          2. 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. "Chupacabra"
              "kiderrific "

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

              4 Replies
              1. re: Joe MacBu

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

                1. re: smwang2333

                  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.

                    1. re: Joe MacBu

                      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.

                2. 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.

                  2 Replies
                  1. re: thrackle

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

                    1. re: dinaofdoom

                      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.

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


                    2 Replies
                      1. re: Rptrane

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