Angelo’s Burgers.

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This past weekend we walked around Encinitas looking for some place to eat. Encinitas is a nice looking town that I always pictured California was supposed to looked like. Stuck in the 60s, with palm trees lining the main street.

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We walked past pizzerias, Trattorias, Sushi joints, cafes, coffeehouses until we saw this outrageous looking building. Angelo’s is a burger joint with two separate buildings connected by a carport looking thing which also serves as a drive-thru.

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The inside is greasy, nasty, old and dirty. So we decided to give it a shot. Hey, we didn’t come for the atmosphere. We ordered the Avocado Burger combo that comes with fries and a medium drink, and an extra Avocado burger so we don’t fight for it. We always share the fries even though I am a fry fiend and never think there is enough.

The combo was $6.39 and that was pretty cheap for the amount of food we got.

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In under 10 minutes our order was ready, as the fries had just come out of the fryer. I think there are enough fries. More than enough. Since the fries are still piping hot I douse them with salt since they’ll stick to the grease now. Chris likes eating them with 6 or 7 little cups of ketchup. I think ketchup ruins the fries, yet I still eat them with ketchup if ketchup is placed in front of my eyeballs. He probably thinks I ruin them by drenching them in sodium. So we’re even, muhahaha.

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As we munched away Chris kept asking what that flavor was in the fries. Was it a different type of oil? Was it beef fat? They had more flavor than fast food fries had. The menu says the fries are fried in 100% vegetable oil. Hmmm. I realized after years of eating mass produced fries that were frozen before they were fried, our tastebuds weren’t use to what a real golden potatoey french fry goodness tasted like anymore. These tasted so good because they were fresh. Go figure.DSC_0013The avocado burgers were gigantic. It came topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles, avocado.I can’t say much for the flavor of the meat (or lack thereof), but I liked the creaminess of the avocado, and whatever the sauce was they slathered on the bun.

If I’m ever in Encinitas again and in need of a big, greasy and cheap burger, I will definitely hit this spot again. Next time, I’m ordering the Gyro and fried zucchini.

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Whether you’re hungry after a tiring day of surfing, or a late night drinking binge, this old school greasy burger joint will hit the spot.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/angelos-burgers-encinitas-2

3 Thoughts on “Angelo’s Burgers.

  1. I love your photos. The food looks delicious! I’ve never been to Encinitas; I need to visit that place the next time I go to Southern Cal.

  2. Travis on January 18, 2010 at 4:28 am said:

    I live a minute away from here. Best burger restaurant I have ever been to.

  3. Memoria – Encinitas is a nice place. Lots of restaurants, cafes, art galleries lining the main street. Free parking too, for once.

    Travis – Wow. If you have any other recommendations on what to order here I’d like to know your input :) I keep hearing the gyros are good too.

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