Chef Johnny Hernandez’s newest restaurant concept Burgerteca opens on Monday, December 4 in Southtown. Burgerteca is Chef Hernandez’s transformation of the traditional hamburger with Mexican influences from his extensive travel throughout Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz, and Yucatan.
The burgers are served on yeast buns which are baked daily and made from ingredients distinct to traditional Mexican food such as chiles, spices, moles, queso, flavors like al pastor, pibil, and chilaquiles. I fortunate to to get an invitation to a media preview and taste some of his newest creations like the ‘Oaxaqueña’ (an Angus beef patty dressed with mole negro, black bean spread, pickled onions, avocado, and queso fresco) and the ‘Pacifica’ (seared tuna topped off with chipotle-lime mayo, cabbage slaw, sesame seeds, avocado, and tomato).
Burgerteca also includes an ice-cream shop on site as a stand-alone entity. The menu includes items such as paletas, nieves, raspas, and fun items such as house-made signature ice cream nachos—Mexican buñuelos piled high with ice cream, fresh fruit syrups, and Oaxacan chocolate fudge.
The bar menu is just as creative as the food menu with drinks served in sugar skull mugs filled with the BigTex Punch.
“We’re thrilled to introduce Burgerteca’s unique Mexican burger and ice cream concept to San Antonio and offer new ingredients gathered from these great culinary regions across Mexico; it’s a concept five years in the making,” said Chef Hernandez, owner of Burgerteca.
With its loft-style interior space, Burgerteca truly makes for a unique dining experience.
403 Blue Star, Ste 105, San Antonio, TX 78204