In January, 1977, with the encouragement of family and friends, Chris Madrid, a University of Texas marketing major, opened Chris Madrid's Tacos and Burgers, in historic Mid-town section of San Antonio. The burgers quickly became the favorite menu item and soon the tacos were deleted from the menu and name.
Today, Chris Madrid's has turned into a unique dining experience. It is a quaint, friendly restaurant offering personal attention, a quality product, and a genuine concern for customer satisfaction. Tex-Mex decor adorns the old gas station and cantina. The cantina is a full service bar featuring iced down longnecks and frozen margaritas.Chris Madrid's is a fun family atmosphere where all of San Antonio comes together-from judges to working stiffs and politicos to college students. Customer feed back is encouraged and depended on.
Hamburgers are the main dining course. There are six varieties and two sizes, regular and Macho size. Fresh cut french fries, nachos, chalupas and a 6 oz. grilled chicken sandwich fill the rest of the menu. Chris Madrid's motto has always been to "Cook Each Item as if You Were Cooking it For a Friend". As hokey as this may sound, this philosophy is the reason for continued success.
In addition to being featured in Texas Monthly and recipient of numerous awards over the years, Chris Madrid's was the only restaurant from San Antonio, chosen to participate at the Kumamoto Japan-San Antonio, Texas, Sister City Fair in October, 1988. One Japanese businessman was quoted as saying "Chris Madrid's hamburgers are the Best Burgers in the World".