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In 1977, a young college graduate named Chris Madrid returned to his hometown of San Antonio to open his namesake restaurant (then Chris Madrid’s Tacos and Burgers) in the historic Beacon Hill neighborhood. He might not have known much about the restaurant business, but he was certain of this: he had a passion for making his brand of tacos and burgers, and he wanted to make each one as if he was making it for a friend – with love. Significantly, he also knew he had the strong support of his wife Carolyn who encouraged him to pursue his dream.

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Great burger and …

Great burger and awesome service! Bucket list burger! Service was great & burger was good! Give them a try!

Paul H. via Google

all-time-favorite burger spots

I hold dear in my heart all restaurants that started in 1977, and Chris Madrid's is no exception. They've always been one of my all-time-favorite burger spots that I've come across after all the years of traveling throughout the U.S.

Jeremy T. via Google

Cheese & jalapenos!

Social distancing in place, sanitizing between meals & burgers with lots of cheese & jalapenos!

Elia L. via Google

Very good food!

Very good food! The cashier Vanessa was very nice and recommended me what to get. I never had such a great experience at a restaurant before. I will be coming back again. Thank you Vanessa for being very polite and making my experience memorable.

Sarah T. via Google


The curbside service was phenomenal even though this social distancing is in full effect. I am happy to support local businesses during this time!

Monica D. via Google


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