A common misconception with burgers it that they have to come from a fast food place. The golden arches are the first thing that we think of when it comes to a cheeseburger, but there are much better options to choose from. A real burger will have fresh ingredients and Angus beef placed on top of a warm fresh patty.
I enjoy finding spots serving up authentic burgers that will make your mouth water. Tucson, Arizona has a great community of chefs many of whom are serving up delicious burgers that you won't find anywhere else. I decided to stop at two spots when I was in town, and the quality impressed me of the burgers being served.
Lindy's on 4th
500 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
Hungry for a huge burger in Tucson late at night? Well, Lindy's on the corner of 4th has been serving up delicious burgers for a while now. This restaurant generally caters to a rowdy late night college crowd, and thus the food is reflective of that. The burgers are huge in size, with creative toppings placed however you want them.
And there is more here than just burgers, there are other creative dishes. Try the dirty nachos, and you will be in for a treat. Served on top of fries or tater tots and coated with ghost pepper sauce this dish has a combination of flavors that you won't find anywhere else. There are also many unique drinks that you can get here.
Amigos Burgers and Beer
6372 S Nogales Hwy, Tucson, AZ 85706
Another great place, this restaurant has all the fixings for a great burger in a low-key location. The menu is simple and well thought out, and if you came for a burger, you'll find it here. The chipotle barbecue burger is perhaps one of the most unique offerings that I've tasted. While you'd think it would be too spicy, you'd be mistaken, the flavors are delicious.
The burgers are made with huge patties and you will almost certainly have leftovers. Whether you are coming here for the first time or heard about the place, it's definitely worth a stop. Amigos Burgers and Beer has enough selection to satisfy anyone, and the food is made hot and fresh to order with great local ingredients.