MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN – We first told you about Canada Burger in October last year, in our article “A (Canadian) Cheeseburger in Paradise”. Since then, we’ve been meaning to go back, and finally, last week, we made it.
We were pleased to see that while the quality of the food remains as good as it was the first day of opening (which happened to be the day we visited last year), the offerings have expanded, and the location has matured, with a more ‘permanent’ look. Mark and Scott, the Canadian owners have worked tirelessly over the last 10 months to solidify their customer base, expand their product line and offer new options, such as online ordering.
Last year, the menu consisted of two items – the Canadian Cheeseburger, and Poutine, (fries topped with cheese curds and gravy). While those are still the flagship items, the menu now includes a mini burger, a double cheeseburger, a bacon cheeseburger, and (combining the two flagship items) a poutine cheeseburger!
Sides have expanded to include regular fries as well as poutine, or the light option of a fresh salad. The cheeseburger, double cheeseburger, poutine cheeseburger and bacon cheeseburger are available in combos, including poutine and a drink, and the poutine can be substituted for regular fries or a salad if desired.
Drinks include those ‘hard to find’ flavors such as Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke, Root Beer, and Cream Soda.
Prices are still accessible; the mini burger is $15 pesos, while the other burgers run $44 pesos for the Canadian Cheeseburger, $59 pesos for the poutine and bacon cheeseburgers, and $74 pesos for the double. Sides on their own are $21 pesos for regular fries or salad, and $26 pesos for poutine. Drinks are $11 pesos for regular sodas, $16 for the special flavors.
Combos are $75 pesos for the Canadian Cheeseburger, $90 pesos for the poutine and bacon cheeseburgers, and $105 pesos for the double. There’s an additional $5 peso charge for a specialty flavored soda in the combo.
Canada Burger is open from Monday to Saturday, from 1pm until midnight. If you are going for lunch between opening and 7pm, you can place your order online on their website, specifying the time you will arrive, and they will have your food ready for you when you get there – perfect if you have a limited time for lunch.
Latest news from Canada Burger is that later in the year they will open a second location, with indoor and outdoor seating, near Plaza Dorada. Watch this space for more information!
Canada Burger is located at Calle 36 No 237, between 71 and 73, in Colonia Montes de Amé. It’s about 4 blocks from Gran Plaza. For more information, visit them online at http://www.canadaburger.com/en.html, join their very active Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/amocanadaburger, or follow them on Twitter at http://twitter.com/amocanadaburger
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