Since there are no Lotaburgers near me, I had to try it for science. They are open for breakfast - and their breakfast burritos also sound delicious - but they do not start serving lunch until about 11 AM.
I'm sure many people going to the University of Arizona were elated to find a couple of Lotaburgers in Tucson.
They are probably best known for their green chile cheeseburgers, which start with two lightly toasted buns, a premium Angus beef patty, onion, lettuce, tomato, pickles, mustard, and diced roasted Hatch green chile. Being adjacent to New Mexico, I would expect nothing less than to have tons of Hatch chile available.
I must say, it's a great burger, and ranks up there with some of the better fast food burgers I've had. Wonderful toasted bun, melted cheese, tangy mustard, fresh veggies, and a good helping of Hatch chile. The chile was not very spicy, but even the hottest varieties are probably not much spicier than a serrano (the usual Hatch chiles I've had may not even be as hot as a jalapeno). Bottom line, I enjoyed it.
My green chile cheeseburger was only $5.31 (including tax). The base Lota Burger is $3.89, add 50 cents for Hatch chile, and another 50 cents for cheese.
If I'm ever near another Blake's Lotaburger, I was told to get the onion rings. The seasoned fries also sound awesome.
Here's something I haven't done in a while...a YouTube video to go with my blog post!
Yup, I shot a video of the Green Chile Cheeseburger while in Arizona...in my rental car. Keep in mind that I was there in October, when the temperatures were still north of 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The car felt like a sauna without any air conditioning, so I caved midway through the video and turned the air on. I wouldn't have been able to shoot video in the building; music was loud in there.
As far as fast food is concerned, I'm a fan of Blake's Lotaburger! 9/10