Daniel Zuniga

I’ve heard, from local patrons at Brew Lab 101, that the best place to get a burger is at High Point Grill in Westside Albuquerque.

Also, I learned that their chef and owner Mike W. White won Best Chef in Albuquerque for Albuquerque the Magazine in 2019 and 2021. With accolades like this, you know I had to try the grub.

After careful examination of the menu, and consulting with the waitress, I decided to order the Southwest Burger (medium-rare) with a side of Garlic Romano Fries.

The Southwest Burger comes with Chimayo red crusted akaushi beef, extra hot New Mexico green chile, sharp cheddar, and classic garnish. If you do not know, Akaushi is part of the Wagyu family.

As soon as I took the first bite of my burger, everything started falling out, and the New Mexico green chile was making my nose sweat.

This would be a problem for a rookie, but this is not my first rodeo. I’m not afraid of a little heat. In fact, I want the heat and I want the beef.

The burger was huge, juicy and the meat had a very melt-in-your-mouth disposition which I very much enjoyed.

The burger was amazing. The Garlic Romano fries were crispy, and had the perfect amount of salt. I cleaned my plate, but I was not done yet.

I decided to order a chocolate cake with ice cream (that’s not the official name, I just told the waitress I wanted something with chocolate in it). It had ice cream, chocolate, caramel, little pieces of toffee and it was huge!

High Point Grill did not disappoint. Try it.

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