With Huevos Dos Segundos on my mind, I went to Cantina Dos Segundos for brunch last weekend. After seeing the Mexican Beast Burger special on the chalkboard, I had to reconsider my brunch decision.
Of course I went with the burger. There isn’t a burger normally on Dos Segundos’s menu, so that influenced my decision. Well, that and the fact that I almost always want a burger…
The Mexican Beast Burger was massive. The burger comes on what seems to be a large Portuguese roll. The bottom half of the roll is topped with a thinly spread layer of refried beans. Above the beans sits the burger followed by jack cheese, caramelized chipotle onions, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo.
When it came out, I started to make judgments as I saw that the bread seemed significantly larger than the burger. I quickly put the observation in the back of my head as this burger could still be delicious. All the flavors went together nicely and I don’t think any of them were unnecessary. I’ve never had refried beans on a burger, but it worked. Sure, the refried beans are a heavy ingredient, but you don’t order burgers to eat lightly, do you? Despite the large size of the roll, it was actually really good. The roll was light and airy with a flaky exterior. Even some of the burgerless bites were tasty.
The Mexican Beast Burger was a special when I went. Not entirely sure how long it’s gunna be up there for, so if you see it and you’re in the mood for a burger, don’t let the opportunity slide!
Cantina Dos Segundos
931 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123