El Corral – Doral, Florida

Let’s get something out of the way right from the start, El Corral is a fast food joint. There is a twist here though, you can either choose the Corral Burger (4.4 oz.) cooked on a griddle/flat top or the Grand Corral (8 oz.) which is grilled on an open flame.

Part of the Menu

Part of the Menu

The staff member who took my order insisted that I get the Char Grilled Burger because it would be the most flavorful according to him. After some consideration I decide to try one of each Burger with Cheese & Bacon. I never specified which Cheese I wanted but it appears Mozzarella is the default Cheese here. An order of Fries and Onion Rings rounded out my order.

The table I sat at was decorated with old newspaper ads, very reminiscent of how Wendy’s tables were in the 1980′s.

EL Corral Table

Ads on the Table

The Fries were of the frozen variety but were salted properly, nothing a little Ketchup couldn’t cure. The Onion Rings were very crispy and reminded me of the Onion Rings from Burger King back when they were still edible.

Fries

Fries

Onion Rings

Onion Rings

I ditched the Lettuce, Tomato and Onion on both Burgers. The Cheese as I had mentioned earlier was Mozzarella and it was melted. It stretched when I was taking bites from the Burger, in other words it did it’s job. The Bacon was diced up and not ultra crispy. I would go sans Bacon if I had it to do all over again.

Corralisima 1/2 lb. w/Bacon & Cheese

Corralisima 1/2 lb. w/Bacon & Cheese

Corral Special w/Bacon & Cheese

Corral Special w/Bacon & Cheese

Corral Special Action Shot

Corral Special Action Shot

Which was the best of the two? I’d say the Griddled won over the Grilled in this case. They both also had the Fast Food Burger Sauces (Ketchup, Mustard & Mayo) all over the them (Ketchup & Mayo on the Top Bun and Mustard on the Patty). Both were better than what you’ll find at the Big 3 but Shake Shack it’s not.

Get ‘Em Grilled or Griddled:

Hamburgers El Corral
Facebook: El Corral USA
7800 Northwest 25th Street Doral, FL 33122
305-392-1419
El Corral on Urbanspoon

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I started writing the Burger Beast food blog to tell folks about those little forgotten gems in South Florida. Over the course of the last 5 years or so I've added News, Opinions, & Tips on a variety of Food related subjects. My first love will always be Burgers but Comfort Food is where it's at. At the end of the day I’m a regular dude who writes about a bunch of things I think you should know about.
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  • Yee Lin

    good review. Firstly, i know you said it is a fast food joint but then again however what do you define as a fast food joint? and do you think the burger is gourmet or frozen equivalent to a fast food chain like bk, mcdonalds or wendys.

    everyone keeps comparing it to bk just cause of the flame broiled taste.. but im not to sure about that one. what do you think?

    • http://burgerbeast.com/ Burger Beast

      It’s a frozen equivalent to Burger King, slightly higher quality.

      I do compare it to BK but they serve also a Burger cooked on a flat top which I thought was better.

      • Yee Lin

        thank you for getting back to me burger beast. I’m a burger fan just like yourself and i love all your burger reviews. Keep up the good work and thank you again :)