Madre’s is located in Downtown St. Augustine. It caught my eye as my wife and I were walking around checking the shops. It looked slightly different than any of the other food chain type of establishments around.
Its food is Mexican by way of California which I’m ok with as long as the ingredients are good. I should have probably ordered the jalapeno poppers which are probably the largest I’ve ever seen and from what I can tell homemade. I was gonna go for a burrito til I saw a burger with chorizo on the menu. Plan changed.
I was pretty excited to find this. It wasn’t a standard burger either because after a few bites I noticed the chorizo wasn’t really worked into the ground beef. I’m still not sure if that was intentional or not. The Chorizo Burger was almost like a chorizo jucy lucy. It has a real potent chorizo taste which was slightly defused by the regular ground beef. This was a great burger find in the unlikeliest of places but I’ll hopefully get a chance to try those poppers next time I’m in town.
8 Aviles Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Right after arriving in St. Augustine I came across a giant billboard for Zaxby’s. The name seemed familiar but I couldn’t quite place it. It was later on that I remembered an old friend had raved about the place. I was with my wife and she didn’t seem the least bit interested in checking it out. It took a little convincing but I finally got her to come around. The staff was very friendly and great with helping us decide what exactly to order. We decided on the Cajun Club sandwich and an order of wings.
Wings w/Insane Sauce
Cajun Chicken Sandwich
I wish Zaxby’s was in Miami. We really enjoyed the food here. The wings were crispy but the Insane hot sauce was just that. The Sweet & Spicy sauce is what I was leaning towards originally but that Insane sauce was just calling out to me so I had to order it. The chicken sandwich was definitely in the upper percentile that I’ve had. I couldn’t taste the Cajun flavor much but the chicken itself made up for it. The chicken sammy came with crinkle cut fries that had some good seasoning. My only regret is not trying any of their “Zappertizers”. The name is kinda cheezy but the apps sound great, much like Zaxby’s food.
1107 North Ponce De Leon Blvd
Saint Augustine, Florida 32084
After having the made a five hour drive to St. Augustine with one stop on the way up. I was starving but little did I know that at 6PM on Sundays most restaurants are closed. We decided to take a drive down San Marco when my wife spots this maroonish food trailer outside of a bar. It looks like Harley and tacky Honda motorcycle night at the bar. We park and walk up to the serving window. We’re greeted by a friendly lady explaining to us how everything is cooked to order and that nothing is frozen.
After looking over the menu, I decide I’m gonna hit up the cheeseburger and some fries while my wife wants to try the hot dog. We’re very adventurous while out of town. I watch as a fresh burger patty is placed on the flat top and as the all beef hot dog is sliced in half and placed face down next to his compadre. She can see me watching what’s going on inside and re-iterates the whole made to order deal. It’s also mentioned at the bottom of their menu board which is missing letters giving it a serial killer like vibe (picture above). I start up a conversation about the Food Truck Scene in Miami and explain how it’s growing and that we know about the wait. At that point I decide to tack on a Buffalo Chix sandwich too.
Both the Hot Dog and Cheese Fries are ready at the same time. My wife loves the hot dog and cheese fries. I was way more fond of the dog, the cheese on the fries I could have done without. The fries were crispy and salted perfectly but that cheese didn’t do it for me. The Cheeseburger comes out and he looks beautiful.
The burger was so juicy and it hit the spot. My only complaint would be to change the bun to something more like the one used for the Buffalo Chix Sandwich. I devoured mine rather quickly but that bottom bun can’t really withstand a patty of that size. It’s a minor thing and wouldn’t stop me from eating it again.
Tops tops tops in my book are the “Chic Nubs” which make up the Buffalo Chix Sandwich. Those little breaded white meat nubs are topped with not a hot sauce but more of a hot glaze. You’re better off ordering these alone instead of in the sandwich form. I found myself picking them out and eating them individually. Right before we left I asked if they had seen any other Food Trucks in the area but they hadn’t. Is this the 1st of many to come?
Luvin’ Grub @
Mardi Gras Sports Bar lot
123 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine FL
Hours: Tues – Fri 5PM -11PM
Sat/Sun 12PM – 12AM
Mother Fletcher’s is the first truck of the fledgling St. Augustine Street Food scene. Their specialty is steak sandwiches made from grain fed filet mignon. They only use local produce and ingredients for their sauces and marinades. Mother Fletcher’s Teriyaki Chicken Wings are from a recipe they’ve been tinkering with for 13 years to perfect (sounds like I need to try those wings). The menu is below:
in St. Augustine, FL
FloridaFacebook: Moma Fletcher