Our last meeting of the year was held at the Nicky Rottens location in Coronado. Nicky Rottens was at the top of our list in 2014 with the Gaslamp location earning an A-/A rating. Nicky Rottens in Coronado managed to top that with a solid A rating.
Needless to say everyone really enjoyed their burgers, and we appreciate the option to substitute tater tots, sweet potato fries, onion rings, etc. for regular fries (for an additional fee). The Coronado location also had the advantage of being less crowded than the Gaslamp location with free (but not plentiful) street parking available.
To add to our holiday entertainment, I succumbed to the temptation to take “Da Ultimate Burga Challenge” with no preparation whatsoever. Let me tell you — that is one humongous burger. If you want to finish your plate in an hour and get your name on the wall, it’s probably going to take some preparation. The meal consists of “2 lbs. of Brandt beef, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion & Rotten Sauce on a custom super-sized bun with fries on the side”. I downed half the burger pretty quickly, and then ate the other half without the bun and toppings. At that point, I was still staring at what looked like four large potatoes worth of fries, a lot of bun, and tons of toppings. Alas, I knew I was defeated. I actually had lots of time left to finish all of it, but I could tell it was never going to fit in my untrained stomach. So, I enjoyed the delicious fries for a bit and then called it a day. With some preparation I think I could finish that thing one day, but this visit was not my day.
So the Coronado location of Nicky Rottens is our new winner. It’s a burger you won’t want to miss. If you try “Da Ultimate Burga Challenge” though, make sure you are prepared to down a ton of food!