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5 Best: Jalapeño Buns

09/30/2019 10:39AM ● By Julieta Hernandez

By: Julieta Hernandez  Photo by: Aaron Garcia 

Grub gets serious when you heat things up just a bit. Leave it to the burger joints of South Texas to offer up some fresh jalapeño buns for your contents of choice. Homemade, steamy, and just the right amount of spice. Kick things up a notch with the best jalapeño buns in the Coastal Bend.


When you pick your bun, make it hot: a yummy jalapeño cheddar bun keeps the HOB true to their promise of great burgers. Whether you dress up the Aloha burger with a kick or turn up the heat on that Lava burger, they’ve got your back… and buns on it. 1645 Airline Rd.


If a half-pounder of angus beef isn’t enough to fill your dreams, the homemade jalapeño buns at P.O.E.T.S. will really put some color in your cheeks. This family restaurant will remind you why hotter burgers go a little better with a fun ambience, and margaritas. 4825 Saratoga Blvd.


You’d recognize that green paint anywhere. Nuevo Cafe offers up a casual dining vibe that can be elevated with the addition of a little spice. Their homemade jalapeño buns are delicious on any sandwich of choice. Sometimes, we even like to use them as a dipper for the classic poblano soup. That means double the spice! 1124 Ayers St.


For a bigger kick than usual at the local Small Planet, the South American Lomito is served hot and proud on a jalapeño cheddar bun. The delicatessen and bakery on Saratoga does not play around with their homemade buns, and the jalapeño cheddar is no exception. 5625 Saratoga Blvd.


It’s always a good morning when you’ve got breakfast on a homemade jalapeño bun, according to Gordo’s heated twist on the morning time cult classic. You really can't pick a better start to your day than with a jalapeño bun on this breakfast staple.  4506 Baldwin Blvd.