Rocomamas, Chapel St
Chapel Street’s newest burger bar Rocomama is smashing out a range of “not normal” burgers, ribs and shakes in their funky environment.
Food: Stacker Burger, Classic Cheese burger, BCG burger, Black Star Burger, Chilli Cheez Bomb burger, Mother of All Ribs, Chilli Cheese Turbo Charged Fries, Jalapeno Six Bombs, White Choc Oreo Custard Shake, Peanut Butter Caramel Custard Shake
You know when you want to go to one of those places where you just feel really full afterwards? Rocomamas has got you covered! This newly opened burger joint has popped up on Windsor’s Chapel Street and they’ve nailed the edgy vibe of the area perfectly, while still making it comfortable enough for anyone over the age of 19 to sit and enjoy a meal there!
We were seated at the back in one of the comfy booths, however, there are higher tables, a window bar for solo dinners and larger group tables towards the front of the venue. Being near the open kitchen there is a little noise from this, but it’s fun to watch your meal being prepared, and the cheerful staff will do a great job of making you feel very welcome. Ordering is via a tickable menu which you take to the counter – and you need to have a good long look at this before deciding as these guys don’t just do burgers, there’s beef, lamb and pork ribs, chicken wings, cheese bombs and even salads. You can also customise that burger in every way possible!
We sampled quite a feast at their VIP launch, starting out with the pork ribs. This was a meal for two in it’s own right – smelling droolworthy and with a delicious tangy BBQ glaze, they reminded me how much I love ribs. They had a lot of meat on them, and while they wouldn’t be ribs unless you get a little messy, Rocomamas do have wet wipes on hand if you need them.
The smash burgers are the softest burgers I’ve ever eaten and you don’t even feel like you’re eating meat. The burgers have a soft herby taste and are a little reminiscent of the flavours you’d get from roast meat. Our favourite was the slacker burger which contains 3 meat patties, and plenty of cheese – it’s their “blow out burger” and while it’s nothing to those burger fiends out there, remember you can always customise it to make it extra blow out!
We also tried the BCG, which has a lot going on – including a very enjoyable guacamole. It’s one of those burgers you have to be in the mood for but it’s an enjoyable eat. The chilli cheez bomb definitely lives up to its name, with plenty of spice – seriously, I’m a bit of a spice fiend and I found this HOT! Finally we had the Black Star burger. While we liked the crispy chicken and it looks cool on the charcoal bun, it’s not as much of a stand out as their beef burgers.
On the side we got to sample the chilli cheese fries, with more of that super spicy chilli flavour. These are a good sized serve as an extra to your burger, and there are 3 topping choices if you don’t fancy the chilli. The bombs are similar with a variety of options. These little, soft cheese balls in a crispy coating are one of those thing that you know have a minus one health rating, but they are an exciting little side dish for something different (and like most things they are made in house, so they’re actually full of fresh ingredients). Finally, we tried chicken wings which are cutely presented in a little pan, with a buffalo dipping sauce.
We also sampled their custard shakes, which taste exactly like doughnut fillings. The custard makes them thick and creamy and while I’m not always a huge shake fan, I could drink these all day. They are sweet but not sugary, rich but not heavy – they have to be one of my favourite shakes I’ve tried. Just writing about these now is making me want to go back for another one!
Staff were really keen to chat with us and make sure everyone had a good time. They’re a new team, so they’ll need a while to really get into their stride, especially on busier days, but they’ve definitely started out on the right foot with the aim to make everyone’s experience memorable. They’re such a genuine friendly bunch and I think they’ll quickly become one of Rocomama’s greatest assets!
Address: 156 Chapel Street, Windsor
Mon 11am to 11pm
Tue 11am to 11pm
Wed 11am to 11pm
Thu 11am to 11pm
Fri 11am to 11pm
Sat 11am to 11pm
Sun 11am to 11pm
Parking: As always with Chapel Street parking can be a bit tricky, but several of our food friends managed to get parks on the street right outside!
Getting here on PT: We walked from Windsor Station – it’s about 7 minutes, and probably a similar distance from Prahran. Alternatively, the 78 tram goes right past the front – alight at High Street.
Disclaimer: We dined as guests of Rocomamas, Chapel Street. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a restaurant won’t change including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting.