On the hunt for the perfect patty in Barcelona? Look no further. Here we explore 8 of the best burger joints in the city. It’s burger o’clock!
1. La Central
Offering up 100% gourmet burgers accompanied by daily baked fresh bread it’s no wonder that La Central burger bar in Barcelona has been praised as one of the best. Located near downtown and the Palau de la Musica Catalana, La Central is a must-visit for all you trend seekers out there. Adorned with vintage, industrial style decor not only does this popular establishment rank highly with their brilliant burgers, they are also master brewer’s of their own craft beer. So if it’s a beer and burger night you fancy, La Central is the place to be.
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2. Bacoa Kiosko
Second in the chain of Bacoa restaurants, Bacoa Kisoko claims to be a mandatory stop on Barcelona’s ever-growing burger trail, and they certainly don’t disappoint. Brought to Barcelona by chef Brad Ainsworth, this spacious, airy restaurant offers customers the chance to enjoy some of the city’s best local produce in the form of the beloved burger. For over seven years, Bacoa Kiosko has been grilling up beautifully hand crafted burgers, accompanied by some of the best locally sourced, fresh produce you can get your hands on. Like its founders, Kiosko is half spanish and half australian, allowing them to combine the chilled-out nature of Oz with the quality of Spanish produce. Be prepared to make a tough decision as you peruse the extensive menu offering up over 14 different kinds of burger. Good luck!
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3. Bacoa Universtat
The biggest of the Bacoa burger restaurants, Bacoa Universtat is located in the heart of Barcelona. Decked out with bespoke art by street artist Sawe, Bacoa Universtat is the mothership of this collection of popular burger bars. Much like its relations, Universtat prides itself on using fresh and local produce in their home-made, fresh from scratch creations. Innovation is certainly important at this establishment, with the restaurant introducing expert burger-eating tools like cardboard holders to avoid spillage and a dedicated bag holder in the form of a chair. There is no doubt that Brad Ainsworth has certainly left his mark on the Barcelona burger scene with his trio of unstoppable restaurants that ensure their customers enjoy the best of the best, every-time.
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Born out of a crazy idea between three friends to open a burger bar in Barcelona’s already bustling hospitality sector was Timesburg. Now one of the most dominant forces in the city’s burger realm, this exciting new venture did not go unnoticed and they have over 12 sites across the country to prove it. Timesburg combined good quality food with a warming neighbourhood feel to create a fierce burger benchmark. Known for their famous burger bun sealing, all meat is carefully selected and accompanied by creative sides and sauces. Their unwavered authenticity is rooted in what Timesburg does, even down to their suburban location, away from the tourist hotspots.
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5. De Paula
Making a name for themselves in the Poble-Sec district of the city is De Paula, a biggie in the burger bar world of Barcelona. Established in 2014, this restaurant offers a chilled atmosphere for their clientele to enjoy some of the best burgers at bargain price. Celebrated for their ability to offer great quality meals with fast-food paced service, De Paula has a not-so-secret secret. Pulling away from conventional cooking methods, they take things back to basics and rustle up their burgers over hot coals. As well as this, they stick to what they know and only use a certain cut of beef in their patties. Known as Pichana, it is a very tender cut from the topside which they grind themselves. Situated on a small side street, De Paula’s funky choice of burgers is an unmissable visit.
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This DIY burger joint located in the busy streets of Barcelona’s Eixample region, Oval offers a top-notch burger bar experience. Tickling the fancy of indie music lovers with their exceptional playlist of music flowing throughout the premises, take control of your burger assembly by choosing exactly what goes in and what doesn’t. Make your choice, a tough one at that, from the extensive menu full of different meat options, toppings, cheeses and sauces or take your pick from pre-existing recipes, options are endless and either way the result is mouthwatering.
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7. Pim Pam Burger
If a hip hangout is what you look for in a burger bar, Pim Pam Burger is certainly the one for you. Situated on a corner in Barcelona’s trendy El Born district, this modest restaurant prides itself on its simplicity and it’s menu of classic, homemade burgers. With straightforwardness at its core, Pim Pam Burger offers an effortlessly chilled vibe where customers won’t get lost in over-complicated ingredient backstories. Rather, they can relish (no pun intended) in the delights of good, old fashioned burgers at a fraction of the price.
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8. Makamaka Burger Beach Cafe
Burgers on the beach? What a combination. Makamaka Burger Beach Cafe is located just a stone’s throw away from Barceloneta Beach and ensures the beach vibe continues inside. The ‘MakaMenu’ is extensive with aptly named burgers like ‘Big Maka’ and ‘The Pamela’ (after the queen of Baywatch herself) and cocktails and refreshers with equally amusing monikers including ‘Mr Lava Lava’ and ‘Stevie’s Wonder Lemonade’. It is easy to see that MakaMaka relies on a basis of fun and funniness and a whole lot of beaching, what more could you want?
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