A few years ago it was difficult to find a good burger in Barcelona, but over the last year or two burger bars have been popping up right, left and centre! So if you’re in search of a great burger, take your pick from our five favourite burger places in the city:
This burger place opened in Sitges three years ago and in that short time has firmly established itself as one of the best burger joints, not just in Catalunya but in the whole country. Voted the “best burger in Spain” by Trip Advisor, Big Al’s has recently opened up a branch in L’Eixample, so you don’t have to travel as far for your burger fix! It’s easy to see why it’s become so popular. Whether it’s the homemade habanero aioli or the eight-hour slow roasted pork, the kitchen at Big Al’s is sending out food that is made with an impressive attention to detail. Go with an appetite – the portions are very generous and the food is so delicious that you’ll definitely want to finish your plate!
Carrer de Córsega, 178
A Gracia institution, Vespa does a delicious range of homemade burgers. The restaurant is intimate with classic Italian design and a neighbourhood feel. It’s quite small, so if you’re heading there on a weekend night it’s a good idea to make a reservation, but you know you’re guaranteed a good meal – the combination of fresh ingredients with imaginative recipes means that it’s hard to pick a bad option off their menu.
Carrer del Torrent de l’Olla, 99
Filete Ruso is part of the Slow Food movement that has picked up pace in Barcelona over the last couple of years. All their ingredients are organic and locally-sourced – their bread is baked in Barcelona and their meat comes from a family farm in the nearby Pyrenees. And if you’re heading along for a lunchtime burger, there’s a little terrace outside for sunny days.
Carrer de Enric Granados, 9
Hamburgers are quintessentially American, so what better place to go for burgers than an all-American diner? This retro diner on Via Laietana will make you feel like you’ve travelled back to the 1950s, complete with jukebox playing 50s music and red booths. If you’re not in the mood for burgers, they also do amazing BBQ ribs and the best milkshakes in town!
Via Laeitana, 20
Tucked up a side street in Poble Sec, De Paula is a local burger joint serving up truly delicious burgers! The prices are low and the narrow restaurant is always busy. Their burgers are fresh, imaginative and best enjoyed accompanied by some of the local artisan beer they stock. They also do a special side of corn-on-the-cob. One of our top spots for a burger in Barcelona!
Carrer de Creu dels Molers, 99