Madrid’s English-language bloggers let us in on their favorite burgers in the city!
The burger invasion is sweeping through Madrid, and Madrileños are smitten. Succulent burgers have arrived in every neighborhood, on every menu and in every combination of beef, pork, ostrich, zebra, you name it. And the toppings are like the Garden of Eden, laden with luscious vegetables, fragrant cheeses and forbidden fruits! With settings ranging from fancy to funky, Madrid’s amazing burger scene has it all.
We’ve enlisted Madrid’s English-language bloggers to let us in on their favorites, helping us to create this handy list of Madrid’s Best Burgers.
We asked the simple question:
Where do you go to get your favorite burger in Madrid and why?
And they said…
Photo Credit: Tanya
Lauren Aloise of Spanish Sabores
A new discovery in the Huertas neighborhood is called Alta Burgersía— gourmet hamburgers made with organic beef from the Pyrenees! But their menu goes far beyond burgers, offering cocktails, craft beers and lots of fun appetizers you won’t find elsewhere in Madrid. I ordered a delicious creation with roasted peppers, gouda cheese, and spicy jalapeño sauce, and my counterpart got the “Americana” with a perfect fried egg on top. Oh– and they have sweet potato fries!
Address: Plaza Matute, 5
Price: Starting at 9.50€
Metro: Antón Martín or Sol
SteakBurger is my spot when I want to indulge in something truly decadent. I go for their Royale Burger, topped with arugula, grilled tomato, onion confit in a Pedro Ximenez reduction, and grilled foie gras. It truly elevates the burger experience to another level! No ketchup, no mustard, just some of Spain’s most delicious ingredients topped high on a SteakBurger bun.
Address: Calle Fuencarral, 73
See more from Lauren on her blog Spanish Sabores
Alondra Palomino of Map Magazine
When you walk into Zombie Bar, the first thing you’ll notice is the GIANT Ronald McDonald head hanging on the wall. This is a really fun place to have a delicious burger. I have plenty of friends who are vegans or vegetarians and I love finding places in Madrid that offer options for various eating preferences. Here, they have choices ranging from beef, fish, chicken and even a vegan burger. I’m a sucker for guacamole so the first time I went, I tried their Mejicana burger and it was fantastic! The guacamole had a bit of zing to it but wasn’t too spicy. All of their burgers are served with thick-cut fries, which were outstanding!
Address:Calle del Pez, 7
Do you ever notice how food tastes better when eaten outside? Maybe that’s the secret to Burger Lab. They have an outdoor food stand at Mercado de Motores and although there are so many other wonderful things to eat at the market, this is hands-down my favorite! What I love about this burger is that it’s made right then and there as you order it. They start with an all-beef patty, then top it off with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and very thinly sliced red onions. The last time I went, there was another stand nearby that sold fries too, so it was the perfect pairing to my favorite burger in Madrid. If you can’t make it to the Mercado de Motores, check out their restaurant in the center of Madrid where you’ll find more exotic choices like wild boar, ostrich and tofu!
Address: Calle de San Joaquín, 5
Price:5.70€-9.50€ (Tip: Try the weekday special–5€ for a regular cheeseburger with fries and a drink
Here’s the original article on Mercado de Motores, and other articles from Alondra, at Map Magazine
K. E. Andonov & Elsa O’Brien López of Loving Madrid
The Toast Café
Our pick for Madrid’s best burger ranking is The Toast Café. This is the perfect place to relish authentic American food. Owned and run by Americans, the restaurant has a vintage New York touch and also organizes and hosts events, such as concerts and bilingual trivia nights. The Toast Café prides itself on offering a NYC-style brunch, however the place would not be truly American without some hamburgers on the menu. When it comes to burgers, they have even thought of their vegetarian and vegan customers. In fact, we consider their Veggie Burger the most noteworthy and delicious of all. With its American authenticity, customer service and varied menu, The Toast Café is the best choice if you are craving a scrumptious and healthy Veggie Burger.
Address: Calle de Fernando el Católico, 50
Carmen Clayton of Cheap in Madrid
The Chilean Chacareo burger from San Wich is my favorite. It’s the perfect combination of crispy green beans and spicy aji sauce with tender beef steak. I can see why it’s a favorite and the most sold item on the menu; it’s the most unique burger around!
Address: Calle Hortaleza, 78
Here’s the original article about San Wich featured in Cheap In Madrid.
Max de Neve from English Warehouse
Home Burger Bar
Home Burger Bar looks like an old-school American burger joint. Not only does the 50s look rock, the staff also speaks English, which is a big plus! When I got the menu I immediately knew what I was going to order: the 911 Burger! The hottest, spiciest burger they serve comes with Jalapeño peppers, onions, pickles, tomatoes, lettuce and hot sauce. The French fries are homemade, fresh and excellent. The coleslaw adds a nice touch, the presentation is excellent, and the meat is organic. Overall, I really enjoyed the food and the experience.
Home Burger Bar has multiple locations in Madrid. I ate at the Home Burger Bar in Malasaña on Calle del Espíritu Santo, 12. They have also recently opened another location near Santiago Bernabeu, on Paseo de la Castellana, 210.
Address: Calle Espíritu Santo, 12 (one of multiple locations)
Check out more from Maz de Neve at English Warehouse
And to top it all off, here’s our favorite hamburger in Madrid!
Goiko Grill has not one, but two of my favorite burgers. The first, the M30 (named after Madrid’s highway that rings around the city), is layered with a thick disc of grilled goat cheese and smothered with caramelized onions. As you take your first bite, the delightful combination of sweet and savoury bursts with flavor, making this burger divine. And my second love, the Aita Burger del norte (from the North), is layered with Idiazábal semi-cured cheese and strips of roasted red pepper dressed with truffle oil. Does it get more decadent than that?
Address: Calle María de Molina, 16
Metro: Gregorio Marañón
And if you’re still craving for more, here’s our favorite article on Madrid’s best burgers, from Condé Nast’s Traveler edition: Las 15 mejores hamburgueserías de Madrid.
After devouring one of these incredible burgers in Madrid, why not come on a gastronomic adventure with us through the city’s most traditional establishments? On our food tours we show you authentic, local food in the company of a passionate guide. Foodie fun in the Spanish capital – sounds good, right? We hope to see you soon!