The city of Barcelona is full to its outer edges with top notch restaurants and eateries. You can get yourself a meal of anything, from tapas to paella, escalivada to esqueixada. And it’s not only local dishes that are available. Being a modern cosmopolitan city, influences from many other parts of the world have found their way into Barcelona as well, and in some part of it, you can find yourself pretty much anything from anywhere, all with its own Catalan twist. And hamburgers are no different. The local chefs have taken this originally German snack and added their own unique Mediterranean style, and there are scores of places where you’ll find them popping up on the menu. Here are the best ones in El Raval.
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Located just next to La Rambla on Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 1, is an Italian eatery with a wide range of options on its menu. It perhaps specializes more in pizza and pasta, but the hamburgers too are to die for. The ingredients are very fresh and prepared to an excellent standard. Everything on the menu is written in English and the time between ordering your food and it being served to you is very short. If you want a great burger, plus lots of other options then this place is for you.
El Club de la Hamburguesa
If you’re looking for a more traditional burger and chips style meal, then El Club de la Hamburguesa is where you should go. Situated on Carrer de Valldonzella, 3, they also have a selection of tapas and salads on offer, but the main focus is on the burgers. And they have loads to offer! They have many different styles incorporating ingredients from all over the world, from the classic burger with tomato, lettuce, onion, cucumber and mayonnaise, to more adventurous types, like the Mexican burger with jalapeño peppers and guacamole. They, in fact, have 12 different burgers to choose from! And there is also a vegetarian option with soy, sesame, chickpeas and baked eggplant. Definitely a place to check out.
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Betty Ford’s is located on Carrer de Joaquín Costa, 56. If you’re looking for a place with great food and a great atmosphere, then try this place. Not only do they have a great selection of burgers and fries, but they have plenty of cocktails to choose from too. It’s small inside but they have made great use of the space and there are plenty of tables to choose from. A movie projector provides most of the light, giving the place an artistic feel. It’s reasonably priced and they play good music. What more could you want?
Barrachina Meat & Burger
If you like your meat and want to try something special, then we recommend Barrachina Meat & Burger on Plaça Sant Josep, 8, one of the restaurants in the Boqueria Market. The owners not only run this place, but also a local butcher, so you know the burgers are of top quality. Everything is 100% organic. They have a wide range of cuts of beef to choose from, plus ham options and whatever you choose will be served to you with salad and chips. They also have a small selection of beers to help wash it down with. And not much more needs to be said, just good, honest ingredients that will satisfy both tongue and tummy.
And there you have it, the best places to get a hamburger in El Raval!