Bacoa

Price guide: Budget

C/Colomines 2, Barcelona, 08009

Price guide: Budget

Bacoa

By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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#38 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Barcelona
Expert overall rating:3.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.9
4.9
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
4.5
4.5
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.9
4.9
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Nightlife

Best for Cheap eats - Expert review of Bacoa

A burger bar for the gastronomically discerning.

Bacoa is my guilty pleasure, a quick fix when I realise it’s mid-afternoon and I forgot to have lunch. Or even when I didn’t. It’s only been open a few months but its juicy half-pounders have a huge following – which is no more than they deserve.

Food and drink: 

Succulent slabs of prime beef, served in various ways. The clásica is the basic model, with tomato, lettuce and onion, slathered in the garlicky home-made house sauce (there’s a spicy version for foreign palates only). The Manchego comes with the Spanish cheese of the same name and a sticky onion confit, there’s a chicken burger, a japonesa (with teriyaki sauce), the suiza (with gruyere and potato rösti) and the mighty Bacoa, a double-decker with bacon, Manchego cheese and caramelised onions.

Ambience: 

A real favourite with the expat cognoscenti and others from the neighbourhood, who stop in and chat on the way to and from the nearby market.

Service: 

It’s primarily a takeaway joint, so don’t expect silver, or indeed any, service – just help yourself to beers from the fridge and Aussie chef Brad will pass the burgers over when they’re done.

Location: 

Alongside the Gaudi-esque Mercat Santa Caterina on a quiet pedestrian street.

Price advice: 

You’ll struggle to spend more than 10 euros in here, and you have my personal guarantee you’ll be full for the rest of the day.

More information on Bacoa:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Burgers
Address:
C/Colomines 2, Barcelona, 08009
Telephone:
no phone
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Thu 1pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 1pm-1am. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
No
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
Cheap eats, Quick bites, Takeaway

Have you been to Bacoa? Would you recommended it?

Community comments (1)

Tasty expert gourmet burgers. It gets very busy so expect to queue and you might not always get a seat. Check the opening times as I'm sure it's closed on Mondays.