Bacoa

Address: C/Colomines 2, Barcelona, 08009, Spain
Telephone: no phone

- Budget

3.7

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
4.9
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Service
4.5
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Food and drink
4.9
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Value for money
4.9
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Ambience
4
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Location
4.5
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Nightlife

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