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