Sometimes only a burger will do. The satisfying combination of meat wrapped in a freshly baked bun with a myriad combination of sides and toppings is one of the world’s most popular dishes and Madrid has recently welcomed a host of new gourmet burger bars.
Here’s The Local’s pick of Madrid’s best burger joints.
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Cava Alta 13 / Tel: 911 88 46 04 / Opening times: 1.30pm - 4pm and 8.30pm -11.30pm
If you ever fancy a change from La Latina’s tapas, why not try the mouth-watering burgers at Mad Cafe. They are all freshly made and sides include crunchy onion rings, buffalo wings and "Mad nachos". They also have a sister restaurant called Mad Grill near Alonso Martínez.
Calle Hortaleza 78 and Espíritu Santo, 3 / Tel: 913 19 84 82 / Opening times: 1.30pm - 4pm and 8pm - 12pm
Sanwich takes inspiration from the homeland of its owner with some delicious sandwiches and burgers all centred around typical Chilean ingredients. Sip on a Pisco Sour, a traditional Chilean cocktail as you enjoy a slice of Chile in the heart of Madrid.
Calle Espíritu Santo 12 / Tel: 91 522 97 28 / Opening times: 2pm - 5pm and 8.30pm - 12am
All of Home Burger’s meat is organic, while they pride themselves on making all their menus and packaging recyclable. Huge burgers come in variety of gourmet styles and any burger can be made veggie on the customer’s request. They now have four restaurants in Madrid so check out their website to find your local.
Lagasca, 5 / Tel: 91 576 62 71 / Opening times: 1pm - 4.30pm and 8.30 - 1am
Alredos has been going strong for over three decades. Run by an American expat, this is the place to come if you want authentic, huge, juicy American burgers, ribs and steaks, with barbecue sauce to die for.
Calle Amaniel 23 / Telephone: 918 05 79 30 / Opening times: 10am - 1am
Step off the streets of Madrid and into Roll, a Chicago burger joint in the heart of Spain's capital. Founded by Chicago native Ryan Day, Roll offers some authentic American hamburgers with an international twist as well as delicious brunches.
Calle Hortaleza 34 / Telephone: 915 212 358 / Opening times: 1pm - 1am
If you ever wanted to feel like an extra in Grease, Tommy Mel's provides all the fun of a 1950s American diner, complete with cute booths and rockabilly music, you are sure to never be far away from a vintage burger bar experience.