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Six Of The Best Gourmet Burger Joints In Madrid

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Written by Allison

Sometimes all you want when you visit a city like Madrid is a burger. Well, you don’t need to rely on the likes of McDonald’s to satiate your cravings. As you will discover below there are some great places in Madrid that serve a great burger.

In fact, we have seen a host of gourmet burger bars opening up in the city. Below are what ShMadrid considers to be the best bars that serve the best burgers in Madrid.

Related article: A Delicious Brunch in Madrid

Where to have some of the best burgers in Madrid

MAD Café

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Mad Café is on Cava Alta (in La Latina) and is open from 1.30 pm until 4 pm then from 8.30 pm to 11.30 pm each day.

All burgers are freshly made. You can include with this side orders of buffalo wings, crispy onion rings or “Mad Nachos”.

San Wich

This one is open again from 1.30 pm until 4.00 pm then reopens at 8 pm before closing at Midnight. The burgers at San Wich take their inspiration from where the owner comes from.

The use of Chilean ingredients is at the heart of these amazing flavoursome burgers. To help wash all this wonderful down try a traditional Chilean cocktail called a Pisco Sour. San Wich is located in the neighbourhood of Malasaña.

Home Burger Bar

At Home Burger Bar they only use good quality organic meat to create their burgers. They come in a variety of different gourmet styles and are large compared to others. They do offer a range of vegetarian burgers, but you will need to ask for one.

Also in Malasaña, they open at 2 pm and close at 5 pm before reopening at 8.30 pm and closing again at midnight.

Alfredos Barbacoa

Alfredos Barbacoa has been going for more than 30 years now and is run by an American expat. If you are looking for authentic juicy burgers the way the Yanks love them, then this is the place to go.

Again this burger bar opens at 1.30 pm then closes at 4 pm before reopening at 8.30 pm and closing at 1 then next morning. Alfredos Barbacoa has two locations in Madrid, in the neighbourhoods of Nueva España and Salamanca.

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Tommy Mel’s

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Want to feel like you are an extra in Grease, then you should be heading to Tommy Mel’s. Unlike McDonald’s, this isn’t fast food, but it does provide you with all the fun that a 1950’s American diner has to offer.

This one doesn’t open until 1 pm but then remains open until 1 am. Tommy Mel’s has five locations in Madrid and several other restaurants close to the city.


This is a Chicago burger bar located in the heart of Madrid (Malasaña). When it comes to where to eat in Madrid, Roll is a place worth visiting. Again, this one was founded by an American.

Ryan Day who is a native of Chicago. As well as offering authentic American hamburgers they have created some with a twist. This one opens at 10 am and remains open until 1 am.

As you can see from above you are never far from a more authentic burger Madrid experience. You are sure to find one that not only suits your tastes but also your budget.

What is your favourite place to have a juicy hamburger?

About the author


Allison is a writer who has spent a number of years traveling around Europe before deciding to make Spain she home. Since then, she has spent a lot of time enjoying all that the city of Madrid has to offer.

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