This is Barcelona’s first proper burger joint, opened by Australian couple Brad and Paula back in the late noughties. They soon found that locals were going crazy for their home-made burgers and simple approach to hospitality. Today, there are fifteen Bacoa in all open across Barcelona and Madrid, but they’ve managed to maintain an independent feel. While there are regularly new specials on the menu, the classic Baco burger is an all-time favourite.
The tagline of this trendy eatery is “slow street food” and refers not so much to the pace at which the food is delivered but the general philosophy towards their cooking. While street food can sometimes have a reputation for being unhealthy or industrially prepared, at Chivuo’s they like to take their time to prepare ingredients and give each dish the TLC it deserves. The pulled pork is especially worth a mention, as the slow cooking process gives the meat a deep flavour without losing any of its moisture.
This unassuming little sandwich joint has always got a long queue outside it, as both tourists and locals know that this is the place to come for some of the best bocadillos in town. Borrowing from Greek, Indian and African cuisine, the Bó de B serves a variety of different dishes, but the most appreciated of all is undoubtedly the so-called “famous bocadillo”, which has even become accustomed to having its own hashtag. Be prepared to wait your turn to get your hands on one, but it will certainly be worth it.