Love for burgers has spread from the USA
down to Mexico
, where burger joints have been popping up over recent years, each on a mission to discover the perfect recipe. Certainly in Mexico City you will find countless places to have a burger, but here are some of the best.
Opened by Mexico’s top chef Enrique Olvera, Mr. Buns guarantees burgers of the highest quality with a touch of ingenuity. Tradition and a love for cooking is the power behind these marvelous creations. A carefully composed menu offers healthy but scrumptious options prepared with only the tastiest ingredients from local sources: fresh bread, succulent meat, national cheeses, and other organic toppings and flavorful extras. The wagyu beef burger with bacon and queso oreado is recommended. Watch out for the live jazz and blues bands which sometimes play here too.
Mr. Buns, Amsterdam 218 Esquina Iztaccíhuatl, Col.Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5564 8506
Recently opened in Colonia Roma, La Burguesa aims to produce the best burger in town. This small but successful burger joint offers old favorites and exciting new blends of flavors that are only found here, such as La Fuerte, a lamb burger with Camembert. A friendly atmosphere makes it a delight to explore the menu at La Burguesa, which will even take personal burger requests. Combine an excellent burger with one of their fresh fruit juices or famous micheladas to get the full La Burguesa experience.
La Burguesa, Calle Cozumel 67, Cuauhtémoc, Roma Norte, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 6272 7078
Hamburguesas a la Parrilla
Located in the trendy Roma Norte neighborhood and selling up to 1200 burgers a day, Hamburguesas a la Parrilla is small but prestigious burger van which never disappoints its fans. Even with a hungry crowd constantly queuing for the best burgers in the area, the skilled cooks work quickly and precisely, creating perfection in the form of a burger with flavors of ‘Mexico’; a wonderful mix of highly seasoned beef and generous toppings, including jalapeños instead of pickles.
Hamburguesas a la Parrilla, Colima 41, Roma Norte, Mexico City, Mexico
Be Bops Diner
Be Bops Diner transports its customers to the 1950s and the era of rock and roll, welcoming them with two life-size Elvis statues and a bright blue convertible car in the foyer. Posters and pictures of icons such as Marilyn Monroe cover the red walls, and the atmosphere is completed by the lively music, which on Fridays is provided by live be-bop bands or tribute singers. As for its specialty burgers, which have become well-known in the area, there is no beating their classic flavors and large satisfying portions.
Be Bops Diner, Medellín 188, Colonia Roma, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5574 0723
Butcher and Sons
Butcher & Sons, a restaurant dedicated to artisan burgers, offers diners the chance to explore variations on a theme. The burgers are all named after rock musicians, for example the ‘Bowie’ or the ‘Zappa‘, and are packed with toppings and condiments. Four types of ketchup, truffle oil chips, a gin and tonic menu and even a pets’ menu are a few of Butcher & Sons’ highlights. Great variety, huge portions and an explosion of flavor are promised at this outstanding restaurant.
Butcher and Sons, Calle Virgilio 8 Local B, 11560 Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5280 4247
One of the old classic haunts for burger lovers is Embers Steakhouse, which opened in 1958. Over the years, recipes and new combinations have appeared, allowing Embers Steakhouse’s menu to adapt, now offering 43 separate combinations of burgers, from the most common flavors to the more obscure. Tender meat, tasty chips, an international menu and a salad bar included in the lunch menu are all on offer at Ember’s Steakhouse. Don’t miss out on the karaoke bar to finish the night off with some fun.
Embers Steakhouse, Av Ejército Nacional 840, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5282 1905
Candy Blue is a classic North American diner in Mexico City, which has been decorated down to every detail in a 1950s and ’60s style. It recalls artists such as Andy Warhol, John Lennon and Jimmy Hendrix with posters hung up on the walls, in the music choices played and in the burgers, which are are named after icons. Don’t miss Friday nights for live bands and weekends for rock and roll dance classes.
Candy Blue, Campeche 171, Roma Sur, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5264 0986
Burgers By Buba
Burgers By Buba
The chefs of Burgers By Buba are clearly aware of how to make a good burger. Here burgers are simple, but every step is carefully thought about to ensure maximum freshness and flavor. Juicy meat and delicious buns are what make these burgers so spectacularly delicious. Another winning aspect of this restaurant is that from Thursday to Saturday it stays open until 5am, so that even if a craving hits at the most inconvenient of times, Burgers By Buba will be there to serve up a tasty burger.
Burgers by Buba, Tamaulipas No. 72, Local 3, Cuauhtémoc, Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 6286 0837