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8 best Hamburgers in Marbella
Updated: Jan 12
What could be better than enjoying a juicy burger at an outdoor terrace on the Costa del Sol? We've done our homework and selected the best of the best for you!
Where can I get the best hamburger in Marbella? Marbella has a vibrant and diverse food scene, mostly known for its beachfront dining and wonderful fresh seafood. However, after a few days of dining on fish, you might start craving something else. Take a break from the beach and go for a hamburger during your stay in Marbella! This blog post will answer your question: What is the best hamburger place in Marbella?
1. Toroburger 2. Gourmet Burger Room
The Ultimate Binge - Toroburger
Toroburger is in center Marbella on the Paseo Maritimo. Imagine a volcano of melted cheese and toppings, over a top quality medium rare beef burger, with stylized and creative buns. These hamburgers are impossible to pick up they are so overloaded with cheese and toppings. An exponential binge. The location is great, steps from the Paseo with beautiful sea view if you sit outside. They have an incredible menu and hamburgers with very creative and binge-worthy toppings such as croquettes, onion rings, guacamole, their special basil mayonnaise.. The buns are "branded" and flavored. You can't eat this with your hands!
Toroburger is the epitomy of "splurge", and they also have outrageous milk shakes that overflow the glass and incredible desserts. Who has room for these after a burger like that?
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The Best Classic - Gourmet Burger Room
Just around the corner from Toro Burger is a big competitor - Gourmet Burger Room has top quality burgers and a more classic presentation. These you can (just barely) pick up and eat with your hands. Gourmet Burger Room offers a number of alternatives to beef, including vegetarian, chicken, pork, lamb... and pulled pork or boneless spare-ribs on a bun.
Pleasant terrace that gets the sun all day and is out of the wind. Really good Caesar Salad for those who don't want a hamburger! Chipolte mayonnaise = delicious!
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Coolest Spanish Chain - Goiko
A true Spanish story: started by a Venezuelan/Basque in Madrid who changed careers from being a doctor (!) to opening a high quality hamburger chain. Cool, young vibe and creative hamburgers, constant new recipes, urban atmosphere. No outdoor seating, this restaurant feels like an American chain.
Goiko is on Boulevard Soriano in the business/notary district. The burgers are juicy and creative the toppings are luscious. The atmosphere is less personal than Gourmet Burger and Toro Burger, you have the "chain" feel, smoked glass windows, neon lights, paper table-set menus.
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Best Location - Jack's Smokehouse
Best location and best DJ... This place is right on the chic Puerto Banus port, surrounded by the Hermes, Dior and other designer shops... Watch beautiful people strolling by, window shop before your meal, admire the yachts, fancy cars. Come night time the DJ might be playing the latest hits from the DJ nest above the bar.
An American restaurant, specializing in ribs but with great hamburgers also..right on the port, in chic Puerto Banus. Beautiful retro-modern open air dining room with water views and front-line people-watching.
Watch the ferraris and yachts, beautiful people dressed up in designer clothes, while digging in to your burger and fries. Jack's Smokehouse also has great American breakfast and brunch. This restaurant has a DJ "cage", built up high over the bar, and some evenings the DJ show can be really fun. Loud, brash, in your face, this barbecue joint has a definite Puerto Banus nightlife vibe compared to it's rather discreet Marbella cousins.
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The Most American - Café Yanx
Cafe Yanx is an American restaurant in the shopping center next the Puerto Banus bullring, on the mountain side of the A7 highway. This neighborhood is very popular on Saturday mornings when the Puerto Banus flea market takes place - clothing, scarves, shoes, leather ware, sunglasses, everything you can imagine including pure silk scarves for 12 euros. The terrace is pleasant and food sizes are generous! We really don't like the fact that they put loud pop music already at breakfast... depending on what you did the night before, you might want a more zen atmosphere with your coffee and pancakes! But for lunch and dinner - for a mid day hamburger - this place is great!
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The Most Spanish -De Jamon y Vino
OK it's not a hamburger. It is - "Boneless Oxtail with Roquette and Special sauce on a Toasted Brioche Bun" This 5 euro tapa is absolutely to die for, and they give you a steak knife so you can cut it into 4 generous portions. While you are at Jamon y Vino, order a plate of Bellota ham, Cecina Wagyu, and the Cantabrico anchovies with salmorejo on toasted french bread. The most Spanish of burger experiences in Marbella.
de Jamon y Vinos is a local haunt that serves the best ham lovingly cut by hand, artisanal products and generous glasses of wine. Hams hang along the wall, aging over the cash register, cheeses stand in their glass covered-plates, and the showcase is full of local Spanish specialties. Lots of tourists don't "get" it. Will you?
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Best Beach Burger - The Beach House
Eat on the beach with sea views and great live music concerts.
Fantastic beach restaurant on a beautiful beach in Elviria to the East of Marbella. English vibe, chic decoration, good food, white tablecloths, good wine and cocktails, live music, it's expensive, for a special afternoon or evening. It's a great view, great music, white tablecloths on the beach, and great hamburger. For almost 30$.
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The Most Columbian - Cafe Colombia Calahonda
Fusion south American cuisine at this tiny family run Colombian restaurant easy to reach along the A7 highway in Calahonda. Ok we are not exactly in Marbella, but just over the border!
Sol Cafe is a little bit of Colombia in southern Spain. The family that runs it is adorable and so enthusiastic about their authentic food. The menu includes only typical dishes, with typical home made bread, and ingredients not commonly found in Europe like yukka and cassava and plaintain fries...
The meat dishes are fantastic like the roasted pork belly.. And they offer a colombian Arepa burger with colombian fries and salad, delicious and different. Everything is very fresh, the cooking is home made and proud. Small little slice of heaven next to the highway on the A7!