The classic hamburger has been a food staple for us since we were little, and has continued to be one of our most desired dishes – regardless of age. In 2016, La Real opened its doors and little by little it has become a benchmark in the Barcelona world of hamburgers. Much of its reputation is due to its excellent rendering of the unmistakable recipe that we all know and love.
Arturo came from Venezuela to get his master’s degree in Barcelona, where he witnessed the growing intensity around this juicy dish.
In his native country, the Caribbean, there is an intense influence of American food and culture. And because the hamburger is one of the most emblematic dishes of American cuisine, it has always been very present in his kitchen. After conducting a careful market study, testing many of the hamburgers in Barcelona, he saw that it was progressively becoming a more select, gourmet and very elaborate product. It was at this point that his partner Eduardo explained his vision: a place where you can order a hamburger, cheeseburger, or even a classic-yet-delicious hot-dog.
After a long process, their dreams came true and they began serving juicy and tasty burgers full of life – burgers that when you see them up close, you simply cannot resist them. While the concept of making these burgers may seem simple, behind the scenes there is a lot of labor that goes into every single ingredient: like the sauce, the potatoes … and everything is produced at the same place.
At La Real, you can taste the great passion behind each elaboration as well as feel the expert customer service. These two things combined make this burger joint the most desired in the city.
If you are a true classic-food fan, you cannot miss the nachos with chili con carne dip, guacamole and gratin cheese, as well as some tequeños stuffed with cheese – a typical Venezuelan dish.
The cheeseburger is made with 180grs of picanha, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles of the house and cream of cured cheddar cheese – it’s a delicacy. Another hamburger is La Real, its classic burger with 180 grs of picanha, cheddar cheese, bacon and cured cream cheese au gratin.
But the most famous option is the Raclette, a peculiar combination of 180 grams of picanha, arugula, house pickles,mushroom tartare, caramelized onions and raclette cheese – every bite is pure satisfaction.
To top off this delicious, calorie-filled meal, is a brownie with a scoop of ice cream – pure perfection.
Arturo and Eduardo have already planned to open a second store in Barcelona, which will give customers the opportunity to continue enjoying the simplicity of good food well done.
Horario: cada día de 13:00 a 16:30 y de 20:00 a 23:30
Ticket medio: 12 €
Texto: Maria Acero
Fotógrafa: Andrea Invierno