Straddling across two whole nations, France and Spain, Basque Country is known for many things – rolling hills, the Guggenheim Bilbao, and proud natives, just to name a few.
However, many travellers are usually surprised to find that some of the best burgers in Spain happen to be found in Basque Country as well. More specifically, we’re talking about the burgers in Bilbao.
After a long day of touring one of the most impressive natural landscapes in Spain, check out one of these places in order to refuel. You can’t go wrong with any one of these seven places with the best burgers in Bilbao.
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After living in Los Angeles for ten years, the owners of this slick burger joint in Bilbao returned to the city to open up Tipula. As well as a funky interior with graffiti and great lighting, the burger menu smacks of creativity. Toppings include double beef with boletus aioli, smoked idiazabal cheese, and a fried egg or smoked onion marmalade.
At Baka Vieja, you’ll find a unique menu offering delectable delights that are hard to find outside of Alicante. Creative choices range from veal, lamb, or vegetarian burgers, with the Classic Burger serving up simple yet complex tastes for those looking to stick with something they know. Make sure you try the fries, as they come with three special sauces that you can’t miss.
Ask any local where to find the best burgers in Bilbao and they’ll likely point you in the direction of La Brasa Canalla, one of the most famous hamburgueserías in the city. However, with less than ten different burgers on the menu, this place is focused on crafting each one of their burgers with care. Their pulled pork is also pretty popular, which we recommend trying also.
Upon first glance, this unassuming cafeteria located on Rodríguez Arias Kalea might not seem like they serve the best burgers in Bilbao. After biting into one of their juicy hamburgers, however, you’ll be converted into a life-long fan. Big, juicy, and homemade, biting into a burger here feels like coming home.
No, that’s not a typo. If you’re travelling through Bilbao and are looking for great burgers, search for Bilbo Burger, not Bilbao Burger. Here, we suggest creating your own burger. Choose from 12 different kinds of grilled meats and more than 35 fresh, top-quality ingredients to craft the burger of your dreams. We especially loved that this place has its own app in order to make ordering easier.
When this place says they sell gigantic burgers, they mean it. Literally, they’re so big you have to share with a friend. What more would you expect from an American diner in Basque Country? Despite being so huge, the burgers here are priced pretty fairly, which means you’ll be able to relax into the atmosphere and enjoy the live music without worrying about your pockets.
This Basque brewery and bakery might just sound like a fun alliteration, but it’s actually one of the trendiest spots in Bilbao. Upon entering the front doors, it feels as if you’ve just entered the kitchen of a long-lost Basque friend who’s invited you in for craft beer and a quality burger. There’s only one burger on the menu here, but it’s just so good that it deserves a spot on this list.