BRO Room - Barcelona
I love a good burger, but in my experience good burgers are hard to find. The worst is when the bun gets mushy halfway through, it all starts falling apart, and before you know it you're scooping up toppings with your fork. When I moved back to Canada after living in Asia for five years, the prospect of good burger places was exciting, yet I was extremely underwhelmed everywhere I went. We made our own burgers occasionally, but there were never any genius topping combinations like those you see in restaurants. Needless to say it had been a long time since I'd had a proper tasty burger when I stumbled upon BRO Room in Barcelona, so my expectations were pretty high.
The results? This may be the best burger I've ever had.
BRO Room has two locations, and we went to the one close to La Sagrada Familia (which works perfectly for lunch if you visit the church in the morning!). This place feels like a burger joint, but in a slightly classier way. I can't quite put my finger on it, but something about the text in their menus and the bright red chairs on the terrance creates the ambiance of a diner in the best way.
On their menu you'll find starters, salads, sandwiches, and of course burgers. Their burgers are made with 100% veal and cooked medium rare. They also have some vegetarian options, and all their menu items have the necessary allergy information listed beside each dish. Come hungry, because the portions are very generous! Here's what we tried during our visit:
French Fries BRO: Homemade fried potatoes with chipotle, chimichurri, and a touch of paprika. These had quite a kick, which I thought was excellent, but may be a little too spicy for some. The fries were the perfect amount of crispy and the portion was big enough for both of us to share.
Classic BRO Burger: 200g burger with lettuce, tomato, caramelized onion, bacon, cheese (I opted out of the cheese), and BRO sauce. Since a lot of their other burger options featured different types of cheese, I went with this classic option. The meat was juicy, the bun didn't fall apart, and the sauce brought it all together really well. The burger was MASSIVE, but somehow I managed to eat the entire thing!
Mediterranean Burger: 200g burger with a mixture of green leaves, grilled eggplant, tomato, mozzarella, fresh basil, sesame, BRO sauce, and olive oil. My friend Jess said 'Wow this is so good' several times while she ate, so I can only assume that the topping combination on this one was also incredible.
Chocolate Mousse: Even after burgers, we somehow managed to have room for dessert. We shared this little serving of mousse, which was light, chocolatey, and not too sweet. The waiter also highly recommended their carrot cake.
If you're looking for great burgers in Barcelona, look no further.
Know another tasty burger joint in Barcelona? Tell me about it in the comments!