Hamburgers are the most representative of fast food. This is due in part to a certain restaurant chain whose golden arches have lit the path to a perfectly standardized version that can be served quickly, constantly, and consistently. But the beauty of a burger lies in its simplicity, with thousands of other restaurants serving their versions from the classic to the creatively extravagant.
The burger offer in CDMX ranges from charbroiled at street stalls to exclusive restaurants using top quality meat. Here are some delicious options, the first of several installments, dedicated to this all time classic.
This small and cozy family restaurant with more than 40 years behind it offers simple and classic burgers – no need for extravagant toppings or experimentation on the tried and true. El Gnomo is a perfect example of simplicity, good taste, and excellent service.
Universidad 1894, Cerro Acasulco (esquina-local 2), Coyoacán
T. 55 5658 2144
At Burgers Ink you’ll find an abundant burger menu in Narvarte in a fun space with pin-up aesthetics. They offer traditional beef or arrachera options and some slightly regionalized recipes like the Adelita, which includes guacamole and Oaxaca cheese.
Zempoala 56, Narvarte Poniente, Benito Juárez
T. 55 5519 4778
Ojo Rojo Diner
An American-style diner serving hearty dishes. Sometimes they do takeovers or specials of a particular kind of food, like soup night or, appropriately, burgers. Their cocktails were highlighted in the New York Times as a great option in the Roma neighborhood.
Av. Álvaro Obregón 04, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc
Butcher and Sons
Butcher and Sons burgers are defined as artisanal, with refined ingredients and distinctive twists. You are guaranteed a delicious burger at any of their locations, served with dedication and pride. They also have vegetarian and vegan options.
Check their website for locations
On a pleasant terrace on the edge of Coyoacán, Duke’s offers an aptly named variety of burgers paired with craft beer and rocking playlists – a winning combo.
Felipe Carrillo Puerto 95-planta alta, Coyoacán
T. 55 5484 8339