For people staying in Barcelona who have an acquired “American” taste, just a few years ago it was very difficult to find a decent hamburger. However, lately small and tasty places seem to spring up at every corner, making the choices more interesting.
Little Bacoa is located in an interesting neighborhood, just behind the recently renovated Mercat de Santa Caterina. Nearby the Cathedral, to find it you have to be a little adventurous and leave the Gothic area and start walking through the Ribera. And stop next to the light, as you see in the picture.
The main idea is as simple as a hamburger restaurant can be: good meat, especially made buns and great sauces. Be adventurous and ask for a Japanese burger with teriyaki sauce. Or, if you are very hungry, try the double-meat Bacoa burger. Or go easy with the Classic or Manchego one.
The people behind the counter are nice, but the fame of the place has spread quickly hence generating a great success and bringing in a lot of people at once. Be patient and try to get a chair somewhere. Or just take your burgers to eat at home, in front of the cathedral or in any park on a nice night.
My choice: try the Bacoa potatoes with special sauce – they’re like a nicely twisted version of the traditional “bravas” and the Japanese burger. Little Bacoa closes early but they can give you directions towards the several other places with same owners.