Ask any student in Madrid if he or she knows Don Oso, and the answer will most likely be yes. This small and cheap hamburger shop, located close to the student areas of the capital has been popular among youngsters for ages.
Don Oso is not a fancy place, though, so don’t expect to see blue cheese or teriyaki burgers, even less likely, organic or vegetarian options: this place aims to fill your tummy without emptying your pockets. Your options boil down to a small or large burger, the cheese and mushrooms extras, and eating inside or outside (standing up in either option).
When my sister was still in Madrid, she loved coming to this place, and every once in a while, especially if I’m in the area, I come here to grab a quick bite. I think that’s how you have to consider Don Oso: not as a full restaurant option, but more like a snack place. Especially on the weekends, when its extended opening hours (until 02:00) turn it into a great option when you’re partying the night away and suddenly feel the need for some non-alcoholic sustenance.
That’s not to say that Madrid doesn’t offer more elaborate burgers. If you’re looking for one, check Home Burger Bar article.
Don Oso | Snacks | Large burger € 3.10
Calle de Donoso Cortés 90 | +34915436951
Mon – Thu 12:00 – 00:30, Fri – Sat 12:00 – 02:00