Makamaka Barcelona

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Makamaka – Beach burgers

Passeig Joan Borbó is a classic tourist trap street. This Barceloneta street brings you from the metro station to the beach. You can imagine how many tourists pass by daily. The boulevard is packed with classic tourist restaurants. No ambiance, horrible food, high prices. So although I like the beach, I never really paid attention to the places here…

But Joan Borbo is changing. Yes, there are still several “Rey del Gamba” restaurants that offer you microwave paella. But I discovered the trendy places are settling in Barceloneta and are slowly changing the vibe of this street. One of them is Makamaka burger. The amazing terrace has caught my eye since it opened. Hipster furniture, lounge music, pretty little lights and no nonsense fresh food; gourmet burgers! Truth be told, the cocktails are not so cheap; tourist prices. But the burgers are fairly priced and I can tell you; delicious! I fell for Maradona, a burger with chimichurri spices and buffalo mozzarella together on a tasty bun.

Recently listed as one of the favourite new burger restaurants in Barcelona by the locals I had to go and try. And although they don’t beat the burgers of my favourite bar (Marmalade) I can for sure agree they are really good. Makamaka has set the fashionable tone for Barceloneta and is spreading the hipster but laid-back no-nonsense vibe that is so typical for Barcelona. So join the long tables, mix with locals and tourists and get a bite of Maradona…

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Passeig de Joan de Borbó 76 , Barcelona

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Opening Times

Mon - Thu & Sun 12:00 - 02:00, Fri - Sat 12:00 - 02:30


Classic burger: € 6


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)