The hamburger as we know it today dates back more than one hundred years to the US and it has been in a constant change of evolution. When I first moved to Spain, hamburgers were anything but good. An ackward piece of debatable meat between two slabs of bread and nasty ketchup was what you got when you ordered a burger. Through the years, we have evolved as has our appreciation for the patty. Since it is no surprise that I am a hamburger fan, I am always on the hunt for “the one”. I recently visited Bentley’s on Alcala Street and although it isn’t “the one” it is a very good hamburger.
Decorated in a swanky American joint style with dark wooden panel walls and tables. There is a terrace area at the entrance on the corner of Alcala and Nuñez de Balboa Street. I got a kick out of their hall of fame, which is not a wall with pictures of actors and musicians but of customer’s, those with a stomach brave enough to endure a 1kg hamburger. So if you are up to the task, you can be one of the lucky few to make a name for yourself in burgur history books.
We tried the burgers and the onion rings. I have heard that their carrot cake is good but we didn’t make it to dessert.
The onion rings were good but not to die for.
Hamburger with fries.
Close to El Retiro Park, it is a good option after a Sunday stroll.
105 Alcala Street, Madrid
Telephone:+34 638 88 69 23
Price: between 10-15 euros