The hamburger, a piece of minced meat served between two pieces of bread, may be one of the oldest elaborated foods of mankind, and is described in the book De re coquinaria (On the subject of cooking), an authentic Roman cookbook compiled by the gourmet Marco Gavio Apicio during the reign of the emperors Augustus and Tiberius (1st century). This easy to prepare, transport and consume food is likely to have been brought to the lands of Germania by Roman legionaries.
Centuries later Mongol horsemen introduced their own version to Russia and Europe
The so-called steak tartare, pieces of shredded meat and also served between slices of bread. Already in the seventeenth century this way of preparing meat reached the port of Hamburg, one of the most important in Europe at the time. From there many merchants sailed to America, and in the mid-nineteenth century the so-called hamburger steak was very popular first in the port of New York, and then throughout the city.
It is not known for sure who was the first to put the minced meat fillet between two pieces of round bread in the late 19th century, but it became the quintessential American food
The rise of cattle raising in the US, together with the industrialization of meat processing, make hamburger steak a very popular meal for the average American for its affordable price and its ease of preparation and transport. becoming a popular food in the food bags of the workers.
The industry’s assembly line began to be applied to the production and sale of hamburgers in the 20s and 30s, highlighting the brothers Dick and Mac McDonald, who patented different grill systems to improve and speed up the entire process. At that moment the assimilation of the hamburger to fast food began, fast food. The cultural influence of the USA after World War II brought this product to the whole world.
Already in the 21st century, worried that we are living too fast, the hamburger is given a spin and the concept of gourmet burger is born
It is no longer about putting a piece of minced meat as quickly as possible between two slices of bread and eating it almost as quickly, but rather looking for quality ingredients, good sides and dressings, and all this savor it calmly.
And that is the proposal that we bring you here: more or less traditional or creative hamburgers, but all of them delicious and worthy of being savored with tranquility.
Discover 10 good burgers in Palma
Somewhat far from the center of Palma, next to the commercial and cultural center s’Escorxador, we have this pioneering place in homemade burgers with quality ingredients
They offer a wide variety of burgers, from traditional beef to vegan, including various fish options. Complement your menu with an offer of starters, salads and hot dogs. Cordial and correct service.
La Pepita Burger Bar
This franchise of Galician origin offers us a surprising fusion of modern fast food with traditional Galician cuisine with a Galician stew burger
The beef burgers are made with the highest quality Galician beef, but they also have pork, chicken, various fish, vegetarian and vegan. All with fresh ingredients.
Besides that they have a great variety of starters, salads and garnishes. They also offer dishes specially designed for children, and delicious homemade desserts. The place, decorated in a simple but elegant and functional way, is attended by a friendly and efficient staff.
Juicy Lucy – Diner & Bar
In the popular neighborhood of Santa Catalina we can find this hamburger restaurant, one of the best in Palma
Its star dishes are hamburgers made with top quality Galician meat accompanied by excellent fresh ingredients. As an accompaniment we can order potatoes, nachos, wings and other typical American specialties.
The place is a retro trip to the American diners of the 50s. A carefree and jovial atmosphere where in addition to tasting excellent hamburgers we can enjoy wonderful desserts, or simply sit down to have a few drinks or beers while enjoying the views from the bay of Palma.
La Nueva Burguesa
Also in Santa Catalina we find this small and cozy place that prepares delicious hamburgers based on top quality Galician beef
The accompaniments (cheeses, lettuce, tomato…) are also excellent. Even the sauces are self-prepared. It also offers vegan and vegetarian burgers, and excellent side dishes from which we can choose salads, potatoes, nachos, etc. They also have delicious desserts from Kathi’s Cakes, a local pastry shop in the center of Palma. And all this offered with attentive customer service and a very good price.
Next to the central and popular El Olivar market, this modern place offers us a good variety of gourmet burgers that surprise with their ingredients.
In addition to the well-known beef, there is lamb, pork, or even shrimp. They even have vegetarian and gluten-free burgers (for coeliacs). The place is not very big, so it is advisable to book in advance. To take notes they use a template (which is also the letter) where we mark the starter, the hamburger and its accompaniment. The service is good and friendly.
In Plaza Raimundo Clar, in the renovated Sa Gerreria neighborhood, we find the hamburger restaurant… Raimundo Burger.
In a cozy rustic-style restaurant they offer us a selection of five exquisite hamburgers with the highest quality beef, plus a vegan one
And nothing else, just hamburgers. We can accompany them with salad, potatoes, or some incredible fried sweet potatoes, all made with fresh products.
As a complement they have several homemade desserts, all of the day. Without a doubt, a magnificent gastronomic experience in a cozy place attended with speed, diligence and kindness. They are especially careful in handling ingredients with allergens, which makes it particularly recommended for people who are allergic or intolerant to gluten.
BROX Kitchen & Drinks Santa Catalina
We return to Santa Catalina, this time to visit this place where in addition to savoring its hamburgers and starters we can have a drink
As a starter, we have to choose from various salads and Tex-Mex specialties. Regarding hamburgers, the traditional ones without Angus meat, but they also surprise us with some made of pork, chicken or duck, and three other vegan ones. All of this accompanied by fried potatoes and / or sweet potatoes.
The place, modern and cozy, in addition to eating, offers us a wide variety of drinks: coffees, teas, beers, cocktails or mixed drinks. The service stands out for its friendliness and efficiency.
TCB (The Corner Burger)
This new hamburger restaurant located on the Jacinto Verdaguer boulevard offers us a menu where the hamburgers made with meat from Mallorca stand out, accompanied by other local products.
They also offer us other Tex-Mex specialties, or the typical Mallorcan pa amb oli (Bread with oil). The place has a good terrace that is very pleasant to be on a pedestrian boulevard. Cordial treatment by the staff.
This small place on Calle Rubén Darío offers us two star dishes: excellent hamburgers with excellent veal (there is also a vegan option), and buco, which is a sandwich with pieces of shredded meat (chicken, pork or beef)
A good selection of starters complements their rich burgers. The place is somewhat small, so it is essential to book in advance. The service (the owners themselves) is friendly and helpful, and it’s worth getting some advice. Detail: they offer you gloves to be able to taste the hamburger or the soup without staining your hands.
Gaudí Burger Bar
This seasonal place located in the heart of Palma, in Plaza d’en Coll, offers us exquisite signature burgers
Made with local and fresh products, almost from market cuisine, they are a real delight. As an accompaniment we can enjoy excellent Tex-Mex dishes. All this with generous portions and served with exquisite kindness and closeness. The cosmopolitan and at the same time cozy environment of the small square, enlivened with live music, is a great addition.