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El Hamburger

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Hamburgers, Puerto Rican
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402 Ave. Munoz Rivera, Between Calle Lugo Vitias y Calle San Juan Bautista, San Juan 00, Puerto Rico
787-721-4269
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
best burger in san juan

Service was fast and friendly, menu had multiple burger/topping varieties to choose, burger was like a quarter pounder served on a slider size bun, tasty and juicy. Fries were crispy outside, tender inside. Walking distance from Caribe Hilton. Burger, fries, soda, and friendly service for less... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Gary D
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Service was fast and friendly, menu had multiple burger/topping varieties to choose, burger was like a quarter pounder served on a slider size bun, tasty and juicy. Fries were crispy outside, tender inside. Walking distance from Caribe Hilton. Burger, fries, soda, and friendly service for less than 10 bucks. looks like a hole in the wall without enough advertising signage,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We were the only non locals at this place for lunch, only ones wearing flip flops as well, great grilled burgers, cold beer, what else can I say

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Best way to describe this place is that it is quality fast food. The burgers, made in-house, have real flavor. The food overall feels fresh. And the food is inexpensive. The location looked clean, but it is also rundown and deteriorated.

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

We got so tired of spending a ton of money eating our hotel, a local reffered us here. 10-15 mins walking time from Hilton Caribe. They only serve BURGERS! With all the trimmings and fries or onion rings. They were fast, and the food was great. Handmade patties straight off the BBQ. It hit the spot- do not miss out... More 

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Maple Valley, Washington, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Come in for a great burger and beer on the cheap. Lots of locals and fairly easy to find. If you are in old San Juan just a shirt walk up the hill and you will be treated to an old world experience with great staff and cheap beer.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

great food great prices friendly staff, limited, tight parking but they have a parking attendant who will help you find a spot. Kind of a hole in the wall but its been here for over 40 years and is always packed with locals which should tell you something

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I go to this place twice every month either with my family or friends. The patty was small but it was like 5 inches in height, trust me you cant eat just one! And they have free parking They also have different combinations that you can put in the burger

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were out walking at about 10 at night, still unsure if the area was safe or not, we were actually looking for a pizza place, turns out google maps doesn't work properly in puerto rico.. We smelled something delicious and followed our noses! Beers were about $2, burgers were about $3. The meat was fresh. This was one of... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have to rate the food for what it is as excellent! The burgers are simply fantastic. The French fries and even chicken nuggets are excellent as well. Been here many times and the food has always been consistently excellent and pretty cheap too. This place is a cash only dive where you seat yourself and there is no air... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Munoz Rivera Street about a 15 min walk up from the Caribe Hilton on way to Old Town. Opens at noon. Burgers are like a big meatball on a bun. And tasty/juicy, hot, quick. Fries, onion rings crisp, burger toppings fresh. Drinks cold. Local joint welcoming to all. Great place. 50th anniversary and all in same location.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 402 Ave. Munoz Rivera, Between Calle Lugo Vitias y Calle San Juan Bautista, San Juan 00, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787-721-4269

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hamburgers, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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