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El Hamburger

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402 Ave. Munoz Rivera, Between Calle Lugo Vitias y Calle San Juan Bautista, San Juan 00, Puerto Rico
+1 787-721-4269
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Palmetto, Florida
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

These hamburgers are made from freshly ground beef. Just like home! The place is like 5 Guys, but local. The sizes are small, but who needs the extra calories if one is to hit the beach later. The place has been open for over 25 years for a reason. I visit every time I come to visit.

Thank Germán N
Safety Harbor, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit Puerto Rico, this is the place to visit. The Hamburger restaurant is great and delicious Hamburgers.... Had Blue Cheese and regular burger. The place have their own parking and its a secured place.....

Thank SpencerL1964
Canton, Georgia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in to get lunch, excellent burger and sweet potato fries. Not terribly expensive and clearly a popular local spot. I would eat there again

Thank Bert T
Tampa, FL
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93 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to San Juan quite a bit but am still a tourist. I probably would never have tried this restaurant until the COO of a respected local bank recommended it. Extremely cold Medalla beer, and fun burgers, onion rings and fries. That's it...no more complicated than that.

Thank wbru83
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The richest hamburgers made at the time, all fresh and fast service, I recommend you when you come visit,

Thank Ivelisse R
Fort Collins, Colorado
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here after geocaching along the coastline for a well deserved burger and beer. Our local friend, Emma, said this is the burger specialty shop in Old San Juan. We parked in their lot north of the building for free in an otherwise difficult place to find a parking spot. We grabbed a table and it was quickly cleaned... More 

Thank PixelPeterS
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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129 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2017

This is one of my favorite stops when visiting Old San Juan on a limited budget. This burger joint is very unassuming but well worth it. Their burgers are home made and you can order a wide range of compliments such as blue cheese, cheddar or american cheese. They also have a wine marinated burger! The service is pretty quick... More 

Thank Maria C
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

This spot has been here since my grandparents met.. back in the day. My mother used to come here as a kid and I haven't stopped eating here. They recently did a remodel on their floors and layout, but their burgers have never changed. I get the Swiss extra bacon with extra pickles and the sweet potato or "batata" fries... More 

Thank Cristina R
Albany, Oregon
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203 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Well, the locals eat here so we thought why not? Maybe we're just too used to Westernized places, but it was gross. It was dirty and gross inside. No service. And the fries were disgusting. Burgers had thick meat patties which is honestly the best thing I can say about this place.

Thank Denise V
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2017

Ask any native Puerto Rican if they have eaten here and the answer is usually a resounding YES! Passed by this place a few time on visits to old San Juan. One day I decided to step in for a quick bite with the family. Simple menu that simply delicious. eat at one of the tables facing roadway and watch... More 

Thank Jay W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
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: +1 787-721-4269

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?