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“Best burger ever-seriously”
Review of El Hamburger

El Hamburger
Ranked #95 of 1,025 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Takeout
St. Augustine, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best burger ever-seriously”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stumbled upon this place walking to Playa Escambron. It appears to be a dive but man, these are the best burgers ever. And unlike every other restaurant in San Juan it's very reasonably priced. Very simple service and presentation. It overlooks the water crashing on the shore.

  • Visited December 2012
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level 6 Contributor
270 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Pretty much average”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

First time I had a burger at this joint was about 13 years ago and I loved it. I came back just a few days ago and was very disappointed. The quality of the burger was sub-par. The meat wasn't cooked properly and the tomato was huge. The only good things were the bacon and lettuce. Not worth the price. $5 with a can of soda.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“the best burgers”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

I just love this place. Great burgers in a perfect location. Servers provide quick service. Pretty decent prices. What's more to ask?

Visited February 2012
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Norfolk, Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good and Cheap”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

You get what you pay for at El Hamburger. My husband and I had already been in Puerto Rico a few nights when we decided to grab a burger. The restaurant is conveniently located near downtown San Juan and has a dedicated parking lot. The burgers were inexpensive but good and the french fries were hot and crispy. The burgers are small and simple served with your choice of cheese along with lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles. We spent just $14 for the two of us, which included a beer for my husband, and we were satisfied. As long as you don't expect anything fancy from El Hamburger, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank threeinone
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Amelia Island, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Looks like a shack, but a local suggested we give it a try and it was so good!! Simple burger grill and cold beer! Great value!

Visited March 2012
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