Goiko Grill, gourmet hamburgers
Getting the basics right
The hamburger restaurant continues its onwards march in Barcelona, it seems that every week there’s a new burger joint to explore, each of them looking more appetising than the last. The latest is Goiko Grill, a chain of restaurants founded by Andoni Goicoechea four years ago in Madrid which today includes 19 establishments scattered across the peninsula, Valencia, Zaragosa, Alicante and now Barcelona. The chain’s first in the city.
Everything is overseen by Goicoechea, who is half Venezuelan and half Basque which explains the mixture of great cuisine with quality ingredients as well as some interesting twists along the way. Like the Kevin Bacon (burger), its best seller that combines freshly minced meat, strips of bacon, crunchy onion rings and American cheese. Or the Mercat, a burger created as an homage to Barcelona that features escalivada (seared vegetables), black olives, Tronchón cheese, watercress and shredded tomato. All the hamburgers served here come with the classic Goiko potato chips, home made, not frozen, served country style, golden on the outside and crunchy and soft inside. Another highlight is the teques – cheese sticks served Venezuelan style, the menú also includes a range of lighter dishes, salads and Thai Chicken as well as a selection of home-made desserts.
Kevin Bacon burger, the best seller
Located on one of the most effervescent avenues of Barcelona right now Paseo de Sant Joan, where just in the last few years alone more than 50 new food establishments have opened after the completion of the urban renovation project with widened footpaths and public seating between C/ Aragó and the Arc de Triomf.
The interior has a light-industrial feel
View of the main dining area
Goiko Grill has a youthful feel about it, a place where live music can happen, where participation with social media is encouraged. The interior is filled with neon signs, naked light bulbs, exposed brick walls, ceramic tiles and a bar counter clad with timber. A place to spend time over a gourmet burger sin prisas!
The teques, cheese sticks
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The bar counter clad with timber
Take away and delivery
- Goiko Grill,
- Passeig de Sant Joan, 58
- 08009 Barcelona
- telf. + 34 93 737 8205