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The Burgers at The Burger Joint - Buenos Aires

 Buenos Aires, Palermo Soho

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Overall Rating

  • Meat 80%
  • Bun 60%
  • Condiments 80%
  • French Fries 50%
  • Ambience 80%
  • Service 80%
  • Value 80%







Details for Location Reviewed
The Burgers at The Burger Joint - Buenos Aires

Locale: Buenos Aires, Palermo Soho
Address: Borges 1766

Telephone: +54 11 4833-5151

Restaurant Type: Hamburger Restaurant
Cuisine: Burgers
Service Type: Table Service
Price: $$
Restaurant Features:

Hours: Mon-Sun: 12pm to 12am


This restaurant has multiple locations. Please refer to the map for information about each location including hours of operation.

Details for Location Reviewed
The Burgers at The Burger Joint - Buenos Aires

Locale: Buenos Aires, Palermo Soho
Address: Borges 1766
Telephone: +54 11 4833-5151

Restaurant Type: Hamburger Restaurant
Cuisine: Burgers
Service Type: Table Service

Price: $$
Restaurant Features:

Hours: Mon-Sun: 12pm to 12am

This restaurant has multiple locations. Please refer to the map for information about each location including hours of operation.

Summary

Best burger in Palermo Soho but nowhere close to being the best in the city despite lots of press that says so. Fries were limp and greasy.

Resumen del crítica

Best burger in Palermo Soho but nowhere close to being the best in the city despite lots of press that says so. Fries were limp and greasy.

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Restaurant Review for The Burgers at The Burger Joint - Buenos Aires

 

Review by: Ollie O
Rating: 3.1 stars
Review Date: 09/10/2015
Rhetorical Question #1: Why is it that if a cook puts something a little unusual on top of a burger they think it makes it the best burger in the world? (And the collateral rhetorical question "Is arugula really a better choice than lettuce for a burger condiment?)

Rhetorical Question #2: Does graffiti on the wall of a restaurant add anything to the flavor of the burger?

As much as I'd love to brag about the Burger Joint having fantastic burgers, the truth of the matter is, in my not so humble opinion, these burgers are barely average. First off, they are kinda small. If I want a small burger I'll order a slider, right? I've got no problem with serving up a burger in a basket, a tin pan (as they do) or a paper sack if it's the best burger in the world.

Ambiance? The decor is best described as messy, pot-smoking Rastafarian mid-90's. I'd overlook the fact that the menu is written on cardboard torn off a grocery box and taped to the walls and front window if they'd have hit a home run with the burger. I might even overlook that mess of aluminum cans sitting in the dining room (photo provided in the slider). But the burgers just weren't that good. Okay so they have a fancy ketchup. But the fries you squirt it on are sort of soggy. These guys need to go to Belgium and learn from the pros.

This meat was seasoned okay and cooked about right but as with almost every other feeble attempt at a burger in Latin America the patty was just not right. Sorely lacking the juicy fat that is a prerequisite for a burger. The condiments and bun were equally unimpressive.

Service? There is no service. You order at the cash register, pay for your burger (at a hefty price for an average burger in a shabby little dive) and then pick it up when they mispronounce your name. On my second visit it was BUSY. At least a 30-minute wait to pick up my burger.

How is this place rated online as being so good (i.e. Google Review 4.8 stars, Tripadvisor 4.5 stars and Foursquare 4.5 stars)? It must be the cattle following the rest of the herd over the cliff. Even highly respected and witty reviewers like Allie Lazar at pickupthefork.com have praised this place.

I thought my first barely average experience must have been a fluke. But my second visit only reaffirmed everything I'd learned on the first visit.

Truth be told it's a decent burger considering there are no other good ones to be found in BA. But once you've experienced burgers from South American entrepreneurs that hit the target, like Uncle Fletch in Santiago, it's hard to brag about something so average.

Our final tally? It's 3.1 stars. But even with that relatively low score it's likely the best burger in town. Here's an odd anomaly that is a sad commentary on the difficulty of finding a good burger in Buenos Aires. This restaurant made our list of Top 5 Burger Joints in Buenos Aires and at the same time made our list of the Top 5 Overrated Restaurants in Buenos Aires. Go figure.

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