Spanish Hamburger Championship: the 9 aspiring burgers from Malaga and where to taste them

The best burger Photo: Pexels CC / Natan Machado Fotografia Gastronômica

From the beginning of February until March 3, the fourth edition of the Spanish Burger Championship takes place.

In this fourth tournament in search of the best burger of the year there are seven participants from Malaga and two from Costa del Sol who will fight to emerge victorious. During this month you will be able to enjoy the special creations designed for the competition, seeking the approval of the public and the favourable votes that will define the best in Spain. Last year, Burger Food Porn from Seville won first prize.

On this occasion, the Malaga burgers participating in the IV Campeonato de España de Hamburgueses are:Bsmash, Karnal, The Gallery, Barbas Garage Burger & Beers, Food Karma, La Burguesita and Zamppa Street Food.

There are also two hamburger restaurants from Costa del Sol which have made it to the Championship: Momag in Fuengirola and Dark Burger in Mijas. One of the contenders is ‘Honeymoon’ from the Momag restaurant, which contains ground beef, lots of American cheddar cheese, crispy gherkins, sweet onion, caramelised onion with spices, hot honey and secret sauce. The locals call it “a brutal beast”.

Then there is ‘The Lioness’ burger from the Dark Burger restaurant. It contains roasted garlic mayonnaise, fried onion, mature cow, cured white cheddar, red cheddar, crispy bacon and Dallas-style smoked bacon jam.

Voting is very simple: just go to the burger restaurant in question and order your burger to take part in the competition. You will be given a code to enter on the competition website, You rate three items choosing between four answers and finish with an overall rating from one to five, with five being a perfect burger and one being a burger that you would not order again. There is a prize draw for voters, with up to €1,000 to be won. Full details are on the website.

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Written by

Kevin Fraser Park

Kevin was born in Scotland and worked in marketing, running his own businesses in UK, Italy and, for the last 8 years, here in Spain. He moved to the Costa del Sol in 2016 working initially in real estate. He has a passion for literature and particularly the English language which is how he got into writing.