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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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Clean local and fresh food. I like my hamburger with swiss cheese and salad: delicious! Need to order onion rings: crispy and real onions. Ohh and real meat!! We just paid $15 for my order and an order of bacon swiss hamburger with french fries, and 2 colas. Plus, in and out fast service. We weren't there for more than... More 

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Thank jmieles
LaGrangeville, New York
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175 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a small place if you sneeze you will miss it. The wait lines can be long and wait for food is responsible. The burgers are charbroiled small but nice and thick. The fries are fresh cut you can have regular fries or sweet potatoes fries. I hope you enjoyed the food as much as I did.

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Thank Junior148
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We know El Hamburger since more than 30 years. We love that they maintain the same recipe and everything taste the same with the same quality. Definitely we recommend it.

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Thank Maria N
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great burgers. The meat is rolled into slightly smaller than a baseball sized ball instead of flat. Your choice of cheeses and served plain with condiments on the side. Has a nice barbecued flavor. Not BBQ sauce but cooked on a BBQ. This is probably the best food deal on the island. The burger looks small but is filling. Two... More 

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Thank BrianB-FL
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The best burger in town. Juicy burgers, cold coronas, great staff, good service. Short drive from El Escambron beach.

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Thank Radar_O
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This places is where my parents used to go when they were in highschool. So its been open for over 50 years. The burgers are very traditional. Don't expect to eat your best burger. The place is run down but the food is pretty good. Portions are cheap but small.

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Thank Gaby G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you want a no frills, inexpensive, delicious hamburger joint popular with locals and tourists alike add this hole in the wall to your list! It can be very busy so expect to wait. There are tables and a few stools at the bar. We suggest the latter option as it gives the opportunity to talk to some locals. There... More 

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Thank CrumpetsAndCannolis
MAINE
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157 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We love this place so much, we actually try to book an afternoon flight out of San Juan just so we can make this our last meal! This is the local burger joint - just off the beaten path, but well worth the trip. For the price of fast food, this simply cannot be beat.

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Thank withliberty
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

you get a couple dank burgers, with or without cheese, maybe a root beer, and some piping hot fries. wth else do you need for like $8-10? #roquefort

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Thank Christopher B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Not a good experience, first visit after 18 years that I've ben out of the Island, long wait time, very small burger with no mayonnaise because if you want mayonnaise it cost .50 cents extra ( I could not believe it). Serve fries first and Burger later, disorganized service, place is run down. Never again for me.

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Thank ingridcesargenesis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
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?