Cuban Guys in Hialeah

Visits by Burger Beast

Hamburlooca – Managua, Nicaragua

El Rey de las Fritas

Hamburlooca Store Front

When my wife’s relative told me about Hamburlooca I was dying to know more. Hamburlooca is a Burger chain based out of Nicaragua. Last year, this same relative brought me the Whopper from Nicaragua. I enjoyed comparing to the U.S. Whopper (the U.S. Whopper was significantly larger) to it . After receiving the “guess what I got you from Nicaragua” call, I was happy to hear that it was indeed a Hamburlooca burger. You can assume that she knows me well enough to bring me the Super 1/4 Libra (translation: Super Quarter Pounder).

She also brought me some flyers from Hamburlooca. Look them over, some of those Burger pics look suspiciously like McDonald’s & Burger King Sandwiches. One U.S. dollar is equal to about 21 or 22 Cordobas in Nicaragua, in case you’d like to figure the approximate cost of the food over there.

(click to enlarge)
(click to enlarge)
(click to enlarge)
(click to enlarge)
(click to enlarge)
(click to enlarge)
(click to enlarge)
(click to enlarge)

I needed a burger for scale so I figured I’d get a Whopper (from the U.S.) to give you an idea of how big this Hamburlooca really is. The bun on this thing was enormous. It was cut similar to the Big Boy or Big Mac burgers with a middle bun. It was a very fluffy bread.

Side by Side Comparison
Side by Side Comparison
The Difference Isn't Really Noticeable Here
The Difference Isn’t Really Noticeable Here
The Hamburlooca Super 1/4 Libra Towers Over The Whopper
The Hamburlooca Super 1/4 Libra Towers Over The Whopper

Once I took the top bun off I knew I was in for trouble. I could not tell what method was used to cook this and it looked like a Sausage Patty. The Super 1/4 Libra are 4 thin patties with only Cheese on the top burger. The holy trinity of fast food sauces (Ketchup, Mustard & Mayo) were on the top Burger as well as the one under the middle bun. Those sauces could not save this Burger.

The Hamburlooca Super 1/4 Libra
The Hamburlooca Super 1/4 Libra
  Hamburlooca's Sausage Looking Burger
Hamburlooca’s Sausage Looking Burger
A Look Inside At The Super 1/4 Libra
A Look Inside At The Super 1/4 Libra

It was horrid and one thing is for sure, that wasn’t meat (at least what I consider meat). It had a strong soy and vegetable taste. I had at least 4 bites before I gave up. It was just not enjoyable. My brother in law, who is Nicaraguan and eats Iguanas (a delicacy in Nicaragua) thought it was revolting, that should tell you everything. He actually thought I was putting him on when I said where it was from.

Take A Good Look At That Meat
Take A Good Look At That Meat

There was about a 4 hour time span from when the Burger was purchased to when it reached my grubby little hands (I’m sure some of you were wondering). There are also Hot Dogs on the menu but after having this Burger, I don’t think a souvenir Hot Dog from Hamburlooca is in the cards for her next trip. Now a Big Mac, that’s a different story.

Heineken Light - Burger Beast Challenge

Get Burger Beast via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to Burger Beast and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 80,136 other subscribers

Tio Colo Bocaditos de Helado y Pizza Cubana

%d bloggers like this: