When my sister in law told me about Hamburlooca I was dying to know more. Hamburlooca is a burger chain based out of Managua, Nicaragua’s capital. Last year, this same relative brought me the Whopper from Nicaragua. I enjoyed comparing it 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 should assume that she knows me well enough to bring me the Super 1/4 Libra (translation: Super Quarter Pounder).
Milagros 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.
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.
Once I took the top bun off I knew I was in for trouble. It had a very sausage breakfast patty-like look and texture to it. The Super 1/4 Libra is four thin patties with only cheese on the top burger. The holy trinity of fast food sauces (ketchup, mustard & mayo) was on the top burger as well as the one under the middle bun. Those sauces could not save this “burger”.
It was horrid and one thing is for sure, that wasn’t burger meat (at least what I consider burger meat). I’m pretty sure there was soy and vegetable in their patty. I had about four bites before I gave up. It was just not enjoyable. My brother in law, who is Nicaraguan and enjoys 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 told him it was from Hamburlooca in Nicaragua.
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 wiener from Hamburlooca is in the cards for her next trip. Now a Big Mac…that’s a different story.
Hamburlooca Coupon & Flyers