It’s official: the best hamburger in Spain is made in Valencia. The hamburger by Jenkin’s has won the first prize at The Champions’ Burger, the Spanish hamburger championship held in Valencia. Eugene Costello reports
The burger is called the Emmy-B (nope, me neither) and as of yesterday, Saturday, it is the best hamburger in Spain. This creation made by Jenkin’s restaurant in Valencia, has won first place in The Champions’ Burger, the Spanish hamburger championship held in Valencia.
Jenkin’s restaurant (with outlets in Gran Vía, Blasco Ibáñez and Cortes Valencianas) is the genius behind this creation. It’s made up of a 180-gram Black Angus patty, smoked cheddar cheese, caramelised onion, bacon and pickled gherkins. And served up in a homemade crusty bread with a maple glaze, says Alvaro Llagunes for Valencia Secreta.
Second place went to the La Muralla hamburger restaurant, with premises in Vall d’Uixò, Villarreal and Almenara. Third place went to Raff’s, a hamburger restaurant on Antoni Suárez street in Valencia that has featured in other competitions as one of the best on the national scene.
The Champions’ Burger prizes were awarded based on the popular vote carried out over the last nine days by polling visitors.
The Champions Burger’ brought together 20 burger joints from all over Spain until today, 12 June, at recently relegated Levante‘s Ciudad de Valencia stadium, offering more than 75 different burger varieties. Each of the food trucks also offered a hamburger created exclusively for this event. And now we know we don’t have far to travel to savour the best burger in Spain. So if you didn’t get there until now, you’d better get your skates on. Handily, there is a skate park nearby to burn off those calories afterwards…