by Amy Menchhofer
Check out the Guia del Ocio in search of a good restaurant and you’ll find all manner of cuisines – creative, imaginative, fusion, modern. But sometimes the best things are the simplest. Flawlessly baked cookies, a well-mixed cocktail, and a perfectly made burger. I can’t help you with the first two, but if what you are craving is a good old American burger, make your next stop Alfredo’s Barbacoa.
Started by a New Yorker, the locale screams Americana; every imaginable surface is covered in red, white, and blue. But don’t be put off by the décor or plastic plates. The food is well made and the service attentive. Start off with the onion rings and coleslaw but leave room for the main course. While Alfredo’s also serves BBQ ribs, chicken, and steaks, the star of the show is definitely the hamburger.
Coming in both normal and super size the burgers are made to order – top yours with ingredients such as chili, barbecue sauce, or cream cheese, as well as the usual suspects of bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and grilled onions. On the side get a baked potato with… sour cream! To finish things off, desserts are good – the brownie is the best of the offerings. Coffee is served only on certain days (check the note on the menu).
One last note, to avoid a long wait be sure to make reservations. Lunch time sees a large crowd (and a long wait) by about 2:30. Check out one of the two locations. Both are closed on Mondays. Burgers are around 6.50€ for the normal and 8.00€ for the super.
Metro: Retrio. Lagasca, 5. Tlf: 915766271
Metro: Cuzco. Juan Hurtado de Mendoza, 11. Tlf: 913451639. See map below for both locations: