Dreaming of a delicious bun you can really sink your teeth into? For an unbeatable burger experience, with all the delicious sides and toppings in the mix, head on down to some top burger joints that have left the My Cyprus Insider team salivating!
1. Big Bun, Larnaca
The establishment proclaims that they “believe in real tastes for real people’. And we have to say that we’re right behind them! This new spot in Larnaca’s Laiki Gitonia area specialises in burgers made with fresh beef mince that’s delivered to the store every day from the local butcher, and yes, we’ve gone a little mad over them. Greens are also collected from the local market, while the bread bun is fresh and fluffy as can be!
With 9 different types of burgers on offer, their chilli burger is HOT (not for the faint-hearted), their Classic American is already a big hit, while their Greek adds a Mediterranean flair to a burger indulgence, and the list goes on. And we can’t forget themoreish fries served with bacon & cheese (and egg if you wish!). Pure indulgence! The place itself is small, cosy and casual.
Where? 29 Cleanthi Kalogera, Larnaca. Tel: (+357) 24 104467
2. Barbacoa, Limassol
Now this is what we call a burger joint with a smokin’ twist. With an emphasis on everything – you guessed it – smoked, meat lovers around the island have been gravitating here for an alternative treat. The cosy joint going by the name of Barbacoa near the castle area – designed to be an American style eatery – serves a pulled pork burger (smoked for over 10 hours and topped with homemade coleslaw and bourbon BBQ sauce) and turkey breast burger; enjoy them with a portion of their hand cut sweet potato fries and you’ll be in seventh heaven!
With everything made from scratch in the kitchen, we love the selection of sides; from sweet potato salad and coleslaw to baked beans, pickled cucumbers, pickled onions, salads and more. Wash it all down with some craft beer from their great selection and your tummy will certainly be happy. Anyone in the group that doesn’t fancy a burger? No worries. There’s a fine selection of sumptuous meals to dig into, like the spare ribs, Black Angus brisket or pork belly.
Where? 42 Genethliou Mitella, Limassol. Tel: (+357) 25 105999
3. Burger Stories, Paphos
A place dedicated to burgers has long been missing from Paphos, but a rather sleek burger venue appeared on the scene in the summer to change all that! And there are heaps of options on the menu to tempt you at Burger Stories, whether your heart desires Black Angus beef, pork, chicken or turkey.
You can either choose your own toppings, or select from their long list of delicious options, whether you’re in the mood for The Godfather (beef, Jack Daniels sauce, iceberg tomato, red onion, fried egg, mozzarella) or you’re after something even more unusual like ‘The Caribbean’; a chicken burger topped with pineapple, aioli sauce, rocket and caramelised onions. Want to keep things simple? Go for the ‘Ultimate Angus’ with fried egg, bacon, caramelized onions, tomato, cheese and rocket.
What to get on the side? You can’t go far wrong with their wedges, but the more adventurous taste buds can indulge in fries with bacon and mozzarella or sweet paprika. The more health-conscious among us can tuck into a great selection of salads too. Sorted!
Where? 50 Megalou Alexandrou St, Paphos. Tel: (+357) 99-136236
Cover photo: Burger Stories, Paphos