BEAT Burger Joint
Located in Marbella, Beat Burger Joint serves up good burgers. The ingredients are fresh, the meat is flavorful, and the buns are perfect to hold it all together. You can go classic with nothing but a bit of ketchup and mustard. Or get creative with toppings like pico de gallo or a fried egg. Don’t skip the perfectly crispy french fries.
Beauty and the Butcher
Are you a lifelong fan of In-N-Out or Shake Shack and haven’t found your hamburger fix in Panama? Then it’s worth mentioning that these burgers have been compared to both.
Esa Flaca Rica
Anti Burger is another fave burger joint that makes use of the food truck and outdoor patio combination. This is also another spot whose burgers have been compared to those of Shake Shack or In-n-Out. Need we say more? Get a double Anti Burger with cheese and be prepared to be impressed. Also, check out their curly fries with bacon special sauce or their buffalo chicken sandwich.
Miranda’s Bakery and Café
Miranda’s Bakery and Café is such a treat for so many reasons. The most pertinent to this list is that they dish up a totally delectable burger despite what you might expect from a bakery. Located in the heart of San Francisco, this is the perfect lunch spot if you crave a cheeseburger but not everyone in your party is in the same mood.
Go simple with bibb lettuce, tomato, and red onion, or dress things up with bacon, homemade pickles, and a fried egg. Either way, definitely add the sweet potato fries. For those not in the mood for burgers, there are plenty of other sandwiches and lunch options that are just as good. If you happen to save room for dessert, trust us when we say that all of their pastries and sweets are out of this world as well.
Great beer, great service, and great burgers. What more could you ask for? At Slabon Cafe be prepared to enjoy some of the juiciest and most flavorful burger meat in the city. If animal protein isn’t your thing, they also have a number of vegetarian options including a delicious Veggie Magic Burger that is made out of eggplant and a lentil burger as well. Whatever you order, ask for extra sauce and dig in! With several locations across the city, you’re never too far from Slabon Café.
Here’s one that you might not expect. Pretelt is, first and foremost, a small local meat market. You can come here to buy raw cuts of steaks as well as sausages, seafood, and a handful of grocery staples. While you’re shopping, you’ll be handsomely rewarded for sitting down and having lunch at the adjoining restaurant that serves up some seriously mouthwatering burgers.
The quality of the meat at Pretelt is second to none. That shouldn’t stop you, though, from topping your burger with onion rings, cheese, or sautéed veggies if you’re in the mood for something different. Paired with fried-to-perfection wedge-shaped fries (or a salad if that’s your preference), Pretelt serves up a burger that will keep you coming back for more.
Tio Navaja is probably one of the only restaurants in the city that would make the cut for a fancy date-night dinner yet also serves up delectable burgers. Tucked away in the charming Casco Viejo, Tío Navaja is the perfect spot for a special meal, even if what you’re really craving is a double cheeseburger. Smothered with cheese and served on a glistening sesame seed bun with a side of thin-cut fries, this is burger perfection. And if your date is craving something different, there is plenty else on the menu to enjoy. That said, once you order the burger, you’ll never want to get anything else here.
We’ll wrap up our burger tour of Panama City with Casco Burger. This casual burger joint in Casco Viejo is a great spot for fantastic burgers and good beers. The patties are tender and a bit crispy at the edges, the toppings are fresh, and the fries are hot. There are a handful of other sides to share (don’t miss the cheese balls) as well as a number of other sandwiches including a few vegetarian options if you aren’t in the mood for a burger. Wash it all down with one of their numerous craft beer offerings and you have yourself the perfect lunch.