Chacho Burger in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote had been recommended to us many times. Recently, we visited the island and knew we had to visit this highly regarded eatery.
Chacho Burger in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote… more than just a burger joint
Ambience at Chacho Burger
We booked in advance and were pleased we did – as it had almost filled up by the time we returned 45 minutes later. Mainly families were eating there, but there were a few of us couples too.
Upon entering the restaurant, you are greeted with bright lights, Star Wars movie posters and memorabilia, and of course large photos of the food itself. The space itself is airy and well laid out, with the bar at one end.
The staff are smartly dressed and friendly – with the two we encountered being multilingual. Our main waitress was Italian but spoke Spanish and English fluently.
The tables are dark wood and well spaced away from other diners – so you can socially distance without worry.
Prefer to sit outside? There are several tables out the front of the restaurant – a great way to continue enjoying warm Canarian evenings while wolfing your bodyweight through the menu.
We had a large and a small San Miguel beer – served ice cold!
Burgers are not always burgers. Avoid the disappointment you feel when manhandling a thin, damp burger from any of the international food chains. Chacho burgers are special – everything is freshly prepared, 100% beef patties are rolled and cooked to order (cooked to your liking too) and served piping hot. The salad garnish is crisp, the chips were substantial and not scrawny.
Alan had the “Fast and Furious” burger which surrounded his medium-cooked burger as well as salada and guacamole. There was a side-portion of a hot and spicy salsa which provided Alan’s required heat levels. I had the “Chacho Burger” which was oozing with creamy goats cheese and caramelised red onions… piled on top of the medium-rare burger I ordered and salad garnish.
Both burgers came with proper chunky chips (no rubbish skinny fries here!) but we also ordered a portion of onion rings between us. We could not fault a single item. If we absolutely HAD to – then maybe the onion rings portion was small… but we were so full after our burgers and chips that we really didn’t care.
They also provide a selection of sandwiches, hot dogs and all manner of side dishes to please any palate.
Chacho Burger has two sites on the island, one in Playa Blanca and one in Arrecife. We are reviewing the Playa Blanca venue and it is located partway between the bus station and the town centre. With your back to the bus station, you’ll see a bus stop opposite. Behind that is a children’s playground, and beyond that there’s a vividly purple jacaranda tree. Turn right at the tree and you’ll see Chacho Burger Playa Blanca just on your right – about a 10 second walk. Parking isn’t perfect around there – so you may have to nab a space in the surrounding streets.
All our food plus the two drinks came to just €27,40. Considering that a meal for both of us at Alicante’s Burger King cost €16 for a couple of small limp burgers with unripe tomato slices and limp lettuce, a couple of piles of insipid skinny fries that went cold within seconds of receiving and 2 very large buckets of weak Coca Cola (may have been Pepsi and anyway got wasted) cost €16… we’d say it was tremendous value. The quality of Chacho Burger was of course top notch.
Contact Chacho Burger
Main website: https://en.chachofreshburger.com/
Chacho Burger in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
- Address: La Corriquia, 5. Playa Blanca. Lanzarote
- Tlf: +34 928 51 77 48
We received no financial recompense for this review – we simply loved it enough to want to share!
Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper.
Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.