Previously on The Blog About Nothing... in London!

  • mustafas Mustafa's Gemuse Kebap
    Long queues and a complete tourist trap
  • beerberlin Beer Garden Time in Berlin
    Eins Bier Bitte
  • grindcoffee Grind Coffee
    Coffee Time in Putney
  • kalamaras Kalamaras
    A Piece of Greece in London
  • coffeeberlin Berlin
    Coffee Time in Berlin
  • sambaswirl Samba Swirl
    Froyo Time in Chiswick
  • tarantella Tarantella
    Another Italian Place in Chiswick
  • wharf The Wharf
    A lovely Restaurant by the Thames in Teddington
  • fiveguys Five Guys
    American Invasion
  • phene The Phene
    Great local pub for a drink in Chelsea
  • mangotree Mango Tree
    Great but Expensive Dim Sum Place
  • makoto Makoto
    Sushi Time Chiswick
  • buenosaires Buenos Aires
    Argentine Steakhouse in Chiswick
  • lookingglass Tea Time
    Fashionista Afternoon Tea
  • jsheekey J Sheekey
    Oyster Bar in London
  • alboccondivino Al Boccon Di'Vino
    A Real Italian Feast
  • donostia Donostia
    Basque Cuisine in Marylebone

Burger Wars Episode XI: The Burger with Son

The other day I was in Moorgate and I remembered that a couple times I had a pretty decent burger in The Cuban, as a result I decided to give it a try and do the proper research for my hunt of the best burger.

The Cuban Moorgate Branch

I love the Cuban culture, especially the music, boleros, son, cha cha cha, charanga, danzon, and son. With artists like Cachao, Buena Vista Social Club, Habana Ensemble, Irakere, Bebo Valdes, and Chucho Valdes, I just can’t stop hearing them any chance I have, I think as an amateur latin percussionist the connection is a probably more direct and intimate.

Anyway, I’m guessing the owner of the place isn’t a real Cuban, having pictures of Che Guevara and Fidel, if he likes them so much why he’s not in Habana doing a queue to get food or toilet paper instead of being here in England making money, that’s not very socialists of his part, isn't it?. To be honest that was the only thing that put me off, but let’s not talk about political ideology, let’s talk about our prospect, the pitcher that just defected, and is going to pitch his first game in the Major Leagues the Cuban Burger.

The burger is an 8 oz, prepared fresh every day char grilled and filled with chipotle mayonnaise, onion relish, and beef tomato. The burger comes with hand cut chips, and you can personalise it with bacon, swiss cheese, mature cheddar, jalapenos, guacamole, and fried egg. I ordered mine with bacon and guacamole.

The Cuban Burger

The verdict, excellent flavour, so far the best I have had, beef was medium as order, with a smoky flavour, the chipotle mayo gives it another dimension, the guacamole was pretty decent but I think it could have been better. The fries were big, fat, and crispy just how I love them. In my opinion the starter throw a no-hitter in his first start in the majors.

The damage, 16 pounds for the burger, fries, and a beer.

The conclusion, definitely the best one so far, so if you like it Guantanamera style The Cuban is your place, you can also have a cohiba (Cigar), and drink a cuba libre (rum and coke) or as some people call it a “Mentirita” (little lie), a good selection of Cuban rums, 6 different mojitos and 5 cobination of Caipirinias. I will give them an 8.5 almost flawless. Can’t wait to come back for more and hopefully hearing Chan Chan from Buena Vista Social Club.

All this latin experience made me remember the Seinfeld episode “The Puerto Rican Day” were the gang gets stock in a traffic jam due to the parade.

Kramer: Okay, here's the deal. He wants you to acknowledge that you cut him off with an "I'm sorry" wave.
Jerry: What's that?
Kramer: You raise the hand, lower the head “I'm sorry, I'm sorry”. The buttons are really big on the car. I don't understand it. I haven't read the manual. Ooh!" You get my drift.

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