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Real Hamburgers in Guiones

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Burgers and Beers, a new burger restaurant in Guiones, was inaugurated on January 25. Costa Rican Victor Garita launched the business with the hope of taking advantage of the area’s American market, which creates a lot of demand for hamburgers.

Garita tries to break the negative stereotype surrounding fast food, using ingredients like potato bread, organic vegetables (as often as possible) and high-quality Angus beef. He guarantees that they have the best hamburgers in Guiones.

Prices start at 5,500 colones ($11) for the Classic, with lettuce, tomato, pickles and sauces. The Vegetarian, which has Portobello mushrooms flambéed in brandy and goat cheese, costs 7,000 colones ($14). They recommend trying the French (6,500 colones or $13), which includes bacon, béarnaise sauce and French fries on the burger. The most popular is the Blue Cheese (7,000 colones or $14), which includes meat, blue cheese, caramelized onions and vinegar.

The restaurant’s entrance features a bar with four craft beers, made in Costa Rica, that change every two weeks. Guests are welcome to try them before choosing. A half-liter glass costs 2,500 colones ($5).

They also offer lemonade with spearmint, homemade ice tea, wine, ginger beer, seasonal fruit smoothies and free coffee and cookies for diners.

Locals receive a 10% discount. The restaurant is open from noon to 10 p.m. Telephone: 8381-2105. Facebook: burgersandbeerscr.