disgusting hamburger in A-Vaca
I strongly recommend A-Vaca as a place to avoid.
Service without a smile.
I ordered a classic burger.
When it arrived it tasted disgusting. And why no lettuce or tomato?
As I bit into it, I found the outside cooked, the inside raw and oozing blood.
As I was sat by the counter, I angrily pushed it across the counter, said it was disgusting, and to make the point, wiped my fingers now dripping with blood, across their clean wooden counter.
My reaction did not go down too well.
They tried to claim, uncooked, dripping blood, was normal. No apology for what I had been served.
Note: Talking to locals, they have all been disgusted at how the burger was served.
At this point I should have got up and walked out.
Instead of cooking afresh they simply reheated a little more the burger I had rejected. But still it was disgusting.
Then to add insult to injury, they overcharged me on the bill.
They insisted I had ordered a different more expensive burger. I had not.
I refused to pay more.
I counted it out and walked out.
As I walked out, I was shouted at: Go home!
When a place is this bad, so bad it should be closed down, it is important an official complaint is filed. Demand the complaint book. If they refuse, that is a grounds for further complaint.
I walked out and did not think to file a complaint. But a few days later, a formal complaint was filed with the Tourist Information Office.
A big question mark needs to be raised re the glowing reviews on TripAdvior. All in Spanish, all singing from the same hymn sheet the praises of the burgers.
A-Vaca is not serving quality burgers, and anyone who says otherwise has never eaten a quality burger made from quality ingredients.
I suggest try New Forest Steak Burgers on Winchester market or The Advisory in Hackney.
The chips served were surprisingly quite good. But why in a silly little basket where they get cold, rather than on the plate?
If you wish to try fresh made burgers, try O Paris. I have not, but their soup and cakes are delicious. And the staff are pleasant.