Beef Burger:  Big Bob’s Special

Beef Burger: Big Bob’s Special

Big Bob’s Special

PHP 180 – 1/3 pound charcoal-grilled pure beef patty oozing with mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Topped with bacon and fresh vegetables.


Excited as I may have been watching my burger patty get grilled to perfection, my initial enthusiasm was matched by my disappointment after seeing the assembled burger for the first time. “Oh crap”, I immediately thought to myself, “this looks like cheap bread.”

A sandwich, for me, can only be as good as the bread its on. Untoasted and a little clammy to the touch, the bun was doughy and pasty, the kind that clumps up and sticks to the roof of your mouth while you chew. I didn’t like it at all.

The burger itself was decent, but nothing spectacular. It was thick, juicy, smokey, and beautifully charred, but the flavors weren’t inspiring. Like anyone, I enjoy bacon on a burger, but it didn’t do much for me here. I would have preferred it to be crisp rather than undercooked and flaccid like this.

On a positive note, PHP 180 for a 1/3 pound all beef burger with mozzarella, cheddar, and bacon is a good deal. That’s a lot of meat and cheese for your money, so you do come away full and satisfied without feeling like you overspent.

Verdict: 2.5 / 5

Big Bob's Special

Big Bob’s Charcoal Grilled Burgers

Midnight Mercato, 34th Street corner 8th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Facebook: Big-Bobs-charcoal-grilled-burgers
Operating Hours: Fri – 10PM-3AM / Sat – 7AM-2PM, 10PM-3AM / Sun – 7AM-2PM

JB Macatulad

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