O ArtBurguer é uma “hamburgueria artesanal” no Maculusso, localizada no antigo espaço do Restaurante BlueJazz. É detida pelo mesmo grupo. Se uma das principais críticas ao BlueJazz era a sua pequenez e o ambiente algo pesado, já o Art Burguer consegue fazer muito melhor uso do mesmo espaço. A decoração cuidada, toda ela feita localmente, torna-o leve, alegre, descontraído e resplandecente, proporcionando-nos um bom ambiente para almoçar. “Esperamos que os hamburgueres façam justiça ao espaço,” pensamos. E como o fizeram.
ArtBurguer is a “artisanal burger” joint in Maculusso, located where BlueJazz used to be. If one of BlueJazz’s main criticisms was the overall stuffiness of the place and how cramped it was, Art Burguer makes a much better use of the same space. The quirky local décor transforms it into a laid-back, light-hearted, bright, airy space with personality, making for excellent ambiance during lunch. “We just hope the burgers don’t disappoint,”, we said. And they didn’t.
ArtBurguer is located on Avenida Comandante Che Guevara n°63, in Maculusso neighborhood, Luanda. It’s a few meters from KFC Maculusso and Barbarico Dinner Club.
Como extras, tem a opção de Batata Chips ou Batata Chips Doce e Molho (500 AKZ), Batata Palito e Molho (550 AKZ), Banana Pão Frita (500 AKZ), e Salada Coleslaw (500 AKZ). Existem também três menus especiais – Art do Mês, Menu Cassule e Menu Estudante – a preços mais baixos.
ArtBurguer’s menu is made up of 7 burgers, all of them named after the 7 original sins: Pride, Greed, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Wrath and Sloth. But every day there are burgers on offer that aren’t on the menu, but rather described on the chalkboard located right outside ArtBurguer’s doors. Among our favorites are the Inveja/Envy (2,500 AKZ) and Preguiça/Sloth (2,700 AKZ). Inveja is made with 160gr of local meat, pineapple, lettuce, tomato, coconut, kitaba paste (a crunchy peanut paste seasoned with chilli pepper) and mango chilli; the Preguiça burger had the same quantity of meat, plus cheddar cheese, arugula, tomato, red onions, kitaba paste and ginger mayo. The use of the kitaba on both burgers was absolutely on point – it gave them a very unique flavor that went well with the other ingredients.
There are several sides: Potato Chips or Sweet Potato Chips and Sauce (500 AKZ), Batata Palito and Sauce (550 AKZ), Coleslaw (500 AKZ), and fried plantain (500 AKZ). There are also several lower priced menus, including Art do Mês, Menu Cassule and the Student Menu.
We finished the meal with a deconstructed strawberry cheesecake (1,600 AKZ) served in a small mason jar and a fresh apple pie (1,300 AKZ) made on the spot, which was delicious.
For hamburger shop, ArtBurguer has a surprisingly diverse drinks menu. There are natural fruit juices (juice of the day, detox juice, lemonade) and iced coffee; it’s in the cocktail department that things get interesting. There are caipirinhas, daiquiris, mojitos, pina colada, martinis, porto, gin and vodka tonics, and whisky. The wines by the glass (white or red) are another welcome innovation. There’s also rosé, sangrias, champagne, draught beer and imported beer on offer. More conservative types always have the option of water, juices or soft drinks.
In Luanda, street burgers cost about 500 AKZ; Kudia’s burgers, which won the LNL Award for Burger of the Year last year, will set you back about 1500 AKZ; Champangeria’s “gourmet burgers” cost about 3000 AKZ while h3 in Belas Shopping charges you about 3300 AKZ for a burger. ArtBurguer’s most expensive hamburger (the Luxúria) costs 2.800 AKZ)
- Decoração do espaço. Foi tudo feito cá no país. Luanda precisa de mais lugares assim.
- O ambiente. Descontraído, alegre, vivo e colorido. Bom local para uma conversa descontraída temperada com hamburgueres e um gin tónico.
- A carta. Diversas e originais escolhas, desde os hamburgueres às bebidas.
- The décor. And everything was made here in Angola. Luanda needs more places like this one.
- The ambiance. Laid-back, warm, colorful and buzzing. A good place for a conversation featuring a couple of burgers and a gin & tonic.
- A consistência dos hamburgueres. Após várias visitas, nem sempre o sabor é igual.
- Algumas têm reclamado da demasiada gordura em alguns hamburgueres.
- Consistency. After several visits asking for the same burger, we noticed that sometimes they aren’t made the same way.
- Grease. Some people have complained about greasiness in some burgers.
Pelo excelente ambiente, pelos hamburgueres com pasta de kitaba, pela possibilidade de sentar lá fora e apreciar as pessoas na rua, e pelo menu das bebidas.
For the excellent ambiance, for the burgers with kitaba paste, for the possibility to sit outside and people-watch, and for drinks menu.
Address | Endereço: Avenida Comandante Che Guevara, n°63
Neighborhood | Bairro: Maculusso
Cuisine | Cozinha: Angolan
Price | Preço: Average
LNL Rating | Classificação LNL: * * * *
Tel: 936 622 009
Payment: Cash, MultiCaixa
Specialties | Especialidades: Artisanal burgers
Alcohol: Beer, some wine and liquor, soft drinks, fresh juices, sangria, champagne
Reservations accepted? | Aceitam-se Reservas? Yes