Skaptobara’s Cheesus – 7/10

Skaptoburgers was a venue that was quite hyped for me by friends from Sofia. I was eager to try one of their burgers and give it a rating, the expectations were high but I was slightly disappointed. I will go back eventually for another burger and another review and rather from the Skaptobara to the full fledged burger place, Skaptoburgers. That might of been my mistake

I’m excited that there are so many new places in Sofia that I can explore during my next visits.

How tasty is the Motherf*#$&r? – 7/10

The burger was called Cheesus and it looked quite large and tasty and it was. Sadly I encountered the same problems I’ve seen in other burger places in Bulgaria.

Size: Large

All and all this is a very classic burger ( compared to the trendy burger recipes ) that has a very american style feel and taste

The burger had:

  • Beef Patty
  • Double Cheddar,
  • Bacon
  • Pickles
  • Tomato
  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • Heinz mustard

Let’s start with the meat. The main trend I see in burgers and was visible with this one was great quality meat that isn’t seasoned very well so you meat taste is kind of lost in between the rest of the ingredients.  I loved the bacon. I constantly see a crispy bacon added to a burger when it brings barely anything to the taste or is lost. When bacon hasn’t lost it’s fat and meaty flavour like this one it becomes more than just an add on.

Cheese was nice. It was melted looked good but the cheesy punch you expect from “Cheesus” wasn’t there. The taste of the burgers, cheddar and bacon was kind of converged together and I’m a big fan of balance which I didn’t really feel here.

Let’s talk about the greats. YES, good Bulgarian veggies. The lettuce and the tomatoes were amazing. This is something that I’ve been missing in so many burger places around the world. This was one of those cases where the veggies weren’t a simple add on that was barely felt but a very tasty distinguished flavour.

The mustard was adding that typical flavour and balance of an american style burger and it went really well with the rest of the ingredients. I would say a stronger mustard might even be better. For the lack of many sauces it was very juicy burger.

With the current recipe, quality of ingredients and better execution I can see how this could of been an award winning burger but not the one I tried.

Burger joint venue and overall experience? – 5/10

I had a plain burger no fries and didn’t have a beer ( I had plenty beforehand and I was going to explode if I had another one ) I’m coming back to try those. The choices of foods and beverages was great the seating was nice and the service was good.

Quirkiness level of the experience? – 7//10

It is a great place with a variety of choices and is a place where you can consistently try rotating burgers and have new experiences and I believe it is one of the better joins in Sofia in terms of choice.

I’m certainly going back the next time I can.

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