La Zupperia de Johnny
Take a trip back in time to 1950’s America. Poodle skirts, sock hops, the conical bra, sideburns, drive-in movie theaters, the hula hoop, greased back hair and of course, the soda fountain. If you wanted a cold, refreshing drink or ice cream back in the 50s, soda fountains were the new answer. Put a jukebox, dance floor and soda fountain in a room with teenagers, and call it a party!
Owner / Chef Torre Johnny Dale indeed has a passion for this iconic place in time and has recreated this era with an attention to detail complete with checkered floors, bar stools and classic car motifs. They also happened to have, in our opinion, some of the best burgers in Torrevieja which of course is the perfect fit for this restaurant. It is a perfect way to spend an evening with one of their gourmet burgers (now these were not around in 1950’s America) and an adult milk shake. Yes, Boozy shakes because life is short.
But of course, you want to know about the food right? The burgers are creative and fresh and I have had the pleasure of trying out quite a few of them. Here are some favorites.
The Tropical Burger. 190g beef patty, bacon, blue cheese, grilled pineapple and chilli-mango mayonaise. I think this was the first burger I had here. The pineapple and blue cheese go together perfectly and the chili mango mayo is fantastic.
De Puta Madre. If I had to choose this would be my favorite. I’ve had it twice. Burger served on rocket salad (arugula) carmelized onions, bacon, mushrooms, feta cheese and a wasabi mayo.
The Chilli. Homemade hot coleslaw, jalapenos and fresh salad. This does have a bit of spice to it.
The Casa Blanka. Lamb burger Moraccan style halal meat filled with herbs and exotic spices, served with red onion jam and taziki sauce.
The Nemo. A fish burger patty with tartar sauce and a carrot salad.
The Miss Piggy. Crispy bacon and pork minced together in a 200g patty. Saurkraut is optional and served with a crispy pork rind.
La Zupperia de Johnnys also hosts special events, private groups, occasional live music and even drag shows. Our local event company Torrevieja Alternative Events has produced a number of drag shows here in the past.
La Zupperia de Johnnys is a destination, a date night and a very memorable experience.