There’s a reason to be mad about Mad Monkeys in La Union — this small street corner stall sells only one dish – burgers! But boy, are they so good at it. Cue the funky jazz tunes, have a cold beer in hand and chomp on their Classic Burger (Php 180). In between the burger buns are one-inch thick and juicy 180gm burger patties laced with melted cheese and smothered in beer sauce. Owner, Mateo, an avid traveler, got inspired by the Mad Monkey’s hostel in Cambodia and decided to bring its chill backpacker vibe to La Union. He originally came here to surf but fell in love with the place, eventually setting up shop in 2015 and overseeing operations since then.
Mad Monkeys Burger and Fries
At Php 250, one could get a combo meal of the Classic Burger and Thick-Cut Fries. It’s a good deal with the hefty serving of fries and their blend of Siracha sauce. The Siracha Sauce was quite different. Aside from its signature chilli flavor, there’s a tangy spin to it. Mateo says they have a special mix, though he refuses to divulge what that mix is. Guess you just have to taste it yourself. If you find yourself in La Union, don’t miss this burger experience.