Pauly's Diner

Burgers in Taupo

Two brothers from Auckland set up this popular burger joint in an old fish and chipper, and it seems they've got the formula just right (selling out isn't uncommon). The shop only seats about a dozen, plus a few more outside, and specials are posted on Instagram (Dorito chip-fried chicken is a thing). Shakes and deep-fried goodies also available.