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Santa Fe Bite

311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM - (505) 982-0544
Here is what many consider to be the best green chile cheeseburger in the Southwest.
95% Approval Rating (46 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Green Chile Cheeseburger
Skillet Baked Beans
Rib-Eye Steak
Cole Slaw

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Santa Fe Bite is what used to be the fabulous Bobcat Bite on the outskirts of town. It moved from its charming little location to a spot inside Garrett's Desert Inn in the heart Santa Fe, and while the ambience has changed dramatically, John and Bonnie Eckre remain at ..."   [Read More]
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Sue Huot
July 31, 2009
"The person who said they waited an hour and the staff didn't care AND they lived there six months out of the year... they aren't really Santa Feans. Anyone that lives in Santa Fe knows to do carryout or wait. It's worth any wait. I have a friend who missed his ..."   [Read More]
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Peter Small
March 13, 2008
"The Bobcat Bite looks pretty nondescript. In fact, I must have driven past it 12 times before I realized it was a restaurant. When I finally went there to eat, I was not disappointed and I have never been disappointed. They grind the meat daily for their delicious ..."   [Read More]
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Craig Bowman
January 04, 2008
"Took a while to find Bobcat Bite, but it was definitely worth it. Our map just wasn't real clear about how or where Old Pecos Trail turns into Old Las Vegas Highway, but it does. Best green chile cheeseburger ever. It is very moist and cooked correctly. They use ..."   [Read More]
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Jim Arnold
September 28, 2007
"We had an extremely poor experience at Bobcat Bite recently on a Friday at noon. We live half the year in Santa Fe and this was our first time at this restaurant, having heard good things about the food. When you arrive you put your name on a board and wait to be ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM
(505) 982-0544

http://santafebite.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
Medium rare, as ordered. It may not be the food pyramid, but this big ovoid masterpiece delivers bread, meat, vegetable and cheese in perfect balance. Even without the chilies and cheese, this is one glorious hamburger. The chilies are just hot enough to stimulate taste buds (but not overwhelm them); the melted cheese adds dairy luxury; the bun is artisan but not frou-frou.
"Medium rare, as ordered. It may not be the food pyramid, but this big ovoid masterpiece delivers bread, meat, vegetable and cheese in perfect balance. Even without the chilies and cheese, this is one glorious hamburger. The chilies are just hot enough to stimulate taste buds (but not overwhelm them); the melted cheese adds dairy luxury; the bun is artisan but not frou-frou."
Michael Stern





Available as a side only during the summer, the skillet baked beans are sweet and full of bacon.
"Available as a side only during the summer, the skillet baked beans are sweet and full of bacon."
Cliff Strutz


Served in a plastic basket on a lovely bun along with a handful of potato chips, Bobcat Bite’s green chile cheeseburger is different from most. For one thing, it is a big, succulent, hand-formed patty of good ground chuck. The configuration is different, too: the chile is put directly on the hamburger, then covered with cheese.
"Served in a plastic basket on a lovely bun along with a handful of potato chips, Bobcat Bite’s green chile cheeseburger is different from most. For one thing, it is a big, succulent, hand-formed patty of good ground chuck. The configuration is different, too: the chile is put directly on the hamburger, then covered with cheese."
Michael Stern


Here’s a prime ribeye steak. In our experience, there is none more delicious between Amarillo and L.A.
"Here’s a prime ribeye steak. In our experience, there is none more delicious between Amarillo and L.A."
Michael Stern


Nothing beats this burger and fries.
"Nothing beats this burger and fries."
bubba rainwater


The cole slaw is finely chopped, with a nice vinegary, peppery flavor.
"The cole slaw is finely chopped, with a nice vinegary, peppery flavor."
Cliff Strutz


This is the old version of Santa Fe Bite on Old Las Vegas Highway. We'll miss its vintage roadside charm, but it's good to know that the world's greatest green chile cheeseburger is still available, now downtown.
"This is the old version of Santa Fe Bite on Old Las Vegas Highway. We'll miss its vintage roadside charm, but it's good to know that the world's greatest green chile cheeseburger is still available, now downtown."
Michael Stern



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