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Santa Fe Bite

311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM - (505) 982-0544
Posted By Craig Bowman on 1/4/2008 11:12:00 PM
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 sirloin and chuck and form the burgers by hand. They come on a paper plate with chips or, for an extra fee, home fries are available. I did not see anyone eating anything else, although there are other choices on the menu.

Very nice folks. The restaurant has been there since the road out front was called Route 66, which is to say a very long time. Expect to wait at dinner; we stood outside for 20 minutes and met some nice people. Also bought a great t-shirt in pink (it wasn't for me). We'll definitely go back when we are next in Santa Fe.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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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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