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Santa Fe Bite

311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM - (505) 982-0544
Posted By Peter Small on 3/13/2008 4:06:00 PM
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 burgers and they sell home fries, not deep-fried french fries. The burgers are some of the best I have ever tasted. It's the meat that makes them, by far.

The atmosphere is crowded, yet homey. It could have been my grandmother's kitchen. An old-style road restaurant. It is well worth the wait. So pull in, put your name on the board (don't forget to do this, or you will wait longer), enjoy the loneliness of the location and prepare for a VERY satisfying burger.

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3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
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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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