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Owl Bar

77 Highway 380, San Antonio, NM - (575) 835-9946
Posted By Carol Bayer on 4/23/2013 12:52:00 PM
Buckhorn vs. Owl: Owl wins. The Buckhorn and the Owl have been in competition for a really long time. Their claim to fame is the green chile cheeseburger. Two years ago, we chose the Buckhorn. The burger was great, but the service and atmosphere were lacking. It felt like we were an inconvenience, tourists that had to be tolerated. There was a big TV in the bar showing Judge Judy and the booth was falling apart.

This time, we chose the Owl. They have much better atmosphere, with no TV, great waitresses, and wonderful service. And the burger is as good as the Buckhorn's. Next time we are in the San Antonio area, it's The Owl all the way.

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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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The quality of chile makes all the difference in a green chile cheeseburger. The Owl uses full-flavored, hot green chile atop a hand-formed patty of crusty-fried beef. The chile's heat is complemented by the beef and balanced by the layer of creamy cheese on top. This one is fully dressed with all available condiments -- the only way to go.
"The quality of chile makes all the difference in a green chile cheeseburger. The Owl uses full-flavored, hot green chile atop a hand-formed patty of crusty-fried beef. The chile's heat is complemented by the beef and balanced by the layer of creamy cheese on top. This one is fully dressed with all available condiments -- the only way to go."
Michael Stern





The Owl's green chile turns ordinary french fries into a memorable side dish.
"The Owl's green chile turns ordinary french fries into a memorable side dish."
Cliff Strutz


The view from my counter seat gives a small hint of the, shall we say, eclectic decor at this extremely colorful roadhouse.
"The view from my counter seat gives a small hint of the, shall we say, eclectic decor at this extremely colorful roadhouse."
Michael Stern


Just a couple of minutes off I-25 south of Socorro, the Owl Bar is a must-stop location for any traveler in search of unique regional specialties.
"Just a couple of minutes off I-25 south of Socorro, the Owl Bar is a must-stop location for any traveler in search of unique regional specialties."
Michael Stern


Ground Beef and chile may be a flavor combination created by the chile gods for the good of humankind.
"Ground Beef and chile may be a flavor combination created by the chile gods for the good of humankind."
Anne Ritchings


As you approach the owl Bar, you will see this sign painted on the end of the building.
"As you approach the owl Bar, you will see this sign painted on the end of the building."
Anne Ritchings



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