Your Guide to Authentic Regional Eats
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums Eating Tours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider

Bert's Burger Bowl

235 N Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM - (505) 982-0215
Posted By Michael Stern on December 23, 2012 7:17 AM
Bert’s celebrated a half-century of selling burgers in 2004; the t-shirts on the staff behind the counter boast, Since 1954: One Location Worldwide. To stay in business that long, Bert’s must be doing something right. And we can tell you what that thing is: the green chile cheeseburger. They claim to have invented it here, and whether or not that’s true, they certainly do it with the assurance of pros. Bert’s cooks big, flat patties of beef on a grate over charcoal, from which flames lick up and flavor not only the meat, but also the bright orange cheese laid upon it. Dollops of fiery minced green chile are mounded atop the cheese from a bucket near the fire, and unless you say otherwise, your burger will come dressed with mustard, pickle, lettuce, onion, and tomato. Experienced customers, who dine under umbrellas on a sun-drenched patio overlooking Guadalupe Street, gradually peel back the wax paper in which the sandwich is wrapped as they eat, thus avoiding too much spillage.

Bert’s is a quick-order joint, but service is not instantaneous. You tell them what you want, they take your money and give you a number. Then you hang around listening to hamburgers sizzle. Every one is cooked to order.
5 star rating
Overall Rating
green chile cheeseburger
Fritos pie
Onion Rings

24 out of 27 people found the review helpful. Was it helpful to you?

No Yes
Posted By Richard Rowe on February 27, 2012 9:03 PM
I actually drove from Albuquerque to enjoy the double-wide green chile cheeseburger at the recommendation of roadfood.com and am not the least bit sorry. The meat was well cooked and the chiles, lettuce, tomato, and pickles complemented the burger perfectly. An outstanding selection, I only wish they were open a bit later. I am certain that I will be back next year as I make my way from Tucson back to my home in Illinois. breafast and lunch here in Santa fe, then down to Albuquerque for the Fiery Foods & BBQ Show.
4 star rating
Overall Rating
green chile cheeseburger
Fries

1 out of 1 people found the review helpful. Was it helpful to you?

No Yes
Posted By Patrick Neale on March 28, 2007 9:40 AM
This was the first stop on my quest for the best green chile cheeseburger. Since I was in old town Santa Fe, Bert's was the closest. It was as described in the Roadfood.com review, a stand by the side of the road with no inside seating. It was also a beautiful day to sit outside.

I ordered a GCCB in the 1/2 pound size, rings and a soda. One problem: they forgot the chiles. I took it back inside and they fixed it. It was a great burger, crusty and smoky on the outside, juicy on the inside. They could have used a more substantial bun; this one was falling apart, but that is a quibble. The rings were Sysco frozen, not bad, but nothing to write home about.
4 star rating
Overall Rating

9 out of 9 people found the review helpful. Was it helpful to you?

No Yes

What is Roadfood?  |   Submit Content  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright - Roadfood.com