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Owl Bar Cafe & Steakhouse

77 Us Highway 380, San Antonio, NM 87832
575-835-9946
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Mesilla, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This place is worth the stop! they take there name to heart with owl, well everything, covering all the walls and adorning every inch of shelf space. It's a fun space to stop and grab a cold beer on a long drive through the desert.

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Seabrook, Texas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were greeted with a smile after a very short wait. We like to sit at the bar but it was full. Our waitress was quick to clean the table and I noticed a hint of bleach..all good with me. Ordered the green chili burgers and just one order of fries...yes they did come out first but no problem as... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Owl Cafe has been around quite awhile, and that's something of a testament to it's ability to serve good food to hungry travelers. When coming to/from Ruidoso you can pop in here before or after getting off the Interstate. I always go in for the ol' Green Chile Cheeseburger, because if that's not indicative of New Mexico cuisine I... More

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great green chile cheeseburger at a good price. Love the atmosphere in the old bar. With both the Owl Bar and Buckhorn in San Antonio you will be able to get your green chile fix. We New Mexican's love our green chile.

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Busan, South Korea
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

New Mexican cuisine has so much variety that it's hard to know where to start if you're unfamiliar with it. The Owl Bar is a good bet. Nothing's more New Mexican than beef and green chile. Leave your diet at the door and go in for a variety of meals that include both. The outside looks rather divey, but the... More

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Venus
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

After driving hours and hours through desert, we finally saw this little place just past HWY 1. Great green chilie cheese burger but HOT! Good greasy fries. Cool ambiance. Prices a little high, but super fast service and a homemade patty is worth it.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The owl is the home of a great green chili cheeseburger. My advice is to get the double. The patties are homemade and its a real treat. You may not like their burger the best but you will have to admit its pretty darn good. Its in an old bar and the bar was hopping at lunch. Gives it that... More

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We tried the competition across the street earlier this year but kept hearing and reading good reviews on The Owl. We arrived a little after 1 PM and entered the restaurant. The history of the area and the restaurant is prevalent throughout the entry and the dining area. We were seated in a booth that had the history of the... More

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West Yellowstone, Montana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I've heard many good reviews on this place and my experience confirmed them to be true. Different GCCB from Sparky's but also very good. The burger is a good old fashion "splat" burger and I recommend two patties so it's goodness doesn't get lost in the green chilies, lettuce, tomatoes, etc. love the bun and fries. Love to sit at... More

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Tesuque, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

I've been to the Owl Bar & Cafe several times over my time in NM and must say that I really don't get it. I won't be going there any more. The atmosphere is fairly cool (old rural NM) and its easy to get to off I-25, but seriously, what is it about the Owl Mystic? This will pretty much... More

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