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The Santa Fe Bite

311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Formerly Bobcat Bite Restaurant)
+1 505-982-0544
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Ranked #66 of 464 restaurants in Santa Fe
Price range: $9 - $25
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: The Famous Green Chile Cheeseburgers are back! John and Bonnie Eckre, formerly of Bobcat Bite, are taking their food to the next level at the new Santa Fe Bite located inside Garrett's Desert Inn on Old Santa Fe Trail. In addition to their savory Green Chile Cheeseburgers, Santa Fe Bite features fresh tacos, fish and chips, sandwiches, a choice of French or sweet potato fries and a little something they like to call 'The Big Bite' that comes with a side of buttery garlic bread. Creamy milkshakes and homemade lemonade are just some of the sweet treats popping up on their new menu. Also, we are now serving beer and wine. Santa Fe Bite opens at 8am during the week which means early birds can sample tasty Breakfast menu offerings like hot cornmeal pancakes with maple syrup, brioche French toast with maple caramel sauce and house-made biscuits with Mom's gravy. Spend a leisurely Sunday outside at Santa Fe Bite. The new Brunch menu includes eggs benedict, frittatas and huevos rancheros.
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English first
Elizabeth, Colorado, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had previously eaten at the Bobcat Bite, loved it and were very disappointed when it closed recently. We were pleased to learn that the owner had re-established at the new Santa Fe Bite, so we were looking forward to trying the new place when we visited Santa Fe earlier in July, 2014. As this review's title... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

1) Great ingredients = great food 2) Burgers are awesome (hot, real deal NM green chili) --but don't miss desserts. 3) Really good beer selection tops it all off. 4) Friendly service Love the fact that they make everything inhouse and personally know their local food suppliers.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We always used to go to Bobcat Bite outside of Santa Fe when we were in the area. Part of the charm was getting there early to wait on the porch to get one of the few funky table or counter seats and order the delicious, reasonably priced burgers. The restaurant has moved into the center of the Plaza and... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I had two lunches here. Both experiences had wonderful service, and great food. I had the green chile burger, and it lived up to my memories of Bobcat Bite. I thought the atmosphere was very charming and inviting. The staff all seemed like they thoroughly enjoyed their work, which added to the pleasant atmosphere.

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Seal Beach, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Not a connoisseur of hamburgers but after reading about several awards won by the old Bobcat Bites restaurant we felt obligated to give it a try. Had not eaten at the prior restaurant so cannot attest to the love shown by many. It is a ten ounce burger that my wife and I split along with some sweet potato fries.... More

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Williamsport, PA
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Friendly staff, prompt service, and very good food. Hard to complain. I had the green chili cheeseburger. Perhaps the best hamburger of my life.

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New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Though I miss the quirky ambiance of the Bobcat Bite, far removed from the hubbub of downtown Santa Fe on the Old Las Vegas Highway, I must admit that its reincarnation as The Santa Fe Bite offers green chile cheeseburgers every bit as delectable as those of old, if served in more polished, upscale surroundings. Another reviewer felt the quality... More

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Clovis, New Mexico
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We stopped and had lunch here after a long day of walking. The staff was very friendly. Everyone was smiling and looked like they enjoyed their job. I had just a plain cheeseburger and it was good. Not the best I've had but well worth the $10.00. The homemade chips were good but lacking seasoning. I would definitely eat here... More

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Denver, CO
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Due to no fault of the owners they were forced to close their original location titled bobcat bite! I'm not sure if they discontinued grinding their own meat, and or seasoning the meat? When we first ate at bobcat it was the most amazing burger ever. And now I'm sad to say this will have to be removed from our... More

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Santa Fe, NM
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have been hearing a lot about the former Bobcat Bite restaurant for a very long time but was unable to get over to the other side of town to try it out. But what better way to celebrate the fourth of July than to seek out its famous Green Chili Cheese Burger that now resides at its resurrected location... More

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