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The Santa Fe Bite

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311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Formerly Bobcat Bite Restaurant)
+1 505-982-0544
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Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The Famous Green Chile Cheeseburgers are back! John and Bonnie Eckre...
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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Visitor rating
  • 129
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Bite in Town!

This is a must if you are craving green chili cheeseburgers! This is their speciality along with homemade potato chips. The burger list is extensive, the crowd is very friendly, the wait staff on the ball, orders never mixed up, prices right, and great owners that take pride in their restaurant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
hatchchilepepper
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Santiago, Chile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Santiago, Chile
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a must if you are craving green chili cheeseburgers! This is their speciality along with homemade potato chips. The burger list is extensive, the crowd is very friendly, the wait staff on the ball, orders never mixed up, prices right, and great owners that take pride in their restaurant. Not out of the way if you are visiting... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Makes for NO better burger! Great speedy service. All burgers served with homemade chips, except I opted for sweet potato fries for a bit extra. The burgers were enormous and delicious. I enjoyed the green chili cheeseburger, medium done. Had a cappuccino which was also wonderful. Our waitress was excellent, cordial and quick! Could not have chosen a better send-off... More 

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Florida
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126 reviews 126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Without a doubt...hands down...the best burger in town. The move to downtown may have changed the look, feel, and name but the burgers are still top notch. Make sure your hungry if you order the one pounder. Its huge. And don't shy away from the green chile. Its outstanding. Call ahead for big parties.

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Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very very good Green Chili Cheese Burger. It is large. We also had the sweet potato fries. Service was good. Parking is the only problem but worth the walk.

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Livonia, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We had read about this place before we traveled to Santa Fe. Thought we'd try it. We were not disappointed! The Green Chili Cheese Burger was Fantastic! Medium rare and an ice cold draft, perfect!

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Santa Fe, NM
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The hype is all true! This is the best burger you will ever have - especially the green chile cheeseburger. Always crowded, worth the wait, but please be prepared for slow service. It's just the price you pay....

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The food here is great. Every time I go, no matter what I order. The atmosphere is always warm and inviting. The service tends to be a little hit and miss. But I have never had any bad experiences here. I ate lunch here today, I was easily seated, my order was taken quickly, and arrived hot and accurate. I... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stopped by for lunch and ended up splitting the 10 oz burgers (good choice unless you are really hungry). Nice burger, great chili and bun combo. Great stop if you are looking for a chili burger downtown. Service was quick and friendly.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We ate at the old location several years ago and had lunch at the new location. The best green chile cheeseburger anywhere! Friendly staff, good food, great location. Can't wait to come back!

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Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We hadn't been here for a burger since they moved to near the river and the plaza. Big disappointment. They've lost their neat rustic atmosphere. I don't like the looks of the new place at all. And our burgers were overcooked and dry.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Formerly Bobcat Bite Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-982-0544

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm

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