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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
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome burger

The best green chile burger-phenomenal. Every time we visit Santa Fe we eat there. Never disappointing. Highly recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The best green chile burger-phenomenal. Every time we visit Santa Fe we eat there. Never disappointing. Highly recommended

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South Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We were traveling with a person who lived in Santa Fe when he was younger and he took us to Santa Fe Bite. We actually had to go twice on our trip it was so delicious! The Green Chile Cheeseburger was the best burger I have ever had in my life. It was the perfect combination and balance of texture... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The owners and the staff make sure that you get what you ask for. They are the most pleasant, warm and down to earth people. I had a chance to eat there quite a few times during a recent visit to santa fe. Such simple, beautiful food. The burgers live up to the well deserved, well earned reputation, big serve,... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Perhaps it was an off day but overall not a very good experience. Due to our group size of 11, we were unable to sit on the patio which was our first disappointment but we did understand. It didn't appear that we had an assigned waiter as other then taking our initial order, no one attended to our table at... More 

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Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Located near the state capitol building and within an older motel, Santa Fe Bite has a fun diner feel. They also have some nice, shaded tables outside that are great on a mild day. The menu does a good job of not being too large. They know what they do well. They are most famous for their green chili cheeseburger... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

All we can say is that it is the best green chili cheese burger you will ever eat! They have other things, but they are known for these burgers. Always a crowd, it is best to come early. Very attentive wait staff. We love this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Cute place and great burgers! I agree with others the burgers are good. They are quite large so we shared one. I didn't like the slaw, it had green chilies in it. The home fries were just okay, I thought they were kind of greasy. I would recommend and I would go back if I was in the area again.

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Anna, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a cute little burger place within walking distance of Santa Fe Plaza. My husband and son both enjoyed their burgers. I got the soup, salad, and grilled chicken sandwich combo and it was all good.

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Madisonville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great green chilies. I really liked to old venue a lot but it had it's issues. Lunch is a must for Santa Fe dining you will not regret it.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was my family's first trip to NM. Our first stop when we got to Santa Fe was for a green chile cheeseburger at a hotel bar that I like on Allameda at Don Gaspar. They loved them, and our margaritas. I wanted to see if they agreed with me that the ones we had are better than the pricey... More 

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Additional Information about The Santa Fe Bite

Address: 311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Formerly Bobcat Bite Restaurant)
Phone Number: +1 505-982-0544
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 25

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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

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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