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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 #50 of 472 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Price range: $9 - $25
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
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, 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
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Santa Fe Bite, formerly called Bobcat Bite, has a new downtown location inside Garrett's Desert Inn. The hamburgers are the best on the planet. They weigh in at a hefty 10 oz. so consider sharing one to leave room for an ice cream sundae dessert. They have a new expanded menu and now serve breakfast on the weekends. The atmosphere... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I did not care for this restaurant. It took forever to get our food even though the restaurant was not full. My friends ordered hamburgers and the bread was stale. I had the Texas chili and it was way too spicy for me. I don't think I will go back.

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New York City
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Every visit to Santa Fe includes at least one stop for their Green Chile Cheeseburgers. Legendary and for a good reason. Cooked perfectly every time and our party orders rare to well done. Chips that come with it are plentiful and fantastic. We have tried other menu items as well, all great but the Cheeseburgers top them all. Staff is... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

So Bobcat Bite hit the dust, but the legend lives on at Santa Fe Bite. Bonny and John still in charge, the burgers are still mouthwateringly the best...and now with a larger kitchen, the menu has expanded. For those of us who longed for a dessert after having savored a green chili cheeseburger with home fries, we no longer have... More 

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Mooloolah Valley, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This has become a go to place for me, and friends I've been sharing Sunday breakfast with for 20+ years. Bonnie and her staff are incredible and always make us feel at home. Add to that, they have gluten free toast and that makes me a happy camper - - since that's pretty hard to come by in Santa Fe.... More 

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Aztec, New Mexico
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The place was crowded and the food came out quickly anyway. The burgers came as ordered and were wonderful. Service is quick and friendly. The price seems high to me at $12 for the bacon green chili cheeseburger. Don't freak out about trying to find parking. Parking is free at the motel if you are eating here.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We found Santa Fe Bite in an article in the New York Times listing the top ten burgers in America. THEY WERE RIGHT! We sat outside on a beautiful evening and had a fabulous meal. Great milkshakes too

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Burgers, burgers, and burgers! Yummy, great food and great service. I had a bacon cheese burger with green chile and potato chips. The others had cheese burgers and sweet potato fries. Let's not forget the beer on tap. My burger was medium well just the way I like it and price was right too. I will definitely come back for... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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164 reviews 164 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Three of us ate breakfast at the Lodges Restuarant. Devon was our waiter both meals. The food was pretty good. Ordered from a limited menu. The poor water (Devon) was nearly overwhelmed. He had no sense of organization - no silverware, no coffee until after food served. Food came, but we had no silverware.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

23 years ago I went to the Bobcat Bite it was so quaint and homey and the burgers amazing!! Alas it's gone now but I was told that they had opened in town in a much bigger place I was skeptical at best. We went there and although the decor isn't near as charming (they could use a stuffed bobcat... 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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