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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 #61 of 466 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, 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
New Mexico
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Not only are their burgers grilled to perfection, but their steak is equally sumptuous!!! This is not just a burger place. The Ribeye is delicious, full of flavor, tender, juicy and cooked perfectly. Kudos to Santa Fe Bite for a fabulous menu of awesome food, along with some great wine--all at reasonable prices. Don't miss this place.

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San Angelo, Texas
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144 reviews 144 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We had to try the well known chile cheeseburger. I ordered medium and it came out medium rare. The burger comes undressed with a slice of tomato and lettuce on the side. The meat flavor was good. The "home fries"with chile cheese were really cubed potatoes. The cheese topping was good though. We enjoyed the vinegar base cole slaw. They... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Best green chile cheeseburgers in New Mexico. The green chile cheeseburgers are cooked to order (rare means rare, etc.). The green chile provides flavor with that distinctive (but not overkill) spicy bite. The proportion of cheese, green chile and burger are just right on top of a homemade, soft brioche bun. The home fries and sweet potato fries are great... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

$5 for a tiny amount of shake, $16 for a burger that was "eh". Not worth it. It was much better when it was Bobcat Bite. All the charm and flavor (as well as the value) has disappeared in the new location.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I am a Santa Fe local and for years John and Bonnie's food had been a go to for me. Since they opened Santa Fe Bite everything has gotten even better. Santa Fe Bite's Green Chile Cheesburger defines the green chile cheeseburger. Locally sourced grass fed beef is hand formed into thick beautiful burgers and perfectly cooked to your specifications.... More

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Newport News, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I just finally had the green chile cheeseburger after 3 months in Santa Fe. It did not disappoint, it was delicious!!!!! Highly recommended when visiting Santa Fe!!!!

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McKinney, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Loved the green chili cheese burger that I ate at the Santa Fe bite The food was very good. The service was okay. The old location added a lot to the atmosphere. But I still think it's one of the best burgers I've eaten.

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Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Our walking tour guide suggested this restaurant for great hamburgers. The restaurant is just off Alameda, near Canyon Road. We came for lunch and seated without a reservation or having to wait. We enjoyed the patio, but the enclosed dining room was equally nice. We decided on the ham and cheese sandwich and it was warm and delicious! Service was... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Finally had a chance to get a couple of hamburgers at SF Bite. Now I know why many people consider it the best burger in town. Fresh, cooked to order meat! Tasty and more than one person can eat. Definitely on our "can't miss" list!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A friend's recommendation was a loser in this case. It's located at a motel, and the building isn't as nice as you'd expect for Old Santa Fe Trail near the plaza. The overcooked burgers we waited a long time to get sure weren't worth the noisy crowded conditions inside.

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