My family, fiance, and I were driving from White Sands back to Albuquerque when my fiance suggested we stop in Hatch to eat at Sparky's, since a coworker claimed it was a delicious burger. Totally worth it. The Sparky's green chile cheeseburger is not what you would call "gourmet". It is a regular sized beef patty, and I got mine with no toppings other than the green chile and cheese. That burger has been in my memory ever since. The food is not only delicious, but affordable, too. I got a meal with a green chile cheeseburger and green chile cheese fries, plus a drink (which I substituted for a delicious shake) for around $8. I think the meal with a regular drink is about $6.50. My dad got beef brisket, which I think is the best I've had in New Mexico since I moved here, and my mom got prime rib, which was equally delicious. You would not expect a quirky little burger joint in such a small town to have such noteworthy food, but it does. Great place to bring kids because of all the fun decor.
Sparky's in Hatch is the sole reason why I plan on going to the upcoming annual green chile festival. Sometimes I even ponder the thought of driving the 2.5 hours from ABQ to Hatch just to eat at Sparky's.
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