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Owl Bar Cafe & Steakhouse

Certificate of Excellence
American, Southwestern, Bar
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77 US Highway 380, San Antonio, NM 87832-9719
+1 575-835-9946
8:00 am - 8:15 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:15 pm
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the world famous green Chile burger. Nice hand spanked patty full if flavor. My husband was last here 33 years ago and says nothing has changed. Friendly hole in the wall place.

Thank Lisa C
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212 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Obviously we had to stop in here due to its extensive history and the fact it is mentioned in many New Mexico articles. The burger was good and came out very quickly. Its typical bar decor, but was comfortable.

Thank Katykate4
Carrizozo, New Mexico
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Highly overrated as their reputation does not precede this restaurant. Wait staff thinks that is an inconvenience to their being there. This place need a complete overhaul but it will never happen because they are running on their past repudiation. Go to Manny;s across the street it values your business and the burgers are much better.

Thank M6350QVbenb
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Clearly a place where the locals hang. We were fortunate to be there on a night when the owners were in and talkative. Such a treat to listen to them tell stories of the Owl. Those who follow history will enjoy the Owl Bar that and super cheap beer.

Thank Chloe B
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

As a native New Mexican, I'd say chile is my favorite thing to eat. We moved away 20 years ago but coming home for a visit with family in tow I was not going to miss the Owl bar. Fantastic food - my favorite is the hamburger steak smothered in green chile and onions. Kids loved the green chile hamburgers... More 

Thank nhickle
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

The Owl has been around for decades and will likely survive me. It's the kind of place that just seems to keep going despite the economy. My father told me about the Owl at least 30 years ago and said I had to go at least once to taste a really good green chile cheeseburger. Because so many restaurants in... More 

Thank FrequentFlyer53
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2017

While in NM, we visited the Owl based on the recommendation of a friend. The burger was great -- would definitely get it again, and again. But as the old saying should go: if a restaurant is famous for one item, you'd better get that item. Some in our party unfortunately strayed from the burger and chose to instead order... More 

1 Thank ColoTraveler0
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is what I love about small towns. The food was great and they have fresh cut fries and hand made burgers. The green Chile cheese fries were delicious. We had three green Chile cheeseburgers... Light out! Definitely worth checking out in the middle of nowhere.

1 Thank Marc C
New York
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242 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

The best tiny village culinary excursion that is only 2 minutes off I-25 -- but worlds away and a trip back in time. A MUST STOP if you are headed south to Cruces or north to ABQ on the freeway. Get the green chile cheeseburger and treat yourself to the chile cheese onion rings. I stop anytime I'm nearby and... More 

1 Thank W.H. D
Tokyo, Japan
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

We decided to give this place a shot after hearing about it for years. The atmosphere was retro bar, dimly lit, clean. The staff was extremely busy and still polite. The green chili cheese burger was not bad, but it was also not spectacular. Hatch, NM had several places with way better. Blake's Lotaburger it's even better. We also had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Southwestern, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:15 pm
8:00 am - 8:15 pm
8:00 am - 8:15 pm
8:00 am - 8:15 pm
8:00 am - 8:15 pm
8:00 am - 8:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 US Highway 380, San Antonio, NM 87832-9719
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 575-835-9946

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?