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The Santa Fe Bite

) #22 of 403 Restaurants in Santa Fe $$ - $$$ Mexican, American,
311 Old Santa Fe Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2707
+1 505-982-0544
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
311 Old Santa Fe Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2707
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1 - 10 of 641 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

No atmosphere but clean and friendly place. Affordable food. I got fish tacos that were very tasty. Is located clause to old town.

1  Thank mss125
Reviewed 6 days ago

We try to always stop once for dinner at the Santa Fe bite for their green Chile Cheeseburger Ps and homemade potato chips. Ball fabulous!!!

Thank c d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this little place on our first night in Santa Fe. Very good burgers and great homemade chips. Service was friendly and fast, can't ask for more than that!

Thank Allison R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been reading reviews about Santa Fe Bite for years! I couldn't wait to visit them and sink my teeth into their burgers. I so wanted to love this place and couldn't wait for my next visit to Santa Fe and going to eat...More

5  Thank SpokaneWashington
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good but nothing special. Nice to eat outside but again just an ordinary location. One perk, free parking.

4  Thank Connie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked around town where to get a great burger and Santa Fe Bite was the first place recommended. My wife had the green chili burger and I had the cheese burger with mushrooms...both where fantastic, big, juicy, and a great value! If you are...More

Thank Russell W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The burgers here are delicious. Very fresh, juicy meat and fresh buns. The homemade potato chips are fantastic. My 7 year old daughter got the enchiladas off the kids menu and I would not recommend she get that next time. No points off, however, because...More

Thank Rochelle04TX
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted breakfast before we left Santa Fe and the Bite was convenient. They only serve breakfast on the weekend. There weren't many customers so the service was quick and efficient. We had the mainstream egg breakfast, so it wasn't a major challenge for the...More

Thank Mark O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I live is Santa Fe and frequented this restaurant when it was a small 'dive' on the old highway to Las Vegas New Mexico. Then it was a simple family owned hamburger place and it was FANTASTIC. Inexpensive and a great value....More

5  Thank jcorey62
John E, Owner at The Santa Fe Bite, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We use this information to try to be better at what we do. Constructive criticism is always helpful.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They being the locals steered us to the best green chili cheeseburgers I have had in New Mexico. The vanilla shake was good and homemade chips special.

Thank rogersober
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you know who first opened the original Bobcat Bite Restaurant out on the old last Vagas highway? And how long did she run it?
September 25, 2016|
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Response from beckprof | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know the answer to that.
g r
Looks like you are going through a dark period in your life. I hope the gloom lifts soon.
July 10, 2016|
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Response from g r | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I thought I was replying to a reviewer's post. Didn't know how this thing worked. I'd like to remove the question but can't.
This was my experience also and I haven't been back since. Is there a way to request to have the owner cook my hamburger? If there is I would definitely go back again with my friends.
April 3, 2015|
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Response from John E | Property representative |
Under the right circumstances, perhaps. Like during a slow time and when not preoccupied by a compelling administrative chore JE
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $25
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 Old Santa Fe Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2707 (Formerly Bobcat Bite Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-982-0544
  • E-mail
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 Saturday and Sunday 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, Steak & Eggs and Huevos Rancheros.
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