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“Tasty Burgers and Cold Beer”
Review of Buckhorn Tavern

Buckhorn Tavern
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After spending most of the day at the Bosque del Apache NWR, it was great to quickly grab a burger and a beer at the Buckhorn Tavern. I did not realize that it had been sold and was under new management until I came to TA to write this review. My wife and I both had the Buckhorn burger (very tasty) and a beer (lots of choices and nice and cold). Atmosphere was most definitely western and this felt like an old saloon. Unfortunately, the place was cold, even with the wood pellet stove going full blast. Otherwise, the food was good, service fast and friendly and prices very reasonable. Would definitely go back but will bring a coat with me.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

The green chile burger was huge, freshly made and very tasty. The tavern itself has lots of character and the service is very friendly.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 19, 2019

The new owners have very ably carried forth the traditions of the previous owner Bobby who won the famous competition with Bobby Flay many years ago. Hopefully, they will enter this burger into the State Fair competition next year. The giant Buckhorn Burger is only about $7. The only reason I didn't assign a five star rating was that the interior of the restaurant was too cold.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 13, 2019

We love these kinds of places on our road trips. Recently reopened and a competitor to the Owl across the street, we found the service friendly and the food fresh and good. Green Chile chili cheeseburgers are large. Fries hand cut, chips and salsa made to order. One drawback, it's cold inside.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 13, 2019

Made the drive down for dinner. The burgers we ordered were very good. Not sure the cook the night I was there is the guy that won any of the burger contests, but it was tasty.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Philip S
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