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weimmom Sep 26, 2007 08:17 PM

Where is the best green chile cheeseburger in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Toas? On the road to NM 9/28.

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  1. IslayMan Sep 26, 2007 09:01 PM

    Bobcat Bite in Santa Fe, without question. Although, I still like Blake's in a pinch.

    1. Mattkn Sep 26, 2007 09:29 PM

      Bobcat Bite in Santa Fe. Period. Comes with chips, but the burger is enough. Don't bother with the hashbrowns. Wed-Sat and closes at 7:50pm. It is not to be missed. I know I said "period" but I just can't say enough about this burger!

      1. Erich Sep 27, 2007 04:35 AM

        I don't think any out there compare to the Buckhorn Bar's in San Antonio. Which doesn't really help you on your quest for SF, ABQ and "Toas." ;-) But, since your thread title doesn't differentiate, I don't want any future reader to get the wrong impression that those places are the be-all and end-all of green chile cheeseburgers.

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          FromMyCabinDoor Jan 29, 2012 05:13 PM

          Yes, Buckhorn is the best in New Mexico!!! Even beat Bobbie Flay!

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          dauerad Sep 28, 2007 06:41 AM

          What makes a green chile cheeseburger good? Is it better topped with green chiles or mixed into the meat?

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            Mattkn Sep 28, 2007 07:02 PM

            The burger at Bobcat has cheese and green chili on top. Granted their chile isn't the greatest, but the quality of the meat is superb and it is just delicious. I've never had a burger at a resto with green chile mixed in, but I do it all the time at home.

          2. gina Sep 29, 2007 03:56 PM

            My favorite green chile burger in Albuquerque is the one at the Gin Mill, in the Far North Shopping Center. Big juicy burger, and the green chile (served on top) has a nice heat, too.

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              Erich Sep 30, 2007 07:45 PM

              Since Tom closed the Gin Mill a year and a half ago, I guess you don't get here very often. ;-) I do miss the place.

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                gina Oct 1, 2007 03:51 PM

                Oh no, that's terrible! I thought the Gin Mill would be there forever.

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                  Erich Oct 1, 2007 05:01 PM

                  So did we all. :-(

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              hannonpi Sep 8, 2008 10:24 AM

              I know this is an older thread, but I can't help myself. The best Green Chile Burger in Santa Fe is at Horseman's Haven, no questions. Close runner ups are Bobcat Bite (already mentioned), Dave's Not Here, The Pantry, Molly's Cafe(with some awesome off menu specials), and Bert's Burger Bowl (used to live across the street :-)...

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                lpsfnm Sep 8, 2008 08:48 PM

                Dave's Not Here closed in January, sadly. I thought Dave's and Bobcat Bite were the clear top two in town. I have been disappointed in my attempts to find a close-in replacement for Dave's. Horseman's Haven is a fer piece from my side of town, but maybe I need to try it. Harry's has a good one, too.

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                  eatyououtofhouseandhome Feb 12, 2009 02:36 PM

                  So for those of us visiting (and no car, in town for a conference) where should I go in Albuquerque proper (I'll take a cab within reason) ?

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                    MsJacksonNM Feb 16, 2009 03:29 PM

                    I would suggest Santiago's New Mexican Grill on Eubank. They are only open for breakfast and lunch, but they are friendly and have the best green chile burgers in New Mexico (in my opinion).

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                    Santiago's New Mexican Grill
                    1911 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112

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                      eatyououtofhouseandhome Feb 20, 2009 07:37 AM

                      thanks again

              2. Perilagu Khan Jan 30, 2012 07:25 AM

                If you're in southern New Mexico and find yourself hankering for a GCB, the Hall of Flame in Ruidoso is pretty good. The chile bites you back. Sadly, The Outpost in Carrizozo close a little while back...before I got the chance to sample its legendary GCB!

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                  nohurry Feb 6, 2012 05:09 AM

                  I'm not a big eater of cheese burgers; but my favorite one in history was in the small town of Carrizozo, New Mexico...probably 20 years ago but oh, my goodness, I still remember it...!

                  (The spiciest and most flavorful of the fresh-roasted green chiles are the ones you get in the fall and winter seasons....for your information).

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                    Perilagu Khan Feb 6, 2012 06:12 AM

                    The Outpost. Closed down several months ago.

                  2. EWSflash Feb 6, 2012 07:26 PM

                    I don't live in GCCB teritory, but last October I got a green chile double from Whataburger that just opened up near my house, and I was blown away by the chiles- they were fresh, and the chiles were recently-grilled fresh ones. It was the best burger I'd hav=d in a long time.

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                      Perilagu Khan Feb 7, 2012 06:24 AM

                      Wow. Whataburger is an excellent burger joint, but I'm surprised they had fresh green chile.

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                        EWSflash Mar 10, 2012 08:02 PM

                        So was I. They've had them off and on since, I hear from the ads on the radio. The second one I got was a couple of months ago and either my palate was wonky or it wasn't QUITE as good as the first one, but I managed to finish it. It did taste like fresh roasted chiles.

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                          Perilagu Khan Mar 11, 2012 08:50 AM

                          Coincidentally, I'm grilling GCBs tonight. I've got some frozen New Mexico green chile that is much better than the canned stuff.

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                            EWSflash Mar 15, 2012 07:25 PM

                            We have a huge bag of frozen green chiles also- wish I could divvy them up into smaller portions, or i wish that they would.

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