Bobcat Bite, Santa Fe
Antonius and I agree that we’ve never had a better burger than the green chile burgers served up at Bobcat Bite, a few miles southeast of Santa Fe, praised by everyone from LTHer Bill/SFNM
to Alan Richman
Antonius had his fully loaded, with grilled onions, cheese, and green chile, while I, pandering to a five-year-old’s palate, skipped the cheese and had the chile on the side. A quarter of the 10 oz burger was plenty for Lucantonio.
What makes these burgers so good? Very high quality ingredients and time taken with each order, I’d say, and the owners' refusal to expand the space, menu, and hours beyond what they can handle and control. The owners grind their beef daily, using a blend of chuck shoulder and chuck tender (according to this guy
), hand form the burgers and cook them carefully to order. The green chile (not canned) is flavorful and just the right level of picante. Why doesn’t everyone put green chile on their burgers?
Their steaks are also reputed to be wonderful.
No desserts, no credit cards, no reservations. Just go and sign up on the board outside the door. With only five tables and 9 counter seats, you’ll have to wait. It’s worth it.
420 Old Las Vegas Highway
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Open Wed-Sat. 11 am – 7:50 pm