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Owl Bar

77 Highway 380, San Antonio, NM - (575) 835-9946
The green chile cheeseburger is what has put this out-of-the-way watering hole on the good eats map. Crusty, gnarled patties of beef are covered with chopped hot green chilies and the chilies are in turn topped with a slice of cheese that melts into them and the crevices of the hamburger.
80% Approval Rating (30 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Green Chile Cheeseburger
Green chile cheese Fries
French Fries
Onion Rings

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (3)
Roadfood.com Editor
""Masterpiece! Masterpiece" sings the waitress at the Owl Bar as she carries a green chile cheeseburger from the kitchen to my place at the bar. It is 8:30am, and while the menu does have a couple of egg-and-bacon breakfasts as well as a few steaks and sandwiches, the ..."   [Read More]
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Bill Boehm
July 02, 2012
"I grew up in Alamogordo and later lived in Las Cruces, and there are few restaurants in the region you can set your clock by when it's lunchtime. The Owl Bar is one of those places. Many times, traveling north to Albuquerque from either city, I would try to time my ..."   [Read More]
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Mark Lowry
June 19, 2012
"The Owl Bar is definitely worth a stop if you are travelling the road between El Paso and Albuquerque. Don't be put off by its somewhat forbidding exterior. Inside there is wonderful ambience, dimly lit, with old wooden booths in both rooms and a venerable bar. The ..."   [Read More]
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Elaine Williamson
December 25, 2007
"I lived in the Ruidoso area for 28 years. Traveled through San Antonio a multitude of times. I never missed a chance to eat at the Owl Bar! I even scheduled my trips to and from Albuquerque around the Owl Bar's serving hours. The green chili cheeseburger is the ..."   [Read More]
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Eduardo
November 20, 2012
"Perhaps if you are a local and a friend of the rude owner, this place is for you. If you're anyone else, skip it. I drove down from Albuquerque last weekend, the intention being to eat at the place across the street, which actually has delicious burgers. But the ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

77 Highway 380, San Antonio, NM
(575) 835-9946

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
The quality of chile makes all the difference in a green chile cheeseburger. The Owl uses full-flavored, hot green chile atop a hand-formed patty of crusty-fried beef. The chile's heat is complemented by the beef and balanced by the layer of creamy cheese on top. This one is fully dressed with all available condiments -- the only way to go.
"The quality of chile makes all the difference in a green chile cheeseburger. The Owl uses full-flavored, hot green chile atop a hand-formed patty of crusty-fried beef. The chile's heat is complemented by the beef and balanced by the layer of creamy cheese on top. This one is fully dressed with all available condiments -- the only way to go."
Michael Stern





The Owl's green chile turns ordinary french fries into a memorable side dish.
"The Owl's green chile turns ordinary french fries into a memorable side dish."
Cliff Strutz


The view from my counter seat gives a small hint of the, shall we say, eclectic decor at this extremely colorful roadhouse.
"The view from my counter seat gives a small hint of the, shall we say, eclectic decor at this extremely colorful roadhouse."
Michael Stern


Just a couple of minutes off I-25 south of Socorro, the Owl Bar is a must-stop location for any traveler in search of unique regional specialties.
"Just a couple of minutes off I-25 south of Socorro, the Owl Bar is a must-stop location for any traveler in search of unique regional specialties."
Michael Stern



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