Santa Fe Bite

Diner | Hamburgers | New Mexican | Southwestern | Steak
Worth driving from anywhere!

Santa Fe Bite is what used to be the fabulous Bobcat Bite on the outskirts of town. It moved from its charming little location to a spot inside Garrett’s Desert Inn in the heart Santa Fe, and while the ambience has changed dramatically, John and Bonnie Eckre remain at the helm, and the Bobcat Bite green chile cheeseburger remains the headliner: 10 ounces of freshly-ground chuck and sirloin cooked to your specs and smothered with vibrant green chilies and melted cheese. The rib-eye steak, cut from prime beef, is spectacularly juicy and flavorful. For those with really big appetites, a full one-pound burger is available; and the menu also includes beef steaks, ham steaks, pork chops and even some newly-added New Mexican classics: flautas, enchiladas, and tacos. To drink, there are milk shakes and malts, soda pop, and even latte and espresso.

What to Eat
Santa Fe Bite, Green Chile Cheeseburger
Green Chile Cheeseburger
Medium rare, as ordered. It may not be the food pyramid, but this big ovoid masterpiece delivers bread, meat, vegetable and cheese in perfect balance. Even without the chilies and cheese, this is one glorious hamburger. The chilies are just hot enough to stimulate taste buds (but not overwhelm them); the melted cheese adds dairy luxury; the bun is artisan but not frou-frou.
Santa Fe Bite, Chocolate Milk Shake
Chocolate Milk Shake
Having a larger kitchen at the new restaurant allowed the Eckres to expand their menu, such as milkshakes. Thick and not too sweet, this is an outstanding chocolate milkshake.
Santa Fe Bite, Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet Potato Fries
The fries came out thinly cut, hot and crispy, just how I like them!
Santa Fe Bite, Apple Pie
Apple Pie
There was no thought to trying dessert until the waitress mentioned that Bonnie Eckre makes the pie herself.
Santa Fe Bite, Signature Bite
Signature Bite
For those in need of a green chile cheeseburger fix, even in the morning, Santa Fe Bite offers the signature bite. This is a downsized (4 ounce) patty topped with the famous green chile and an egg, placed between a cheddar cheese biscuit. Available on weekends only.
Santa Fe Bite, Rib-Eye Steak
Rib-Eye Steak
Here’s a prime ribeye steak. In our experience, there is none more delicious between Amarillo and L.A.
Santa Fe Bite, Skillet Baked Beans
Skillet Baked Beans
Available as a side only during the summer, the skillet baked beans are sweet and full of bacon.
Santa Fe Bite, Cole Slaw
Cole Slaw
The cole slaw is finely chopped, with a nice vinegary, peppery flavor.
Directions and Hours
Open Today
Sunday8 am - 8 pm
Tuesday11 am - 8 pm
Wednesday11 am - 8 pm
Thursday11 am - 8 pm
Friday11 am - 9 pm
Saturday8 am - 9 pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
13 stops | 10 hr 12 min total driving
12 stops | 6 hr 45 min total driving
5 stops | 16 min total driving
15 stops | 6 hr 24 min total driving
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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