** NOTE: THIS RESTAURANT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED **
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.
This just might be the best cheeseburger of any kind, anywhere: 10 ounces of freshly-ground chuck and sirloin cooked to your specs and smothered with vibrant green chilies and melted cheese, all in a fine artisan bun. There could be no improvement.
Santa Fe Bite’s 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, and such borderland standards as flautas, enchiladas, and tacos. To drink, there are milk shakes and malts, soda pop, and even latte and espresso.