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.

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.

What to Eat
Santa Fe Bite, Green Chile Cheeseburger
Green Chile Cheeseburger
Beauty, Roadfood-style: medium rare, as ordered
Santa Fe Bite, Chocolate Milk Shake
Chocolate Milk Shake
Thick and not too sweet: 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
Weekend breakfast: green chile cheeseburger topped with egg on a cheddar biscuit
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
closed now
Sunday8 am - 8 pm
Tuesday11 am - 8 pm
Wednesday11 am - 8 pm
Thursday11 am - 8 pm
Friday11 am - 9 pm
Saturday8 am - 9 pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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