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Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail
New Mexico didn’t invent the hamburger, but we’re the one who added green chile and made it hot! Sample this culinary treasure on your next trip, using our handy Trail map and guide.
No state is more passionate about its burger than New Mexico. A juicy thick patty grilled over an open flame or sizzled on a griddle, then blanketed in molten Cheddar or other cheese, and topped off with enough New Mexican green chile to tingle the tastebuds—what could be more glorious? In New Mexico, green chile cheeseburgers come in as many delicious varieties as there are incredible New Mexicans.
Albuquerque Northeast Heights
Bibo / Seboyeta
At Sparky's, nestled in the chile capitol of the world -- Hatch, NM -- you will find more than just delicious burgers. Have a glass of red chile lemonade and finish your meal with a scoop of green chile ice cream!
Mineshaft Tavern owner, Lori Lindsey, uses Deming beef, Hatch Young Guns Chile and sharp aged cheddar cheese for an unapologetically hot, New Mexican all the way burger.
Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo
Legend has it that the green chile cheeseburger was born in 1948 at the famous Owl Bar & Café in San Antonio.
At the Santa Fe Bite, owners John and Bonnie Eckre use slow-cooked Clovis beef, American white and swiss cheese, the perfect blend of Hatch chiles and applewood smoked bacon on a brioche bun to create what has been called one of the best burgers in the country.
Santa Fe Continued
Taos Ski Valley