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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.

Abiquiu

  • Bode's
  • Bode's Video

Alamogordo

  • Blake’s Lotaburger
  • Hi-D-Ho
  • Rockin BZ
  • Rockin BZ Video

Albuquerque Citywide

  • Blake’s Lotaburger 33 locations
  • Bob's Burgers 7 locations

Albuquerque Northeast Heights

  • 5 Star Burgers
  • Doc & Eddy’s
  • Lucky Boy
  • Owl Café

Albuquerque Westside

  • El Bruno’s Café
  • Monte Carlo Steak House

Arroyo Seco

Abe’s Cantina y Cocina

Artesia

Wellhead Restaurant and Brewpub

Aztec

Blake’s Lotaburger

Bayard

Blake’s Lotaburger

Belen

  • Blake’s Lotaburger 2 locations
  • Circle T Drive-In 2 locations

Bernalillo

Blake’s Lotaburger 2 locations

Bibo / Seboyeta

Bibo Bar & Grill

Bloomfield

Blake’s Lotaburger 2 locations

Bosque Farms

  • Benny’s
  • Blake’s Lotaburger 2 locations

Carlsbad

  • Blake’s Lotaburger
  • Pecos River Cafe

Cedar Crest

The Greenside Cafe

Chama

Elkhorn Café

Clayton

Rabbit Ear Café

Clovis

Taco Box

Cloudcroft

Western Bar & Grill

Cuba

El Bruno’s Café

Deming

Blake’s Lotaburger

El Rito

El Farolito

Elephant Butte

Ivory Tusk Restaurant & Tavern

Embudo

Sugar’s BBQ & Hamburgers

Española

  • Blake’s Lotaburger 2 locations
  • El Parasol 2 Locations

Farmington

  • Blake’s Lotaburger 4 locations
  • Clancy’s Irish Cantina

Fort Sumner

Fred’s Restaurant

Gallup

  • Blake’s Lotaburger 5 locations
  • Jerry’s Café

Grants-Milan

Blake’s Lotaburger 3 locations

Hatch

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!

  • Sparky's
  • Sparky's Video

Jemez Springs

The Ridgeback Café at La Cueva Lodge

Laguna Pueblo

Home of the Laguna Burger

Las Cruces

  • Blake’s Lotaburger 3 locations
  • Burger Nook
  • Day’s Hamburgers
  • Dick’s Café

Las Vegas

  • Blake’s Lotaburger
  • Landmark Grill

Logan

Annex Bar & Grill

Los Alamos

  • Viola’s Restaurant
  • El Parasol

Los Lunas

Benny’s II

Madrid

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.

  • Mineshaft Tavern
  • Mineshaft Video

Magdalena

Magdalena Café

Mesilla

Double Eagle / Peppers Cafe

Moriarty

Blake’s Lotaburger 3 locations

Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo

El Parasol

Pojoaque Pueblo

El Parasol

Portales

Taco Box

Quemado

Largo Café

Ramah

Ancient Way Café

Raton

El Matador

Reserve

Ella’s Café

Rio Rancho

Blake’s Lotaburger 2 locations

Roswell

Peppers Grill

Ruidoso

Hall of Flame Burgers

San Antonio

Legend has it that the green chile cheeseburger was born in 1948 at the famous Owl Bar & Café in San Antonio.

  • Owl Bar & Café Video
  • Owl Bar & Café
  • Buckhorn Tavern
  • Buckhorn Video

Santa Fe

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.

  • Atrisco Café
  • Santa Fe Bite
  • Santa Fe Bite Video
  • Bert’s Burger Bowl
  • Tune Up Café
  • Tune Up Café Video

Santa Fe Continued

  • Blake’s Lotaburger 5 locations
  • El Parasol 2 Locations
  • La Plazuela at La Fonda

Santa Rosa

Route 66 Restaurant

Silver City

Blake’s Lotaburger

Socorro

  • Blake’s Lotaburger
  • El Camino

Taos

  • 5 Star Burgers
  • Blake’s Lotaburger

Taos Ski Valley

Stray Dog Cantina

Tucumcari

  • Blake’s Lotaburger
  • Rockin’ Y’s Roadhouse

Velarde

Michael’s Mini-Mart

Zuñi Pueblo

Chimik’Yahsitas’a / Halona Deli