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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.

Bode's

At Bode's, open since 1919, the fresh Rio Rancho beef and special seasonings keep diners flocking to Abiquiu -- to the tune of 240 green chile cheeseburgers a week!
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  • Bode's Video

Buckhorn Tavern

At the famous Buckhorn Tavern in San Antonio, owner Robert "Buckhorn Bobby" Olguin uses only the freshest beef, veggies and authentic New Mexican green chiles in his acclaimed burger.
  • Buckhorn Video
  • Buckhorn Tavern

Mineshaft Tavern

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.
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  • Mineshaft Video

Owl Bar & Café

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

Rockin'BZ

In Alamogordo, stop by RockinBZ to taste the winning entry in the 2012 New Mexico State Fair's Green Chile Cheeseburger Championship.
  • Rockin BZ
  • Rockin BZ Video

Santa Fe Bite

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 Bite Video
  • Santa Fe Bite

Sparky's

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!
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  • Sparky's Video

Tune Up Café

Santa Fe's Tune-Up Café owner and chef, Jesus Rivera, brings a touch of his native El Salvador to his green chile cheese lamb burger.
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  • Tune Up Café