It’s only natural to imagine divine fare when thinking of Santa Fe, but even in a city jam-packed with inventive and world-renowned restaurants there are some days when only a charbroiled, juicy, succulent, hamburger sounds good. Fear not, I’m here to plead that The City Different be crowned Hamburger Heaven.
See a list of our favorite Santa Fe burgers below.
Coined the local watering hole, this Santa Fe tavern has uncomplicated food and well-crafted margaritas that gives Del Charro the right to maintain this honor. The atmosphere is energetic and fun, with a warm and welcoming vibe. And their Veggie and Grain Burger is a bargain at only $5, but of course we suggest adding green chile to enhance the deliciousness.
We give the undisclosed spiced meatless burger two thumbs up. By no means is this a bland patty. You will get the satisfaction of a juicy burger without the guilt.
We love a genuine diner. The Plaza Cafe has that quintessential charm with cozy booths, black and white tile floor, and an atmosphere that is alive and bustling. Located directly on the famed Santa Fe Plaza, this haunt has been dishing up fine traditional New Mexican, classic American, and Greek fare since 1947.
If you are craving a flavorsome burger enjoy the incomparable Turkey Basil Burger. The herbs and spices, along with the perfect hints of fresh basil, make this dish standout. Juicy, lean, and mouthwatering, I can guarantee that you will be dreaming about this impeccable turkey patty over and over.
Five Star Burgers
Don’t let the casual atmosphere fool you; Five Star is serious about their burgers. Perhaps the greatest testament to this is an item you won’t find in a run-of-the-mill burger joint, their mouthwatering Crab Burger. Lighter but no less flavorful than beef or game options, this Crab Burger satisfies both your adventurous and less-carnivorous side all at once.
Delicate crab meat and a secret blend of spices create a tangy patty that is basted with a sweet chile sauce (you are in Santa Fe, after all) and grilled to perfection. Tucked in a fresh wheat bun and served with crispy slaw and tartar sauce, this Santa Fe burger brings big flavor.
Luminaria Restaurant and Patio
This Santa Fe restaurant is located in The Inn and Spa at Loretto, a beautiful pueblo-styled hotel maintaining local charm and comfort. Their amazing chef, Brett Sparman is a saint in a white coat. His Green Chile Burger is cooked to order with secret spices and mouthwatering toppings that melt together creating a delightful combination. The green chile is just hot enough so that you know it’s there, but not too hot that is overpowers the meal.
If you only eat one green chile burger in Santa Fe this should be the one, absolutely delicious!
No matter what your taste is, adventures awaits you on your search for the perfect Santa Fe burger. Traditional to innovative, lean and healthy, to decadent and indulgent, explore and enjoy Hamburger Heaven for yourself!
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