Niki (Dayton OH) wrote:PS We were in NM in Mar and had the best green chile hamburger I've ever tasted at the Bobcat Bite outside Santa Fe.
And you didn't give me a ring!
Supposedly the best green chile hamburger is at the Buckhorn Bar in San Antonio, NM. People in the know say it's even better than the famous Owl Cafe in the same village. The one time I was there to try it was on a Sunday--and they were closed. Bummer.
In a 2005 issue, the high brow fashion magazine, GQ, formerly Gentlemen's Quarterly, called the Buckhorn Burger the seventh best in the nation. "It's the ultimate burger with a burn," said author Alan Richman in an article entitled "The 20 Hamburgers You Must Eat Before You Die."
"No burger has bigger flavor than the legendary New Mexico green-chili cheeseburger," Richman wrote. "Basically, it's too much of everything on a bun: ground beef, green chilies, mustard, tomato, lettuce, chopped onion and pickle. Such a combination makes no culinary sense, but at Buckhorn, which makes the best green-chili cheeseburgers in a town devoted to little else, the result is spectacularly tasty and eminently coherent."