When we visited Santa Fe for the very first time, I noticed signs of green chile cheeseburger were everywhere. Hmm… sounds inviting. After we settled in our hotel room, I flipped through the travel magazine I found in the lobby. I spotted this restaurant called Cowgirl BBQ who won the Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown in Santa Fe. So that’s where we headed for lunch the next day.
Address: 319 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, NM 87501. Ph: 505.982.2565.
Visited: June 2014 and June 2015.
- The Mother of All Green Chile Cheeseburger.
- Chile Cheddar Fries.
- Ice Cream Baked Potato.
We arrived at Cowgirl BBQ a half-hour before they open at 11.30 am. The manager came to greet us and suggested us to check out a couple of places nearby until they open time. Or, we were welcome to sit if that’s what we preferred to do. We left and checked out a couple of souvenir shops around the restaurant. I checked my watch several times to make sure we wouldn’t be late for the restaurant.
Cowgirl BBQ Green Chile Cheeseburger
Finally, it’s 11.30 a.m. Time to go back to Cowgirl BBQ. We were starving and couldn’t wait to try their green chile cheeseburger.
When the waiter came to take our order, we told her that it was our first time there. We came from Texas and we wanted to try their green chile cheeseburger: The Mother of All Green Chile Cheeseburger. She said that’s the best pick for the first timer.
She explained to us what’s in it. The burger was a mix of all-natural beef, local buffalo, and Applewood smoked bacon served in a cheddar/green chile bun with melted brie, truffle green chile, a slice of heirloom tomato, and some hand cut truffle fries. It’s grilled to our liking. Wow! It sounded so delicious. We couldn’t wait to taste it. And it came with french fries, too.
Cowgirl BBQ Fries
She suggested us to order their Chile Cheddar Fries for the side. It’s a fresh-cut French fries topped with house spicy green chile and melted cheddar cheese. “If you like spicy food,” she added. Oh yes, we did. That way we could order 1 cheeseburger and 1 fries to share. Then we ordered grilled cheese for our son.
When our order arrived, mmm… they all looked scrumptious. And it’s not only the look. They tasted so… good; even our son’s grilled cheese!
Cowgirl BBQ Ice Cream Baked Potato
For dessert, we ordered Ice Cream Baked Potato. It’s a chocolate ice cream rolled in chocolate powder and shaped into a baked potato with whipped cream (sour cream), yellow icing (butter), and green nuts (chives) for the topping. It’s delish. Mm, mm, mm, mm, mm…
Everything we ate was to die for. You have to stop there when visiting Santa Fe. Squeeze it in your itinerary. (And we did stop again the next year we went to Santa Fe).
Cowgirl BBQ opened in 1993 and has been serving up a righteous barbecue, regional American cuisine, and a lot more. They got a rave review in publications like The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Cowboys and Indians Magazine, and Outside Magazine. They also featured in Travel Chanel and Food Network. And of course, locals love to dine here. That’s how I found out about this restaurant, based on their voices in SF Reporter’s Readers’ Poll!
In the summertime, there’s a live music at the front patio and family with little children could sit on the back patio where children could play in the play area.
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