Cowgirl BBQ: Home of The Mother of All Green Chile Cheeseburger

Cowgirl BBQ: The Mother of All Green Chile Cheeseburger

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.

Our ordered:

  • 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.

Cowgirl BBQ: Chile Cheddar Fries.

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…

Cowgirl BBQ: Ice Cream Baked Potato

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

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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  1. Ruben P Saragih says:

    Good review! Hopefully one day i’ll also try it

    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      Thank you! The cheeseburger was really good! I hope one day you’ll get a chance to devour it.

  2. Jillian says:

    I do not know if I would like the chili cheeseburger, but the fries look so good! I will keep this in mind if I ever visit Santa Fe.

    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      Yeah, you should try it! Other food at the restaurant look yummy, too. It’s just because we don’t have this burger in North Texas, so we ordered the same one when we went there the second time.

  3. e says:

    Oh lordy does that look good! You’ve made me hungry by just reading your review!

    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      One of the best burger we have ever ate. Wish they have this kind of burger around North Texas.

  4. Shona says:

    Yum, it all sounds delicious. The burger sounds incredible and love the cheesy goodness on the fries.
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    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      They are really good. I will go back whenever we go that direction.

  5. laagan kaayo says:

    waaaa it’s already 12midnight now in my place and the way you describe those burgers make me want to order Mcdo right now T__T

    1. Umiko Buhl says:

      And it’s lunch time now at my place. Too bad Santa Fe is 9 hours away. Now I can only wish they’re an hour away. 🙂

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