There are some incredible burgers In New Mexico, so we set out to find the 25 best for you to add to your burger bucket list. Home of the legendary green chile burger, there’s some stiff competition here. Do be warned though, that scrolling through these pictures is going to make you seriously hungry.
From classic cheeseburgers to massive buns loaded with toppings, there is something on this list for everybody.
So grab a friend, work up an appetite and forget about the diet for one day. It’s time to check out the 25 best burgers in New Mexico…
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Easily one of the best burgers in New Mexico, Sparky’s is a roadside spot serving up exceptional wood-fired barbeque and made from scratch, green chile cheeseburgers. All the burgers here are cooked to a perfect medium (although you can ask for it whatever way you like), and you can add on some divine toppings. Think: Hatch green chile cheeseburger topped with a healthy helping of smoked pulled pork.
Rustic on the Green is one of the top places to grab a burger in Albuquerque. Their burgers are known to be very well-cooked and also very messy. The end result though is a heavenly bite in burger heaven.
Get their popular Green Chile Cheeseburger.
Market fresh ingredients and the fact that they use only the sirloin and chuck for their special beef blend makes these bad boys absolutely delicious. They butter every bun for a flavoursome sandwich that holds together that Jack cheese and green chile combo. You can also go for a Portobello mushroom burger and a topping of whipped lardo.
Hometown Hamburgers has a small-but-mighty menu of either 1/2 or 1lb hamburgers or cheeseburgers, griddle smashed and super juicy. It’s a classical American joint that serves great shakes to go along with their burgers, which are no fuss and just perfectly made. And yes, they do taste just as delicious as they look.
Have you ever seen burgers so beautiful as these? We certainly don’t think so. Hall of Flame Burgers are almost too good to eat, but hey, something this tasty needs to be gobbled down. As well as perfectly smokey, grilled cheeseburgers, they also have a hearty chilli burger that’s overflowing with flavour.
This family-run burger joint treats all of their customers like family. On top of their beef burgers, they also have chicken and vegetarian burgers – something for everyone.
Get their papa burger (we told you it was a family-run place) and also get a side of their homemade salsa.
You can expect exceptional craft brews and one of the best burgers in New Mexico at Drylands Brewing Company. Their Badlands burger is a feast of a thick beef patty on a sourdough bun with homemade honey chipotle sauce, caramelised onions, mozzarella cheese and bacon crumbles.
Beers and burgers = a match made in heaven.
Zeebs is one to come to if you are absolutely starving because their portions are massive. You’ll struggle to get it all into your mouth, but once you do the flavours are superb. The beef patties are dripping with jus and flavour, the buns are fresh and doughy and the toppings are the perfect finisher.
Anaheim Jacks is family-owned and operated, and you can sense that passion and dedication to only serving up the very best in ever single bite. Nowhere is this more apparent than their burgers, which are a must-order. Go with a classic green chile, or go wild with a burger stuffed with diced tator tots, maple syrup, bacon, grilled onions, fried egg and American cheese.
Big D’s Downtown Dive is a neighbourhood hotspot that dishes out insanely good Monster Fries: they come with green chile, cheese, pecan smoked bacon, and their classic sauce. Not only that though, their burgers are beyond tasty. There’s old school toppings alongside burgers like the Big Boy: white cheese, grilled mushrooms, pecan smoked bacon and roast garlic aioli.
Nob Hill Bar & Grill serves up classic American cuisine but honouring their roots and fusing a Southwest influence into their food.
A visit here would not be complete without having a burger that feels so wrong yet tastes so good: the Dirty Burger. The key ingredients in this behemoth of a burger include the chilies topped with the fried egg and splattered with beer-infused mayonnaise.
Day’s Hamburgers has been a popular family-owned fast food in Las Cruces for more than four generations. It’s an incredible, casual burger joint where the food tastes just as good as it looks. If you like a burger that’s stacked high with toppings and dripping jus and cheese, this is the place for you.
The 66 Diner is a cruise back in time on Historic Route 66, with a drool-inducing menu of New Mexico green chile cheeseburgers and other burger options such as bacon, pepper jack cheese & jalapeno, or a mushroom and Swiss burger. It’s a local favourite for good reason.
Wash it down with the best shakes in town from their classic soda fountain.
The Pecan Grill and Brewery uses as much local ingredients as possible including Young Guns Hatch green chile’s, for a burger that will blow your mind with its amazing flavour. Go for the three mini beef sliders, with white cheddar cheese, Hatch Green Chile, crispy onion strings, & garlic aioli, or try the famous Lava burger: an 8 oz. beef patty stuffed with American and white cheddar.
5 Star Burgers is an American burger chain featuring some tasty gourmet burgers. On top of their regular menu, they feature a different specialty burger of the month here as well.
For your 5 Star gourmet burger, get their Breakfast of Champions, a burger that includes hollandaise sauce and bacon and topped with a sunny side up egg.
The burgers at this innovative food truck have featured on the Cooking Channel and Food Network, so you can be assured they’re worth travelling for. There’s a classic, good ol’ cheeseburger, a peanut butter and bacon beauty of the unique chorizo burger; a blend of pork loin, bacon and local red chile that makes a top notch burger.
This upscale burger joint and wine bar has some incredible bites to eat on the menu, but you can’t miss out on their burgers. Dig into a ‘Mountain Man’ (a blend of elk, bison, antelope, wild boar and venison) or their version of a Turf ‘n’ Surf. The juicy beef patty is topped with creamy bleu cheese, smoked bacon and garlic-wine shrimp, on a brioche bun.
The Pantry is a sweet, family-owned spot that has been cooking up classic comfort food for over 60 years. Their burgers have no frills to them; just a good ol’ chargrilled burger that is made to juicy perfection. For something a little different, try the burger in a flour tortilla, with pinto beans, smothered with chile sauce and cheese.
You guessed right if you thought the burgers here are made with 100% grass-fed beef. With the high-quality beef patties, Grassburger focuses on serving a high-quality experience too.
Come here for one of the best Bacon Cheddar Burgers you’ll ever have. The star ingredient of this burger may just be the chipotle mayo, which adds a nice spicy finish to an already delicious burger.
The burgers at Burger Boy keep things simple without going overboard on toppings and taste absolutely out of this world. Incredibly juicy meat, this is a real treat to be savoured. The meat is freshly ground and comes with the option of substituting their classic salad topping for fried onion rings. Double up the patties if you’re craving a serious feast.
Brixens features a wide variety of food but none are better than their burgers. The burgers here are hefty in size and will definitely leave you with a full stomach.
Come here for their 66 Crunch Burger, a cheeseburger that includes thinly-sliced deep fried potatoes, giving your burger that added crunch dimension.
Burgers here are just one of the many highlights on the menu, and come well done and seared full of flavour on the outside, while still keeping all those rich juices on the inside. The pretzel bun is the perfect thing to keep it all together, with toppings such as pico de gallo, feta cheese or roast red peppers to finish it off.
With a fine dining background from chef-owner Robert Krause, you know you’re in for something special with the burgers here. Burgers are cooked to order, with creative scratch-made condiments like Chipotle-Cocoa Ketchup and Marshmallow Cream Sauce. Even their pickles are house-made! Go with the Kobe beef and truffle butter burger for a gourmet feast.
Rio Chama serves up American cuisine with New Mexican influences, with some of the best prime rib, fondue and burgers in New Mexico on the menu. As well as a Black Angus beef burger, there’s also a juicy lamb burger with feta cheese, marinated grilled tomato and a cucumber tzatziki sauce. It’s absolutely mouthwatering.
Holy Cow Burgers is one of Albuquerque’s best places to grab a specialty burger. It might be hard to not find something to your liking but if you don’t, you can also create your own burger as well.
Two burgers that people can’t stop ordering here are the Fried Avocado Burger and the Jalapeno Burger.
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