Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Burger Situation in Santa Fe

Restaurant Review

This list is from cheapest to most expensive, but more cash will not really help you get a better burger. It might get you ambiance, but you can't put that on a bun!

Carl's Junior The only fast food burger I would consider eating. It's big, it's good quality beef, it's messy, it's grilled to order, and it's cheap. Bun is fresh; fries are not over-salted; lettuce, tomato, and onion are crisp.

Del Charro The best deal in town! A great downtown bar serving an excellent burger on the best bun in town. Why does everyone skimp on the bun? Huge portion of hot, crisp fries. Great friendly service and beer.

Bobcat Bite The winner, hands-down in my book! It's a tiny, out-of-the-way place with weird short hours and a sign-in waiting board on the porch. They grind their own beef daily and it shows. The burgers are huge and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Great coleslaw. Homefries instead of French fries are not so great. Look for the Hummingbird show outside the window

The Railyard I promise to never eat here again. The service is so bad and careless it ruined any possibility of a good meal. My burger arrived undercooked, cold, and without ketchup or mustard.The coleslaw tasted like garbage and the bun was burnt. And that is just the tip of the iceberg!

The Bullring A disappointing showing from the bar of a restaurant I love. Though the quality of this overpriced burger was there, the service was very poor. First they screwed up our appetizer order, then when they brought out our main courses it took 5 minutes to get ketchup, mustard, and pepper. Good quality Angus beef, decent size, cheap bun, and homemade soggy fries. I think there was one other table in the room eating. How about thinking ahead? At a high-end restaurant I expect more.