Best Green Chile Cheeseburger in New Mexico

Placitas Cafe is located on state highway 165 about halfway between Bernalillo and the village of Placitas.  It’s a quirky little dive full of people who all seem to know each other, and a menu with everything from hot dogs and gourmet salads to obvious local favorites – and the best green chile cheeseburger in the state.  Seriously.  The guys cooking don’t seem particularly interested in notoriety, so they don’t enter their food in the various competitions around the state; but their GCCB is dead-to-rights the best one you’ll find anywhere in New Mexico.
Don’t take my word for it!  Go eat one yourself!  Try the coleslaw, too.  It’s mighty fine.
The cafe (known locally as “The Cafe”) has peculiar days and hours of operation; but they have free live music on Friday nights, in an intimate setting, and the prices are fair.  Nice spot for a date, and certainly worth getting off the freeway if you’re traveling between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

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