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Owl Bar Cafe & Steakhouse

Certificate of Excellence
American, Southwestern, Bar
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77 US Highway 380, San Antonio, NM 87832-9719
+1 575-835-9946
08:00 - 20:15
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clearly a place where the locals hang. We were fortunate to be there on a night when the owners were in and talkative. Such a treat to listen to them tell stories of the Owl. Those who follow history will enjoy the Owl Bar that and super cheap beer.

Thank Chloe B
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a native New Mexican, I'd say chile is my favorite thing to eat. We moved away 20 years ago but coming home for a visit with family in tow I was not going to miss the Owl bar. Fantastic food - my favorite is the hamburger steak smothered in green chile and onions. Kids loved the green chile hamburgers... More 

Thank nhickle
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Owl has been around for decades and will likely survive me. It's the kind of place that just seems to keep going despite the economy. My father told me about the Owl at least 30 years ago and said I had to go at least once to taste a really good green chile cheeseburger. Because so many restaurants in... More 

Thank FrequentFlyer53
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in NM, we visited the Owl based on the recommendation of a friend. The burger was great -- would definitely get it again, and again. But as the old saying should go: if a restaurant is famous for one item, you'd better get that item. Some in our party unfortunately strayed from the burger and chose to instead order... More 

1 Thank ColoTraveler0
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is what I love about small towns. The food was great and they have fresh cut fries and hand made burgers. The green Chile cheese fries were delicious. We had three green Chile cheeseburgers... Light out! Definitely worth checking out in the middle of nowhere.

1 Thank Marc C
New York
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239 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The best tiny village culinary excursion that is only 2 minutes off I-25 -- but worlds away and a trip back in time. A MUST STOP if you are headed south to Cruces or north to ABQ on the freeway. Get the green chile cheeseburger and treat yourself to the chile cheese onion rings. I stop anytime I'm nearby and... More 

1 Thank W.H. D
Tokyo, Japan
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We decided to give this place a shot after hearing about it for years. The atmosphere was retro bar, dimly lit, clean. The staff was extremely busy and still polite. The green chili cheese burger was not bad, but it was also not spectacular. Hatch, NM had several places with way better. Blake's Lotaburger it's even better. We also had... More 

Thank lacey_dean
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199 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Not many choices in restaurants or on the menu unless you like grease. We stopped because we were pulling our car with RV and there was space. My husband was dying for a good burger. He had their famous chili cheese and I opted for patty melt. I'm paying for it 30 minutes later. Husband was happy.

1 Thank Val E
The Woodlands, Texas
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94 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I bragged to my teenage daughter about this place having the best green chile cheeseburgers anywhere. When we arrived she said, "Really mom? This place looks sketchy. Can I just wait in the car?" No. We went inside and I was transported back in time 40 years to when I was a student at New Mexico Tech and ate here... More 

Thank Cheesehead_In_Texas
Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, Spain
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Two excellent burger places almost in front of each other in the tiny town of San Antonio. Burger is smaller and cheaper in this place, still is very good. Better fries than the Buckhorn. Avoid the chile and bean soup.

Thank Josep G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:15
08:00 - 20:15
08:00 - 20:15
08:00 - 20:15
08:00 - 20:15
08:00 - 20:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 US Highway 380, San Antonio, NM 87832-9719
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 575-835-9946

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?