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American, Southwestern
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115 Franklin St., Hatch, NM 87937
+1 575-267-4222
Sun 10:30 - 19:00
Thu - Fri 10:30 - 19:00
Sat 10:30 - 19:30
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Okoboji, Iowa
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great burgers - try the 'green chili cheeseburger!' (this is a ranked top burger place in US; and Hatch is world's 'chili capital') - the BBQ is also great - my fav' is the pulled pork; such a fun place; take a sundae or root beer float for the road. If the line's out the door - don't worry, that's... More 

Thank Mike T
El Paso, Texas
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632 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped here on a return trip from T or C. You order & pay at the counter, take your number & have a seat. We were there on a Thursday so the wait wasn't too bad. We have been here when the line snakes out the door!! Always worth the wait ~ line or not. You... More 

Thank Rose H
New Jersey
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108 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am in my sixties and had a few hamburgers in my life but this by far...was the best cheeseburger with local Hatch chile peppers I ever had! The long line outside should have been an indication of what was inside... The collection of old world signs and advertisement that surrounded us in ever room brought us back to good... More 

Thank Daddio54
Bisbee, Arizona
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just stopped by this place for lunch. Had the Double burger. It was great! Lots of flavor and just enough spice to make your nose run! This place should be featured on the Travel Channel's "Burger Paradise" show. Definitely worth a try.

Thank Brenden P
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is always a must stop for us when traveling through. Fun place with great food, especially if you like it spicy!

Thank R J
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Sparky's on our way to T and C and let me tell you the food is amazing. The hatch chile burger was delicious and the cheese fries were so good too. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Melissa1488
League City, Texas
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful eclectic interior, wonderful comfort food, pleasant waitstaff and neat town. Drove 45 miles each way from Elephant Butte to eat here. Glad we stopped in. Excellent BBQ, burgers and fries with a Hatch chili experience too.

Thank EricSmd
Pearce, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

S, you think...a green chili cheeseburger...then you take that first bite and you have complete understanding of why you have heard rave reviews about it. Try it, you'll love it! :)

Thank sartainkaren
Tucson, Arizona
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stopped here and ordered chicken fingers and a hatch chili cheeseburger. The food was very good and the restaurant is really fun to see. There are many old signs and a cool old jukebox, I would recommend that you stop by on your way through.

Thank Desiree B
US Virgin Islands
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Large hamburger patty perfectly prepared as requested (medium rare) smothered in cheese and Hatch green chilis. The pineapple coleslaw paired very well with the medium heat from the chilis. Too bad there's no beer, though.

Thank fasteddy68

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Franklin St., Hatch, NM 87937
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Hatch
  • Phone Number: +1 575-267-4222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?