Best Burger Cookoffs in New Mexico – 2017

In New Mexico, burgers usually mean a GCCB – a green chile cheeseburger. This summer saw two big GCCB cookoffs – The best GCCB Challenge at the New Mexico State Fair and the GCCB Smackdown, produced by Edible magazines. Judging by the cook-off winners, the best burgers in New Mexico 2017 are . . .

best burger new mexico 2017 - Sparky's
Sparky’s — Photo by Southwest_Gaucho/ TripAdvisor

Sparky’s (Hatch, NM) – New Mexico State Fair GCCB Challenge
Sparky’s not only won the state fair competition, they seem to be replacing Santa Fe Bite (formerly Bobcat Bite) as the favorite burger joint in New Mexico.

115 Franklin St.,
Hatch, NM



Blue Heron at Sunrise Springs Spa (Santa Fe) – Winner GCCB Smackdown
This brisket and ribeye burger was the creation of Santa Fe native, chef, Rocky Durham.  The burger at up-scale Sunrise Springs spa is only available at lunch.

Blue Heron Restaurant
242 Los Pinos Rd.,
Santa Fe, NM

For a list of the other winners (include People’s Choice) see:
These Hamburgers Were Just Named The Best In New Mexico But You Better Taste Them To Be Sure.