Papaburgers – Albuquerque, NM

Papaburgers, one of Best Burgers in Albuquerque
Inside Papaburgers II

(4.5 / 5)
6601 4th St., NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (505) 345-0255

Papaburgers II
7200 Montgomery, NW
Ste P (west end of plaza)
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (505) 433-3545

Note: Both locations closed Sundays
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Price Range: $$ (Papa Cheese Basket [w fries] & soda $8.64 +tax)

Quick Take: This is our “go-to” hometown burger.  The basic Papaburger is more than respectable, but once the fresh beef and chopped onions are married on the grill, the burger patty can still stand up to fat strips of New Mexico green chile and American cheese — or whatever creations the burger chefs at Papaburgers put together.  

Andre, green chile cheese burger
Recommended –Fresh ground beef with green chile & American cheese

“Good Old Fashioned Hamburgers”
There are fancier burgers in Albuquerque, but this strip mall burger joint consistently provides fresh burgers (fresh meat, cooked to order) that always satisfies that craving for a good burger. Some burgers rely on fancy dress to make them taste good, but not the Papaburger. Beef and chopped onions are flat-top seared to a perfectly crunch outside while staying moist inside. The topping are also fresh and crispy. Standard Papaburgers come with lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions and mustard, but diners can add fresh slices of avocado, green chile, bacon or more meat.

heeseburger Basket extra good with chili cheese fries
Cheeseburger Basket extra good with chili cheese fries

Of course there is a cheeseburger, and a double cheese (Cheese Louise), and a couple different green chile cheese burgers. The Chiara (KEE-ah-ra) has Swiss, and the Andre has the ubiquitous and favored, American, plus “weenies”.

Rolled Tacos
Rolled Tacos

Baskets come with fries, but onion rings and sweet potatoes fries are an option; fried green beans too. Not in the mood for a burger? Papaburgers has Nathan’s hot dogs, grilled cheese (with chile), a chicken sandwich, a BLT, and chile-laden specials like rolled tacos. They have hand-dipped shakes too.

Papaburgers has been named to several best of lists, including a mention in the 2014 Best of the City, by Albuquerque the Magazine. For fresh, tasty burgers, a comfortable atmosphere (with parking) and an attentive staff, Papaburgers gets our vote as on of the best burgers in Albuquerque.

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