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Lunch for two at Bangbite Filling Station:
Just a Cheese Burger with green chile $ 9.50
Special brisket sandwich $ 9.50
Soda $ 2.00
TOTAL $ 21.00
(before tax and tip)
Lunch for four, another visit:
Ooh Papi! Burger with onion strings $ 9.25
Cobb sandwich $ 8.75
Calabacitas sandwich $ 8.25
(one free with each half-dozen) $ 6.00
Trailer fries with cheese, bacon,
and pepper sauce $ 5.50
Three sodas $ 6.00
TOTAL $ 43.75
(before tax and tip)
- The Short Order
Add Bangbite Filling Station to the list of this town’s standout burger establishments. This food trailer offers New Mexican Angus beef and an array of gourmet toppings and spreads, including jalapeño aioli and a thick maple-bacon jam that’s chutney sweet. Burgers come just as ordered, and the simple burgers are the best. Sauces can overwhelm the other toppings and make the otherwise excellent buns too soggy. The thick fries are outstanding. There’s also a pulled pork sandwich, turkey and tofu burgers, turkey chili, and wings. Weekend evening hours at the Santa Fe Spirits Tasting Room can be unpredictable, as can call-ahead service at lunch. Recommended: Just a Cheese Burger, Ooh Papi! Burger, Grilled Cheese Thing 3, and Trailer Fries.
- 3 chiles
Ratings range from 0 to 4 chiles, including half chiles. This reflects the reviewer's experience with regard to food and drink, atmosphere, service, and value.
Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 5:00 am
What can you say about a hamburger? Quite a bit, as it turns out. Sit around with some fellow burger lovers, preferably while enjoying something hot off the grill, and talk will often turn to grass-fed meats, types of cuts, exotic toppings, and bun quality. Disagreements arise over the optimal coarseness of the meat’s grind.
The ubiquity of the green chile cheeseburger in Santa Fe has encouraged chefs to innovate and specialize in an attempt to distinguish their burgers from all the others out there. The meat of the thick high-end burgers at Bangbite Filling Station, the orange trailer that sits in a gravel parking lot across from Kaune’s Neighborhood Market, isn’t ground as finely or coarsely as some but falls nicely in between. Owner Enrique Guerrero, formerly chef at La Casa Sena, uses a blend of chuck, brisket, and short rib Angus beef raised in New Mexico. The menu pulls no punches in its descriptions of how your burger will be cooked — “Medium rare: Imagine biting into a perfectly ripe piece of fruit. Now imagine you plucked that fruit from a cow.” We would caution those who want to take a burger back to their car to enjoy on a day too chilly for eating at one of the tables near the trailer: your lap or your upholstery may end up marked by the meal.
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