Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown

September 9, 2023
Beer Hall @ Santa Fe Brewing HQ
35 Fire Pl, Santa Fe

Tickets go on sale July 1, 2023

12:30 PM – VIP Entry | 1:30 PM–5:30 PM – General Admission


And the 2022 winners are…

Tikka Spice for the triple crown:
Secret Judges’ Award, Reigning Chomp, and People’s Choice.

The Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown has one simple goal: to determine the Best Burger in New Mexico. Sixteen restaurants from across the state compete for burger dominance in a spicy, beefy brawl. The smackdown began in Santa Fe in 2013 and the revelry has continued ever since. We invite chefs to toss their spatulas in the ring and throw down the burger sure to beat them all. Thanks to our attendees and their iron stomachs, the Smackdown is one of New Mexico’s favorite annual foodie events and sells out every year!

The 2022 Finalists…

El Roi Cafe

Mesa Provisions

Tikka Spice

Its Smackdown Time!

2022 Contenders…


Rio Chama
Santa Fe

Agave Lounge
Santa Fe

Los Alamos & White Rock

Sponsors and Supporters

And the 2021 Winners Are…

The Skillet, Secret Judges Award
Street Food Institute, Reigning Chomp (Judge’s Award)
Luminaria, People’s Choice Award