Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown

September 10, 2022 
Headquarters @ Santa Fe Brewing
35 Fire Pl, Santa Fe

Tickets go on sale July 1, 2022.

 

The 2022 Contenders Are. . .

The El Roi Cafe, Albuquerque
Mesa Provisions, Albuquerque
Turtle Mountain Brewing Company, Rio Rancho
Tikka Spice Food Truck and Restaurant, Albuquerque
Upscale Burgers & Shakes, Albuquerque
Vegos, Albuquerque
Mother’s Place, Las Cruces
Prairie Hill Cafe, Las Vegas
Pajarito Brewpub and Grill, Los Alamos
Sirphey, Los Alamos
Agave Lounge, Santa Fe
Luminaria, Santa Fe
Rio Chama Steakhouse, Santa Fe
Terra Restaurant, Santa Fe
Yo Mama’s Grill, Socorro

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!

And the 2021 Winners Are…

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

Meet—the 2021 Finalists.

TUERTA
Albuquerque

High Point Grill
Albuquerque

Luminaria
Santa Fe

Fork & Fig
Albuquerque

The Skillet
Las Vegas

See you at the
Smackdown!!

Thank you to the following restaurants for participating in the first round of the 2021 Smackdown.

The Acre
Albuquerque

Bombshell Burger
Albuquerque

Event Tickets

VIP Admission 

$60

  • – Includes VIP Early Access Admission to the Smackdown at 12:30 PM
  • – Tasting of each of the eight finalists’ green chile cheeseburgers
  • – A ballot to cast your vote for the “People’s Choice Award”
  • – A souvenir glass
  • – Access to VIP only area with burger valet

General Admission 

$30

  • – Tasting of each of the eight finalists’ green chile cheeseburgers
  • – A ballot to cast your vote for the “People’s Choice Award”
  • – A souvenir glass
  • – Doors open at 1:30 PM with timed entry at 1:30, 2:15, 3:00 PM
  • – Children (3-12yrs) are $10, No ticket necessary for infants

NO refunds. Tickets ARE transferable.
Anyone under 21 years of age must be accompanied by someone 21+.

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