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American, Southwestern
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115 Franklin St., Hatch, NM 87937
+1 575-267-4222
10:30 - 19:00
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Sun 10:30 - 19:00
Thu - Fri 10:30 - 19:00
Sat 10:30 - 19:30
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not far off I-25, this is a great stop for lunch or dinner if you are looking for a burger joint or BBQ. It is a roadside attraction with lots of quirky signs and statues out front, as well as inside. Huge dining area which is needed given the masses that come here. Famous for green chile cheeseburgers. I also... More 

Thank Nsid1
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8 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Sparky's on a Sunday afternoon. At first we were a little worried about the long line outside the building so we asked the folks around us if it was worth the wait. Yes, they said. And the line moves fast. They were right! The restaurant has a local magician/comedian who visits with people in line and passes out... More 

Thank Diane H
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76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to stop, nosh, and enjoy! Great green chili burgers - not to hot but not to mild. Bigger inside then it looks from the outside, the line forms because the order station is right inside the door! Don't let it make you think there's no room! Great service. Definitely worth the trip!

Thank ArmyWifey
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This burger place is a must. We arrived early at 10:30. The line was out the door! But it goes out the door because as you walk in you place your order. I ordered the Almost famous which is a small burger. The famous burger is bigger. Condiments and standard drinks are self serve. We ordered the delicious crispy wedge... More 

Thank Glorya L
Placitas, New Mexico, United States
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have heard about Sparky's for years but never had the opportunity to go there. On our journey home from a camping trip, we came through Hatch about lunch time. Rounded the corner and there was Sparky's! Found a place to park our motor home and got into line outside the building. After about twenty minutes in line, we were... More 

Thank Michael C
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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251 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sparky's serves plain, American burgers and sandwiches with a dose of Hatch's famous green chile. They come without garnish or condiments, just meat and cheese and chile or whatever is minimum. There are equivalent burgers in almost every city of size in NM, often with better service and atmosphere for the price. Sparky's is definitely unusual, though, and an interesting... More 

Thank VN F
Mondovi, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one place that is WELL WORTH pulling off I-25 for a bite to eat. Wowwwwwwzer! There was the expected line of people outside waiting to get in but the line moved steadily along. Was nervous about the green chile cheeseburger but in no way, shape, or form was it too spicy. Quite the opposite. Incredible flavor. Sausage bites... More 

1 Thank Mike M
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

When I pulled up I knew it was going to be good bc there was a line out the door. The triple green chile cheeseburger was well worth the wait! The interior has something to look at in every corner. I was so taken with Sparky's I'm planning a second trip back there from El Paso in the next couple... More 

Thank CindyMillburg
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

When you're willing to drive 45 minutes from home and then stand in line for 20 minutes when you get there, you know the food is good. Another trip to Sparkys, another amazing World Famous burger with green chile.

Thank Ross B
Chaparral, New Mexico
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The hamburgers were great and surprising. Great since they're paired with some of the best green chile in New Mexico (and New Mexico is know for green chile). And surprising because the patties looked like they would provide a dry introduction, but they instead brought a VERY brief period of dryness will the rest of the time the burger fell... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Franklin St., Hatch, NM 87937
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Hatch
  • Phone Number: +1 575-267-4222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?