Blake’s Lotaburger Wins Title Of Best Green Chile Cheeseburger In New Mexico


 ALBUQUERQUE – Blake’s Lotaburger, the New Mexico hamburger chain famous for its signature Green Chile Cheeseburger, has won the title of “Best Green Chile Cheeseburger in New Mexico” in the “USA Today 10Best” Readers’ Choice Awards.

Blake’s Lotaburger beat out 19 other nominees in this category to earn the title of the state’s best green chile cheeseburger – a New Mexico staple and Blake’s signature burger made famous by its Hatch Valley Green Chile.

The USA Today 10Best Awards provide trusted travel and lifestyle advice in cities nationwide. Travel experts select the top 20 nominees in contests covering food, lodging, destinations, travel gear and other categories, with readers casting votes to select the final winners. In addition to this most recent award for its Green Chile Cheeseburger, Blake’s Lotaburger also has previously been named “The World’s Best Green Chile Cheeseburger” by National Geographic.

Since its founding in 1952, Blake’s Lotaburger has grown to 75 locations in New Mexico, three locations in Texas and one recently-opened location in Tucson, Arizona. The restaurant chain is known for its distinctive cooked-to-order LOTA Burgers using only Premium Angus Beef, as well as its defining ingredient: Green Chile. Blake’s Lotaburger uses special Hatch Valley Grown Green Chiles –specially roasted and fiery hot, which are packaged specifically for Blake’s Lotaburger. 

“We are thrilled to have been voted New Mexico’s best green chile cheeseburger, and excited that readers have selected us as their favorite,” says Shannon Curlee, Director of Field Management at Blake’s Lotaburger. “The key to our green chile burgers lies in our special Hatch Valley Green Chiles, which, when combined with our other fresh ingredients and seasonings, results in a truly unique burger which our fans have loved for years. We’re excited to be honored with this award, and look forward to continuing to offer our famous green chile cheeseburgers as we continue to expand both in New Mexico and beyond.”

For more information about Blake’s Lotaburger, including a complete listing of restaurant locations throughout New Mexico, Texas and Arizona, visit To view the USA Today 10Best results for New Mexico’s Best Green Chile Cheeseburgers, visit

About Blake’s Lotaburger

Blake’s Lotaburger was founded in 1952 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Known for their fresh, made-to-order LOTA Burgers using only Premium Angus Beef and their signature Green Chile burgers, Blake’s Lotaburgers has now grown to 80 locations across New Mexico, Texas and now Arizona. The Company’s signature Green Chile Cheese LOTA Burger has been named “the Best in the World” by National Geographic.