Where in the World Can You Find Hatch Chile?
Anyone can claim to have green chile, but as New Mexicans we know that there’s a difference between just any chile and Hatch chile. Although there’s no better way to get it than in our great state, you might be surprised to find that it can also be sampled in dishes and restaurants across the U.S. Take a look below to discover where else Hatch chile can be found!
Z’tejas boasts locations in both Arizona and Texas, but with Arizona specials like the Chicken Artichoke Mushroom Stack topped with green chile garlic mash—it’s an eatery you’ll be coming back to time and time again.
Creating upscale and green chile-themed dishes, Green Chile Kitchen is our newfound love. Residents can get a true taste of the Southwest here, and it’s a favorite for locals and visitors alike. With two sister restaurants, Green Chile Kitchen Route 66 and Chile Pies Baking Co., you won’t want to leave.
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Southern California has a lot to offer—beaches, bustling cities, warm weather—but since the opening of The Green Chile Restaurant in 2013, the area ranks even higher on our list. This restaurant gets it right, asking their customers the question, “Red or green?” If you’ve been searching for your home away from home, you’ll find it here!
At Santo, almost every dish is blessed with Hatch green chile—what the owner of the restaurant, Hosea Rosenberg, describes as “real green chile.” He brings the familiar smells and tastes to the Boulder area, either bringing us home again or introducing us to a new palate. Either way, you’re sure to fall in love with this eatery.
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Each year, Taqueria Del Sol receives large quantities of our favorite Hatch chile, adding that kick to just about everything, including the chef’s special, fried green chile relleno. It’s a surefire way to make sure you don’t miss out on all that is Hatch this year!
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As far east as you can get, Pasadena is home to a New Mexican-flavored restaurant—Lista’s Grill. Importing their chiles directly from New Mexico, this is one you don’t want to miss out on if you’re missing that authentic Southwest feel.
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During the harvest season, Austin comes alive with all things Hatch. Catch your favorite Hatch green chile dishes from hometown favorite Z’Tejas with Hatch green chile ice cream or go with more refined option at Emmer & Rye with a Hatch chile brine. Any way you choose, you’re sure to get your Hatch chile kick while in Austin weird.
You won’t be disappointed while visiting this mecca in the Lone Star state, with six different restaurants featuring Hatch chile in their dishes: Snuffers, Chuy’s, El Fenix, Jasper’s, and Cast Iron. If you’re lucky, you can also catch the Hatch Fest at Central Market during August where you can sample everything Hatch chile butter to smoked sausage.
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