As a native Santa Fean who has eaten at Tomasitas since it started on Hickox St. many,many years ago, I was dismayed at what has happened to their green chili after eating there for the first time in about 9 months the other night.
I have always told any visitors that it was the best green chili in town because it was! But something terrible has happened to how they are preparing it that has changed it from the best to the most tasteless and bland green chili I have ever had. It tasted exactly as if they had opened a can of green chili and poured it over my enchilada. No flavor, no seasoning and no heat at all. Just yuuuck.
When we commented about it to our waiter he seemed surprised and said that all their green chili was made with a vegetarian recipe now. Does that preclude using fresh roasted or high quality green chili as a base and does it exempt the use of any seasonings like oregano and garlic to give it some flavor?
It was just plain awful and unless they change it back to their flavorful blend and advertise the change, they have lost this Santa Fean as a customer forever!