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“Not what it once was” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tomasita's Restaurant

Tomasita's Restaurant
500 S Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-983-5721
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Ranked #73 of 416 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $13
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Tomasita's restaurant is a Santa Fe tradition serving classic Northern New Mexican cuisine. Stop by today for an unforgettable meal! Locally owned and operated in Santa Fe, NM, we take great pride in our high quality food, friendly and fast service, and of course our famous margaritas! Locals have consistently voted us as the premier restaurant for Best Red Chile, Best Green Chile, Best Margaritas, and Best New Mexican Restaurant! Our chiles are out of this world and you won't regret ordering either - or both! Tomasita's is a distinctly Northern New Mexican restaurant. Our recipes have been handed down for generation and serve as a reminder of the melding of cultures that together once depended on the corn, chile, beans, and fruit of the area. Since 1974, the Maryol/Gundrey family has maintained a commitment to the recipes and ingredients of New Mexico. Join us for lunch, dinner, or happy hour and try our traditional recipes with amazing flavor. Don't forget to top off your meal with a homemade dessert - sopapillas anyone
Cedar Crest, New Mexico
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Not what it once was”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I have eaten at Tomasita's for the last 20 years. The menu has some unique New Mexican specialties and the food is always good. In the past few years the service has not consistently been the best and the prices are now high. If you are coming from out of town, this is still a good place to go, but for locals there are places with better food and more reasonable prices.

Visited November 2012
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Annapolis Junction, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good local Mexican restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Great Mexican food at reasonable prices. Big portions. Got there at 6 pm and the place was almost full on a Wednesday. Friendly and attentive help. Definitely will return.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“Lost it's Flavor!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

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!

Visited March 2013
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Boulder, Colorado
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“Yummy Mexican Food at Great Price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Just returned from a weekend in Santa Fe. We were looking for a casual and fun Mexican restaurant. We found it in Tomasitas! The food was quite good and the pries very reasonable. We went on a Friday night and it was very crowded including the bar. I had a cheese enchilada and it was great. It was a great place to mingle with the locals and people watch. It is located in The Railyard among many art galleries and shops and other restaurants. Certainly a fun place to visit and eat with good parking and not too far from The Plaza.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“WOW has this place changed!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We have been coming here for many years and it just gets more crowded all the time. Food is still good, prices great, but what a mob. We are going to move on to one of the other great food options in Santa Fe. Maria's, Pantry, Tecolote, Shed, Pink Adobe ect...

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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