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“big flavor reasonable price” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tomasita's Cafe

Tomasita's Cafe
554 Juanita Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Historic District)
505.988.3614
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Ranked #242 of 456 restaurants in Santa Fe
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
Neighborhood: Historic District
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Neighborhood: Historic District
Wyoming USA
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“big flavor reasonable price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a great tex mex resturant located near the Santa Fe road runner station ( and a long walk from the plaza).

Visited May 2013
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Cedar Crest, New Mexico
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“In all the tourist mags”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Good but typical Mexican dishes. The servings are substantial and nicely presented. Good service, with a moment to actually talk with patrons, if you are so inclined. The sopapillas never fail to please, and with an iced tea or hot coffee, make a wonderful mid-morning or mid-afternoon treat, as well as an end of the meal treat.

Visited November 2012
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Santa Fe
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“Best price on dinner and drinks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Been to Tomasita's so many times it is hard to count, but it still has great traditional food at a decent price for downtown Santa Fe and the margarita is hard to beat. That's why the place is so crowded, but they're pros and can handle it. Try the Sanga-rita (Margarita and Sangria) whew, it's addictive.

Visited December 2012
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