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Tomasita's Restaurant

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500 S Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2618
+1 505-983-5721
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The service was fantastic. Too bad I can't say the same about their food. I honestly felt like everything we got tasted bland. I've tried Mexican food at different states and I have to say this has been the worst. The prices are good and so is their service. But the food can use some improvement.

Thank mgrimaldi711
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited on a Tuesday evening about 6pm. We were seated right away. We shared the 1/2 liter house margaritas which were very good but not strong. I had the pork tamale plate with red sauce which came with a cheese enchilada in green chile sauce, rice, and beans. It was more food than I could eat!... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This has been a favorite of our family for many years. Having grown up in Santa Fe, there are many places we love to eat when we go back to visit. Tomasita's is always a must. Food is great. We love the stuffed sopapillas--try the roast beef with "Christmas" (red and green chili). Service is fast, but most likely you... More 

2 Thank AmbieThursby
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They have wonderful food for everyone's taste. They also have great drinks; margaritas, sangria, or a combination of both called a swirl. Yum!! We enjoy going to Tomasita's!

2 Thank StephV7507
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For authentic New Mexican (not Mexican! Not TexMex!) this place is pretty darn good. Often a long line but the food and the all female mariachi band every Tuesday (they played at our wedding) make this worth the wait. A good hangout for locals and a real treat for tourists.

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Lacey, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Service was OK as well as the food. The green chili is favorable and not too hot for this Gringo. The red chili was very bland.

Thank kfrankk
Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have traveled yearly to Santa Fe and lunch at Tomasita's is a must. They have excellent chili rellenos, tamales, enchiladas...and, of course, Margaritas. There is always a line and a wait, but it is well worth it.

1 Thank operatraveler
Deltona, Florida
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the pinnacle of Mexican food! I have NEVER tasted better. Imagine tamales loaded with pulled pork! Imagine burritos smothered with green chili (made from Hatch green chilis grown locally)! Imagine sopapillas that come with your meal and they are big, pillowey things that you dribble with honey! This place is Heaven to my tongue!

1 Thank Love-A-Behr
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Large, popular restaurant near the railway district. Offers traditional New Mexican fare. It's considered among the best in Santa Fe. It is pretty good. Despite the crowd, we were seated in 15 minutes. We sat near the bar, which was noisy (blender). Wish we could have been in one of the more attractive rooms, but we didn't have time to... More 

1 Thank criticalinva
Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had heard from a friend that this is "the best Mexican food restaurant in Santa Fe", but to us, it was fairly ordinary. Not sure if it was an off day, if our order didn't take advantage of their cuisine, or if we have been spoiled ;) but we did not see a reason to return. In addition, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $13
Mexican, Southwestern, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 S Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2618
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-983-5721
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

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