I'm from Texas, so I love Tex-Mex and SW food. The Carne Adovado has to be among the BEST dishes in all of Santa Fe. I didn't believe my brother-in-law's raves until I finally had it. WOW. Not TOO spicy and unbelieveable delicious. On top of that, their famous 'frog' (frozen margaritas) are outstanding and strong enough that you need a driver if you have two! The last time I was at this restaurant was 18 months ago. I went back to see if it was as good as I remembered - NO, it was BETTER!
A favorite of tourists and most locals, good consistent New Mexican food and strong margaritas make this a must stop! No reservations are taken, first come first serve so try the off days! Once seated service is usually very fast. Try the swirlies, half margarita half sangria, yum!
We got into Santa Fe on a random road trip and asked a few locals for some good local places to eat. This was the only place anyone could talk about. And they raved about it. I am not sure I understand why. It was overpriced bland food. I was warned how spicy the chiles were there, but being from San Antonio, I found them disappointing. I would skip this place and try to find some place more local and more indicative of Santa Fe food.
No spice to the chile, expensive pricing. I have a menu of theirs from three years back and their combo burrito was $5.75, now its $8.75!!!!! As a local, I am disappointed by their pricing and the lack of friendly servers. It used to be that you could not get a job at this place unless you were the BEST. Want good chile, go to the South Side Diner on Cerrillos or the Flying Tortilla...good value and never a wait in line with friendly service (something Toma's has lost).
This is excellent food! Very clean! Its in the down town area, and walking distance to the plaza. The green chilie is nice and hot!!! Use with caution. Its more fun in the fall with the events that accure in the plaza.
It was with some concern that I dined here last week because some of the reviews rated it poorly. I have been going to Tomasita's for more than 20 years, and had always been pleased, but I know that owners and chefs change. I found Tomasita's to be the same wonderful restaurant that I remembered. I grew up in New Mexico, and I have been eating Mexican Food my entire life in all the Southwestern and Western State. I rate Tomasita's as my number three all time favorite; the other two are also in New Mexico, one in Las Cruces, the other in Clovis. The chile is hot, and that may be why some of the reviewers did not enjoy the food. The service was excellent, and the prices are just plain cheap. What a deal, great food, and at a steal.
I visit sometimes twice a year from CA and always find the food consistently good. However, the sopapillas just aren't as good as they used to be (but I found that in the numerous NM restaurants I ate in on this last trip)....they are my #1 choice of NM food that you can't find any where else. Love the atmosphere and drinks. Great for big parties. Everyone really friendly. Fast service. JUNE 2008
A staple of the Santa Fe scene, Toma's serves up some damn good eats. As a local that has been going for over 25 years it has become quite the hot spot but don't fret, have a swirl or frog & enjoy seeing some old friends. Order up the mexican steak platter or the Tuesday special, red & green.
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