|Santa Fe Restaurant Reviews
Classic New Mexican
500 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe Restaurant Review:
Tomasita's restaurant combines a lively atmosphere with good Mexican food in an historic
1904 railroad station.
SETTING - The old Denver & Rio Grande station house about 6 blocks south of downtown.
FOOD - Santa Fe New Mexican. Their blue corn enchiladas (served flat, Santa Fe style) are
lengendary. Tomasita's offers a number of "blue plate specials" at lunch, including my
favorite: a Tamale (with red chile) & Blue Corn Cheese Enchilada (with green chile) & Beef
Taco. Also a Chile Relleno (a large, mild green chile pepper stuffed with cheese and fried in
batter) with Green Chile & Blue Corn Chicken Enchilada & Beef Taco, etc. Also a nice selection
of "gringo" food like some modest steaks. Try the tortilla soup.
AMBIANCE - Old-time building with brick walls. Always packed, a bee hive of activity. I
have never, ever been here that I didn't have a wait, but usually just enough long enough to
get my first margarita or beer in the bar conveniently located by the front door. Tomasita's
seems to have a huge following among the locals, but it's large with many rooms, so they can
handle the crowds.
MARGARITAS - Excellent. Start with one while you wait ($5) and then split a liter carafe
with the meal ($20), and you'll be feeling good.
BOTTOM LINE - Once you've been there, you'll know why there's perpetually a line at
Tomasita's. I always think, "I need to come here more often".
|The Tamale & Enchilada plate
|The old Santa Fe railroad depot adjacent to the restaurant