Tomasita’s Restaurant provides authentic Northern New Mexico flavors throughout its food and cocktail menu. Settle into the welcoming historic, red brick building that once was the rail station for the “Chile Line” that ran from Colorado to Santa Fe. Inhale the spicy scent of warm chile and slow-cooked carne adovada. Sip a local beer or traditional margarita.
First, however, order Tomasita’s traditional guacamole with fresh tortilla chips. This guacamole has substance and heft. It definitely won’t run off the chip and drip on your shirt. Some locals say Tomasita’s is the place where you can get the best guacamole, but we will let you be the judge! So what goes into the best guacamole?
What are the ingredients of the best guacamole?
Pair real guacamole and fresh tortilla chips with a traditional margarita to induce foodie ecstasy. Of course, finding an authentic guacamole that is not the liquified mush sold in supermarkets or squirted onto gourmet street tacos for a bit of color can be challenging. If it can be squirted from a mustard bottle, it’s not guacamole. We at Tomasita’s proudly serve house-made, authentic guacamole.
Taste Tomasita’s authentic guacamole
The best guacamole, like Tomasita’s, is made with chunks of avocado studded with chopped red tomato and bits of onion and chile. The slightly mashed mixture is flavored with garlic, lime juice and salt and pepper.
Don’t forget the chips!
Our signature blue and white corn chips are made by La Mexicana. La Mexicana is a locally owned and operated multi-generational business that holds the title of oldest corn tortilla maker in Albuquerque. La Mexicana uses only non-GMO corn from another family-owned company, Sunny State Products, in San Jon, New Mexico. Much of the blue corn Sunny State grows is a unique variety developed by its owner, Leo Thrasher.
The corn is converted into nixtamal the traditional way; the corn is first soaked, then cooked, in a lime solution, enhancing both the flavor and the nutritional value of the corn. The nixtamal is then made into tortillas, chips, and masa. And, of course, no additives or preservatives are used in any of their products.
Here at Tomasita’s, we aim to provide food that is healthy, natural, and chemical-free. And that’s why we’re committed to non-GMO corn grown the way Mother Nature intended and why we source our products from families in New Mexico who feel the same way.
We don’t limit our guacamole to just dip. Many would claim that a flauta is inedible without guacamole. It also shines on a meaty hamburger or chicken sandwich. Guacamole is irresistible on and in tacos and quesadillas. We often include or will add our tasty guacamole to many items on our menu.
What is the history of guacamole?
While avocados and guacamole soar in current popularity, guacamole’s culinary history reaches back to the 14th century. Guacamole was invented by the Aztecs, whose empire was based in Mexico from the 14th to the 16th centuries. Historic records show the original recipe consisted of crushed avocados, tomatoes and salt.
Many of Tomasita’s recipes, including the guacamole, benefit from New Mexico’s famous Hatch chile, which comes from family owned and operated businesses in and around the village of Hatch. These families have been growing chile in southern New Mexico for generations and pride themselves on still doing things the traditional way.
Of course, over the centuries, we have discovered the many benefits of avocados. It is packed with protein and contains high levels of healthy, beneficial fats. Then there are the health benefits of vitamins C, E, K, and B6, as well as riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic
acid, magnesium, and potassium. Avocados also provide lutein, beta carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids. You can feel virtuous eating a healthy serving of Tomasita’s guacamole.
Everyone is relieved that guacamole has wonderful health benefits, but mostly we eat it because it is delicious. Tomasita’s guacamole is a superb example of why guacamole has become a national favorite.
Interested in making Tomasita’s guacamole yourself? Find our original homemade guacamole recipe here.