When I moved to Santa Fe in 1999, I was introduced to Maria's and fell in love with it. I went there often during my two-year stint in the City Different, and always enjoyed the food, the atmosphere, the clientele, and the service. On many return trips over the last two years, I have noticed a decided downturn in the restaurant's overall quality. That sometimes happens in conjunction with remodeling, which Maria's has undergone. Pity. I'd swap the new restrooms for some of the old panache any day!
Pros: green chile stew, charm
Cons: service, attitude, watery salsa