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Posa's Tamale Factory and Restaurant

1514 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-5682
+1 505-820-7672
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (65 reviews)
“burrito” (21 reviews)
“pork” (13 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 20:00All hours
Southwestern, Mexican, Fast food
1514 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-5682
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1 - 10 of 108 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing fancy about the restaurant, looks like a fast food place. But this place has the best tamales and posole I have ever had. I am no stranger to Mexican food and this food was outstanding. Most people were getting food to go but we...More

7  Thank Katy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ask a local in Santa Fe where to go for the best, most authentic Mexican food, and it's likely they'll refer you to Posa's El Merendero. While there, we watched countless people and families coming for to-go orders, exiting with multiple bags, or even boxes...More

5  Thank tominfairfield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super addictive salsa and great chips. It would nice if the restaurant had 2 registers to keep lines moving at peak hours. Very popular!

Thank 67Brian
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

All their food is great but the red chile posole with pork is great spicy. Lots of pork and tasty red chile. Tamales homemade and all the new mex food is worth the drive. Eat in or carry out. Two locations in Santa Fe. You...More

8  Thank mered4u
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We buy tamales by the dozen here and stop in for smothered red chile burritos. Hot chile not for most turists but if you love red chile it is one of the better restaurants. Not fancy mostly carry out..

5  Thank KUmaddog
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

In my one night stay in Santa Fe I stopped here twice. On the first day for lunch and the second day as I was leaving to drive home. The red chile pork tamales are, in my opinion, the best in the world. They were...More

7  Thank Kyle C
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I'm so glad I found this place! Living in Santa Fe it is difficult to find authentic New Mexican food at a decent price. I was hopeful when I walked in as the clientele was mostly Hispanic. I ordered the Calabacita Burrito which was excellent...More

4  Thank hunterlee1084
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I have personally eaten at Posa's for over thirty years and they have consistently met or exceeded my expectations! Their tamales are the best and I also love their breakfast burritos! They have so many different things to offer and I've never been disappointed with...More

6  Thank TommyV30
Reviewed 11 July 2017

On our way out of town, we stopped & got a dozen green chile chicken tamales, on the recommendation of a friend. My husband says he doesn't even like tamales, but let me tell you, he gobbled them up! BEST tamales ever. We got their...More

8  Thank Teresa G
Reviewed 8 July 2017

They had good tamales (chicken, beef, pork). It looks like they mostly make tamales for delivery or you can buy them in bulk to take home. Also they had good prices

8  Thank nrema_11
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Mary Beth Y
13 December 2016|
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Response from travelBelle55 | Reviewed this property |
They told me they were made from corn tortillas. Which would make them gluten-free. However I don't know if they have a dedicated fry area for just corn products. There's a possibility there could be some cross-contamination.
7 August 2015|
Response from J J | Reviewed this property |
3538 Zafarano Dr Santa Fe, NM 87507
7 August 2015|
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Response from Jeffrey P | Property representative |
El Merendero (Posa's) Tamale Factory and Restaurant is @ 1514 Rodeo Rd SF, NM 87505 One of our outlet restaurants is @ 3538 Zafarano, SF, NM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Southwestern, Mexican, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1514 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-5682
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-820-7672
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