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“Where has all the NM goodness gone?!?” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Posta de Mesilla

La Posta de Mesilla
Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Mesilla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Where has all the NM goodness gone?!?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Growing up in the area, La Posta was the place you took visitors for some authentic New Mexican cuisine in a beautiful place which satisfied eyes and bellies. With many family member together for an impromptu August visit, we decided to revist the greatness of what used to be this Old Mesilla landmark. We called ahead for our large party and advised them of the physical limitation of a few of our elderly. They accommodated us but put us in the very last room of this converted adobe home which was a hardship for those with limited mobility. Traversing the beautiful Spanish tile floors with their walkers proved to be a bit treacherous for our family and spectators alike.

The restaurant is located in a gorgeous historic compound which has been beautifully maintained but that is the extent of the enjoyment. Waitress was impatient with our large party and it was apparent to all with her condescending attitude. We had to keep reminding her of missed items on our order. This easily could have been dismissed if the food was out-of-this-world wonderful but it was not. Cold tacos, dry enchiladas and watery shrimp cocktail with limited tiny shrimp spoiled many of our parties' dinner. The family recipes of yester-year were no longer alive which was a disappointment to us out-of-towners who worship New Mexican fare like a religion. We left hungry in many ways.

Visit La Posta to partake in the building and its rich history - it's a national landmark! If you want real, tasty New Mexican food, I must sadly advise to go somewhere else. Sadly, this Old Mesilla icon has turned into cooking mediocre meals - a travesty for the faithful fans who grew up on La Posta's greatness.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Still excellent after 40 years”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

The last time I visited La Posta was over 40 years ago- had the opportunity to visit it again on 8 August on a layover while driving from California to Florida AND IT WAS JUST AS GOOD AS I REMEMBERED-- IF NOT BETTER!! Best Mexican food I'd had in a long, long time. If you are in Las Cruces and don't visit La Posta --you've missed a real opportunity to have some of the best Mexican food in the U.S.A. today!!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Antonio, Texas
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

After a long day of driving from San Antonio to Las Cruces, NM, we checked into our hotel and the desk clerk recommended this restaurant. After a short drive into the historical old town of Mesilla in Las Cruces, we found La Posita. The whole area is old pueblo buildings and very quaint. The decor and atmosphere is true New Mexican. The food was wonderful and fresh and I especially like the Sangria. Check this restaurant out and I promise you won't be disappointed. I can't wait to go by and enjoy again.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Mexico
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21 reviews
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“Terrible Mexican food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

We went on a Saturday night, so the restaurant was quite busy. We waited for a table for about 20 minutes or so. We waited form out food for at least 30 minutes. My sour cream enchiladas came luke warm and with what we call "Espinola" sauce-NOT a chili enchilada sauce. I've never had them this way. In my lifelong NM experience, they are always green chili. They were not good. My husband's plate came with a relleno that was doughy and greasy. Probably one of the worst we've ever eaten. Our waitress was pretty inattentive- we never got a drink refill. Our dinner was also supposed to come with a so papilla and a fruit empanada, but after waiting ten minutes past paying our bill, we left without them. I will say the guacamole and queso were excellent, but we'll never bother coming here again.

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Busan, South Korea
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170 reviews
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“Always a great meal and experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

My wife and I have eaten here many times before. It has a great atmosphere (beautiful building inside and out) and the food is wonderful. Service is generally quick and friendly as well. Prices aren't bad for the atmosphere, portions, and service, either. It's located in historic Mesilla, NM, so there's a lot to do before or after you eat. Be warned, though - it's sometimes very crowded.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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