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.
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