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La Posta de Mesilla

2410 Calle de San Albino, Mesilla, NM - (505) 524-3524
La Posta is one of the grand old Mexican-American restaurants of the Southwest, serving such classic New Mex fare as tostadas compuestas, which is a crisp-fried corn tortilla cup into which is ladled red chili con carne, beans, cheese, lettuce and tomato. A sort of prototypical supernacho, these hearty cups come three to an order for dinner, or as one part of a combination plate that also includes a chili relleno (a large cheese-stuffed, breaded, and deep-fried chili pepper), and a taco as well as guacamole salad.
90% Approval Rating (22 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Combination Plate
tostadas compuestas
flan
chili-smothered steak

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (8)
Roadfood.com Editor
"In a two-hundred-year old adobe building that was a stage stop on the Butterfield Trail, La Posta first opened for business in 1939. It has since become a culinary legend. The most famous dish on the menu is tostadas compuestas, a a crisp-fried corn tortilla cup ..."   [Read More]
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Earl Robertson
August 04, 2011
"I wanted to take my wife somewhere special for our 33rd anniversary. La Posta hit it out of the park! From the time we entered the restaurant, we knew we were someplace special. The waitstaff was very friendly, the ambience was outstanding, and the food was some of ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

2410 Calle de San Albino, Mesilla, NM
(505) 524-3524

http://www.laposta-de-mesilla.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
Tostadas Compuestas is a dish first created here in 1939.
"Tostadas Compuestas is a dish first created here in 1939."
Cliff Strutz





Not Tex-Mex, not Cal-Mex, carne adovada is true New Mexican. It is pork marinated in chiles. The meat is pot-roast tender; the chile packs a punch.
"Not Tex-Mex, not Cal-Mex, carne adovada is true New Mexican. It is pork marinated in chiles. The meat is pot-roast tender; the chile packs a punch. "
Michael Stern


This combination plate gives you a chance to taste frijoles, a rolled taco, red chile con carne, a red enchilada, a tamale, rice, and Mexican slaw.
"This combination plate gives you a chance to taste frijoles, a rolled taco, red chile con carne, a red enchilada, a tamale, rice, and Mexican slaw."
Cliff Strutz


The main dining room makes you feel like you are eating in the jungle.  Although that parrot is fake, you can hear the squawking of real ones from the lobby.
"The main dining room makes you feel like you are eating in the jungle. Although that parrot is fake, you can hear the squawking of real ones from the lobby."
Cliff Strutz


La Posta is located in the town of Mesilla, which offers a rich taste of Southwest history.
"La Posta is located in the town of Mesilla, which offers a rich taste of Southwest history."
Michael Stern


Before it was a restaurant, this stage-stop was visited by Billy the Kid, Pancho Villa, and Kit Carson.
"Before it was a restaurant, this stage-stop was visited by Billy the Kid, Pancho Villa, and Kit Carson."
Michael Stern


Where the locals have eaten.
"Where the locals have eaten."
Michael Stern


Sopaipillas means little pillows. These fragile breadstuffs are a traditional companion to breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Land of Enchantment. The right condiment is a dollop of honey.
"Sopaipillas means little pillows. These fragile breadstuffs are a traditional companion to breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Land of Enchantment. The right condiment is a dollop of honey."
Michael Stern


This combo plate was made up for the 2010 Roadfood tour. Clockwise from the upper left: carne adovada, a rolled enchilada, tostada compuesta and a chile relleno. In the center: vividly-spiced mashed sweet potatoes.
"This combo plate was made up for the 2010 Roadfood tour. Clockwise from the upper left: carne adovada, a rolled enchilada, tostada compuesta and a chile relleno. In the center: vividly-spiced mashed sweet potatoes."
Michael Stern


According to the La Posta menu, the Chile-Rita is 'An exotic blend of ''Besito Caliente'' blackberry Habanero sauce, lime juice, Hornitos 100% agave tequila & Cointreau served on the rocks in a hand-blown ''chile'' stemglass. Hot stuff for cool people.'
"According to the La Posta menu, the Chile-Rita is 'An exotic blend of ''Besito Caliente'' blackberry Habanero sauce, lime juice, Hornitos 100% agave tequila & Cointreau served on the rocks in a hand-blown ''chile'' stemglass. Hot stuff for cool people.'"
Michael Stern


After dinner: the moon was high in the sky above the village of Mesilla.
"After dinner: the moon was high in the sky above the village of Mesilla."
Michael Stern



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