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“THEY HAVE THE BEST TEQUILLA BAR IN TOWN” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Posta de Mesilla

La Posta de Mesilla
2410 Calle de San Albino, Mesilla, NM 88046
(505) 524-3524
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Ranked #3 of 12 restaurants in Mesilla
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“THEY HAVE THE BEST TEQUILLA BAR IN TOWN”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a very historical old restaurant. I think it was a stagecoach stop on Overland Stage Company. They have shops and live birds and fish to look at when you walk in. It's just lovely, especially at Christmas. Nice food, reasonable prices...great place to visit and hang out...don't miss the tequilla bar....

Visited April 2013
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“A must see in Mesilla - for any visitor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The food is good.....but it is the atmosphere that one needs to experience. This was, at one time, a hacienda - now a many roomed restaurant and bar. Try the empanadas for dessert and one of the specialty margaritas.... Have you ever been to a restaurant that offers parrots, tucans AND piranas? Check it out!

Visited July 2013
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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“Atmosphere good, food ?????”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Food pricey for what you get. The first time we went there was for lunch, good and reasonable. The second time was dinner hour, very busy and food was cold, and almost tasted like second day warmed over. Have not been back since

Visited June 2013
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Austin,Texas
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“Beautiful setting and pretty good food also”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

La Posta is one of those restaurants you really need to try when you are vacationing or otherwise near the Las Cruces area. It is set right in the middle of historic Mesilla in one of its most historic buildings. But they don't stop there. The inside is visually exciting with tropical plants, decorations, and even cute parrots.

The menu offers a large variety of typical New Mexican-style food. We started off with bowls of posole which were done nearly perfect. We had standard entrees of enchiladas which were done fine. The food offered here is all good but if this place has been open for this long you would expect that. There wasn't anything really unusual though that I just had to try except the mincemeat empanada for dessert but they were out of it. Never heard of such a thing but I made one myself as soon as I got back home. I appreciate the idea.

They did offer some really interesting variations of margaritas.

Service was a little slow and disinterested but I guess it was after their lunch rush hour and they were tired.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
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“Jewel in the desert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Very good New Mexican Mexican food, which is very different from Tex-Mex. Historical Adobe building off Mesilla Square in Las Cruces. Interesting menu, good drink selection, and no trouble getting seated, even at 8:00 p.m. on a Saturday.
We ate there twice on our cross-country drive, and were happy on both occasions.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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