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La Posada Restaurante

1312 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4111
+1 781-316-8300
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“chilaquiles” (3 reviews)
“guacamole” (5 reviews)
“scallops” (2 reviews)
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1312 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4111
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Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Waiter pushed poor choices on the menu. He must work off commission. Never brought me the beer I ordered until I reminded him. The soup was terrible. The meat balls were just as bad. The PRIME RIB was the worst I have ever had. It...More

Thank Alex Y
Reviewed May 6, 2016

We have eaten here before and have always enjoyed the food. The prices are on the high end for Mexican fare but the food is cooked to order and well made. The reason I am giving three stars is the service, which was quite slow....More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed April 24, 2016

After driving by some time ago and being in the area recently we decided to give it a try. The interior is cute, small and decorated nicely with authentic Mexican motif, but the vibe was Dead! Yes there was Mexican music playing in the back...More

Thank riklin52
Reviewed February 8, 2016

The attitude and the food are disappointing. When I last reviewed this restaurant, I gave it a high rating. I recently returned to find the food mediocre and the customer service practically non-existent. I no longer recommend this restaurant. Spend your money elsewhere.

Thank NikoHH
Reviewed February 8, 2016

Great Mexican South American food made from scratch. This is not your chain type of Mexican food. A unique and distinctive flavor. Small only a few tables, so no fancy dining here. just good food

Thank Charles P
Reviewed August 12, 2015

I've never been to a Mexican restaurant where diners are charged for a refill of chips. There's quite an extensive menu, but it's one small room and felt a bit claustrophobic. My food was okay, not spectacular. This block of Arlington, however, is very cool...More

Thank cootmom
Reviewed July 12, 2015

We have been to La Posada many times with friends and family. The big selling point for us was the fact that it was BYOB, thus allowed for an affordable evening out. Unfortunately that has just recently changed, and so I'm not sure if we...More

1  Thank monty921
Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fresh fruit drinks, great food, family servers, great decorations and objects on the walls, friendly atmosphere.

Thank Herb912
Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Awful food. They randomly close the kitchen 2 hour early if they are having a slow day. Then I figured out why things were slow in there. Got very sick after eating a salad . It's like going to Mexico. Don't get ice or any...More

1  Thank A B
Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband and I went to this restaurant for New Years eve. I t is small but cozy. The food was delicious and the service was really good too.

Thank lamcham
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1312 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4111
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-316-8300
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Mexican food varies by region, because of local climate and geography and ethnic differences among the indigenous inhabitants and because these different populations were influenced by the Spaniards in varying degrees. The north of Mexico is known for its beef, goat and ostrich production and meat dishes, in particular the well-known arrachera cut.The six regions of Mexico differ greatly in their cuisines. In the Yucatán, for instance, a unique, natural sweetness (instead of spiciness) exists in the widely used local produce along with an unusual love for achiote seasoning. In contrast, the Oaxacan region is known for its savory tamales, celebratory moles, and simple tlayudas while the mountainous regions of the West (Jalisco, etc.) are known for goat birria (goat in a spicy tomato-based sauce).Central Mexico's (DURANGO where we are from.) cuisine is largely influenced by the rest of the country, but has unique dishes such as barbacoa, pozole, menudo and carnitas.Southeastern Mexico, on the other hand, is known for its spicy vegetable and chicken-based dishes. The cuisine of Southeastern Mexico has a considerable Caribbean influence due to its location. Seafood is commonly prepared in states that border the Pacific Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico, the latter having a famous reputation for its fish dishes, à la veracruzana.
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