I grew up in New Mexico and love New Mexican food more than all other types of Mexican. And I think La Posta now beats out all of Albuquerque (and certainly Santa Fe) for the best New Mexican.
It's in the historic little town of Mesilla, right outside of Las Cruces, just off the plaza. The restaurant is in an old adobe building, built 150 years ago with walls over a foot thick, decorated with colorful tiles and white wash. The restaurant has been operating for close to one hundred years. It has a large seating capacity, but has lots of rooms within it so you don't feel like you are seated in a huge restaurant. My favorite is in the center-back of the restaurant with a low ceiling, small area.
Both their red and green (New Mexican varietal) chile is usually good and medium hot. Their salsa is fresh as is their tortillas. My favorite dish is the classic New Mexican carne adobada (cubed pork slow cooked in hot red chile) paired with camotes (mashed sweet potatoes). The pairing of hot and sweet is wonderful, especially finished with a sopapilla or fruit empanada with ice cream.
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