Friends took us to dine at La Posta in Mesilla last week. Located in an adobe compound that was built in the 1840s, it's a fascinating place to wander through. The buildings include several gift shops and displays of tropical plants, fish, and birds.
Everything was colorfully decorated for Christmas. Our dining table was covered with flowered oilcloth and we sat under a viga-and-latilla ceiling in front of a fire in the kiva. There was so much to look at!
The food was so-so, I'm afraid, with none of that great New Mexican chile heat that we have grown to love. It was still a great place to visit, though.
Hi, Clair! Sorry the food wasn't up to par, but it does look like it would be worth a visit just for the decor alone.
It looks charming... too bad the food was only so-so! We are spoiled with the New Mexican chile heat, aren't we? :D
Oh poo. Is it too much to ask for a restaurant to have both ambiance and good food?
Such a lovely place. Lots of "eye candy". I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves.
Looks festive for sure !!!
Looks like a very pleasant place to enjoy food and friendship. I love how everything looks so festive this time of year.
Oh beautiful!!! I can't wait to celebrate Christmas in New Mexico!
Sometimes we sacrifice for atmosphere...well, unless you live where I do and you sacrifice good food AND atomosphere! hehehe...a good 30 to 45 minute ride cures it all though!
Next time we're in Santa Fe I intend to visit Mesilla, which I'm told is quite picturesque with a fine restaurant...must be this one!
Kate, I would vote for the Double Eagle as the finest dining in Mesilla. Lots of atmosphere, too (even a ghost, supposedly)--just a little more formal and expensive than La Posta. Heck, you should try both places and let us know your opinion!
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