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La Posta de Mesilla features local New Mexican chile and Mexican food in the Las Cruces, NM area, and is legendary as one of the oldest and most historic
Mexican Restaurants in New Mexico and throughout the United States. For over 75 years, La Posta de Mesilla has served authentic “New Mex”
cuisine in an 1840’s historic adobe building. We invite you to celebrate La Posta de Mesilla – A family Tradition with a Taste of History!
Appetizers & Salads
CHILE CON QUESO $4.95 small $8.95 large
Velvety combination of melted cheeses and chopped green chiles
served with hot corn tortillas.
Corn or flour tortillas with Monterey Jack cheese melted in the middle and served with green chile sauce, guacamole, Mexican slaw and sour cream on the side. Add chicken with green chile. $9.75. Add fajita beef with green chile. $9.95. Add grilled shrimp with green chile. $10.25
LA POSTA COMPUESTA SALAD $10.75
A crisp flour tostada filled with fresh iceberg lettuce, topped with sliced avocado, and smothered with your choice of green chile beef or chicken sauce, (served “warm”), cheese, tomatoes, a jalapeño pepper, and your choice of dressing.
FAJITA SALAD $10.95
Marinated steak, grilled onions, red, yellow & green bell peppers on a bed of mixed greens. Served with avocado slices and fresh tomatoes. Topped with a grilled green chile strip.
FRUIT SALAD $7.95
Assorted melons and fresh seasonal fruit served with lowfat cottage cheese.
GUACAMOLE SALAD $7.50
A scoop of guacamole served on a bed of shredded lettuce with tostada chips.
TOSSED GREEN SALAD $5.95
Fresh cut iceberg and Romaine lettuce topped with tomato, grated cheddar cheese and choice of your favorite dressing.
POSOLE $5.95 cup $9.50 bowl
Hearty traditional and oh so good mexican soup made with pork, hominy, spices and La Posta’s famous red chile sourced locally from Chavez Farms. Garnish with sides of oregano, chopped onions and lime wedges. Served with flour tortillas.
NACHOS TOSTADAS $8.95
Topped with refritos, jalapeños and Monterey Jack cheese. With green chile ground beef, chicken or red carne.
MEXICAN SHRIMP COCKTAIL
Small $8.95 Large $13.25
Tender whole shrimp served in a spicy salsa blend of fresh diced avocados, cucumbers, celery, onions, tomatoes and jalapeños. Garnished with a huge shrimp & extra lime for the squeeze. Served with crackers.
SHRIMP CEVICHE $11.95
Shrimp marinated in freshly squeezed lime juice with chopped tomatoes, onions & jalapeños. Topped with diced avocados and served in a crisp flour tostada shell. Flavorful, light and refreshing!
CALDILLO Cup $5.95 Bowl $9.95
Bite size portions of sirloin cooked with green chile, onions, potatoes, carrots and celery. Served with flour tortillas.
RED ENCHILADA $10.95
Corn tortillas dipped in red chile sauce, sprinkled with chopped onion and grated cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese. Our red enchilada is served pancake style. Add red chile con carne $2.50. Add one egg any style for only $1.75.
GREEN ENCHILADA $10.95
Corn tortillas smothered with green chile sauce and topped with grated cheddar
or Monterey Jack cheese. Served with Mexican slaw.
Add green chile meat or pollo $2.25.
ENCHILADA PLATE $10.95
This plate consists of a combination of rolled enchiladas one red chile,
one green chile and one meat. Served with Mexican slaw.
SOUR CREAM ENCHILADA $10.95
Green enchilada topped with grated cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese & sour cream. Served with Mexican slaw. Add green chile meat or pollo. $2.25
LA POSTA’S FAMOUS FAJITAS $15.25
Not only are they new – but they are already “legendary”. But then again, what would you expect from the famed La Posta de Mesilla been around for 70 years now! Marinated steak on a sizzling skillet of grilled onions, red & green bell peppers, and tender green chile strips. Served with fresh guacamole, rice, refritos and sides of sour cream, pico de gallo, cheddar cheese and three flour tortillas.
Fajita de Camarones (Shrimp) $15.95
Fajita Combo-Chicken & Steak $15.50
Fajita Combo-Shrimp & Steak $15.75
Fajita Combo-Shrimp & Chicken $15.75
SPECIALTY OF LA POSTA $17.50
Starter of chile con queso & corn tortillas, guacamole salad or tossed green salad. Main course is your choice of either La Posta Combination Plate or
Combination Plate #1.
LA POSTA CHICA $16.25
Starter of guacamole salad or tossed green salad. Your dinner consists of a folded taco, one compuestas cup, chile relleno, rice, and Mexican slaw.
BANQUETTE ELEGANTE $17.95
Starter of chile con queso and corn tortillas or guacamole salad. Your entree includes carne adobada, camotes Jalisco, refritos, and rice.
LA POSTA COMBINATION PLATE $11.75
A combination of folded taco, chile relleno, and green chile enchilada with ground beef served with refritos and rice.
COMBINATION PLATE #1 $11.75
Rolled red enchilada, tamale, red chile con carne, rolled taco, frijoles, rice and garnish.
COMBINATION PLATE #2 $11.75
Rolled red enchilada, red chile con carne, two rolled tacos, frijoles, rice and garnish.
VEGETARIAN COMBO $10.95
A combination of one folded bean taco, chile relleno and cheese enchilada topped with green chile. Served with refritos, rice & garnish.
From the Char-Broiler
NEW YORK CUT $20.95
12 oz. U.S.D.A. choice.
16 oz. diamond cut.
6 oz. $17.95 10 oz. $21.95
STEAK LA POSTA 6 oz. $18.95 10 oz. $22.95
Tenderloin smothered with green chile sauce, topped with melted Monterey Jack cheese.
LA POSTA SURF & TURF $21.95
Our 6 oz tenderloin grilled to perfection & topped with three large succulent shrimp sauteed in garlic lime butter.
LA POSTA BURGER $9.25
“Best Burger in Town”
1/3 lb. ground choice sirloin served with steak fries and garnish. Add cheese, green chile strips and/or guacamole $1.50 per item
MESILLA CHILE BIRD $11.95
A 6oz. seasoned grilled chicken breast, top with diced green chile and cheese,. Served with fried, garnish and sliced avocado.
CHICKEN LA POSTA $14.95
Seasoned grilled chicken breast covered with green chile strips and melted Monterey Jack cheese.
Traditional New Mexican
Order of 2 cups $10.95 Order of 3 cups $14.95
“A New Mexican dish originated at La Posta in 1939”. Toasted corn tortilla cups filled with frijoles and red chile con carne, topped with chopped lettuce, diced tomatoes and grated cheddar cheese. Order of 1 cup $5.95.
Order of 3 $8.75 Order of 5 $11.95
Corn tortilla stuffed with seasoned ground beef, deep fried until crisp and topped with grated cheddar cheese. Served with refritos, rice and garnish.
CHILE RELLENOS $10.95
Two whole green chiles filled with Monterey jack cheese, dipped in whipped egg white batter and cooked on the griddle till golden brown. Served with refritos, rice and garnish. Smother in your choice of red, gree or chile con queso sauce for another $1.75
Two corn tortillas stuffed with your choice of shredded beef or chicken, deep fried and topped with grated cheddar cheese. Served with refritos, rice, a scoop of guacamole and sour cream.
Order of 3 $10.95 Order of 5 $14.95
Folded corn tortillas, filled with your choice of seasoned ground beef or chicken, and deep fried, then stuffed with lettuce, tomato and grated cheddar cheese. Served with refritos and rice.
HUEVOS RANCHEROS $9.95
“Morning After Dish”
Two eggs, “Ranch Style” served on corn tortillas smothered with green chile sauce. Served with refritos, rice and garnish.
MESILLA CHILE BIRD $11.95
A flour tortilla, golden fried and filled with refritos or choice of chicken or shredded beef, topped with melted cheddar cheese and your choice of red or green chile. Served with refritos, rice and garnish. Refritos. $8.95. Shredded Beef/Chicken $11.50
“A Local Favorite”
Rolled flour tortilla stuffed with your choice of refritos, chile relleno or chile con carne. Served with rice and garnish.
Refrito $5.95. Relleno $6.95.
Relleno and Refrito $7.25 Con Carne $7.95.
Seasoned Shredded Beef $8.25. Combination Refrito and Con Carne $8.25.
Chicken or Beef Fajita Burrito $8.75. (Served with sauteed bell peppers and onions)
Add cheese to any burrito for $1.25. Smother with red or green chile sauce $1.75.
CARNE ADOVADA $13.25
Our tender, delicious carne adovada and camotes Jalisco served with refritos, Spanish rice and Mexican slaw. So Good!
Pancho Villa Specials (For Under 12)
PANCHO NO. 1 $5.95
Hamburger (1/4 lb.) with french fries and garnish. Cheeseburger – $6.25
PANCHO NO. 2 $5.95
Folded beef taco, cheese enchilada, refritos and garnish.
PANCHO NO. 3 $5.95
Quesadillas – folded flour tortilla with Monterey Jack cheese melted in the middle.
Served with frijoles and garnish.
PANCHO NO. 4 $5.95
Two rolled beef tacos with frijoles, rice & garnish.
PANCHO NO. 5 $5.50
Bean burrito with rice and garnish. With cheese $5.95
FRIED ICE CREAM $6.95
Mexican fried ice cream served in a tortilla cup dusted with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with local honey & chocolate!
TRES LECHES CAKE $6.95
An elegant Mexican spongecake soaked in the traditional three milks, layered with a rich creamy mousse & topped with a dusting of cocoa.
Baked fresh apple, cherry, apricot or mincemeat turnover served hot with ice cream.
Two $2.75 Four $4.25 Six $6.00
Homemade light, fluffy pastry bread served hot with honey. Made to order!
A delicious Mexican dessert tradition! Golden brown and crispy on the outside, these long, fluted Mexican fritters are sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and served warm with a rich chocolate dipping sauce. Enough to share!
Homemade Spanish custard cream, baked in caramelized sugar.