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La Posada Restaurante

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1312 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4111
+1 781-316-8300
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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325 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here for lunch and found the food to be pretty good, although the restaurant itself could use some TLC. They have a variety of lunch specials that are reasonably priced and pretty tasty. The beef burrito was quite good with a savory, though not terribly spicy, ground beef filling. A chicken enchilada had a lot of flavor,... More 

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S. Natick, MA
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153 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have nearly become regulars at this very authentic Mexican restaurant - love the Chiliquiles and everything we try - all is so well-prepared! They make just about everything from scratch, some with family recipes. Even the french fries that accompanied one dish were perfectly cooked (and a successful contrast to those served at other lunch spots we've recently tried). Highly... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

...is it incredible? Well, maybe not, but we really enjoyed our lunch. We grew up in southern Arizona on homemade Mexican food, but we have learned Mexican food is very regional. We enjoyed the flavors at La Posada. The chile rellleno was really very good - made from a roast poblano - my favorite and rarely found any more -... More 

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S. Natick, MA
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153 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

First visit to La Posado, and what a delightful find! It's true what many of the reviews say - very authentic Mexican fare. I enjoyed the chilaquiles with mole sauce and my husband had a torta (generous sandwich with pork). The chilaquiles dish was wonderful - and the waiter/owner explained that it was his mother's personal recipe. We chatted with... More 

Thank Callisto S
Arlington, Massachusetts
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111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The food here is very tasty. Something about the restaurant space isn't very cozy, though, even though the place is small. The door opens directly onto the sidewalk so in the winter it gets cold in there. I love the scallops, great dish.

Thank Kat M
Boston, Massachusetts
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208 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I liked this place, reminiscent of a place I love in Arizona. The food was freshly prepared and generously served. Their salsa is excellent! Burritos were stuffed and flavorful, crispy chips, and from what we heard.. Wonderful sangria!!

Thank honest reviewer
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Spend your money elsewhere. Used to be a great BYOB option, but now overpriced Mexican food with a downer vibe. I've been here maybe 15 times since they opened and I will probably not be back. I've eaten most everything on the menu and this place just needs an overhaul. I want it to be good, but something is missing.... More 

Thank Feffy06
Arlington, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very small Mexican restaurant with good, authentic Mexican food. I have only eaten there are lunch, but enjoyed it very much.

Thank Susanne B
Arlington, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We are locals, and eat here fairly regularly (a couple of times a year). It can get very busy on weekends, but other nights it is usually little or no wait. The food is good, and reasonably priced; the service is always friendly. They started without a liquor license, but they have one now (so no more BYOB). As noted... More 

Thank KLF95
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Small, local Mexican restaurant. They treat people well and the food is good. Don't miss their guacamole.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Average prices
US$5 - US$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
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1312 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4111
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-316-8300
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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