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La Posada Restaurante

1312 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4111
+1 781-316-8300
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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1312 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A gem of a place, good atmosphere, excellent food. No microwaved soggy tortillas here. Unusual combinations and, for the children, who don't like to try things they don't know, a good selection of the usual Mexican fare. Try the handmade guacamole. It is wonderful.

Thank jaj2020
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food. Friendly atmosphere and reasonable portions of delicious food. Love their fish tacos!

Thank jennatripp
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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,...More

Thank Filmprof
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

Thank Callisto S
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank sgktravels
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...More

Thank Callisto S
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
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
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank Feffy06
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
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Restaurant Details

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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