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Easter is almost here again, and for those of us in Mesilla, it’s a particularly special time of year. It’s a time of renewal, when it’s springtime and the plants are green again and flowers are blooming. It represents resurgence, rebirth and victory over death.

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If you’re wondering what you’re going to be serving on Super Bowl Sunday, then this may possibly be one of the best ideas around – how about serving La Posta de Mesilla right in your own home? We serve our food, made just for you, in bulk so your fiesta is sure to please anyone who walks through the door! Check out our current special – hurry and call now to get your order in!


Don't miss Valentine's Day at La Posta de Mesilla! This year's special is probably the best deal around, but you don't have to tell that to your date!

This year we're starting early and our special runs from February 3 - 15. 

For only $49.95 (plus tax and tip) per couple you start with your choice of complimentary glass of champagne or La Posta Fazzio or Tinto Wine and one stemmed rose.


This article is the beginning of a series of articles that will present and describe the many rooms in the La Posta de Mesilla Restaurant and Cantina Compound. The oldest room in our historic adobe compound – the Banquet Room – is where we begin our tour.

Immediately off the lobby, adjacent to the Corn Exchange Cantina, and once prominently known as the "Grape Room", this dining room was the original La Posta Cafe proudly established in 1939. With just four tables and a small kitchen (with no running water), Katy Griggs Camuñez would grow La Posta de Mesilla into one of the finest dining establishments in the southwest.

But the history behind this room prior to 1939 is even more notable.

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For December we thought we’d visit some of the Christmas traditions and customs that are celebrated in Mesilla, New Mexico. Why is it significant? Well, when you consider that Mesilla was a Mexican settlement dating back to 1848, and then later became the New Mexico Territory in 1853, this area has seen not only a lot of history, but a blending of cultures and traditions.


It’s hard to put into words what Thanksgiving is like in the Mesilla Valley. As a time of year this is a wonderful season. Typically, the sun is still shining brightly and warming the days, but the nights begin to get frigid and the mornings are brisk and cool. It doesn’t feel like autumn here as it might in the northwest part of the country, but you can still see signs that it’s the fall.

In the fields you’ll find some chile, but not too much. The chile is turning red in the sun and drying right on the plants. This was the traditional method for drying chile once upon a time. Farmers would go pick this chile and then place it on their roofs or spread it out on the ground to finish drying completely. Those of us who live here like to joke that this is what we mean by “the colors are changing” in the fall, as you can tell what time of the year it is when the chile goes from green to red.