Mesilla 1854Mesilla, New Mexico in 1854

In Mexico, it was known as Venta de La Mesilla (which translates to “The Sale of Mesilla”), but in the United States, it was called the Gadsden Purchase. This was a defining historic moment for Mesilla and the United States, however, few know why June is so special to our little town.

cinco de mayo

Cinco de Mayo, May 5th, will soon be here!!  At La Posta de Mesilla Restaurant and Cantina, the occasion is always a colorful and festive one. This cultural event is celebrated throughout the southwest and parts of our country with Fiestas inspired by what happened in 1862 between a ill-equipped group of Mexicans and one of the most powerful armies in the world. 

saint albino

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.

fajita to go

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.