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Posa's Tamale Factory and Restaurant

1514 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-5682
+1 505-820-7672
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (68 reviews)
“burrito” (22 reviews)
“pork” (13 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 20:00All hours
Southwestern, Mexican, Fast food
1514 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-5682
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous! We tried all three of the offered tamales: Pork, Green Chili Chicken, and Cheese. All three were the best we'd ever had. The dining room/restaurant area is little more than a small cafe in front of the factory and seating isn't abundant, but the...More

3  Thank CMDecker
Jeffrey P, President at Posa's Tamale Factory and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you CMDecker, We are glad that you took a chance on us and came by to try our tamales. We appreciate the fabulous review. When you're back in Santa Fe please come back and try some of our other great dishes. Just like our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the most underrated place to eat at Santa Fe. I don't usually like tamales, but I was invited to an event where Posa's catered the buffet, and I couldn't get over how great their tamales were. Absolutely the best ever! On my way out...More

2  Thank gonedriving
Jeffrey P, President at Posa's Tamale Factory and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much, We of course love to hear about how appreciated we are to our local and regular customers but when some one new has discovered our little out of the way treasure as you have and gives us a great public review...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018

The tamales are probably as good as you will find anywhere. Never have been disappointed in the food. Always tastes fresh and filled with flavor.

6  Thank JERRYG448
Jeffrey P, Owner at Posa's Tamale Factory and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you, for the great review. We will keep working hard to keep every one of your future visits delightful experiences. Thank you, again. Jeff

Reviewed 8 November 2017

There are two locations with the same menu. We went several times and were pleased with the vegetarian choices. They have vegetarian varieties of enchiladas, burritos, tamales, chile rellenos, etc, and we liked them all. They also make veg. tamales frozen for taking home. They...More

9  Thank Delryn F
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Poas's is a hidden gem and a staple in Santa Fe While the restaurant itself is nothing special, the food is wonderful. I've eaten here many times and tried quite a few menu items and I've never been disappointed. The tamles and pasole are excellent....More

7  Thank aceatl
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Nothing fancy about the restaurant, looks like a fast food place. But this place has the best tamales and posole I have ever had. I am no stranger to Mexican food and this food was outstanding. Most people were getting food to go but we...More

10  Thank Katy L
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Ask a local in Santa Fe where to go for the best, most authentic Mexican food, and it's likely they'll refer you to Posa's El Merendero. While there, we watched countless people and families coming for to-go orders, exiting with multiple bags, or even boxes...More

7  Thank tominfairfield
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Super addictive salsa and great chips. It would nice if the restaurant had 2 registers to keep lines moving at peak hours. Very popular!

Thank 67Brian
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

All their food is great but the red chile posole with pork is great spicy. Lots of pork and tasty red chile. Tamales homemade and all the new mex food is worth the drive. Eat in or carry out. Two locations in Santa Fe. You...More

8  Thank mered4u
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We buy tamales by the dozen here and stop in for smothered red chile burritos. Hot chile not for most turists but if you love red chile it is one of the better restaurants. Not fancy mostly carry out..

8  Thank KUmaddog
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Mary Beth Y
13 December 2016|
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Response from travelBelle55 | Reviewed this property |
They told me they were made from corn tortillas. Which would make them gluten-free. However I don't know if they have a dedicated fry area for just corn products. There's a possibility there could be some cross-contamination.
7 August 2015|
Response from J J | Reviewed this property |
3538 Zafarano Dr Santa Fe, NM 87507
7 August 2015|
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Response from Jeffrey P | Property representative |
El Merendero (Posa's) Tamale Factory and Restaurant is @ 1514 Rodeo Rd SF, NM 87505 One of our outlet restaurants is @ 3538 Zafarano, SF, NM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Southwestern, Mexican, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1514 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-5682
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-820-7672
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