We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Posa's Tamale Factory and Restaurant

1514 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-5682
+1 505-820-7672
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (72 reviews)
“burrito” (21 reviews)
“pork” (14 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 20:00 Hours
Southwestern, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
1514 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-5682
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (126)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 124 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

That, we’ve always known. We drop by every now and then to restock our freezer with Posa’s frozen tamales. They are THE tamales. Period. Aside from that, there are a couple Posa’s near us: one on Zafarano and this one, carefully hidden up Rodeo Road....More

3  Thank albopf
Reviewed 27 September 2018

OK, if you want authentic Mexican food, Santa Fe is the next best place to get it outside of Mexico. Many of the locals are descended from Spaniards who settled this area while it was still controlled by the King of Spain, and they are...More

8  Thank Glen K
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We had a family reunion planned for 10 adults , most from out of town, so we thought Northen New Mexican meal was perfect. I was surprised to find out when I picked up the food that a gallon of Guacamole was 98 bucks !!!...More

Thank dfz-cc
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Stopped for a casual dinner upon arriving to Santa Fe. Food was fresh and delicious. Excellent tamales and posole. Tacos were good, too. They do a good takeout business, too.

6  Thank WSIII
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here a couple of times and will return again. Nothing fancy, just good food that is at a good price. They have a nice patio that allowed our dog. Highly recommend.

6  Thank Katy L
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

The tamales are the best I have ever had. I had my first Posa’s tamale over 20 years ago and they are still incredible. Additionally, I had a wonderful roast beef burrito. The burrito had great flavor and spice. Every time I come to Santa...More

4  Thank soonert48
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

After reading the rave reviews I tried fir ourselves but. It was not that great. It was ok but nothing really outstanding . It will s a very decent place but nothing grandiose. So keep your expectations realistic and you will be fine

Thank Allansha
Reviewed 21 July 2018

I was so sad that this place wasn't good. I read all the reviews and really thought it was going to be something totally different. Our food was so bad we couldn't even eat it. It went straight into the trash can. If you love...More

Thank MBKK44
Jeffrey P, Owner at Posa's Tamale Factory and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

We are so sorry you didn't find us to your satisfaction. We try real hard to make sure our food is fresh and prepared daily for our local clientele. Our Tamales come with a USDA certification which means they are distributed thru out our town...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018

Five stars isn't enough for how great their tamales are.Best ever, I kid you not. I don't remember for sure what my favorite tamales there are called, but I think they were green chili ones with cheese.

7  Thank forandy
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

We came to Posa’s on a recommendation from a local as we were passing through Santa Fe. Coming from San Diego I felt I knew a thing or two about tamales... then we tried Posa’s.. All I can say is WOW... you have got to...More

7  Thank Tuna-me
Jeffrey P, Owner at Posa's Tamale Factory and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Hello Tuna-me, We really feel good when our guests comments validate the hard work we do here at Posa's. Please come back soon! Also visit us @ santafetamales.com, where our tamales are available for shipping anywhere in the country. Thank you, again Jeffrey Posa

Nearby HotelsSee all 61 hotels in Santa Fe
The Santa Fe Suites
529 reviews
1.02 km away
Residence Inn Santa Fe
342 reviews
2.49 km away
El Rey Court
865 reviews
2.94 km away
Rodeway Inn
417 reviews
2.96 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Double Dragon II
60 reviews
1.07 km away
7 reviews
.34 km away
Church's Chicken
15 reviews
.40 km away
Nearby Attractions
Juan Siddi Flamenco
10 reviews
2.32 km away
Santa Fe University of Art and Design
10 reviews
2.47 km away
Camel Rock Casino
55 reviews
.92 km away
8 reviews
2.59 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Mary Beth Y
13 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Southwestern, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing