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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (71 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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.

4  Thank Katy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

2  Thank soonert48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 Allan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

5  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

5  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

Reviewed 19 March 2018

This is the go to place in Santa Fe for tamales, green chili stew and posole. They make the tamales on site -- you can usually see them through the large glass window in the back of the dining area. Not fancy, but always good....More

7  Thank sosantafe
Reviewed 14 February 2018

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

9  Thank CMDecker
Jeffrey P, President at Posa's Tamale Factory and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

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 7 February 2018

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

6  Thank gonedriving
Jeffrey P, President at Posa's Tamale Factory and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

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

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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, 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
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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