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Rave for La Posada

Swankalicious | | Apr 15, 2011 05:23 PM

I hate to share such a hidden gem lest it get too crowded, but, wow! La Posada is a really wonderful, homey place. We've dined here the past two weekends and enjoyed it immensely each time. Last week, I enjoyed Burrito Duranga: "Two Flour Tortillas rolled mayonnaise
spread and shredded steak simmered in a mild rich jalapeño
sauce. Served with Rice, Beans and Crema Fresca." I requested spicy sauce on the side, and was rewarded with a tub of shockingly biting green sauce. Refried beans were that nice, slightly lumpy consistency -- not the creamy gloop often found at other spots. The steak was flavorful and tender. A true delight, and a large portion to boot - my "burrito" was actually two burritos!

Last night, I enjoyed La Posada Burrito -- a flour tortilla filled with Rice, Beans and
Cheese Topped with Home Cooked Tomato Sauce. I cannot say enough good things about this rich, complex, whisperingly sweet sauce. The tortilla was splashed with it, but not drenched. Delicious, aromatic ground beef filled the tortilla. I requested a small side of guacamole (so nice that they give you the choice of guac sides, so you don't have to order a whole app for $7.50). Wonderful, fresh avocados lightly smashed and spiked with tomato and onion, hint of lime. Just as I like it. I also ordered a cheese enchilada, bathed in some of the best mole I've ever tried. It was sweet, cinnamon-ish, with a hint of afterburn. Lovely.

Both times, my other half has savored Pork Tenderloin slowly Cooked in a Chile Guajillo
Sauce, Mexican Spices and Potatoes. Served with Refried Beans, Rice and
Warm Tortillas. His lone complaint was that the guajillio sauce was a tad watery, but the sauce was suitably pungent nonetheless.

The service is so familiar and friendly, and the prices are just dandy -- we doled out less than $20 between the two of us the first time, and just over that the second time due to my side dishes.

I've long been a devotee of Zocalo, but really, La Posada's giving it a run for its money.

La Posada Restaurante
1312 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

35 Stanhope St, Boston, MA 02116