La Posada Restaurante

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(photo credit: The Daily Lunch)

kid-friendly restaurant reviews: 4 spork rating

Spork Rating: 4

The Details:

  • Neighborhood: Arlington Heights
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price: Affordable – Appetizers $7-11; entrees $9-17
  • Hours: 11am to 10pm, 7 days/week. Lunch served daily until 3:30pm. Brunch Saturday/Sunday served until 3pm.
  • Reservations: No
  • Recommended For Dining With: Infants, toddlers, kids

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La Posada is a family-owned restaurant serving homemade, traditional Mexican food. The menu at this family-friendly Arlington restaurant is diverse with lots of Mexican basics, but also interesting items to suit any palate. La Posada also has a great non-alcoholic drink menu for kids and adults, with Agua Frescas, Jarritos (Mexican sodas), and non-alcoholic Sangria. The complimentary chips and salsa arrive soon after you’re seated, which kids love and parents appreciate. Service can be hit or miss at this small, family-friendly Arlington restaurant. But with such fast service, there’s rarely a long wait for a table, which is good because there isn’t a designated spot or seats for waiting.

family-friendly restaurant tip La Posada is BYOB so feel free to bring your own wine or beer; they will open it for you and provide glassware. There isn’t a liquor store within walking distance so you will want to plan ahead.


Great! Children are more than welcome at this family-friendly Arlington restaurant. With plenty of high chairs to use and a kids menu that has something for everyone. Unfortunately the restaurant has one, large bathroom but it does not have a changing table to accommodate diaper changing, so plan accordingly.

family-friendly restaurant tip This authentic Mexican restaurant is also full of authentic (and some breakable) Mexican knick-knacks. Great for checking out with curious tots, but be mindful of your kids who like to touch everything.

family-friendly restaurant tip Meals are also brought out quickly once ordered, which always helps when you’re with your kids.

Main Menu:

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The menu at La Posada has traditional Mexican fare you’d expect to see like burritos, tacos, and fajitas. But they also have a page of “Favoritos de Mexico” with unique, more authentic options. Start with the table-side guacamole made to order where you can add more or omit any ingredient. Other highlights include:

  • Carne Asada, traditional chile-rubbed steak served with warm tortillas
  • Callitos, pan seared scallops served with a chipotle cream sauce and served over rice
  • Asado de Puerco, pork tenderloin and potatoes slowly cooked in chile sauce

Kid’s Menu:

La Posada has a kids menu of Mexican basics (a quesadilla and nachos) but also slightly more interesting options (a taco or burrito) with choice of ground beef or pulled chicken that come with rice and beans.

family-friendly restaurant tip They also serve chicken fingers if your little one doesn’t do Mexican fare.

Nearby Attractions:

  • The last existing Brigham’s is (at least for now) on the same block!
  • Arlington’s famous Lakota Cookie Bakery is just two blocks away
  • Arlington Center
  • Minuteman Bike Path


  • High chairs
  • Street Parking
  • Kid’s menu

Getting There:

Plenty of street parking