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la-posta-biz-year-2013-2Our humble beginnings date back to 1939, when a young, independent,  25 year old Katy Griggs had a big dream and started her little “chile joint”.  With four tables, dirt floors, no running water and her mother cooking in the kitchen – the famed La Posta de Mesilla was born!  75 years later, La Posta has become a legendary icon in the Mesilla Valley and our Land of Enchantment and is also renown throughout the country and across borders.  Our success is firmly rooted in our philosophy of “giving back” to the very community who has nurtured and sustained our growth over these many years.  For that we simply say, “Mil Gracias!”

Awards

  • Las Cruces Sun New 2014 Reader's Choice Award for Best Margaritas
  • Recipient of the Rotary of Las Cruces  2014 Paul Harris Fellow Award
  • Restaurateur of the Year 2013 Awarded by the New Mexico Restaurant Association to Tom & Jerean Hutchinson
  • Official Best of New Mexico, 2013
  • New Mexico Culinary Treasure, New Mexico Tourism & Travel Department – 2013
  • ACI VIVA Award 2005 Awarded to Tom & Jerean Hutchinson
  • Dona Ana County Historical Society Award of Noteworthy Restoration 2001
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year – 2013
  • Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year – 2001
  • Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year – 2013
  • Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month – December 2010
  • Las Cruces Sun News Readers Choice
  •     1998  Best Historic Restaurant
  •     2009  Best Margarita & Red Enchilada
  •     2010  Best Margarita & Mexican Food
  • Las Cruces Bulletin 1999 Best Place to Take Visitors
  • National Registry of Historic Places
  • New Mexico State University Spirit Service Award 2007 (Tom & Jerean Hutchinson)
  • State of New Mexico Commendation From NM Department of Tourism 2000
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2012

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  • USS New Mexico Submarine – Galley Named after La Posta de Mesilla
  • USA Today 10 Great Mexican Restaurants Across the USA 2013
  • New Mexico Journey AAA “In the Spotlight – Watch the Birdies” 2013
  • New Mexico Journey AAA “Going Places – The Birds of La Posta”  July/August 2013
  • Las Cruces Sun News “Art of Tequila – Exclusive La Posta Tequila Blend” June 2013
  • Las Cruces Bulletin “Margarita Madess!” June 2013
  • Savuer Magazine – Featured in New Mexico Road Trip – Hot Stuff, August/September 2011
  • New Mexico Journey – Featured On & Around the Plaza – September/October 2010
  • Sabroso Magazine Winter 2003 – “The Perfect Margarita”

Our People

  • Panchita Flores, New Mexico Restaurant Association 2006 Employee of the Year
  • Tom Hutchinson
  •    Recipient of 2014 Governor’s New Mexico Distinguished Service Award (NMPSA)
  •    Papen Family Award, 2014, Dona Ana Arts Council
  •    President, Las Cruces Forum 2007
  •    Greater Las Cruces Chamber Citizen of the Year  2003 & 2012
  •    Chairman of the Board, Mesilla Valley Economic Development 2002-2004
  •    Chairman of the Board, Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce 1999-2002
  •    New Mexico Business Weekly Top Performing CEO’s 2012
  •    Board Member, National Restaurant Association, 2006 – 2013
  •    New Mexico Industrial Development Executive Association Volunteer of the Year 2003
  •    Las Cruces Convention & Visitors Bureaus 2009 Industry Recognition Award
  •    Chairman of the Board, Citizens Bank of Las Cruces
  • Jerean Hutchinson
  •    Appointed Member of the Board of Regents of New Mexico State University by Governor Susana Martinez, 2015.
  •    Recipient of 2014 Governor’s New Mexico Distinguished Service Award (NMPSA)
  •    Papen Family Award, 2014, Dona Ana Arts Council
  •    Leadership New Mexico Class of 2001
  •    NMSU College of Business Hall of Fame, 2005
  •    YMCA 2005 Reach Award For Business Women Who Make A Difference
  •    NMSU James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service 2010