community and awards

Our 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 2018 Reader’s Choice Award
for Best Red Enchiladas

Las Cruces Sun New 2018 Reader’s Choice Award
for Best Margaritas

Las Cruces Sun New 2017 Reader’s Choice Award
for Best Red Enchiladas

Las Cruces Sun New 2017 Reader’s Choice Award
for Best Margaritas

Las Cruces Sun New 2016 Reader’s Choice Award
for Best Margaritas

Las Cruces Sun New 2015 Reader’s Choice Award
for Best Margaritas

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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Recognition

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

Las Cruces Association of Realtors 2016
Citizen of the Year

Las Cruces Hispanic Chamber of Commerce “Hall Of Fame” – Inducted March 3, 2017

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

Las Cruces Association of Realtors
2016 Citizen of the Year

Las Cruces Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
“Hall Of Fame” – Inducted March 3, 2017

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

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La Posta de Mesilla
2410 Calle De San Albino Mesilla, NM 88046
(575) 524-3524

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