We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Hacienda Restaurant

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2635 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973-1112
Improve this listing
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 56 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 19
  • 17
    Very good
  • 15
  • 4
  • 1
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very, Very Good meal

Had a wonderful lunch at La Hacienda restaurant. Very good service, great selection, and a wonderful meal overall. A great place for Mexican food if you're in Chico or traveling through Chico

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2015
Vancouver, Washington
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Paradise, California
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

After being ignored last Saturday at Tortilla Flats (which we almost thought was closed because there were so few cars in the lot) we decided to give La Hacienda (just a few doors down) a try. They definitely had a much fuller parking lot (a good sign), and we were seated, given water, chips and salsa within a few minutes.... More 

Thank Steve N
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch at La Hacienda restaurant. Very good service, great selection, and a wonderful meal overall. A great place for Mexican food if you're in Chico or traveling through Chico

Thank Thx1138Molly
Level Contributor
63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

La Hacienda has been in Chico for many years. Whenever we come to visit family this is the Mexican restaurant of choice. My favorite in the original tostada the Chico favorite.

Thank Janmac77
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

One of the 2 best mexican restaurants in Chico, it is a quaint, cozy cantina that gets my mouth watering just thinking about the next time i get to come back here!

Thank Scott L
Redding, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

since forever, have tried just about every thing on menu. my go back to and perieniel fave is la ha tostada...with shrimp. not printed on menu, but go ahead, ask for it. this is my all time fave. there are no bad choices, somes just a tad better. service always alert & friendly. and belive me, this place can get... More 

Thank chas s
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Super service! Delicious food and drink! Family favorite for over 50 years! Salad dressing is so well liked you can buy and take home!

Thank Peggy A
Chico, California
Level Contributor
151 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A very good well established restaurant in Chico. We always get the original tostada or the Fiesta salad which comes in a large shell. Both delicious and they have a wonderful secret sauce which you put on top that is great. Good service, good chips, and an affordable price. They also have a banquet room.

Thank TravelGoddess61
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I had their tamale dish and it was excellent. The atmosphere also very authentic mellow and the bar area (sit down dining too) doesn't have the kid chatter and noise which is what we were looking for. My husband and I needed a date night and this place fit the bill.

1 Thank Paula A
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Went to La Hacienda after reading about their "special sauce" - and was unfortunately disappointed. The sauce tasted like a mix of mayo, tons of sugar, vinegar and chili, and was nothing I'd return for. Ordered a beef taco, which tasted ok. Plus for fresh cilantro, a spicy sauce and nicely cooked meat. Beans and rice were on the ordinary... More 

Thank Sandra N
Reno, Nevada
Level Contributor
44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you like Mexican food in a really nice place, then you will like place. BUT my food came WARM, not hot, that was very upsetting to me! I won't ever eat there again! That has only happened to me once before, and it took me years before I went back. The food was ok tho, just not hot.

Thank Karen J

Travelers who viewed La Hacienda Restaurant also viewed


Been to La Hacienda Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2635 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973-1112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: 530-893-8270

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Hacienda Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?