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The Hacienda

Mexican, Southwestern
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1725 N College Avenue, Santa Ana, CA
714-558-1304
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Nice wedding venue

My girlfriend and I were invited to a wedding and reception at The Hacienda. She'd been here before, but I hadn't, and hadn't even heard of the place. The ceremony took place at 5:30 PM in a nicely-decorated covered patio area in the back that holds maybe a hundred people. We then moved to a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2014
Stephen S
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Los Angeles, California
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Costa Mesa, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Forget the stuffy overpriced brunches we have come to expect as the norm. The Hacienda offers a wonderful brunch every Sunday. Perfect setting for romantic dining among the gorgeous gardens. Bottomless champagne offered generously. The ambience & staff encourage you to relax & stay awhile & enjoy, no rushed table turning here! The food is a delicious mix of mexican... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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325 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My girlfriend and I were invited to a wedding and reception at The Hacienda. She'd been here before, but I hadn't, and hadn't even heard of the place. The ceremony took place at 5:30 PM in a nicely-decorated covered patio area in the back that holds maybe a hundred people. We then moved to a large adjoining room, which had... More 

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Anaheim, CA
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281 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Normally I come here for an office function, whether its a retirement or bridal/ baby shower. Today, I came here for an evening wedding, and was quite impressed with the transformation of the venue. During the day, the venue is casual. You sit outside on patio furniture, and you go to a buffet line with just-ok food. The wedding was... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I have only ever been there on Mother's day for several years in a row many years ago. Lines were ridiculously long, Parking was horrendous, the food was both cold and sub-par. Maybe they do better on non-holidays but I'm not really willing to find out.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is a gracious place and there are lovely dining rooms that can be reserved for private parties.

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orange, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Not usually an AYCE fan, usually because the price is way too much for what must people normally eat, or the food has been sitting too long and is not that fresh. On a whim, we went to the Hacienda because the prices was right $21.95, and the selection looked to be varied. On the Sunday menu: Fresh Fruit Display... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

Great food, more than just Mexican. Great service. Award-winning Margaritas--literally. Wonderful hostess, the owner herself, June, who you may often find loading your buffet-plate. Historic location 100 years old. Garden, courtyard setting outdoors with plenty of old-growth trees, shrubs, and blooming flowers. And the price is just right. My wife, Debbie, and I can't bestow enough accolades upon The Hacienda.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1725 N College Avenue, Santa Ana, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: 714-558-1304

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?