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La Hacienda

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North Scottsdale
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7575 E Princess Dr, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, AZ 85255-5802 (Scottsdale Rd. and Princess Dr.)
+1 480-585-4848
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

My family and I dined at La Hacienda on a recent trip to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, and were just delighted with the authenticity of the food, atmosphere and service experience. We had the pleasure of dining by the rustic fireplace and enjoyed the trio of guacamole (bacon, crab and pomegranate) with house made tortilla chips. For appetizers, we devoured... More 

1 Thank Shelkie1
Morristown, New Jersey, USA
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2015

I must admit Mexican is not my first choice in restaurants. But this place is definitely not your typical Mexican venue. For starters the Fairmont Hotel has a beautiful setting -- the restaurant has the Hacienda look with both indoor and outdoor seating. The menu is definitely not taco-esque. The guacamole, prepared at the table, is the best I have... More 

Thank Paul D
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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147 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2015

This is in the Fairmont Hotel and the restaurant is very cozy. The food is Mexican/American but excellently prepared. And don't forget to ask about their wines and drinks.

Thank Equity007
Los Angeles, California
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2015

I eat guacamole or avocado nearly every day so I'm quite picky about it. Well, this location does not disappoint. I couldn't believe how good the guacamole was. Super fresh ingredients stirred up right in front of you. Equally great was the selection of tequilas. Later I had a salmon dish that was cooked perfectly. It just melted in my... More 

Thank AprylDL
Chicago, Illinois
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We were really excited to eat here after eating the night before at another restaurant on property. We just didn't quite have the same upbeat, great meal we were hoping for. The food was ok, the steamed corn was great. But the spicy crab guacamole was mediocre. Service was spotty, sometimes attentive other times nonexistent. Sitting outside was nice until... More 

Thank KevLutt
Canton, Mississippi
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Unusual combinations with never a disappointment very nice people Try the carnitas fixed any way and the different varieties of guacamole are excellent. You can not make a mistake with any meal here

Thank Ruth M
Gilbert, Arizona
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2015

located in the Scottsdale Princess Fairmont resort. Five diamond. Excellent presentation of Latin, Spanish and Mexican food. They have a Tequila Goddess that actually spent considerable time in Mexico training in the distilling and aging of tequila. She knows every tequila. The region it is from, it's age and how it was aged. Get a flight! The post meal coffee... More 

Thank Bob G
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2015

Expensive and I have better mexican food where I live. Recommended by hotel’s staff. Not worth the price.

Thank RosangelaGia
Burlington, Connecticut
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2015

Fantastic southwestern fare! We ate the stuffed squash blossoms stuffed with pulled meat. The best squash blossoms, even better than my Italian immigrant mom's (sorry, mom). We shared the chicken alla brasas which melted in your mouth while it exploded with delicate grilled flavors(need that recipe). Everything we ate was amazing. The only down side is that you get too... More 

Thank Toots951987
San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2015

Beautiful Fairmont Hotel with immaculate landscaping and lighting displays. La Hacienda serves upscale Mexican. There isn't a lot of queso and guac here. The chips and salsa were good. the margaritas delicious. The food was well portioned; you won't go hungry...and you should arrive hungry! The staff was attentive and friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Central American, Latin, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7575 E Princess Dr, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, AZ 85255-5802
    (Scottsdale Rd. and Princess Dr.)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > North Scottsdale
  • Neighborhood: North Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-585-4848
Uncover Scottsdale's top rated Mexican restaurant experience at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval, and indulge in a delectable paradise of fresh, Modern Mexican cuisine. Richard Sandoval brings the vibrant flavors and ingredients of Mexico into the culinary spotlight, combining the bold taste of classic Mexican cuisine with timeless European cooking techniques. This lighter, ingredient-driven approach showcases a bold new taste for La Hacienda, which offers guests an upscale, sophisticated dining atmosphere for the modern day, while still cherishing the traditions of the past.

This much-loved Scottsdale Mexican dining spot has re-opened to bring guests a refreshing new take on authentic Southwestern dining in the heart of Scottsdale. Come see what we mean by "Old Ways, New Hands" as you savor classic Mexican recipes in enticing new ways, featuring fresh, indigenous ingredients, lighter dishes and unexpected pairings of traditional foods. Dine amid warm, Spanish architecture, wood-beamed ceilings, flagstone and beehive fireplaces, all accented by modern urban touches, new upholstery, lighting fixtures and a brand new main entrance showcasing the new tequila bar.

Guests may enjoy light table fare in the entry patio with its four fire pits, or reserve the private patio or interior semi-private rooms for special occasions.

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