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“Great food, good atmosphere”
Review of Hacienda Real

Hacienda Real
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Latin, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: An icon in Guatemala for more than 20 years. We offer the most delicious steaks in the country in a unique and beautiful ambiance That reacreates the colonial haciendas of latin america. Let our excellent staff serve and pamper you in a unique eating experience. A true delight for all the senses.
Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food, good atmosphere”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Our standards for restaurants have slowly declined while living in Guatemala. Coming from Dallas, TX, where there are many incredible restaurants, we've been quite disappointed overall with the food and service of the average Guatemalan restaurant. If your waiter even acknowledges you after you receive your food, you're lucky. Hacienda Real is different. The service was great and so was the food. They even had a kid's menu! Someone knows what they're doing, and it shows!

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank mdm12345
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Bogota, Colombia
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273 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“nice atmosphere but average food”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

this is a great place to come with kids because there's a play area. the service is great and there's a fun band that plays but the food is nothing spectacular. my filet mignon was average (granted i'm coming from argentina where beef is king). our cheesecake dessert was a little too something, too. still, we'll be back for the attentive service and pleasant surroundings.

Visited October 2013
Thank namchegompa
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Chicago, Illinois
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112 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant, atmosphere and service!”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Hacienda Real is an excellent choice! The restaurant atmosphere is great, open, airy, beautiful. Staff and service was excellent very attentive but not over bearing. We sat towards the front of the restaurant surrounded by trees and a beautiful water fountain. Civiche was very good, but the real winner for me was the Pepian which is a thick strew with chicken, pork, green beans and small bites of potato. It was incredible! My colleague had Pork Adobada which she raved about as well.

Restaurant starts to get busy about 7:30 - 8pm and the Mariachi start around that time as well. Restaurant also has a private van that will pick you up and take you back to your hotel, complimentary. Overall an excellent restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Very good, very close and very safe”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

This was where we ended up the first night in town as it was recommended by one of the bellman. The place is huge and is made to look like it has been there for 100 years. The space is beautiful, the service is very good and the food is some of the best we had during our time in country.
It is located close enough to all the hotels in Zona 9 and 10 that you can walk and feel comfortable. It was very busy when we were there and the smell of fresh tortilla's washes over you the moment you walk in.
We were greeted at the hostess station by a very friendly hostess and we were seated almost immediately. Our server arrived quickly and offered to take our drink order. They also brought us a local warm broth drink that was WONDERFUL!!.
Our drinks arrived, not a huge selection of wine but not bad. We ordered Shrimp Ceviche and it was AWESOME!!. Dinner arrived shortly after that and it was wonderful. We had a great traditional grilled pork dish and grilled Sea Bass.
All and all it was a very good experience and I would highly recommend making the trip to visit this location. Lastly like everything there is was great value.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank RFAD
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great food staff super nice want more could you ask for.”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

the food was great the staff was friendly very courteous and pleasant an inexpensive great the quality of the food. I would be back again on my next visit

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank wnbaaddict
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