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“Great food”
Review of La Hacienda

La Hacienda
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Ranked #43 of 1,257 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: North Scottsdale
Cross street: Scottsdale Rd. and Princess Dr.
Description: 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.
bay area, ca
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

Great menu items. Be sure to get the tableside guac. All the unique items we had were great. Really liked the flavors and great combinations

Visited July 2012
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good... but probably won't do it again...”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

We had read positive reviews on La Hacienda, at the Fairmont Hotel. We decided to try it.
Pack a lunch to get there from the valet parking... It's through several courtyards, at the far end of the resort. Not a bad walk but, as a gimp, I was glad to have my power chair!

Upon entering the nearly empty restaurant, we were slightly put off by the two hostesses asking if we had reservations. Seemed unnecessary for an empty restaurant at 5PM.

We sat at the bar to try the Happy Hour. The two bartenders were VERY good, conversational, fun and knew their craft. They have a huge selection of premium tequilas. The bartender suggested his favorite margarita... It was probably the best margarita I've had...however, it better be at $22 each!!!

The Happy Hour appetizers were very good! The Guacamole with Pork Belly was EXCELLENT and the small tacos were very good.

It IS the off-season, but I was surprised how slow business was.

I never look at prices; however, I was surprised at an $80 bill for two tacos, some guacamole and two margaritas. We enjoyed the bartenders so ended up at $100 for a quick snack.

Glad we tried it but probably won't do it again...

  • Visited July 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Margaritas!”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

Best margarita was the organic... Fantastic! Food was great as well. I didn't like their signature margarita the la hacienda as well as the organic.

Visited July 2012
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Seattle, WA
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Sit outside on a warm evening and enjoy!”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

Amazing menu, great margaritas...and the guacamole!!! Arriba!!

Visited June 2012
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Pearl River, New York
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

My husband and I loved the food. I highly recommend the beef short rib enchiladas.

Visited June 2012
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