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“Pretty Good....for Madison”

La Hacienda Restaurant
Ranked #282 of 1,005 Restaurants in Madison
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Not a lot of choices in Madison for Mexican food and given that most Mexican food restaurants in the state choose to "dumb-down" the authentic spices to adjust for the mid-west taste bud.... there may not be - except for those who choose to stay totally genuine to the cuisine.
Wife and I decided to stop in on a recent trip to Madison - and while e enjoyed our evening - it was not authentic in the flavor area. The food was well prepared - it just lacked authentic spices to the level that this California-born, Mexican food lover couple prefer.
Service was goos - we were well attended to and asked for a specific area in which to sit and were pleasantly directed there. Price was more than fair and for the value, felt like it was a good meal.
Others may rate it higher - and if we did not prefer more "kick" in our food - we might have rated them higher too. the place was clean, well staffed and was busy with lots of folks who were enjoying themselves.
So... if you prefer miler mexican food - this place will suit your needs but if you want more authentic - you may want to request the spicier dishes on the menu to get something more in tune with the typical authentic mexican faire.

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Reviewed August 15, 2012

After several years out of the area, I was thrilled to get back to La Hacienda in August 2012. I was glad to see that little had changed; the food was still fantastic and the lunch specials are a great deal (a smaller (actually, still more than ample) portion and drink for 6-8 bucks). Try the shredded beef chimichangas; they're out of this world. Great place all around.

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Reviewed February 22, 2012

Solid, basic Mexican food, very popular with Hispanics in Madison and Anglos who like "real" Mexican atmosphere.

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Reviewed November 18, 2011

My favorite burrito in madison! Great salsa. This is where I always go for lunch if I want mexican. Also would recommend the queso fundito

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Reviewed April 20, 2010

Close to Madison hospitals. Great lunch prices-$6 includes soda!! Service is iffy. Sometimes great. Sometimes awful. I recommend the lunch chicken enchiladas. This is not American style Mexican.

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