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“Best, most authetic Mexian fare to be had anywhere”
Review of La Hacienda

La Hacienda
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Ranked #42 of 1,256 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: 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.
Anthem, Arizona
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best, most authetic Mexian fare to be had anywhere”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

The adobe Hacienda is authentic; architecture, furnishings and ambience. The staff are superlative; attentive, knowledgeable and genuinely kind and gracious. There is nothing lacking in any area.

Visited May 2014
Thank Tana B
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English first
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Simply outstanding”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

This place is great, authentic and imaginative Southwest cuisine with nice ambiance, helpful and respectful wait staff. An extensive list of specialty drinks and massive tequila collection will keep your whistle wet long after you've lost the ability to whistle!

Visited June 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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243 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great Southwestern cuisine!”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Southwestern decor and menu, be prepared to read Spanish. Order the guacamole, they grind the guacamole, and ingredients with mortar and pestle right at your table to be eaten with tortilla chips. Was delicious!

Visited April 2014
Thank Sarah L
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This was our first visit to this Restaurant but we had heard that it was a great place to go , we ended up eating their twice in three days as it was so good , too many great dishes to mention , well done .

Visited May 2014
Thank David H
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Brooklyn, New York
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Mexican variety and tequila....”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Dinner at Hacienda was excellent! Starting with some good drinks - my wife had something with pomegranate that was very tasty. We were next to a table that was into a tequila tasting - turns out Hacienda has their own tequila sommelier - so if you like tequila they have a huge selection to choose from.

We started with a simple taco chip sampler - 3 different dips - and the empanadas - all very nice. My wife had the tortilla trio for main course - chicken, beef and pork - all very tasty with fresh tortillas. I had the pork shoulder (forgot the actual name of the dish) which comes with spicy corn slaw - and that was one of the best pork dishes I have had in a long time. Portions are large - we boxed both dishes and saved for later. A very nice dinner in a place I would recommend to anyone.

Visited June 2014
Thank Nick P
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