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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
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17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Omaha, Nebraska
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345 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We had a business meeting with hors d'oeuvres outside on a beautiful night in March. We then went inside for dinner and the Mexican food is good and the margaritas are also very good. It's a great environment and the five star service of Fairmont.

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Thank McFerrid
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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323 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

La Hacienda has been here for many years. The menu seems to have changed over the years, and they have (unfortunately) eliminated the strolling musicians. They also eliminated the roast pork which is carved at your table. Too bad -- that was really fun. I would say that the menu has improved with gourmet touches. This is not the usual... More 

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Thank QQ1234
DavidMiller_Fairmont, Director of Food & Beverage at La Hacienda, responded to this review

Dear QQ1234, Thank you for your review of La Hacienda. We do apologize some aspects of our changes left you slightly disappointed however; we are glad to know you enjoy our new menu selections. We are also happy to inform you we do still offer live music on property at our Pan-Latin restaurant, Toro Latin Restaurant and Rum Bar, located... More 

Taos, New Mexico
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We stopped in at the 'La Hacienda' restaurant at the Fairmont Resort for an early dinner. The concierge at the hotel mistakenly booked us for the wrong date, so there was a bit of consternation at the hostess kiosk when we arrived. Eventually, all was sorted out with no problem, but the rather cool reception by the hostess was not... More 

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1 Thank peter g
DavidMiller_Fairmont, Director of Food & Beverage at La Hacienda, responded to this review

Dear peter g, While we are delighted to hear you enjoyed certain aspects of your dining experience at La Hacienda, we are very sorry to hear of your disappointment regarding your main course selections. We very much appreciate your feedback and will be following up to ensure our items are the expected five-diamond standard to which we hold ourselves. We... More 

Fort Wayne, IN
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126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Had no choice but to dine here with friends who wanted to try this restaurant. I realize that if you don't like spicy food, then you probably shouldn't go to a Mexican restaurant, however I had no choice and was advised by the waiter the fajita chicken breast was the mildest thing on the menu. The guacamole without chilis was... More 

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Thank c0rgi1
DavidMiller_Fairmont, Director of Food & Beverage at La Hacienda, responded to this review

Dear c0rgi1, Thank you for your review of La Hacienda. While we are glad you enjoyed our fresh guacamole and ambiance of our restaurant, we are very sorry to hear of your disappointment regarding your overall experience. We truly appreciate your feedback and will be following up to ensure our items are the expected five-diamond standard to which we hold... More 

New York City, New York
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Jaw-droppingly expensive, this has got to be the most sub-standard Mexican food I've ever had, and that scopes holes-in-the-wall to five-star cuisine. After two meals here (you're stuck in the resort, so forced to return) the lesson learned is that main dishes just aren't worth it. Stick to the appetizers (the queso is the standout).

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Thank Rebecca L
DavidMiller_Fairmont, Director of Food & Beverage at La Hacienda, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca L, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent dining experience at La Hacienda. We are saddened to hear that your experience fell below your expectations but appreciate your honest feedback. We do have multiple restaurants on property, one being Ironwood American Kitchen which is a more affordable option. We hope you will join us at... More 

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I went to La Hacienda for the first time while staying at the Fairmont with a large group. The drink list was extensive and the bartenders were very knowledgeable. The food was fantastic (try the Tampiquena or the Carnitas Hacienda) , but I was a little disappointed in the service. Our server did not come to check on our meal... More 

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Thank Margaret W
DavidMiller_Fairmont, Director of Food & Beverage at La Hacienda, responded to this review

Dear Margaret W, Thank you for sharing your review of La Hacienda. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining selections however; sincerely apologize your service fell below your expectations. Please know this is not indicative of our 5-Diamond standards and we will be sure to follow up on this matter. We hope this does not deter you from visiting us... More 

Alpine, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My husband and I have eaten at La Hacienda twice..most recently for Valentine's Day dinner. We feel this never disappoints on any level. As native Arizonans, we know what good Mexican food tastes like. The chefs at this restaurant do it well and with creative additions to standard dishes. The interior of La Hacienda is beautifully authentic, quaint, yet elegant.... More 

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1 Thank Melisa K
DavidMiller_Fairmont, Director of Food & Beverage at La Hacienda, responded to this review

Dear Melisa K, Thank you for your wonderful review of La Hacienda! We are thrilled you chose us for your special Valentine's Day dinner. Your feedback is very much appreciated and we look forward to serving you again soon. Warm Regards, David Miller Director of Food & Beverage More 

San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We really enjoyed this restaurant, great food (try the Tampiqueno) and service. Best of the Fairmont restaurants that we tried this visit. Outdoor patio is really nice if you can get a table outside.

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Thank mcamym
DavidMiller_Fairmont, Director of Food & Beverage at La Hacienda, responded to this review

Dear mcamym, We are thrilled you enjoyed dining at La Hacienda. Thank you for sharing your review and we hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards, David Miller More 

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130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Business dinner. Great guacamole and chips. Nice main courses. Very relaxed atmosphere. Outside seating with heaters. Located in the Fairmont hotel.

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Thank adelZman
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

So the guacamole is amazing - we had 3 orders. Service was mediocre-it wasn't that busy, but our server was a nervous wreck. Halibut is not the best thing to order, as it was rather bland. Great Tequila drinks warrant 3star rating

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Thank Brendan R
DavidMiller_Fairmont, Director of Food & Beverage at La Hacienda, responded to this review

Dear Brendan R, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at La Hacienda. We sincerely apologize for the disappointing service as well as the Halibut not being to your liking. Please know that we value your feedback as we continuously strive to improve our experience for our guests. I can assure you this is not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Central American, Latin, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: North Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-585-4848
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.

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