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La Hacienda Restaurant

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2635 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973-1112
+1 530-893-8270
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 09:00
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Chico, California
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181 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

LA Hacienda is a Chico tradition. Created by Nathan and Tomas Ibanez in 1948, it is especially famous for its Original Tostada and it's "secret sauce," a rich sort of spicy "salad dressing" that locals eat on everything from the tortilla chip appetizer to the last bite of enchilada or tamale. It adds an air of uniqueness to their solid... More 

Thank Susan A
United States
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a huge variety, but what they, do, they do well. The bar is outstanding! Try the blackberry mojito or any of their margaritas.

Thank Timothy S
Chico, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We usually stick to ordering the Chicken Tostadas and one of us did. However, three of us tried something different and the food did not have any flavor. Without the sauce, it was pretty bad. After years of patronage, I am not sure I will return. For the price, I expect better. It was embarrassing to talk this place up... More 

Thank Tina D
Chico, California
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350 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Welcoming environment great for larger groups. Friendly if somewhat slow service; but very tasty combination plates, and pricing is very competitive for this sort of establishment. A good mid-range mexican restaurant for the area. No surprises is sometimes a good thing!

Thank JoelZ195
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We had family in town and drove over to Chico for an early dinner at La Hacienda. Two of us had tostadas (with the "special sauce", 'natch!) and I had a combination plate (enchilada & pork burrito). We were all very happy with our food and service. La Hacienda has been consistently good over the many years we've been dining... More 

Thank TravelEnjoyerFromCA
Folsom, California
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Where do I begin? Carpeting around our table was dirty, so I asked that it be swept. The guy barely did because he actually thought it was clean enough. Dude, really? Server also was clueless. Food was OK, but two of our three orders were screwed up. Loyalty Rewards Program is a joke. You get $10 for every $1,000 spent.... More 

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Oroville, California
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Went there for a large group B'Day party. Only thing, in their banquet room were 3 other large parties, too. Very noisy; could hardly hear the person talking right next to you. When we went to leave, had to walk through the entire rest of the restaurant...was VERY, VERY crowded. My first thought was wondering what the occupation number was... More 

Thank Ron S
Fairfield, California
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117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

If you eat pork you will love this special dish! I love Mexican food and generally stick with tamales, burritos, sopes, and flautas. But whenever I visit La Hacienda I have to have their Mayan Pork - slow cooked in a citrus barbecue sauce and mango salsa, with black beans and corn, and a pancake. It is really something worthy... More 

Thank SMChico2
Chico, CA
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Love this place! Great Mexican food, goo service and a clean, pleasant atmosphere. The secret sauce/dressing is awesome!

Thank ChicoGuy
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Reviews we have read about the food at La Hacienda were pretty good but the food was even better than expected. Started off the meal with a mojito and chips and salsa. For dinner I had the tortilla bowl with flank steak. Lots of excellent rice and beans and fresh greens in the taco bowl.

Thank Trinityfly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2635 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973-1112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-893-8270

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?