Hacienda Del Lago - Tahoe City
Hacienda Del Lago - Tahoe City

Hacienda Del Lago - Tahoe City

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hacdellago.com/
  • Phone: (530) 581-3700
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner:
    Monday-Thursday 4:30-9pm
    Friday 4:30-10pm
    Saturday and Sunday 2pm-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Live Reggae, Live Rock, DJ's
    There's always something going on at Hacienda.
    Check our Facebook page for the next upcoming events or just call us and see whats happening tonight!

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Stops right out front
  • Parking: Public Lot
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Hacienda Del Lago - Tahoe City reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (10)great for outdoor dining (6)kid-friendly (5)good for groups (5)great for lunch (4)fit for foodies (2)great for brunch (2)romantic (1)neighborhood gem (1)special occasion (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Back again
    robertinauburn
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a friend visit from San Francisco and he loved Mexican food so we thought we'd bring him here. We ordered different things from the last time except we got the guacamole and the fried ice cream again....both as good as before. He was very impressed, too. The food came out as ordered as we'd made a few changes. Another wonderful dining experience and we'll look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still one of the best for.....
    robertinauburn
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We love Mexican food and discovered this place last year when visiting Lake Tahoe. We returned to be delighted again with fantastic Mexican food including the outstanding fried ice cream! The service was prompt and very attentive....never had to "chase" the server. Will recommend and return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location, OK food
    PKFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We stopped in at Hacienda del Lago for an early Sunday dinner. If you sit outside or get a table along the south-facing windows, the views of Lake Tahoe, the surrounding mountains, and the Tahoe City marina are excellent. The food is pretty standard Tex-Mex. Service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Location; Excellent Food
    DineTownVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We loved this place. The location is perfect, the food is excellent, and the weather was just nice. The service was OK though as our server kept on forgetting things we asked. He was very polite and apologetic though. Overall, we enjoyed our experience there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • djvf
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    great spot, wonderful hostess and servers, kinda routine mexican food but the view makes it special!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hostess with an attitude
    IndigestioninTahoe
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Overall, the food here was good. However, the hostess totally ruined our experience. We had made reservations two days earlier and had asked for a table with a lake view. When we got there the hostess led us to a tiny table not even set up that was next to a railing and had no view unless we asked all the diners in front of us to move. When I nicely asked for a better table, she replied that the others were for people with reservations. When I reminded h1er that we had reservations, she said too bad, did we want to sit down or not. When we said no, she walked away from us, spoke to someone else, then came back and said she'd have to move all her reservations around. If that was OK with us, she'd move us. What a way to start a meal
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food with a view!
    JimnHeather
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were seated early in a wonderful outdoor table and had great service and food. And all at a very reasonable price too. We will go back again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovetoeat
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Up in Tahoe visiting from San Diego. I was looking for a Mexican Restaurant with a view of the Lake. Hacienda Del Lago fit the bill. The food was very good but not up to San Diego's "real" Mexican restaurants. The service was great. Very cordial and helpful from the minute you walk through their door. Directions to the restaurant need to be more clear. Being unfamiliar with the area..it would have been helpful to know that it was in a Mall. We all had a very enjoyable dining experience. The Margaritas were great. Love the idea that they take reservations and honor them!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 17 reviews are from the Hacienda Del Lago - Tahoe City reviews archive.
  • Good and cheap, nice view
    Hollinator
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great food and decently good food for a good price. Best aspect was the view. We are a couple without children (by choice) and if you're looking for a no-kids ambiance it is not the best place. But vice versa also! Food is surprisingly good (basically I've found that most tahoe food is bad and I'm a food snob and live in SF) for a good low price. I would definitely go back and would recommend, especially for the view and cost.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Below average
    Civiliandiner
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    They sat us in the mall, not in the restaurant, though it was not busy. There was a fantastic view of the mall, not much else. The waiter was fine. The food was pretty sub par. I could taste the cooking oil in the chicken in the tacos. The food was bioiler-plate cafeteria style Mexican. No imagination. The prices were not cheap. $10-12 for a burrito. While I don't live in Tahoe, I don't like being treated like just another faceless tourist who will eat overpriced cafeteria style food like this was Disneyland.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mexican food @Tahoe
    Bee72
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We were looking for a restaurant on the water on Tahoe; something different and this Mexican restaurant fit the bill perfectly. Great atmosphere, fantastic view, friendly staff and good food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We go to Hacienda around Mother's Day every year when my family and friends are with me. Obviolusly we come back each year because of the great food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Service!
    Nelco14
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We went here for my Dad's 70th birthday as it could accommodate a large group of people with lots of kids. The restaurant staff and waiter were fantastic in dealing with everyone, particularly the kids. The food was great too. Overall it was a fabulous place for a large group to get together.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentive service for a large group
    CleoBVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We came here for our weekly apres-ski group dinner and had a great time. Service was attentive, chips and salsa plentiful, and food tasty all around. It's typical Mexican restaurant fare with generous portions, and there was something for everyone. We'd come again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Repeat Diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    I have been dining there for many occasions and this Christmas Season was just as good as the past. Food is well prepared with generous portions, with many choices..Chili Verde is always my favorite. Go early on holidays and try lunch in good weather times as the view of Tahoe is beautiful. Good place for families with small children to enjoy a meal out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for casual dining...
    irfishy
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Their food was great, pretty view of the lake, and nice outdoor eating area if weather permits. Food was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair at best
    Thecaptain
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    The view from the deck is spectacular; unfortunately the food is not. The lettuce in my wife's taco salad was past wilted and well on the way to dead. My chile Colorado was passable, but nothing special. The beans, rice, and flour tortillas were very good as was the service. Perhaps my view of the evening would have been better had we not been under assault from a squadron of yellow jackets.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Was excited...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    The Hacienda had been closed several years and we love Mexican food so glad to have it back in the Boatworks. Waitor was nice but slow, forgot salt shaker, mixed up our orders so I had refried beans...wanted black...my friend wanted refried and got black. The waiter's support staff couldn't comprehend that my friend wanted a margarita with neither ice nor blended...so told her no, she couldn't have it! I had requested a window table on OpenTable. So she seats us at a window where half of us can't see out on the lake because the manner in which the folded window covers block our view. We love Mexican and live in the San Francisco Bay area so have amazing choices. Our standards may be a little high.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful and Fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    When me and my group of 12 showed up for dinner we were all awe-struck by the AMAZING Tahoe view. It was stunning!! The service and the food were just extra bonuses. Everything was amazing!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great margaritas, good food!
    smokeyandashes
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    This is a great place for a group. The food is good and reasonably priced and the drinks are tasty. The service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good but best part was
    wdsddsVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Food good but best part was great view if you can get window seats.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great tasting food
    luvmexfood
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    My group was very happy with the food. The service was poor, and the hostess really was not very professional or accommodating. Overall, I would recommend the restaurant for the great food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation not Honored by Restaura
    Lv2eat
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    Open Table sent a bulk cancellation email a few hours before my reservation for a family dinner - this restaurant did not give us, or anyone else, any notice to make a reservation elsewhere or make other plans on a very busy holiday. I will never patronize or recommend them again. "OpenTable is contacting you on behalf of Hacienda Del Lago as they wanted us to pass along the following message: "Attention Beloved Hacienda Customers, Due to the fact that we are new to OpenTable we have made an error with the system, we are NOT taking reservations today we CAN NOT guarantee that a table will be ready for you at your booked time. Sincerely, Eli Covell Partner and GM Hacienda del lago" If you have any further questions or concerns..."
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  • Good solid Mexican food. Great
    wdsddsVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    Good solid Mexican food. Great location and view of Lake Tahoe.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expereince
    browns
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    The food was average. The service was very fast, our food came out in literally 5 mins which was a good also bad thing. Good was there being no wait, however, we did not get to sit and sip Omg drinks and enjoy visit and view of beautiful Lake Tahoe. Our Hostess also was not very professional and did not seem to make customers her first priority. Over all I give this a 5/10.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate