La Hacienda at The Fairmont
Spoiled LocalThe fact that I live nearby is a huge plus. This is a part of the Fairmont hotel chain. Their main clientele are their guests, but it is worth a visit at least once.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA Gem in the Desert!This was the second time we dined at La Hacienda, and it was just as good as the first time! The food, service and ambience are all great! If you have a likening for tequila, La Hacienda is sure to satisfy!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe guacamole with the mangoThe guacamole with the mango and coconut was great. The churros and cream caramel were so good. Ate here twice while in Scottsdale5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWONDERFULI suggest when in Scottsdale eat here.....NO QUESTIONS ASKED!! very very very good!!!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHideawayWe were staying at the Sheraton Desert Oasis up the street, and wanted to go somewhere we could walk to. If you are not staying at the Fairmont going down the street to get to the restaurant was a little intimidating as there is a street sign, saying "only Hotel Guests". We walked up there anyways and enquired about the Restaurants on the grounds at the Fairmont and was told that La Hacienda was really good. It was. Our waiter Angel served up and was prompt and made some good suggestions. We sat outside which was really nice. Had the trio ceviche, lobster tacos and crab enchiladas and Angels special margarita. All excellent.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experienceThe food was excellent. I had the sea bass that I would highly recommend, everyone in my group also enjoyed their entrees. Margarita's were also very good. Service was attentive, but not cloying. Overall a great experience.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA Must ExperienceLa Hacienda is definitely worth trying if you have the opportunity. It's nestled within the Scottsdale Princess resort, which in itself is an elegant start to your dining experience. The atmosphere, music and lighting was all very nice. I had the shrimp empanada appetizer which was fabulous. It was the best shrimp appetizer I've ever tasted. My entree was the Tampiquena which was excellent as well. If you're capping off your dinner with something sweet, I strongly recommend the Cafe 1921. It's a tequila-coffee drink with chocolate, cinnamon and whipped cream and it is most delicious!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Spicy MargaritasMy daughter and I spent the day at the spa at the Fairmont and stayed for dinner at La Hacienda. We had a great meal time. The service was great, the food fabulous. We both ordered the shrimp dish and wanted to share the side of veges. I asked our waiter if it was enough to share (meaning the veggies) He must have thought I meant the shrimp because when the bill came there was only one shrimp dish with a $5 shared plate charge. Nevertheless the shrimp was great and since we both had a salad to start it was plenty of food. The margaritas were extra special. I will definitely go back!!!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHad great food as well asHad great food as well as service both nights we were in town at the Fairmont. Over the years the food and service have been very good as well as consistent. Please don't change!.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMcant beat The Fairmont!La Hacienda is probably one of our top 3 favorite restaurants in the valley. We are 'foodies' and eat out often. This is THE best SW menu in the valley. Superb menu, superb service & great environment, all located on the Scottsdale Fairmont property.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMRemodel/New MenuI was very impressed with the entire Princess property. I had not visited in a while and heard they did some remodeling. La Hacienda still has the cinnamon coffee drinks which brings about a fun atmosphere and incredible smell. We had the guacamole and lobster tacos for appetizers. Then the filet and enchiladas. Everything down to the service was awesome!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEat Here - Whether At Hotel or NotWe routinely remind ourselves that one of the best restaurants in our area is at the Fairmont Hotel - tucked away in the North end of the complex where a lot of people have never been including those who stay at the hotel. The food is fabulous. Southwestern and Mexican with heavy emphasis on seafood dishes. Outstanding salsas and min-tacos. Lobster Taco being my favorite appetizer. Great setting. Fires outside are wonderful. No one we take here ever leaves without saying "Wow, I never knew this place was here. It's great."5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFood & Service OutstandingWe were disappointed that the reservation stated no points would be awarded. ??
Note to Fairmont Hotel:
It is impossible to read signs at night that are in black on white on a 4' X 3' board with NO LIGHTING. Fining the restaurant proved to be such a challenge that we finally drove to the hotel entrance, valet parked, and took a shuttle to the restaurant.
Once there, I expressed my exasperation to the hostess, who smiled, ignored my comments, and seated us.
With all of that frustration beFORE being seated, our experience from this point foward was fabulous.
Ray, our waiter, was spot on with knowledge, timing, and professionalism. Entrees were well presented.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, good service.Great food, good service. Really enjoyed our experience for our 5th anniversary. Will be coming back!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fabulous! ServiceFood was fabulous! Service was great. Wish the the wine list was more extensive.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful choiceA very nice experience overall. The service was warm and friendly. The corn soup and filet were outstanding. I would highly recommend this for a nice meal.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMCoffee preparation was outstanding!Had the special coffee after a great meal this evening, it was a great display and the coffee was excellent! Highly recommended!!! The server was outstanding providing valuable information in regards to the food and Mexico! Awesome!1/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeHad to come back for more Guacamole! The food was very good again, the service outstanding!1/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding GuacamoleGuacamole is outstanding, service is very good, and the meal was very good.1/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat TimeThe food was amazing. The steak and short ribs are to die for. The service was superb. The after dinner flambé dessert was both exciting and totally delicious. With their fantastic nighttime ambiance, with lit candles and roaring fireplace, this is definitely the place to bring someone special. Definitely order the at the table guacamole, which rocks, and the after dinner coffee.12/30/2012 12:00:00 AM