A wonderful choice
A 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.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was fabulous! Service
Food was fabulous! Service was great. Wish the the wine list was more extensive.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, good service.
Great food, good service. Really enjoyed our experience for our 5th anniversary. Will be coming back!!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food & Service Outstanding
We 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.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eat Here - Whether At Hotel or Not
We 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."
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
cant 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.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I 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!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had great food as well as
Had 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!.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Spicy Margaritas
My 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!!!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Must Experience
La 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!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The 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.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We 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.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I suggest when in Scottsdale eat here.....NO QUESTIONS ASKED!! very very very good!!!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The guacamole with the mango
The guacamole with the mango and coconut was great. The churros and cream caramel were so good. Ate here twice while in Scottsdale
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A 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 AM
The 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.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The real deal!
We had a wonderful meal and experience. Our waiter, Juan, was informative and funny with his descriptions of the food and how it brought memories of his family back to him.
If you're looking for real Mexican food and no the Tex-Mex served in most places, this is the restaurant for you.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the 3rd time I've been to La Hacienda, and the food is unbelievably good.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exquisiste dinind experience
My family and I enjoyed a dinner staycation at La Hacienda. The atmosphere was relaxed, yet sophisticated. The ambiance romantic, and quiet. There was enough music that floated through the air to provide ambiance, but no so loud so that we could not enjoy our conversation. It was perfect. The food - amazing! The service - Superb. This is the kind of place I will go back to over and over again for those special moments with special friends and family. An experience that creates memories - highly recommended.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food and margaritas!
We loved the organic margarita and the queso flamedo is a must! Pork carnitas are awesome as well!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mexican food gem
Hacienda takes a gourmet-centric approach to Mexican food, not surprisingly, perhaps, given that it is located at a high-end resort in Scottsdale. The menu is interesting and eclectic, and eschews the standard Tex-Mex fare that features combinations of tacos and enchiladas, chimichangas, etc. There are a few of those, but much more is nontraditional - ceviche, braised ribs, skirt steak (delectable) and fish dishes.
The restaurant would generally be considered somewhat romantic for dinner, though the night we were there, a large contingent of casually dressed students were there with their instructors. They seemed to be welcome.
Hacienda is clearly one of the top 5 Mexican restaurants in the Valley, and several cuts above average.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is not a typical Mexican restaurant. This is taking tacos, enchiladas and fajitas and putting a gourmet spin on it. Excellent food!
Think Rick Bayless and La Frontera. We had the civeche trio which was lobster, mahi mahi and shrimp prepared 3 ways. It was awesome. I would definetly recommend this place. You will spend a little more, but it's worth it.
The only negative is that it was hard to find (but we were visiting from out of state, so if you are from Scottsdale maybe easier???).
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our first time out as a couple without our 4 month+ baby. I had the watermelon margarita WOW! The guacamole was amazing, we got the sampler. We enjoyed each flavor & texture of the different ones. Now we know which we'd like to get when we come back. The taco sampler was also very good and we liked the pork the best. I got the skirt steak for my main. It was cooked to perfection & the sides were yummy especially the gratin (My husband helped me finish them) He got the carnitas & he had no problem finishing his plate. He gave me a taste & it was heavenly. The tortillas were warm & made there. Our desserts were fantastic & we highly recommend bread pudding/ tres leche cake. Our server was so helpful & not overbearing. We're coming back
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Visit to La Hacienda
It was one of the best restuarants I have ever been to! I have already recomended this beautiful dinning place to several of my friends. The service was amazing and the food had a great taste and was cooked to perfection.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the restaurant!!
I will for sure go back to the La Hacienda, they have the best chips and Salsa....I was there for my Birthday and will back next yr or sooner...:)
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently great food!
We have had many wonderful dinners at La Hacienda. The food and service are always top notch. I highly recommend the El Piña Diablo margarita made with pineapple-serrano pepper infused tequila - so refreshing! The table side guacamole is always a great way to kick off a meal. For an entree, I'm always wowed by the carnitas hacienda. Order it with habanero sauce on the side - the sum of all its parts is a taste sensation.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice for something different
We don’t usually dine at Mexican restaurants but we wanted to try something different. The guacamole was fresh and very good. My husband who does not like guacamole even liked it. The queso fundido is not really a queso, it’s more of a cast iron dish of melted Mexican cheese and is not like a queso dip. Artery clogging, but if you like fried cheese it was tasty. Husband enjoyed his fajitas, my mom thought her pork shoulder was “delicious” and dad liked his enchiladas. My filet a parilla was delicious. The meat was a little charred but I could have lapped up that sauce if I wasn’t so full. Would have been excellent on potatoes, though. Sorbet was a nice refreshing dessert. Flaming coffees are more of a show, husband didn’t care for his.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, amazing service
Will made our dinner memorable with expert recommendations that wowed. We loved it so much we went back the next night!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply the best!
La Hacienda never disappoints! Excellent menu with clean, fresh, and authentic Mexican cuisine. Service is always superb and fast. Table side guacamole is as fresh as you can get. Drinks and wine list are phenomenal. Just dined here with a group of 8 and we had a blast and left completely satisfied!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time at La Hacienda
Our first time at La Hacienda was a very good experience. Our waiter, Julio, was exceptional and added to the overall enjoyment as did the beauty and service of the Fairmont Princess.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to dine
Enjoyed a marvelous dinner and superb Margaritas. Dessert to due tor
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved every bite!!
I have always wanted to dine at La Hacienda and it was fabulous. Every bite was truly a delight! We took family members for a special occasion and we were not disappointed. Our waiter was great. He was attentive but not too much.
Two people in our party ordered the three taco plate and enjoyed it. Another person ordered the quesadillas and they were also very good. I ordered one of the salads and was in heaven. Not the least were the chips and salsa - perfectly amazing!!
We highly recommend La Hacienda! They validate your parking slip for valet parking, too. Enjoy!!!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing food - I've never
Amazing food - I've never had a dish that disappointed. Highly recommend the tableside guacamole and queso fundido to start. The filet entree is outstanding as well. Churros for dessert are a must - they melt in your mouth! The prickly pear margarita is refreshing without being too sweet.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The 6 of us enjoyed ourselves.
The 6 of us enjoyed ourselves. The food was delicious and next time I'm going to ask for table #24.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious and service was wonderful. They had this amazing dessert drink with tequila and coffee that tasted good and fun to watch them make.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was my first time here and I loved it. The atmosphere was fanstastic as well as the service.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spectacular As Usual
Never disappoints us -- we have been dining here for over 20 years whenever we are in Scottsdale. Love to bring friends and family or have a romantic dinner for just the two of us.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Ambience !
Ambience doesn't get any better than this especially if you request outside dining. It's nice and warm with fires , beautiful display of lights for children young and old. Food is always great and service just as good. This is our 2nd year going and will go every year around Xmas. If we could afford it, we would go more often, just a great place !
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM