About La Hacienda at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

LA HACIENDA | by Richard Sandoval located at the AAA Five-Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale resort. Modern Mexican Cuisine: A culinary philosophy of "old ways with new hands." Authentic Mexican ingredients and contemporary cooking techniques in a modern and casual setting. Artisan tequila tastings featured nightly with recommendations from our Tequila Goddess. Signature items include gaucamole prepared tableside, braised beef short rib enchiladas, pan roasted chicken breast with traditional Mole, flaming coffees and much more! We look forward to seeing you. SALUD!

7575 E. Princess Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Friday - Saturday, 5:30 - 10 pm
Sunday - Thursday, 5:30 - 9 pm
Bar & Lounge open daily at 5pm

Please note, hours of operation may vary seasonally.

Cross Street:
Scottsdale Rd. and Princess Dr.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 585-4848 ext. 7320

Website:
http://www.scottsdaleprincess.com/Sip-Savor

Entertainment:
Featured nightly, enjoy tequila tastings with one of 220+ varietals of tequila. Or you can enjoy one of our freshly made margaritas on our fire pit tables on our patio.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is complimentary at the front drive of the Resort.

Executive Chef:
Forest Hamrick

Private Party Facilities:
We are proud to offer many private dining options at LA HACIENDA | by Richard Sandoval. Private Dining Options:
Rotunda Dining Room: 20 seated dinner, 30 cocktail reception.
The North Room: 80 seated dinner,
100 cocktail reception.
Barbacoa Patio: 100 seated dinner, 150 cocktail reception.
Barbacoa & North Room: 180 seated dinner, 250 cocktail reception.
Entire Restaurant Buyout: 250 seated dinner, 350 cocktail reception.

Contact us today to reserve space for your private function. ¡SALUD!

Private Party Contact:
Jessica Pate: (480) 585-4848 ext. 7000

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Outlet Sales Manager, Jessica Pate for inquires and information at jessica.pate@fairmont.com.

La Hacienda at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

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Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
Creative Cuisine (15)
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Good for Anniversaries (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Authentic (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Romantic (9)
Business Meals (8)
Fun (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Spicy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cozy (6)
Comfort Food (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Vegan (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 15 hours ago

My favorite Mexican restaurant anywhere. Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Everything is just done right. I highly recommend.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Disappointing dining experience. Food was below average. Service was good. Bar area and outdoor seating was more pleasant than indoor seating.

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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 5 days ago

Tremendous culinary experience! Squash blossom quesadillas were phenomenal as well as my flight of tequila!

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 (Toronto)·Dined 7 days ago

Great all around

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Food was very good but not amazing and not worth the $32 pricetag for enchiladas. Service was decent, took a while to be acknowledged but better after that. The scenery was beautiful though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Fun, Cozy, People Watching, Tapas
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Amy was our server. She was attentive, helpful, had a lot of knowledge of the menu. Always smiling. Some of the best service in the valley comes out of that restaurant!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We visit Scottsdale every year and have had dinner at LaHacienda each time. Their menu has changed since our last visit and prices have increased. We had an enjoyable evening, good service but we were somewhat disappointed with the food.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Happy Hour, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Exceptional Mexican food - fresh and expertly cooked - - - great service and an excellent wine list -

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 9, 2017

It is a good restaurant not a great one.
It needs a bit of remodeling and the ambiance is lacking.

The food is good - the service is good - but would I want to go back? No! With all the good options around !!

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

My lobster taco’s (starter version) was very small and they kindly comped it. Very nice servers! The guacamole is a must!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

A return visit several years after the first and just as good as we remembered. Our server, Angel made the evening perfect.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Requested outside dining, but when we arrived was quoted an hour wait for outside, food wasn’t outstanding by any means.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful restaurant with exceptional guacamole! Highly recommend!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Although the ambience is nice anthe tequila list is comprehensive, this Is rated,average mexican food.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My wife and I have been coming to La Hacienda for 19 years - it was actually our first date and obviously went well! The atmosphere is always excellent, cozy and romantic.

We highly recommend it!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

100% awesome experience!!! the resort is beautiful and romantic. we were lucky enough to get Angel for our waiter and he was delightful! The guac is amazing and a huge portion- the prices definitely reflect the large portions of food given. Everything we had was delicious and alterations were allowed for our dishes. My boyfriends tacos were too spicy, and when he mentioned it they reprepared them no questions asked and he was very happy!! I like spicy food but found the spicy pineapple margaritas were not hot spicy and were soooooo gooooodddd

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I love this restaurant! Food is always outstanding. Margaritas & tableside guac never disappoint. Service (as usual) was excellent. Our server easily accomodated one diner's dairy-free requests.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Larger portions than expected! The food was amazing and the service was great too.

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Wonderful and sincere service! Our waiter went out of his way to make suggestions and give us his insight into the menu.

Everyone at the table (6) thoroughly enjoyed the meal. We will come again and again and again!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Authentic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Had a reservation but waited 20mn to be seated for 2.
Appetizer was not prepared properly and was lacking ingredients.
Steak was chewy and way over salted.
Music should have been traditional spanish or something similar, not new age alternative.
Presentation was mediocre.
Bill was $160 for 2 and it was not much different than applebee's.

Better luck at Toro the next time.

Tags: Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The coconut shrimp appetizer was delicious and the margaritas were tasty. Everything we ordered after that was underwhelming. The fish tacos especially lacked flavor. There are too many great restaurants in the Valley to come back to this one.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was excellent with many menu choices. The guacamole sampler was really special.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

My husband and I have eaten here many times. Friday was horrible. We both ordered the chicken fajitas. Our chicken was undercooked and tasted like rubber. My husband was up all night sick. I love the resort we stay there every year. I'll never eat here again.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Absolutely my favorite resteraunt in Scottsdale. Perfect food every time; just wish they would change up the menu more often. I go so much i end up getting same thing. Flaming coffees are quite a show and a must have. Service is professional and attentive. I love them.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Our favorite place to eat. Love the staff.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Food was very good as usual but the service was lacking. The waiter seemed to be bothered to attend our table. Even with reservations, we waited 20 minutes to be seated.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Service was very slow, it wasn't that busy either. The food was a little pricey for the value and taste. Probably wouldn't go back.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We had a great experience when we were here last month that we went back even though it is very overpriced. The waiter was not friendly, the portions felt a lot smaller and it was definitely not worth the money. We will find a new place for table side quacamole as that is what brought us back and it was just ok this time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Delicious Mexican food, I loved the Mole, amazing chips.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Everyone was nice, the resort is Beautiful.
unfortunately The food was not good at all, we ordered four dishes and the one was OK to eat end up with bacon in it after I told the server please make sure no pork product in our food. Than we left without dinner, it really ruins our night

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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Keeep in mind you need to get IN the premises of the hotel. Go to the valet parking and drop your car there. Valet parking is complementary if you eat at La Hacienda.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was delicious, busboy was noticeably exceptional, waiter was so-so. Additionally, included a desert on our bill that wasn't ours. Immediately took it off but seemed suspicious to me.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Great food and ambiance.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Amazing Mexican food. By far the best in the valley. Never disappointed! The guacamole and lobster tacos are delicious!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 30, 2017

La Hacienda Mexican Cantina never disappoints! I am a regular, but I brought friends in from out of town for the very first time. They absolutely loved it. Service was wonderful and timely. The fireworks on Saturday nights on the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel property was a very nice complimentary after dinner treat. Will be back again!

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Cozy, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Incredible service from every single staff member. The food was unbelievable. I was in the restaurant industry for 17 years is good to see a restaurant take pride in there food and service because not alot do. Great job guys!!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Our service was absolutely amazing. Our server went above and beyond to ensure our daughter enjoyed her 10th birthday dinner. However the food was extremely disappointing. We eat at other Richard Sandoval concepts in Colorado and were excited to have one of his restaurants in our hotel. The queso fundido was SO greasy and almost impossible to eat. The skirt steak entree was ok, however the sides (enchilada and chili pablano potato gratin) were down right unappetizing and very cold. We were tired from traveling and therefore did not alert the staff as we just wanted to leave. however if time were not an issue the food would have been sent back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Very nice anniversary dinner. Food was great, staff was great, and the dessert at the end was perfect. Well done.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Excellent, food, we had the seafood enchilada. They were incredible. Service was spot on.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great chips, salsa and guacamole . Great service. Food and drinks expensive. Service was Great. Atmosphere nice but loud

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