La Hacienda at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

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$30 and under
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Mexican
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!

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for joining us with special 3-course menu in the warmth of La Hacienda's dining room. Guests will choose appetizer, entree, and dessert course priced at $85 per person. Feel free to call us for all inquires and questions at 480-585-2694

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Food was fine. Not as good as you would expect but fine. Service was not good. The staff is very rushed and unpolished. Clanking things around grabbing at your table. Best way to describe it is they didnt have good manners.

j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

When I made the reservation I asked for 2 things- a good table for 6 and NOT to be seated by the kitchen or service area and that it was a special occasion- a birthday. We were seated in the far back and next to the kitchen with no mention of the birthday guest. Bar and food service was extremely slow and the whole experience was miserable. We are local and will not be back.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The adult menu food was very good, it’s expensive but I think worth the price on special occasions. Same goes with the margaritas,good but spendy. The only thing that bugged us, we ordered three items off of the kids menu for our kiddos. The kids food was below average and way overpriced.
Our server was good and attentive.

DG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Overpriced for the type of cuisine and portions (although it is considered fine Mexican cuisine). And charged for extra condiments.

MM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service2ambience4

The restaurant was so noisy that the three of us were unable to talk. A group of guys were doing shots accompanied with a lot of yelling and screaming and clapping in an area that was separated from our table by a curtain. It was a very disappointing night.

JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food5service2ambience4

My wife & I have eaten at La Hacienda on multiple occasions. As usual, the food was great!! The service was slower than usual - it was a busy Saturday night.

The real issue began after we finished dinner. Our bill was over $75 so we should've received free writstbands for the "Christmas at the Princess" attractions. According to the property's website, if we spent $75 or more at one of the resort's restaurants, we could receive up to six wristbands.

When we arrived at the booth for our wristbands, the employee couldn't help & asked for a supervisor. The supervisor that we weren't entitled to wristbands since we didn't use valet parking. THAT WASN'T MENTIONED ON THE WEBSITE!! Since we had drinks with dinner, we were responsible and used Uber.

This was very embarrassing.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible!

JF
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Alfonso was a great server. Wine list needs a little improvement

CB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. We love the Hacienda.

AZ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food5service4ambience1

Requested table with a view. Was put in back corner in front of small private dining room with screaming kids. Parents when don’t teach children how to behave in public.

BB
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas at the Fairmont - the best

M
Milwaukee
71 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Carnitas Hacienda outstanding and Carnitas Tacos were just average. Excellent service.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Our server was fantastic and everything about the evening was perfect.

KB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francisco and Eden were wonderful. They were so kind to let us have a special room for Hannah’s 30th birthday party! It is our annual tradition!

WI
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Since the remodel it does not feel as inviting. We use to go twice a month now it’s 2 times a year. Prices are very high for what you get

NL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Service was great but the food was extremely slow.

KD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hannah provided exceptional service! She has a lovely personality and treated us like VIPs. Hannah was attentive and we never felt rushed. Thank you Hannah!

KK
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding dinner with great waiter Francesco. Drinks good. Guacamole superb. Warm atmosphere

HW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the evening was great Would defiantly recommend to anyone looking for a special evening Christmas light was a real bonus

OT
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Used to be a fabulous restaurant but has fallen off drastically. Do not order the fillet tenderloin .They have changed the vendor and you might as well go to Texas Roadhouse. Such a shame.

DD
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Sangria. Great service. Child friendly but the kids menu should have non-spicy options with beef - beef/steak are hard for most kids to chew.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Undercooked meal, poor waiter followup. Understaffed, Will not return

W
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with our service or food when we dine at La Hacienda. Thank you for being our Holiday tradition 🙌🏻🎄

S
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and very good service. A little pricey for Mexican food but I would do it again.

KC
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Order came very quickly. Thanks.

DU
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and courteous servers. A wonderful family experience!

CL
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was very beautiful and I would have to say the the food was amazing. The atmosphere is amazing and has great views. The Valet parking is awesome and they even have golf carts that will come pick you up from the restaurant, but the walk is better. I would highly recommend this place. Ask for Esteban as your waiter. He is amazing!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of six frequent travellers, and we all agreed that this was the best Mexican food we’ve ever had. Would love to come back as many times as I can!

b
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keep going back because great food!

MP
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the environment (both indoors and out) and sat in a quaint alcove behind the fireplace that reduced the noise and enabled dinner conversation. Lobster street tacos were terrific. Carnitas hacienda disappointing as the pork was a bit dry. Our server was super and informative on the menu and options...but the overall service (speed in delivering food and in timeliness to refill water) was poor. That along with the only above average entree resulted in the 4 stars. Would return, but more likely stay with drinks and the small plate (similar to tapas) selections

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Service was horrendous. Celebrating a birthday and was in a back dark corner even though we booked over a month before.
Food was excellent though. Would not go back due to the poor service

SD
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I have dined at La Hacienda multiple times. I had carnitas, a specialty, and my wife had beef tacos - which were actually more like three small steaks on tortillas. The food was excellent as usual. The restaurant has recently been redone - all very nice. When the weather is favorable, there is a lovely patio on which to dine.

NJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a dining experience. It’s different than a typical Mexican restaurant. You have to try the margaritas! We had the sea bass and the pork shoulder entrées. They were just amazing.

CS
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at La Hicienda for decades and it has always been a favorite of ours. The mole sauce is to die for.

m
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not gluten free or dairy free friendly

k
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious but it is dark in the restaurant. Have your phone flash light.

LB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always - especially the chargrilled fajitas. Can't wait to go back!

B
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always changing fantastic food and drink menu! Wonderful new creative drinks, smoked lavender was incredible!

TT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although they opentable and restaurant systems did not sync and my reservations were not at the restaurant, they were able to sit us. The food and experience was incredible. We would definitely dine again at the restaurant when in Scottsdale.

F
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant far exceeded my expectations. We started out with the nachos and salsa. I’ve honestly never tasted more fresh or better tasting chips. ordered the chicken fajitas, and they were amazing - fantastically seasoned and prepared. Another member of my party ordered the trio fajitas (chicken, steak and shrimp). Each meat was enjoyed, however, the shrimp was the standout. The ambiance of the outdoor seating area is unmatched. Enjoyed by all and definitely will return!

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