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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4.5

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4.5

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4.5

value

3.9

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Special Occasion (28)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
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Authentic (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Romantic (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Casual (18)
Good for Groups (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Fun (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Spicy (14)
Tapas (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Business Meals (9)
Cozy (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Bar Seating (6)
People Watching (6)
Seasonal (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Scenic View (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Naples)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service. Among the best Mexican restaurants we have dined at in the US

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Tapas, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

I could eat the seafood enchiladas every day. They were that good. Also, I would recommend the queso and the guacamole. If you are staying at the Fairmont, no reason to leave. This will be one of your best meals.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Outstanding service with quality food. The menu had traditional Tex Mex style food to authentic mexican. The chef put his own creative flare on each of the dishes making them more unique and flavorful meals that you couldn’t find anywhere else. Great dinner overall. Would definitely go back when I’m in town next!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food is fabulous!!!!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

If you go for dinner, ask for Angel to serve you. Was attentive and card about our meal.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our food and wait staff for very good; the area of the restaurant has an acoustics problem. We have been to La Hacienda and always in other areas of the restaurant. It was disappointing to meet friends and then be unable to hear one another and converse.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Nice authentically decorated Mexican restaurant food is creative notably the guacamole sampler and lobster tacos.
Excellent

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Tapas, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess does a fantastic job creating a wonderful family environment for the holidays! That's why we were a bit disappointed about our New Year's Eve dining experience at LaHacienda (at 5:30, party of 7 with 3 young children - so not expecting a big midnight todo). The food was very good but the amount, selection and presentation for the $75 cost per person left us a bit 'blah' - and disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Their website advertised to spend $75 and receive free admission to their Christmas festival. They refused to honor this. Very disappointing.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Truly the best dining experience we have ever had. For a special occasion in the day of our engagement. Dustin the general manager made sure we had everything we needed and more. And our server Alfonso and the rest of the staff were outstanding. Outstanding service, food, and drinks. An all around success.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The menu changed since the last time we dined here. I liked the old menu better; however, everyone loved their meals! (Seasonal plates, tacos, enchiladas, etc) We were seated by entrance to the kitchen which I never enjoy but we were a larger party. The flaming drinks at the end were enjoyable as always. Love the overall decor and feel of the restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The whole evening was wonderful. Very knowledgeable servers, delicious food, great tequila! Will come back again for sure!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Magical night at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess seeing all the holiday decor. We started with dinner at the La Hacienda. Food was wonderful and service outstanding. We were able to be seated outside under the warm heaters, but not at a fire pit table as requested. The glich was that Open Table reservations are not eligible for special seating requests. I found out I should have called the restaurant directly. Regardless we had a great time.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I really like the food but it is way overpriced. We were ok w that since we had family in town but the music was so loud we could not hear the person two seats away. I understand it’s for atmosphere but it took away from our evening so I don’t think we will be back

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I've been going to this restaurant since the 90s when i would vacation in Scottsdale and loved it! Then it closed and then it reopened and we moved here, but it wasn't so good then. But now, this time it was really delicious! We gave it another shot because we came to see the fabulous Christmas lights!!!!! We'll definately be back! When we want upscale Mexican food at a fabulous resort! Just wish the servers were a bit friendlier and attentive.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

My husband and I ate here with the kids before attending Christmas at the Princess. With the exception of the kids quesadillas (kids said they were cold and dry), all the food was delicious. Service was quick and friendly. The churros for dessert were amazing. Prices were high but expected. I would recommend eating here for a special occasion.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food and fun atmosphere!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Although La Hacienda is a little pricy, the food is excellent and Will, our server was excellent and very helpful in answering all of our questions about the vast menu items. Scottsdale and Phoenix have many good Mexican restaurants, but the food at La Havienda is excellent and with so many entries, everyone can find an entry or appetizers to satisfy them.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

One of the best Mexican restaurants in US. Great food, outstanding service!

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Love spot by fireplace but no fire anymore. Disappointed but candles as replacements for wood were nice touch to compensate. Love the ambiance and elegant cozy feel here. Good tequlia menu. Like the diablo marg. However-
Having had a very good experience previously- was Sorely disappointed this visit-we arrived late had to wait to valet-but we called to notify about 5-10 min late and restaurant said no problem. Went to desk and then had a bit of a wait for our table- and walked into a dining room full of wide open tables. Waited for our server, who was very nice. Attentive bussers. Had to request for chips and salsa- salsa very good, chips so salty and tough almost inedible.
Once watered and menu questions answered, our waiter totally dissappeared. Waited a long time for his return to order. Upon ordering, our food came out in just minutes bought by a runner- obviously requiring no prep time. Fish tacos good but very very spicy, no option for grilled , brought fried, I like spicy. Carnitas were good, but not hot-presentation and light on sauces and accompaniment- except slaw(tons) and no tortillas accompanying, was a drawback- had to order tortillas at extra cost , and 3 small tortillas came out ($3)- doughey and tough obviously undercooked. Would have sent back (definitely would have sent back if I knew I was paying 1.00 per tortilla) but waiter never came back to check- another manager or other kept coming trying to clear our unfinished plates -2x- once without asking! Annoying ! We ordered churros for desert- very good. In all for 2 drinks 2 entrees(served under 5 minutes) and 1 desert we were seated over 2 hours, to give an idea of our wait. Not what I expected. As a result we ran short on time to see the holiday light show and enjoy skating etc.
in addition our tale home only consisted of the remaining hunk of carnitas meat- none of the slaw or accompaniment.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Over priced Mexican food!
If you don’t mind paying double the price for everything you’d get at a normal Mexican restaurant, then this is the place for you! Only $200 with tip for three for dinner with one margarita each! Talk about a great value! NOT!

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

.. we were here over Labor Day & the food was over the top.. the guacamole was amazing, entree & desserts.. but this time the the guacamole was not that good, the entree was ok & the amazing chocolate dessert was no longer on the menu?? We ordered a coconut white cream cake .. was not good!! Sorry but we booked for 2 nights & cancelled the second!! Made us sad!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We are from DC and are used to higher prices. The high cost wouldn't have been so shocking, had the quality of food and options been better. The menu in the restaurant was different from the one posted online. Few options for the vegetarian in our party. Our server suggested vegetable fajitas, which consisted of grilled corn, peppers, and onions ... for $25. Expected more of a Richard Sandoval restaurant.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Waiter rushed us. Prices too high. Charged for salsas.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The appetizers were delicious. We had blossom quesadillas and chorizos and potato empanadas and different. My husband had carnitas and slaw for his mail meal. I was already full so I had a BBQ salad. The special hacienda margheritas were fabulous.
We ended with the churros and three sauces. Amazing.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Very fun, and good atmosphere. Had lots of fun waking around after:

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Tapas, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Live Music
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Our waitress, Amy, was outstanding!
The food was not worth the price, the margarita was ok but the sangria was so-so. The desert and coffee was the highlight of the evening.
We were going to see the lights but my wife got sick shortly after eating so we left for home. All in all it was a extremely disappointing experience.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Highly expensive but good food. Very Authentic. The steak came out almost raw, but sent it back and they quickly resolved the issue. All was good from there. Service was better than average as well...

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Just a happy time with family. Staff was courteous and efficient. Food was great!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 18, 2017

As always, a great dining experience at La Hacienda. They seated us promptly even though it was busy and we arrived early. Friendly and efficient service, great food - guacamole made right at the table - with ample portions, and nice atmosphere. It is not inexpensive, but the overall experience is worth the cost. As a side note, they will validate your valet parking ticket which is a great help at Christmas time when the resort is charging high rates because of the holiday light displays and special attractions for families.

Highly recommend La Hacienda for a special occasion dinner as well as casual dining at any time of the year.

Tags: Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Outstanding drinks, food and service.
Enjoyable evening in a calm, upscale setting.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a great time. Food and service outstanding. Ask for the tequila sipping flights! They were awesome and really informative.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Delicious food! The pomegranate and pear guacamole and halibut entree are must try's!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Limited menu kids screaming all over the place high prices

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We booked La Hacienda knowing we wanted to do Christmas at the Princess and that you get the festivities for free when dining at one of their restaurants. The food was ok, nothing spectacular. I was disappointed, seeing they had been rated a top Mexican restaurant, I had high hopes, but I did not find it above par. I think there are a lot better Mexican places in the Valley, however, I also know that opinions on Mexican food varies greatly. The margarita I had was delicious! Service was great and the overall atmosphere is great. We were stuck inside in a corner, I would have preferred being outside, but it was busy so we took what they gave us. Overall, if you are in the area or at the resort, it is worth checking out. I would see if they have a happy hour and sit at the bar area. But I don't think we'll be back for dinner any time soon.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 14, 2017

It is a good Mexican restaurant but very, expensive for Mexican food. But it is a fun evening during the holiday season to have dinner and see the holiday light displays. The lights are wonderful.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

I have always loved La Hacienda but the food is under par. The service was excellent, the ambiance was excellent, but not so great food.

Tags: Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We had a great meal at La Hacienda. Couldn’t believe the amount of food that was in our plates. So delicious. Our server, Angel, was fabulous too. Spot on with his recommendations.

Tags: Good for a Date, Spicy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food and ambience are top notch. The table service is pretty good. However, the hostess process is neither good or efficient. Because of the nonchalant attitude and personal conversations among several hostesses, we will likely not be returning. Too bad as this restaurant had always been on our must do list while visiting Scottsdale.

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 (Northern MI)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food, perfect location, beautiful setting. The only disappointment was our server. I ordered tacos for my grand daughter (9years old) due to the fact that the server did not come to our side of the table, he did not hear my order and failed to bring the tacos. (This was promptly corrected) The server mistook my son in law as the principal in our party, and concentrated on insuring that he had drinks, and attention. As I was seated in the back of the table, he literally ignored me as the one to pay the bill, ( and the tip)-------as we finished our meal, I requested a desert menu; he returned, collected the menus, and started to leave the table while I shouted to him that I would like to order desert!------He left the bill with my son in law. After an UNREASONABLE time, I suggested that the 5 family members go and enjoy the festivities & I would handle the bill as I had planned to do. I requested our valet parking tickets be validated and was curtly told that my son in laws ticket would be validated, but my ticket didn't qualify. (Valet parking was included with $75.00 purchase------our dining bill was $300.00)
Other than the disappointing service, this place is spectacular. We WILL return & choose our waiter carefully.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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