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

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
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Special Occasion (19)
Casual (17)
Authentic (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Romantic (15)
Spicy (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Fun (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Business Meals (9)
Cozy (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Tapas (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Scenic View (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

Limited menu kids screaming all over the place high prices

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Have dined here plenty of times and have always loved the Hacienda. Especially during the Holiday season as the whole resort does an amazing job and being one of the top resorts for celebrating the holiday. Food was very good

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We are staying at the Scottsdale Princess and decided to try this on-site restaurant. A bit on the pricey side but portion sizes and quality were both good. Had to ask for chips and salsa but they throw it in gratis which was a pleasant surprise. Service was top notch. Everything at the Princess is expensive so no sticker shock here. Will go again next time we are visiting the area.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I am a vegetarian and there is nothing on the menu at first glance. However, the server is super helpful and was willing to communicate with the chef to make a vegetarian meal for me.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything about La Hacienda was spectacular! We visited as a group of three couples, and enjoyed the food so much. The jalapeno margarita is a must try, and the fresh guacamole is to die for.
Our server was less than stellar however. Very un-engaging, an no interest in making our visit memorable. Luckily for him, the food, atmosphere and company made up for it, but it was certainly no thanks to him.
An example of his poor service was when one person from our group received his meal, he realized it contained something he is allergic to. I had to wave in order to get our servers attention - he didn't check to make sure the food came out okay - and while the plate was immediately whisked away, another meal was never ordered or delivered. And he didn't once check in on us while we were eating, or let us know it was on its way. In fact, he seemed to intentionally avoid us the entire time! And not only that, the meal was on the bill when it arrived, and he was incredibly annoyed that we brought it up!

I would have loved to give this all 5 stars, because honestly it deserves it. But the server was just so unfortunate.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

La Hacienda was okay. Nothing to write home about. We had a reservation for 8pm, and were seated at 8.10pm. Was 5 or 10 before we got a water, and shortly after was greeted by our server. Food was okay, nothing special. It would have been nice to have been offered a desert menu, but another person that was cleaning the table off asked. Not sure if eat there again

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything is great here. Awesome margaritas and their flaming coffee after dinner drink is superb and entertaining to watch it made. The food is wondeful, full of flavor. I will go back again and again. It's one of my favorites. Highly recommend making reservations.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

I've eaten at La Hacienda before and had a better experience the first time. This time we were seated inside and our table was so dark that you could not read the menu or even see my food well. I noticed that most other tables had a light on the wall behind them or something like that but our table did not. Also the chips were burned. They should have been thrown away. I had the short-ribs as my main and they were good. Guacamole was good too. Honestly, i could deal with eating in the dark but the burned chips were too much.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Enjoyed a delicious meal! Everything was delicious! Carnita's tacos were really good and there was plenty(large portion). Guacamole made right at the table, amazing and queso fundido really good!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Tapas, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Ate Thanksgiving at Hacienda, as several of our family members have done for several years and always had turkey mole. This year the turkey was not a roasted fresh, sliced turkey but rather slices of very salty loaf that looked like JennyO turkey loaf. The mole was great, as well as the tamal but turkey VERY disappointing for $36. for a plate. Not sure we will return next year. We were guests at the hotel and have always previously enjoyed the turkey mole.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were very surprised at the cost of parking on Thanksgiving Day and were pleased that the wait staff at La Hacienda were both knowledgeable and very accommodating in taking care of our valet parking and our guests valet parking since we were dining at the LaHacienda that evening. We weren't aware that we could choose outdoor dining and when we arrived, there were, unfortunately, no outdoor tables available on what turned out to be a very mild evening. Since we booked through Open Table, perhaps options like that are unavailable on line. Would have been helpful to know about the parking and the outdoor option at the time we made the reservation. Neither would have changed our decision, it just would have been better if we understood the options. Thank you. The outdoor Christmas celebration was a bonus for us and so much fun! I would also compliment the hotel for quickly getting my daughters phone into the hands of security after she inadvertently laid it down in the lobby at the very end of the evening in all the excitement of taking photos with the beautiful backdrop of Christmas decorations. Thank you!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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 on November 20, 2017

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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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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