Terraza Garden Patio & Lounge at the Hacienda Del Sol

4.3
182 reviews
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Once visited, the Terraza will become your favorite neighborhood patio for gathering with friends and enjoying al fresco dining, specialty drinks and live music.

Terraza chefs put a unique spin on every single dish they create. From tapas to sandwiches and everything in between, every bite is flavorful and inventive.

Enjoy our brand new Tapas Menu, daily from 3PM to close featuring filling bites for just $9. Stop in Monday-Thursday and enjoy some tapas along with special pricing on drinks from 3PM-6PM for Happy Hour. Try a Port & Pomegranate Sangria, local Tucson brews or the always classic Hacienda Margarita.

Enjoy live music every night of the week on the beautiful heated and air-conditioned patio.

Everything tastes a little better when you’re on the Terraza.
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Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I would warn anyone that the room is very noisy. In addition, we were told our table requesting a quiet area had been given away even though we arrived exactly on time. If you want to have a conversation, wait for warm weather so that you can be on the patio.

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San Diego
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service has improved 100% over last year. There were managers checking on tables frequently. Food and service was excellent. The previous Happy Hour menu is no longer available which is too bad. Current tapas menu is not that appealing. Prices are a bit high, but the ambience is worth it.

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J
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Its a great venue. The wait staff outstanding. I was disappointed in the quality of the food. The temperatures for most of the good was barely warm. We were surprised given our dinner several weeks ago was excellent.

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ED
Tucson
24 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I really like dining at the Terraza Garden Patio & Lounge... especially because of the great southwest ambiance and the nice servers. When we recently met friends there, I was disappointed in the lack of seasoning in the seared ahi salad (for which I ordered more vinaigrette dressing) and the trout entrée. On the plus side, the service was excellent, and the HH red wine very tasty. We'll keep going back, but would like the chef to know that they should spice up their dishes (not to be spicy hot, just more seasoned).

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R
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were disappointed with our evening to Hacienda Del Sol. We Had a reservation and still had to wait 10 minutes for our table.
The food was very average with limited menu selections. Service was less then timely too. We won’t be coming back.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

We waited 20 minutes for our drink order to be taken and at least another 20 for our dinner order to be taken after we flagged someone down. No apologies were offered.

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e
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We dined outside on the terrace. Was a very pleasant evening. The restaurant has an early dining menu, and we ordered entrees from that. The food was outstanding. We had a Caesar salad and shrimp as appetizers from the Terrace menu.The Caesar salad was so fresh. The shrimp were huge and extremely fresh tasing. My husband had the beef short rib. Very tender and flavorable. Unfortunately the accompanying polenta was bland. The kale was tasty. I had the lobster fettuccine. What a great dish—homemade pasta, creamy sauce, and lots of lobster. The service was excellent. There is live music too.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great live music! Check out Cynthia Hilts on piano! What a Tucson gem!

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ED
Tucson
25 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Bing greeted us upon our arrival (and saw us off two hours later;-) ... So friendly and helpful!!

Brendan was our A+ server. He gave us lots of great suggestions and timed coming back to our table perfectly each time.

Had an excellent dinner of tasty tapas and slow roasted prime rib in the cozy beautiful Southwest inspired bar.

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J
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. We loved the three different menus they had, we just wish they were all on one sheet or menu card. The service was excellent and the ambiance is perfect.

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SL
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our server, David’s timing was poor. Although he knew a fair amount about wine and the complicated menu, he seemed to disappear at times. He did say he had a table at the pool as an explanations.
The wine and wonderful food could have made up for his disappearance, but my partner’s coffee was wrong and my caramel latte was room temperature. The lemon pound cake was brought to our table by someone other than our server. The pound cake was the best .

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JO
Tucson
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the waitress was very attentive and showed that she enjoyed waiting on us.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

The service was average. Had to ask for water refills multiple times. (same with the coffee both mornings we were there). The tuna was super fishy and we asked for a different meal. The ambiance however was outstanding. Beautiful hotel and we would definitely stay there again.

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JG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

My mom was visiting from out of town and I love to bring out of town guests to Hacienda del Sol. And while the atmosphere makes the experience wonderful, I find the food most often falls flat for me. The menu always seems so interesting and unique but when it doesn’t ever seem to impress my taste buds. For example, we ordered the cauliflower and shishito peppers. To start the cauliflower was basically raw. Calling it al dente would be kind. Next, the peppers were roasted, whole. And there was a huge pile of peppers. The sauce was on the plate and though it was tasty, it didn’t stick to the veggies well. It just wasn’t very satisfying or delicious. I would have preferred the peppers roasted, peeled, cut up, more sauce, served with bread or crostini. I did take the peppers home and made a frittata! Nothing else we ordered was delicious, just ok. Sorry for the critical feedback. And it might just be my own taste. But I can say this is my fourth visit and each time I feel this way about the food.

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JW
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and tapas (and other plates for sharing). Good selection of cocktails and wines. Scenic views from the patio. A great location.

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LR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone on the site, from the Valet parking staff to the gardeners were cheerful, courteous and very helpful. The gardens are breathtaking. It was a wonderful first visit and we can't wait to return.

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JF
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We have enjoyed an occasional visit to Hacienda del Sol during our two years of part time living in Tucson. We love the ambiance of the outdoor seating and appreciated the delicious and reasonably priced happy hour selections. On our most recent fall 2018 visit, the first since spring of this year, we were disappointed to see that the prior happy hour menu had been replaced by a Tapas Menu. The selections were different and the price/portion ratio had gone in the wrong direction. Food was tasty as always. Still a great place for outdoor eating but just more expensive now. Would like to see the old happy hour menu come back...

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JN
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Tapas were very good,nice for sharing. The piano music creates the nicest ambience.

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ES
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Hacienda del Sol is my hands-down favorite restaurant in Tucson. It has everything I want in elegant dining from excellent service, great wine, special food, wonderful ambience, views and more views. The Terraza is quite a bit more casual but just as fine. I gave it 4 stars for service because things were occasionally a bit slow due to several parties there at the same time. But the wait staff stayed friendly and calm.

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GN
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Great spot, good food, great service but the hostess was not only rude but not amiable at all. Seems she wasn’t capable of a little flexability to make patrons happier.

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E
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 5

It's an absolutely beautiful outdoor restaurant in the Catalina Foothills. I would categorize the food, however, as mediocre middle American food. I ordered from the tapas menu and I'm sure no one in Spain has seen tapas like those. I got one with a few veggies on top of some corn chips with sour cream drizzled on top. The other one was fingerling potatoes and chorizo swimming in some kind of cheese. Ugh. Couldn't finish them. Stick with hamburgers and drinks if you go.

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Cigar menu not available. Complete disappointment, was planning to take my husband there for our wedding anniversary. Thankfully the staff compensated two on the house drinks. Unsure if we will return in the future. Hopefully the menu will reflect changes so others do not go unexpectedly.

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NW
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Unfortunately the menu has been totally changed and there are no longer light, healthy options available. They have recreated the inside restaurant outside, which is not why I go to the patio. Everything is heavy and sauce laden.

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RI
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Made reservation for the Grill. It was closed for renovation work. Was not informed that the Grill was not available when we made reservations, or upon arrival. Ordered steak-for -two and it was so-so. We probably should have gone for the individual steaks.

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GA
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable! This restaurant has had good reviews on Yelp. All I can say is that they are understated. The service and food preparation were well beyond expectations. The chef at this location is tremendous. Not only was the food and service excellent, but all were unique preparations - one of a kind. We highly recommend this restaurant. We will definitely be returning. The ambiance of the entire establishment is very special.

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JG
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I would say the food is good. I have had both mediocre food and excellent meals here. The grounds are beautiful and make the experience complete. The patio is lovely and wonderful views. The only issue with this recent trip was the FLIES. They were totally obnoxious and made sitting on the beautiful patio rather unpleasant. I don't know if there is anything reasonable that can be done about this.

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MH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, service and great entertainment. The duo performed recognizable songs at a level where you could hear their singing but still talk with friends without having to yell.
Very pleasant evening.

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l
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Would be great if there were more vegetarian and vegan dishes on the menu. Choices are very limited.

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LP
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun atmosphere. Very good food. Excellent music. Romantic place to walk around after your meal. Outstanding value. We will definitely come back!

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SS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Very poor service, noisy, food was poor. Waiter was uncooperative, not helpful.

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C
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We have been visiting the Terraza Garden Patio for many years. We much prefer the ambiance of the old patio over the new patio. The new patio with removable panels is not nearly as charming as the old patio. While we enjoy live music, the volume of the music was so loud we could not hear each's conversation. It was to the point we hurried through dinner and left. As soon as we walked into the bar, we both felt relief and I can only imagine how noisy it would have been for those staying in rooms near the pool and patio. We are in our early 60's and know 'loud' music from our younger days, but this was not enjoyable.

Open the panels on the patio enclosure and lower the volume of the live music and we will be back.

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v
Tucson
19 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for the band and had an enjoyable evening. Service was good as was the food.

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Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food and the views are amazing! Also the pictures in the hallway are a glimpse into the past.

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s
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On this visit we were celebrating my husband's birthday. We've been here several times and it is the first place we take visitors. As always, the food was fabulous, service was excellent and the entertainment was perfect. Service was attentive, never rushed and did a beautiful presentation of dessert for my husband. The food is always great and there is always something interesting to try. This place is a gem. Equally perfect for a special night out or dropping in for an afternoon . can't wait for my birthday in August so we can do another "special event". but we will be back before then for more casual times.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I’ve dined here several times over the years and feel that it’s gone downhill over time. Ambiance is not as great, nor is the food.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. One person was brought wrong meal so it’s not right when 2 people are eating and the 3rd is waiting because the waiter ordered wrong meal. It was very nice desert was on the house. Best ice cream “ever “

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Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hacienda Del Sol is an historical masterpiece. It is one of the must places to dine with out of town visitors.

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Tucson
22 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We usually enjoy our light dinner and music at Terrraza however this occasion was not one of them. We sat inside as the music on the patio was way to loud. The choices for wine are not as good as before and the prices for the wine and food were on the high end for just appetizers and salads. The guacamole and salsa were even disappointing . Hope they improve their menus and food quality for next time.

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DC
Tucson
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting and comfortable during the warm evenings. Food could be a little more interesting and varied, something with a tapas-type menu.

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Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Will come back~

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