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La Hacienda Restaurant

2635 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973-1112
+1 530-893-8270
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good36%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tostadas” (14 reviews)
“mayan pork” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
2635 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973-1112
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The quality of food was right up there with Taco Bell. There were no prices for the Margaritas or tequila or beer and the servers didn't know the prices either so it was more or less a crap shoot. I had to wait for the...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are lots of Mexican Restaurants here, but La Hacienda is certainly one of the oldest. Lots of locals have eaten here as kids and then brought their grandkids back to enjoy the food. They have a nice banquet room and a fine bar.

Thank enkidog
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I know several people who hold this restaurant in high esteem. I am not one of them. I found the food to be very ordinary - nothing really special. Service was really good. My recommendation is to try this for yourself and get your own...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The staff is very friendly and there for you and any of your needs. Price is comparable to other Mexican restaurants (Reasonable). Nice selection to choose from, but I like my chicken with a little seasoning so I try to stay away from chicken enchiladas...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 16 April 2017

LA Hacienda is a Chico tradition. Created by Nathan and Tomas Ibanez in 1948, it is especially famous for its Original Tostada and it's "secret sauce," a rich sort of spicy "salad dressing" that locals eat on everything from the tortilla chip appetizer to the...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Not a huge variety, but what they, do, they do well. The bar is outstanding! Try the blackberry mojito or any of their margaritas.

Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We usually stick to ordering the Chicken Tostadas and one of us did. However, three of us tried something different and the food did not have any flavor. Without the sauce, it was pretty bad. After years of patronage, I am not sure I will...More

Thank Tina D
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Welcoming environment great for larger groups. Friendly if somewhat slow service; but very tasty combination plates, and pricing is very competitive for this sort of establishment. A good mid-range mexican restaurant for the area. No surprises is sometimes a good thing!

Thank JoelZ195
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had family in town and drove over to Chico for an early dinner at La Hacienda. Two of us had tostadas (with the "special sauce", 'natch!) and I had a combination plate (enchilada & pork burrito). We were all very happy with our food...More

Thank TravelEnjoyerFromCA
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Where do I begin? Carpeting around our table was dirty, so I asked that it be swept. The guy barely did because he actually thought it was clean enough. Dude, really? Server also was clueless. Food was OK, but two of our three orders were...More

1  Thank imafilmcritic
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2635 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973-1112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-893-8270
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