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Hacienda de Vega

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2608 S Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025-7336
+1 760-738-9804
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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San Diego, California
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hacienda de Vega is a beautiful courtyard setting on the south end of Escondido. The dining area is lovely with fountains and a wonderful garden. Too bad the food is just so-so. There are so many places in Escondido with better Mexican food. Visit for the ambiance, Go elsewhere for good food.

Thank lovewarmwater
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful garden, comfortable seating, good drinks, good music, but if you're looking for Mexican food, it's not the place to go. Lots of cheese, rice and beans, low on flavor and spice.

Thank Rafael G
San Diego, CA
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food in this vintage hacienda is authentic and different. The gardens and the seating really make it a special dining experience. I love the varied menu, the corn soup is a favorite. All of the appetizers are good. The service is always on point and the margaritas cold and yummy (get them on the rocks). We also had a... More 

Thank EuroTravelLover
Escondido, California
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Top level service, excellent food. Amazing jalapeño margarita. Friendly, not crowded and perect for both romance and/or business.

Thank 537MikeC
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85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Step back in time, and experience a dining treat in the courtyard of the Hacienda de Vega. A bit unassuming from the busy street in front, but you will be transported to a serene atmosphere to enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine the way it should be. Great food, wonderful service and a must-visit in Escondido.

2 Thank Makemeabeliever
Wildorado, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

It doesnt look like a restaurant from the outside but when you walk in to get seated its beautiful. The fountain is huge, the food is amazing, and the margaritas are exceptional

Thank amadariaga
Fresno, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Fairly standard menu but all dishes my family and I have tried have been great. I particularly enjoyed the Carnitas - main way I judge a Mexican restaurant. Setting is unique as most is outdoors in a very nice setting. While I haven't been, I have to imagine the Happy Hours are nice as there are various outdoor seating areas.... More 

Thank DarberBoom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Hacienda de Vega is my favorite Mexican restaurant. Their food is delicious and their drinks are generous. Excellent chips & salsa. Their mole is outstanding- I love the chicken mole enchiladas. They only offer outdoor seating, which adds to the ambiance of the waterfall and greenery. They do have a covered patio for rainy days and plenty of heaters. The... More 

Thank TarafromVC
Escondido, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I read several reviews of this restaurant before deciding to go. The setting sounded so appealing, and the food was highly rated, but a fairly common complaint was slow service. Thus, we went around 4 in the afternoon on a Friday, so service was OK, but I can see where it would be slow on a busy night. That said,,... More 

2 Thank cdominia
Oceanside, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

this is one of my favorite places to bring out of town guests - love the food and the setting - and the margaritas :) only down side is the service - if your looking for a leisurely dinner and have no time restraints this is the place to go. It does always seem to take longer than it should... More 

1 Thank eojallen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2608 S Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025-7336
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-738-9804

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?