La Hacienda, a Mexican restaurant, is a true family restaurant with only the best there is in Mexican foods. Not Tex-Mex or Arkansas Mexican, but ... More
La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant
La Hacienda, a Mexican restaurant, is a true family restaurant with only the best there is in Mexican foods. Not Tex-Mex or Arkansas Mexican, but authentic "Mexican." Our food is original, meaning we only cook original family recipes. The restaurant has been in Hot Springs since 1988 and has received numerous awards from different food critics throughout the U.S. "Arkansas Times" readers have given us the award for Best Mexican Food in the State since 1988. Open 7 Days A Week from 11AM - 10PM
Really outstanding . . . the best Mexican food we've had in a long, long time. A big, widely-varied menu, excellent service, and beautiful decor, both inside and out (you can't miss the PINK as you drive down the street :-) ) -- Many awards posted on the walls, and, I'm sure, well deserved. We'd sure go back.
Great Mexican restaurant with truly wonderful food and great service. The three salsas that accompany each meal are excellent: don't listen to the whiners who dump on the sweet salsa. They don't know any better.
My favorite? The higado -- the liver. Hands down great.
La Hacienda is a great family owned and operated Mexican restaurant with consistantly, fresh, great food for lunch and dinner. Go early because its usually packed with regular, returning customers, like me.
The Red Salsa is served warm and is chaulked full of sweet fresh ingredients, and they also have the really fresh spicy green salsa as well. Both are served with fresh and warm chips. You'll find plenty of variety on their extensive menu with something for everybody. I've tried everything on their extensive menu and I must say...I haven't ever had a bad meal there. Their drinks and desserts are also refreshing especially the sorbet.
And if you don't like La Hacienda for whatever the reason, there are other Mexican restuarants in town, but none measure up to La Hacienda, I assure you. And I've been eating at La Hacienda since they're opening.
Half way Typical Mexican Food--La Hacienda was one of the first Mexican restaurants in the Hot Springs. Now, though, the cuisine seems to be catching on and La Hacienda is losing its preeminence in the market. It serves food that is somewhat Mexican but, as even with the best, is somewhat Americanized in order to satisfy the gringo palate and expectations. For instance, courses are all served on one plate instead of separately as in Mexico. Many of the recipes have been modified to meet gringo palates with too much cheese, beans, and rice, and spices are toned down as well as are any sauces. Even the hot sauce is not as spicy. It has charm in its decorations, but I find the prices are too high for my liking, especially when I realize I'm eating basically beans and rice as fillers next to the entree. This is a place I've gone to and halfway enjoyed, and only return to, when desperate to go somewhere I haven't been to in awhile.
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