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La Hacienda Restaurant

2635 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973-1112
+1 530-893-8270
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tostadas” (14 reviews)
“mayan pork” (2 reviews)
Opens in 15 min
All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
2635 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973-1112
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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 8 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 4 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 11 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

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Went there for a large group B'Day party. Only thing, in their banquet room were 3 other large parties, too. Very noisy; could hardly hear the person talking right next to you. When we went to leave, had to walk through the entire rest of...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 1 November 2016

If you eat pork you will love this special dish! I love Mexican food and generally stick with tamales, burritos, sopes, and flautas. But whenever I visit La Hacienda I have to have their Mayan Pork - slow cooked in a citrus barbecue sauce and...More

Thank SMChico2
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Love this place! Great Mexican food, goo service and a clean, pleasant atmosphere. The secret sauce/dressing is awesome!

Thank ChicoGuy
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Reviews we have read about the food at La Hacienda were pretty good but the food was even better than expected. Started off the meal with a mojito and chips and salsa. For dinner I had the tortilla bowl with flank steak. Lots of excellent...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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