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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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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The space is nice, food was boring. I'm sorry to say the food was flavorless & forgettable. I ordered the enchiladas since it was a cold rainy day, my husband ordered carnitas. Maybe we hit them on a bad day but at this point we have no plans to return.

Thank MrsCritter
Southampton, United Kingdom
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355 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Mexican restaurant represents good value for money. There is a big menu. It has a large open air area, perfect in the warm evenings. The staff are good too.

Thank Paul H
San Diego, CA
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The margarita's are awesome. This is a great happy hour spot. I would give it 5 stars for ambiance but only 4 for the food.

Thank DeNeila
San Diego, California
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 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
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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
Reviewed 18 January 2017 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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91 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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
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 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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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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
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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?