Dinner at The Hacienda – Sept. 12, 2012
Like something out of a Robert Rodriguez or Quentin Tarantino film, this place is a throwback from days gone by. The next time I hear of a location needed for Old Mexico I will absolutely suggest La Hacienda Restaurant. It has brilliant neon both in the bar and on the outside Marquees. The stuffed deer in the case in the bar is also something to see, not to mention the other deer heads on the wall.
La Hacienda opened it’s doors 12 years ago, owner Victor Calderon has been a chef for 25 years, his originals Mexican recipes have been passed from his family from generation to generation.
Victor who originally comes from the beautiful state of Michoacan, bring’s all this authentic food that originally comes from the Southern border and the heart of Mexico. Victor was a very generous host and served up some amazing Mexican food, for sure one of the best in Sonoma County.
During the summer, La Hacienda uses their BBQ, located in the deck, and servs all class of Steaks and Prime Rib, BBQ Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Shrimp, Pastas and Salads.
Here’s what I tried:
Probably the best top shelf Margarita I have ever tried was my beverage of this dining experience, they do have wine, but Victor suggested his drink of choice instead.
Shredded Beef Taco, very simple with great flavor.
Guacamole Chips and Salsa, you get a big plate that is rich with avocado, very authentic.
La Hacienda Chicken Enchiladas, chicken is very tender, and the beans and rice are delicious.
Carne Asada Al La Tampiquena, the steak is tender and moist, with exceptional flavor. You get so much food; it is served on big platters.
Grilled Pork Loin, so much pork on this plate, had to take most of it home.
Camarones Al Mojo De Ajo, with the shells on and butter flied, this dish was by far my favorite.
Caldo Siete Mares, a staple is real Mexican cuisine and this one could battle with the big boys, great seafood, and nice texture. This one is a keeper.
This place is the only good Mexican place in town. They do a lot of to go orders and you can see why. You can come for the atmosphere or come for the food, either way you will in for a treat.
143 N. Cloverdale Blvd. North Cloverdale, CA.