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la Hacienda Mexican Restaurant

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1160 First Street, Gilroy, CA 95020-4819
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Brea, California
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I ate at the second location in San Martin.CA. The restaurant is new, large, and nicely decorated. The upstairs room is huge and could be used for large parties. The service was pretty good too. The food was average Mexican food, nothing special. Considering some of the great Mexican food in the area I would not return for just a... More 

Thank Ray S
Lake Arrowhead, California
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We had 4 hours to kill between checking out of our hotel and leaving town so we went here hoping we could have lunch and hang for a few hours. What a great find. Wish we would have discovered this place on our first day in town, not the last. The Mexican food was very good, more authentic than most... More 

Thank ZProf
Gilroy, California
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a must visit if you love Mexican food and are near the west side of Gilroy, great margaritas and reasonable prices. Their service is great and helpful. I love the El Senor with your choice of two entrees, beans, rice and soup or salad for ~ $12. My wife loves their Chile Verde. There are no bad... More 

Thank Fred G
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

We went to LaHacienda in Morgan Hill - what a great place! Food excellent, service perfect, and the Margarita is outstanding!!! Get the margarita that has the Gran Marnier float - it actually has the small travel size bottle sitting upside down on the rim. So good - only need one!!!! The food is great and very fresh, as were... More 

2 Thank beachlady10
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

I know this says Gilroy but we couldn't find one for Morgan Hill and that's where we ate lunch and dinner and would just like to comment that they were excellent in food, friendliness, quality, staffing, everything you could ask for. Highly recommend the Morgan Hill location for sure.

1 Thank trombley2016
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We went back to La Hacienda in Gilroy for my Father-in-laws 91th birthday! He picked the restaurant! There were 20 of us, and even though the restaurant had 3 other large groups, we had excellent service, friendly, cheerful servers, and the food was very good! Everyone from the 91 year old to the 2 year old, all enjoyed the meal... More 

1 Thank beachlady10
Gilroy, California
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here sooo many times. They have a beautiful atmosphere. Big bar area. Large enough for big parties or intimate ones. I love their Chile Verde! Or grilled chicken tacos. If you would like a sweet cocktail, their Sangria is by far the best I have ever had. Staff is very friendly. They have parking in front and... More 

1 Thank lovetotravel140
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Just come for the margaritas if you want but the food is great also friendly staff and didn't mind at all that we my have been some what loud

1 Thank Junell M
Merced, California
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Met family here for a get together, spent 3 hours and never felt rushed. Staff was very friendly and the food was great.

Thank Motoman71
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

La Hacienda just changed owners 5 months ago and is now just the kind of small, friendly, comfortable restaurant we were looking for after a long day on the road. The service was great and the staff very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the chicken fajita tostada salad and my husband the green chili. I will definitely remember this place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1160 First Street, Gilroy, CA 95020-4819
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gilroy
  • Phone Number: 4088484133

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