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Hacienda Mexican Grill

4500 Valleydale Road (Hoover/Indian Springs area, at intersection with Caldwell Mill)
Overall, the atmosphere and food at Hacienda are a step above the average Birmingham Tex-Mex restaurant. The food tastes fresher and is nicely seasoned, without being greasy. The margaritas are delicious, and a "create-your-own-combo" option makes ordering easier.

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2007 at 10:44AM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments6 Comments

Reader Comments (6)

Hacienda Mexican Grill may not be fancy but it's great for families. My four year old has declared this dining destination to be his "favorite restaurant in the world". Kids' entrees include real-food options like quesadillas with rice and beans.
Hacienda has authentic cheese-dip that varies from mild to medium daily. I often order their fajita taco salad- hot fajita toppings (onion, bell pepper, your choice of chicken or beef) over lettuce, guacamole and sour cream in an edible bowl. My husband enjoys a full order of fajitas or one of Hacienda's many combination platters.
We have hosted several birthday parties at Hacienda. The birthday person gets to pose in a beautifully decorated sombrero for a Polaroid photo which they post on their wall. Hacienda offers a separate party space near the back of the restaurant; it can be a bit cramped depending on the configuration of tables, but could probably seat 20-24.
Service for a party of 6-8 is usually wonderful. Service for groups can be slow, so order cheese dip and guacamole for everyone if you have a large party.
(July 2006)

June 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJanet Lewis

This is one of the worst restaurants I have ever eaten in. I am from California and if can truly say that this is really sad even for a super bad tex mex operation.
The staff is terrible without any understanding of how to serve a guest much less ability to understand and speak decent English. I live in this area and am most sad that they are taking such a great location to put out such horrible cheeze wiz food that would be embarrassing even for a badly ran Taco Bell. If you want even slightly close to Mexican go elsewhere or buy a TV dinner.

October 1, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjc

bad service. bland tex-mex. convenient location thus the only reason they stay open.

February 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterrn

I love Hacienda. They have the best salsa I have ever tasted. Their cheese dip is great and I have yet to find a Mexican restaurant with better margaritas.

May 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkp

There is a hacienda mexican grill in the new eastwood mall. The decor is really nice. I wish the same goes for the food. My wife makes me eat there because of the newer=better mindset. But the food at Hacienda is not that good. I have tried over 10 dishes there now. Last night I tried the hacienda nachos. How can you mess up nachos. They were some of the worst beef nachos I've had. Definitely not worth the 7 bucks. Perhaps the only thing on the menu that I find reliably good are the chips and salsa. The queso dip is ok too.

One good thing about this place is the outside patio. So for a get together, this is good place to have a drink, sit outside, and have some chips and salsa.

If you are near the eastwood mall, for better mexican, head on down crestwood blvd another minute and eat at villa fiesta. Great service, and much better mexican food.

January 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbg

Don't let this place fool you! Even though they advertise and tell you that Happy Hour ends at 7:00, it isn't true. We were there for a full meal, had four drinks between us at 6:30 and 6:45, then ate dinner with friends. When the check arrived, we noticed the price and inquired with the waiter who blamed it on the computer. We told him to talk to his manager and he would not change the bill and honor the Happy Hour pricing. We will not be back and there are soooo many other great Mexican restaurants in the area that we will patronize. If you support Hacienda, you will be giving them money for being dishonest. Too bad since we like to support our local businesses.

June 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJacqui

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