La Hacienda de San Angel

October 2015 Trip Review

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I actually made it to La Hacienda a little before my 7:45 reservation time, but they were able to seat me right away and by 7:40 I had this in my hand…

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Classic Margarita – 100% Agave silver Tequila with orange liqueur and lime mix, served on the rocks with a salt rim
Now if you’ve previously read my dining reports you might be shocked that I didn’t have an Avocado Margarita here. :eek: However, you may recall that on my last two visits to La Hacienda (March 2013, October 2014) the Avocado Margarita that I had here would have been more accurately called a “Crushed Ice Margarita”. ;)

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The first time it happened I figured it was just a fluke but then when it happened again on my next visit, it made me a bit “gun shy” about ordering an Avocado Margarita at La Hacienda. But “gun shy” or not, I probably would have given it one more chance had I not had a perfect Avocado Margarita at San Angel Inn the previous day.

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So having satisfied my Avocado margarita need the day before, I was open to trying another kind of margarita at La Hacienda…

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There were a few that I considered ordering but then I remembered that I had enjoyed the Classic Margarita that I had here when my DH and I attended the Tequila Pairing Lunch held at La Hacienda the previous year. Plus as an added bonus, the Classic was the least expensive margarita on their menu and since they don’t accept TIW at La Hacienda those $$$ add up rather quickly. ;)

Anyway, their Classic Margarita was quite good so I was happy with my decision. Along with my drink, my server brought some chips and salsas to the table while I looked over their menu…

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I can’t recall if I had any of these and there’s nothing in my notes about them so unfortunately I can’t tell you if this was the same “yucky” red salsa ( think smoky barbecue sauce) that is served at San Angel Inn. Perhaps someone can chime in to answer this question??

Now on to La Hacienda’s menu as of October 28, 2015…

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There were several changes to the menu since I was last here in October 2014. The Tilapia entree that I had enjoyed here on my last two visits was missing (it was replaced by Red Snapper)…

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But I was okay with that, because I really wanted to try something that I hadn’t had here before. So my choice was the…

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Taquiza – Taco sampler featuring grilled chicken with green tomatillo sauce, grilled steak with roasted Chipotle sauce and rajas poblanos, pork Chilorio served with queso fresco, and battered fish served with a Mayo-Chipotle sauce topped with cabbage

Let’s look at these four tacos individually starting with my least favorite, the steak taco…

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This one was not good. The steak was tough and very chewy. The tasty sauce, fresh queso and dollop of creamy avocado made this taco edible.

Not much better was the Grilled Chicken taco…

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The chicken was very dry. Again it was edible thanks to the sauce and other toppings but nothing special. :sad2:

The Fish taco was better though…

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This had the same tasty mayo-chipotle sauce as the steak taco, plus the fish was much better than the steak so I enjoyed this one.

However, my favorite of the four tacos was the Pork Chilorio…

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The pork was so moist and flavorful, so combined with the chipotle sauce and other toppings this taco was delicious. I wish I could have had a a platter of four pork tacos…ok, maybe 3 pork and 1 fish just for a little variety. ;)

Also served with the tacos were a big bowl of rice (actually too big for one person)…

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And Refried Beans topped with fresh queso…

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I only had room for a taste of each of these but they were both good. The rice seemed to be different though than what I remember being served here previously…not better or worse but different. Can anyone confirm?? :scratchin

I was quite full so no dessert for me but here were the four options…

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So if I’d liked 3 out of the 4 tacos included with the Taquiza platter I would probably recommend this and look forward to having it again the next time I visit La Hacienda. But with enjoying only 2 of the 4 (and paying $26 with no TIW discount available for them), I would have to say that I’ll probably be trying something else the next time around. Perhaps the Carnitas Yucatecas entree since I really enjoyed the pork in my taco, if it is still on the menu when I return. But then again, I think I actually prefer San Angel Inn, plus they accept Tables in Wonderland. :thumbsup2

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