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History & Heritage, Revised

Barbecued sea bass. Slow-braised pork carnitas with sweet corn and habanero. Enjoy signature guacamole crafted tableside and an unmatched selection of tequilas and agave cocktails at what has been voted time and time again as Arizona's best Mexican restaurant. Encounter authentic recipes from across Mexico infused with innovation, from unexpected pairings to indigenous ingredients. In collaboration with world-renowned Chef Richard Sandoval, Executive Chef Forest Hamrick has transformed Mexican food in Scottsdale, bringing the sights, sounds and smells of a traditional upscale Mexican kitchen directly to your table.

With beehive fireplaces and a wood-beamed ceiling, the newly renovated casita feels warm and welcoming. Modern touches enhance the Spanish architecture, just as creative ideas inspire the restaurant's classic Mexican cuisine. Perhaps the most exciting addition is the brilliant new patio, perfect for starlit dining.

Join us for a front row seat as we welcome you as family and friends to celebrate our rich history and experience the fresh bold flavors of our future.

We are here to serve. We don't take those words lightly. And in today's rapidly evolving world, we will continue to adapt and adjust - because the safety and wellbeing of our team and guests is of paramount importance to us. For more information, please call 480.585.2694.

Hours of Operation


  • Daily 5 pm - 9 pm

*Please note, hours may vary seasonally.

Bar and lounge

  • Daily 5 pm - 9 pm

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Flaming Coffee At Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Arizona
Flaming Coffee

Ignite the flame within your spirit and become enraptured with a fiery performance, while simultaneously benefitting from the boost of coffee and the kick of a stiff drink. This café flameante served tableside is a must-try!

Tableside Guacamole In Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Arizona
Tableside Guacamole
The La Hacienda starter guaranteed to please every time! Guacamole made to order tableside. From our chef's traditional secret recipe to Sandia, Tres Cerditos and Esquites varieties, the choice is yours.
Tacos & Tequila

Nightly | 5 - 9 pm

Taste your way through the ultimate Latin-inspired food and beverage pairing menu. Take a leap of faith, and try a tequila specially selected from our Tequila Goddess, paired with Executive Chef Forest Hamrick's favorite tacos. $42 per person

Meet Our Team
Meet Our Culinary Artists
Richard Sandoval Celebrity Chef at La Hacienda - Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Arizona
Richard Sandoval
Celebrity Chef
Richard Sandoval Celebrity Chef at La Hacienda - Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Arizona

Richard Sandoval

Richard Sandoval brings the vibrant flavors and ingredients of Mexico into the culinary spotlight at La Hacienda, combining the bold taste of classic Mexican cuisine with timeless European cooking techniques.
Sandoval's career as a chef and restaurateur includes serving as a culinary consultant, television personality, cookbook author and brand ambassador. Richard Sandoval Restaurants (RSR) is a leading international restaurant group with over 35 concepts. Known as the father of modern Mexican cuisine, he combines authentic Latin ingredients with international flavors and inventive techniques, creating new and unexpected dining experiences.
Forest Hamrick Celebrity Chef at La Hacienda - Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Arizona
Forest Hamrick
Executive Chef
Forest Hamrick Celebrity Chef at La Hacienda - Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Arizona

Forest Hamrick

"New Mexican cuisine is very Mexican, but with its own style. I've been to Mexico City to eat at some of the top upscale Mexican restaurants in the world and visit the mercados, or local markets, and am continuing my travels throughout Mexico to learn more about the culture and different cuisines from state to state, pueblo to pueblo."
A graduate of Scottsdale Culinary Institute with an Associates of Occupational Studies Degree in Culinary Arts and Science and Restaurant Management, Chef Hamrick started at the resort's three-meal restaurant, LV Bistro as Executive Chef and went on to run La Hacienda as Chef de Cuisine, winning the AAA Four-Diamond award three years running, and the 85255 Iron Chef Competition in 2006.
Miljan Vidovic Celebrity Chef at La Hacienda - Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Arizona
Miljan Vidovic
General Manager
Miljan Vidovic Celebrity Chef at La Hacienda - Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Arizona

Miljan Vidovic

"At La Hacienda you will find what you are looking for, with our exceptional Mexican flavors tied in with new expertise. We offer classical ways of preparing authentic Mexican cuisine. Serving Mexico's most famous beverage - tequila!"
Miljan has been in the food and beverage industry for 15 years and started his management career with the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in 2012. Miljan was part of a management team that opened Ironwood American Kitchen, and in less than a year he was paired with La Hacienda team as an Assistant General Manager. In 2016 Miljan got the opportunity to become a General Manager of Toro Latin Restaurant and Rum Bar. In 2018 Miljan has been promoted to La Hacienda General Manager.
Berkeley Alvarado
Tequila Goddess

Berkeley Alvarado

As the Tequila goddess, I give guests an unforgettable experience on the knowledge and history of tequila. My favorite part is seeing their face light up when discovering a new tequila they have fallen in love with. Each guest has a special memory to take home. La Hacienda is all about the guest experience and I am honored to be a part of that. I grew up taking family vacations to Mexico where I learned a lot about the culture. To this day, it is one of my favorite places to visit to brush up on my knowledge of the spirit!
Christine Lord
Tequila Goddess

Christine Lord

Being from Buffalo, NY my tequila options were pretty limited. Things have changed since then! I moved to Arizona and quickly acclimated to the warm weather and all the spirits that go with it. After starting at La Hacienda as a bartender, I have had my eyes opened to the world of Tequila. Since becoming a Tequila Goddess I have traveled to Mexico and had the opportunity to tour the Don Julio distillery, instantly immersed in the traditions and culture of the country. I even got to pick our own exclusive barrel of tequila for La Hacienda. I studied hard and became certified by the CRT. It is my goal to bring the passion, history and culture of tequila to every tequila tasting. It is a pleasure to help tequila beginners as well as tequila aficionados find the perfect pour. I know now that there is a tequila for every person, every mood and every occasion. As Don Julio once said - "The best way to drink tequila is not alone.
Private Dining at La Hacienda - Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Arizona

Private Dining

Warning: This is not your typical Mexican dining experience! Bold, authentic flavors, and memorable surprises serve as the stars amid a variety of newly renovated indoor and outdoor backdrops created for groups of all sizes. From upscale tastings presented by our very own Tequila Goddess, to a memorable evening with flaming coffees lighting up the night, our dedicated team of foodie gurus are here to help you plan your perfect event.
14, Oct 2020

Discover Our Festive Fall Menus: A Q&A with Scottsdale's Top Chefs

Arizona’s best chefs love to let the wonderful fall season inspire them as they incorporate its freshest ingredients and flavors into their menus here at Fairmont Scottsdale. We sat down and asked our top chefs to tell us more about their favorite new dishes, menu pairings and Pumpkin Nights #AtThePrincess after-dinner treats.
A Taste of La Hacienda’s Bold New Renovation
16, Jul 2019

Old Hands, New Ways: A Taste of La Hacienda’s Bold New Renovation

Last summer the resort’s much beloved Mexican restaurant, La Hacienda, temporarily closed its doors to undergo a major revitalization. Every aspect of the restaurant was awakened with a bit of change and the magic, synonymous with the Fairmont brand. The end result is nothing short of spectacular.
How Bourbon Steak Cultivated Arizona’s Largest Sommelier Staff
16, Jul 2019

Sommelier Stories: How Bourbon Steak Cultivated Arizona’s Largest Sommelier Staff

An expertly paired wine can change dining to a memorable experience. Bourbon Steak, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, has been recognized as the Scottsdale restaurant with the best wine list by Wine Spectator.
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