My husband and I really enjoy the food at La Hacienda. It is authentic, but quite mild to suit the Utah pallette. It could be spicier. We have tried many Utah Mexican restaurants and it is the best we have found. I see a review comparing it to Red and Blue Iguana. It is better by far. My experience at Blue Iguana has been bleak. I have not had good food there; I've never eaten such bland bad food as at the Iguana. La Hacienda was a favorite, even when we lived out-of-state and would visit. The atmosphere is very casual--cafe like--but if you can see past that, the food is great!
5283 S State StSalt Lake City, UT 84107
From Business: The first restaurant was opened in 1983 in San Diego by Ralph Rubio and his father, Ray, who started the fish taco phenomenon that spread across the nation. Today, …
My very Favorite Mexican Restaurant! We've been going here for over twenty years after the Guadalupe Center Mexican Restaurant closed. EVERYTHING that I've tried here is VERY GOOD! I particalurly LOVE their mild salsa with their chips and their chile veerde enchilada on their lunch menu (I usually add a hard shelled taco with it). Besides their having EXTREMELY GOOD MEXICAN FOOD, their prices are reasonable! The only two negatives are they have Pepsi products instead of Coke and they are closed on sundays (both HUGE negatives)!
This place has the best nachos in town. Its not an appetizer, its a knock down meal. I'm not a big eater but I can never finish this off. Others in my family love this fact. Barbacoa has better burritos, but this place has the best nacho's in town, hands down. The Green Chicken Chili Salad is very good.