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Hacienda de Vega

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2608 S Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025-7336
+1 760-738-9804
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Step back in time, and experience a dining treat in the courtyard of the Hacienda de Vega. A bit unassuming from the busy street in front, but you will be transported to a serene atmosphere to enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine the way it should be. Great food, wonderful service and a must-visit in Escondido.

2 Thank Makemeabeliever
Wildorado, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It doesnt look like a restaurant from the outside but when you walk in to get seated its beautiful. The fountain is huge, the food is amazing, and the margaritas are exceptional

Thank amadariaga
Fresno, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Fairly standard menu but all dishes my family and I have tried have been great. I particularly enjoyed the Carnitas - main way I judge a Mexican restaurant. Setting is unique as most is outdoors in a very nice setting. While I haven't been, I have to imagine the Happy Hours are nice as there are various outdoor seating areas.... More 

Thank DarberBoom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Hacienda de Vega is my favorite Mexican restaurant. Their food is delicious and their drinks are generous. Excellent chips & salsa. Their mole is outstanding- I love the chicken mole enchiladas. They only offer outdoor seating, which adds to the ambiance of the waterfall and greenery. They do have a covered patio for rainy days and plenty of heaters. The... More 

Thank TarafromVC
Escondido, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I read several reviews of this restaurant before deciding to go. The setting sounded so appealing, and the food was highly rated, but a fairly common complaint was slow service. Thus, we went around 4 in the afternoon on a Friday, so service was OK, but I can see where it would be slow on a busy night. That said,,... More 

2 Thank cdominia
Oceanside, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

this is one of my favorite places to bring out of town guests - love the food and the setting - and the margaritas :) only down side is the service - if your looking for a leisurely dinner and have no time restraints this is the place to go. It does always seem to take longer than it should... More 

1 Thank eojallen
San Diego, California
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I love the outdoor venue and the food! We've even been here on a rainy day, and it was GREAT! This is always a fun place for family and friends to gather. Everyone will love it.

Thank cstotz
Escondido, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Nice outside dining & pretty good food, but long service & food wait...begging for service, water, food, bill, etc.

1 Thank CindyRichie
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A hidden gem in Escondido. We have been back three times in the two months since we found the place. They have beautiful grounds and outdoor seating around a pool/fountain. Their complimentary chips are served with three different salsas, very excellent. Margaritas are good. The best dish is the appetizer ajillo shrimp - such an amazing garlic/butter sauce. They have... More 

1 Thank Ann K
Boise, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The wait for food and drinks is ridiculously slow but Food is amazing. Mouth watering delicious. Conviently located down the road from our hotel. The food is worth the wait; waiter told us that they do weddings. The surroundings and atmosphere of the restaurant was nice too.

1 Thank Ryan R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2608 S Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025-7336
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-738-9804

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