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Hacienda de Vega Escondido

kare_raisu Feb 2, 2008 08:51 PM

Have you ate here? Opinons?

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    maestra Feb 3, 2008 07:26 AM

    HDV is my go-to place for out-of-state company. The food is better than your typical sit-down Mexican place: unique enough to please me and my husband, but not intimidating to those not familiar with Mexican cuisine beyond enchiladas and crunchy tacos. I've had a number of dishes there, but my favorite part of any meal is simply the 3 salsas they bring with chips.
    The #1 reason to go to Hacienda de Vega is the atmosphere. The dining room, grounds, bar, and waiting area are beautiful. It's a great date, or as a said, company place. Go at dusk or in daylight, and don't go if it's raining.

    1. deckape Feb 4, 2008 09:27 AM

      I was very disappointed in my visit. Food was only okay and the service was pretty indifferent. The patio is fantastic, though, a real touch of central Mexico. It was only a couple of months ago we went and I can't even remember what we ate, it was that unimpressing.

      Perhaps it was the entrees we chose or maybe the kitchen was having a bad night, I don't know, but it was a failure as a special destination that night.

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        Spike Costa Feb 4, 2008 08:29 PM

        The patio is nice when the weather is good. The only memory I have of the food is a large platter of melted, bland white cheese served as a dip.

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