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Hacienda la Michoacana - Phoenixville

obx_nancy Sep 28, 2011 10:17 AM

Has anyone tried this mexican restaurant in Phoenixville, located where the now closed 101 Bridge was?

I'm always looking for good Mexican food! Any feedback would be great!

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    isadorasmama Oct 2, 2011 01:24 PM

    As far as I know, it hasn't opened yet.

    1. yummykimmy Oct 2, 2011 06:56 PM

      Not open - was just by there the other day. VERY SLOW....but did see a PLCB orange posting, and there was a banner indicating they are still going to be there....I hope they have not been paying rent for all these months.

      1. Bacchus101 Oct 3, 2011 04:56 AM

        Looking forward to their opening. Seems like a good location in an interesting building just add some great Mexican food and good service and we will have a more upscale Mexican in Montco.

        I had never been to 101. Does anyone know the particulars of their failure??

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          isadorasmama Oct 3, 2011 12:21 PM

          101 had mediocre food that was priced a little high. Lovely interior but the acoustics SUCK. Super loud even when not crowded.
          We could use a great Mexican restaurant around here. Indian, too.

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            Bacchus101 Oct 4, 2011 05:19 AM

            ISA, OBX...Thanks for your comment on 101, now that you both have mention it I had heard the same thing. ISA, for a good Indian you might try Saffron in Ambler, not sure that makes it as "round here".

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              isadorasmama Oct 4, 2011 10:18 AM

              Oh wow...yeah, Ambler is pretty darn far. Definitely not a place to pop in on the spur of the moment or do take out. That's what I'm jonesin for around Pville.

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          obx_nancy Oct 3, 2011 02:01 PM

          I can't believe they haven't opened yet! I feel like that sign has been out front for months.

          101 Bridge had all the makings for a nice restaurant but the food was poorly executed, it was loud and everything was overpriced.

          I'm excited for a new Mexican place to add to the rotation!

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          1. re: obx_nancy
            phantomfoodie Nov 23, 2011 03:43 AM

            Had dinner there on the second night that it was open. Food was excellent and the service was good. I like how they changed the interior from the staid look of the former restaurant.

            I recommend it. It is an excellent addition to an already wonderful downtown.

            Parking is a convenient and other places exist to see or to stop in to have a drink before or after dinner.

          2. yummykimmy Nov 23, 2011 06:12 AM

            I went last night and had an excellent meal with excellent service. I tried the shrimp a la diabla that was very good. It seems pricier than the Norristown location, but I haven't been there in a few years. Definitely will be back. Restaurant wasn't very full - they need to do a better job promoting their opening. I only knew thanks to another CH post.

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              isadorasmama Nov 29, 2011 05:55 AM

              Great news -- love hearing that they are living up to MY expectations. ;)
              Wish they had a web site so I could spread the word.

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                Bacchus101 Dec 1, 2011 12:01 PM

                Isadorasmama, you may want to look down the line a bit at the review entitled "poor at best". There seems to be a wide range of opinions. We are awaiting more customer comments.

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                  isadorasmama Dec 4, 2011 09:22 AM

                  Definitely hit or miss.
                  We went for lunch yesterday. Margaritas were pretty darn good (I consider myself a good judge of cocktails) but at $12+ per glass, overpriced IMO.

                  Ceviche was way oversalted (and we like salt) and main dish (four very little soft corn tortillas with different meats) was so-so.

                  They need to get a new chef in there pronto or they won't survive with those prices. :(

                  1. re: Bacchus101
                    percyn Dec 4, 2011 08:07 PM

                    We were there this past Friday for dinner. $100 for 2 pitchers of watered down margaritas. Food was sub par at best.

                    They need to fix the issues soon or become the next restaurant to die in that space.

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                      yummykimmy Dec 4, 2011 08:28 PM

                      definitely overpriced....wondering what everyone is eating....I don't think cliched americanized mexican is the way to go here. What didya get?

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                        percyn Dec 5, 2011 05:06 AM

                        We had a cactus salad appetizer which was not bad, the "Capitan cocktail" appetizer was just OK.

                        For entrees we tried the Mole Poblano, which was too one dimensional and sweet (I could have gotten a better version from a box), the pulpo (octopus) was cooked well but served with the same generic sauce and mixture of onions and tons of bell peppers as the shrimp dish (tiny shrimp).

                        My friend commented that his bistek was OK, though hard to mess that up.

                        Service was friendly but slow. Overall left me expecting a lot more for the $50 +/person in a Mexican restaurant.

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                marlarpa Dec 6, 2011 03:13 PM

                My husband and I were excited about the recent opening of this Mexican restaurant in downtown Phoenixville but were quickly let down after our meal there on Friday, December 2. The Margaritas were $12, just O.K. and overpriced for the size of the glass. I had the Chicken Fajitas which were very disappointing. "Wormy" pieces of chicken, green and red peppers were way undercooked, no condiments (i.e. cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce), tasteless Spanish Rice, refried beans were O.K. (although the waiter said it came with black beans). My husband had the Enchilades Suiza. Quality of chicken was not good - looked like canned chicken. To top things off, both our meals came out room temperature. The place was very loud and service was slow. Entrees/drinks are overpriced. No website.

                1. CChaz Jan 25, 2012 04:29 PM

                  Went there last weekend. Very disappointing. The chips and salsa were good and my wife liked the (overpriced) sangria but the main courses were tasteless. I had a steak entree that was 1/2 chicken (not described as such on the menu). Both the steak and chicken were overcooked and dry.

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