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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a wonderful evening. It was a feast for all the senses. Staff were warm and welcoming and service was great. The food was excellent - we really enjoyed the BBQed corn and kabeljou ceviche. The evening is filled with many generous touches and...surprises. It is the closes I've had to authentic Mexican food in SA. Plus the venue and decor is great. Highly recommend for a fun foodie night out.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food. The starters and the sauces were fabulous. And the tacos are a killer. The staff was great in helping me decide. Definitely a stop to make while in Cape Town city.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Turned out this was more of a bar scene than we expected, loud and a little frenetic Some of the food was pretty good (pork belly), other not so (home made tortilla chips - too thick and heavy). Service was scarce.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really high quality fresh food made with fresh ingredients and attention to detail - you have to try the fresh guacamole and the churros

Date of visit: April 2024
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Paolo Carrara, Owner at Hacienda Coastal Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good day Vicki, The Guacamole is a must have, we're glad you got to experience it. Thank you for your kind words, we cant wait to welcome you back. Kind regards

Reviewed 17 April 2024

Amazing. We had to leave early due to mucking the timings so skipped our last 2 tacos. Regardless we were full and happy. Probably the best Mexican we've been to outside of Mexico. And incredible cocktails.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Paolo Carrara, Owner at Hacienda Coastal Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good day Coastal563002, We're so happy that you found us "Amazing". So sorry that you had to skip the last two tacos, at least now you know what to have next time. Best Mexican outside of Mexico is such a wonderful comment, thank you so...More

Reviewed 7 April 2024 via mobile

Who "deconstructs" a quesadilla, doesn't melt the queso, and carpet bombs the whole thing with mustard seed? The beef adobo tacos are inedible because they add a heap of raw watermelon on top of the slop then overcharge you and say you don't understand cuisine....The food is disgusting. The ownership is pretentious. They poorly imitated Baja cuisine with less than zero understanding of basic flavour profiles. Does the chef have taste buds?More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 4 April 2024

My recent visit to Hacienda was not as expected.  We opted for Set Menu for 2.  While the presentation of the dishes was undeniably beautiful, the overall experience was overshadowed by feeling super rushed (as if they were turning tables over as quickly as possible)...Despite the elegant plating, the food lacked the authentic mexican taste I was expecting ( hence the reason this restaurant claims to be "Coastal Mexican"?) leaving me craving the bold flavors and spices. While Hacienda may appeal to those seeking Instagram-worthy photos, discerning diners looking for authentic flavors and value for money would be wise to look elsewhere.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 March 2024

this is not your average Mexican restaurant! It is an upmarket experience - loved the decor (also not your average Mexican colour scheme) and the crockery/glasses. Guacamole made at the table-side and attentive service and delicious food all made for a great experience. Worth the...extra price for a special occasion and attention-to-detail food. Do not forget space for the desserts either.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Paolo Carrara, Owner at Hacienda Coastal Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good day Curiosity631769372, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. The Guacamole is one of our signature experiences and I'm so happy that you got to experience it. Looking forward to seeing you next time. Kind regards

Reviewed 21 March 2024 via mobile

Good place good vibe. Food portions very small and expensive. Service was good and pretty fast. Have had better mexican foodMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Paolo Carrara, Owner at Hacienda Coastal Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good day Krishnani Suresh Thank you so much for your feedback. Would you mind reaching out to our GM, Matt Kerr at Matt@nikkei.co.za with some more information regarding what you ate so he may investigate. We do feel that our portion sizes are very generous...More

Reviewed 20 March 2024 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here, the lamb chops were fantastic, they kindly squeezed us in as we hadn't booked in advance on a Saturday night. Staff were attentive and friendly. Wine wss a bit more expensive than anywhere else we ate, but the great food...made up for this. The Tacos were good and the house sauce the serve as a little taster were delicious too. There's a great selection of tequila and cocktails but the outside seats aren't very comfortable if you are popping in just for drinks.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Paolo Carrara, Owner at Hacienda Coastal Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good day Angie, I'm so happy that we were able to find you a spot, apologies that you found the seats uncomfortable, hopefully next time we can seat you at a table that is more to your liking. Thank you for all your wonderful reviews...More

Reviewed 4 March 2024

The entire experience was world class from the concept to the food to the service. We had the set menu for 2 people, the food was exceptional. Well done. We have already recommended your restaurant to family and friends in Cape Town and will keep...coming back. Thank you.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Paolo Carrara, Owner at Hacienda Coastal Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good day Passport10544625100 I'm so happy that you enjoyed the set menu for 2. Thank you for recommending us to your loved ones. We look forward to welcoming yourself and all your friends and family back to Hacienda. See you next time. Kind regards

Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

Really good food, nice location and very friendly service! Very good selection of tequilas and knowledgable bar tenders. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Paolo Carrara, Owner at Hacienda Coastal Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good day George, Wow, thank you for your lovely comments. We source only the best tequila that Mexico has to offer and our barmen take pride in serving them. What a pleasure it was to have you as our guest, looking forward to your next...More

Reviewed 28 February 2024

Sublime, sophisticated Mexican cuisine in a warm, inviting setting. Friendly, professional and totally engaged staff who made our evening so enjoyable. Loved it and will definitely be back for more!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Paolo Carrara, Owner at Hacienda Coastal Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good day Catherine, We aim to bring the bold flavors of Baja Mexico to Bree Street in a warm and welcoming setting. Thank you for joining us and I'm glad you got to experience the best we have to offer. Looking forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 25 February 2024

This is Mexican food on another level. Beautiful to look at and amazing to eat. We have been twice now and both times the service and food has been impeccable. Everything was excellent but we particularly enjoyed the mole hacienda and the brisket. Great buzz...in the ever busy restaurant - and flights of tequila make the evening fly by.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Paolo Carrara, Owner at Hacienda Coastal Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2024

Dear Darryl Thank you so much for taking the time to review us at Hacienda. We are absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoy your visit so much every time. You are 100% right, our mole is such an incredible dish. Please remember to try...More

Reviewed 19 February 2024

Such tasty food! Guac, tacos etc. So delicious. And wonderful service. The margaritas looked amazing. We will be back!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Paolo Carrara, Owner at Hacienda Coastal Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2024

Dear Sophietman Thank you so reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you had such a great time en joyed your Guac and tacos. You must come back for our famous Margaritas! Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5