Restaurants & Bars

Florida Mexican Tampa

So I tried out La Hacienda Mexicana in Tampa, on Sheldon...


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Restaurants & Bars 9

So I tried out La Hacienda Mexicana in Tampa, on Sheldon...

deet13 | Apr 5, 2011 06:07 PM

The food wasn't spectacular, but I have no complaints; the service was prompt, and the restaurant itself was clean.

Trip 1 The Tamale Deluxe, and the 2 for 1 Margaritas.

I went on a Monday afternoon. The waitress was nice, and she quickly seated me. I had my menu and drink within five minutes of being seated, and food within another 15 minutes. Solid service.

While there I ordered the Tamales Deluxe. For those of you who don't know, the Tamales Deluxe is a couple of tamales which are topped with a couple of flautas, which are then buried under a serving of nachos...

It's a pretty excessive plate of food, but it wasn't too bad. So it got doggy-bagged for later eating. I didn't get to see how the margaritas were made, but I suspect the bartender used a pre-made mix. The margaritas were pretty bleh...

Overall the food was ok, but the drinks were bleh.

Trip 2 The Grande Burrito Maravilla, w/Tecates

We went on a Saturday afternoon. The service was spot on. My wife and I were serenaded by a couple of mariachi singers who were good performers (etiquette question; how much should one tip the singers?)

The burrito was pretty big, and not too bad. Though much to the wifes chagrin, I wasn't good for much after eating it, except for finishing my two cans of brew and taking a long siesta afterward.

Trip 3 The Speddy Gonzales plate w/refried beans, and some Pacificos...

Went during lunch rush. I was quickly seated and served. The food was regrettably bland, but the beer made up for it.

Overall, the prices and the service are solid, but the food is so-so. It's someplace good to take your less culinary adventurous friends for a quick bite to eat.

I'd eat there again, mainly due to the price and service.

La Hacienda Mexicana
5537 Sheldon Rd, Tampa, FL 33615

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound