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Friday, November 16, 2012

Food Friday: La Hacienda

La Hacienda
I love Mexican food. Most of the time when I am hungry and not exactly sure what I want for dinner, I settle on tacos, burritos or enchiladas. It is the comfort food that I never had growing up. For some strange reason, my family never ate at Mexican restaurants. It wasn't until High School that I discovered the pure magic that is re-fried beans. So I guess with all my Mexican food consumption lately, I'm just making up for lost time.
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La Hacienda on Nolensville Road is my go-to place for quick, quality Mexican grub. The space is large and bright. The service is friendly and fast. The margaritas are enormous, and the food is good. They have a variety of food, ranging from the familiar chicken quesadillas to the more adventurous tripe tacos (my absolute favorite thing in the world).
La Hacienda
I'm on a personal mission to find the best tripe taco in Nashville. If you are new to this blog and don't know about my predilection for all the "gross" parts of the animal, I apologize. But I love to eat the stuff that most people find too gross. La Hacienda makes, hands down, the best tripe taco I have had in Nashville. The tripe is fried crispy, but still retains the soft chewy goodness. I feel that most people fry the S#*& out of it and it ends up tasting like burnt bacon. But really good tripe is heaven! I also had a beef tongue taco and a cheese enchillada. The enchillada was just OK, but the tongue was great. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that La Hacienda shines in the taco department.
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Steve ordered a chorizo taco, a beef sope and a chicken enchillada. Steve's favorite meat product is probably chorizo. The dude puts that stuff in everything and if it's on a menu, that's what he orders. So Steve loved the chorizo taco. Surprisingly, this was our first sope. It tastes like a thicker tamale crust with meat on top. It was really good, but too thick for my taste. I like the flat tortillas better.
La Hacienda
Oh and the chips?! They have really good fresh fried chips with some tasty salsa. Their salsa is just a bit more spicy than your average table offerings. All things considered, I really like this place. You really can't go wrong with grabbing some grub at La Hacienda. Oh, did I mention it's cheap? My whole plate of food was about $8!
La Hacienda

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22 comments:

  1. I miss La Ha... We used to go there ALL the time because my ex lived about a block away. So good. Now I'm craving a margarita and their yummy salsa.

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    1. If I lived close to that place it would be dangers. I am constantly at Las Maracas on Gallatin. How are you doing?! Congratulations on your move! I'm so happy you are closer to your family :)

      How are your girls?

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  2. Omg my mouth is watering. That looks SO good.

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  3. Anything with that much cilantro on it has to be good. Chorizo tacos sound delicious! I really want some Mexican food now!

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    1. Do you have good Mexican by you? And I agree about the cilantro. I buy a bunch a week at the supermarket.

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  4. I love this place! AND it's right next door to Phonoluxe, which means on the weekends, one stop shopping for records and tacos (boy, do I love records and do I love tacos). I'll have to try some of the things you mentioned on the menu, you brave soul you. :)

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    1. Oh Tripe isn't brave. It tastes like bacon.

      And does it make me a terrible Nashvillian if I tell you I have never been INSIDE Phonolux? I'm totally embarrassed.

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  5. Aw man, Mexican food! I just moved to Holland a couple of months ago, and that's something that I REALLY miss about California: delicious, scrumptious, perfect Mexican food.
    That's cool that you love the weird parts of meat though . . . I wish I did. Someone's gotta eat it, right?

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    1. I guess there is a lack of Mexican food in Holland? I've never had California Mexican food. I'm sure I would love it.

      I'm happy to be the garbage pail for the bad parts of the animal!

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  6. that is really close to where i live! we like going there, or to la casulas (i can't remember if that is the name, it is further south on nolensville, next to the post office.) their food is good and sometimes they have a mariachi band!

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    1. I didn't know you were THAT close. I'm totally going to get you and Travis to come with us next time. I haven't been to La Casulas- but I'm down for some Mariachi music. I hope they let me wear the hat and overly decorated jackets :)

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  7. mmmm, growing up in Belgium there were no taco shops, so my mom who used to live in CA would make "burritos"...then I moved to SD turns out what she was making were Taco Bell style ground beef burritos...so glad I live in San Diego now, I judge all taco shops on their Carne Asada, tripe...no thank you, I already married in to a Filipino family, I don't need to go order that stuff :/

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    1. Does Filipino food use tripe!? If so, can your husband send me some recipes? I've never had Filipino food but I'm so intrigued.

      Taco Bell is only good if it's 3am and you are drunk.

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  8. Mexican food is the best! Growing up in Phoenix it always kind of surprises me when everyone hasn't had Mexican food since they were little hehe! But it is seriously the yummiest of foods!

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    1. I didn't know you grew up in Phoenix! How did you make it to the confederacy?

      We had Mexican all around me growing up. I guess my parents just weren't fans and never exposed me to it. I missed out on so many childhood tacos.

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  9. This place looks awesome, I will have to check it out! I am also adventurous in my choice of food stuffs, I might have to try the tripe :)

    Adrienne
    What Lola Wants

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    1. I'm sure you can challenge your palate effectively at La Hacienda!

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  10. We are such a mexican food household! Those tacos look divine!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Caked Vintage Blog

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    1. So jealous of your household! ENCHILADAS POR VIDA!

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  11. Everybody has already said what I would have said...lol! I'm from Phx so Mexican food is my favorite. I live very close to this restaurant and we go a lot...also, like Rae, I like La Casuela as well because of the mariachi music.
    LaurenT/www.apronstringsvintage.com

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    1. Well, two recommendations for La Casuela and I'm going to have to go. Look out for a review on that shortly!

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