One of my favorite Authentic Mexican Restaurants in Kentucky is Real Hacienda in Owensboro, Kentucky. Lucky for me, we actually have two locations and they’re both extraordinary.
My daughters Brittany and Stephany and I simply can’t get enough when it comes to Mexican food – so the workers at the Real Hacienda’s know us on sight. They’re always extra friendly and love to cut up with their regular customers. Their friendliness adds to the entire experience. They’re always happy, having fun, and treat you like a welcomed guest.
As for the food, can you say, “Heavenly“?! When we go for lunch, I alternate between Grilled Chicken tacos (hard shell and soft shell are both delicious), Bean Burritos, cheese enchiladas, and Chalupas. They’re always fantastic and I always get a side of rice or refried beans with my meal. The refried beans are fantastic – unlike anything you can ever achieve at home – and the rice is some of the best rice I’ve ever had in the world. Holy cats is it ever good!
We often get a side of Pico de Gallo and/or guacamole as well and a bowl of cheese dip to share is a must. Their cheese dip is so fantastic, you’ll want to bathe in it. It’s the best cheese dip in Kentucky – heck, maybe even the world.
For supper, I have a complete, unapologetic fixation on Pollo Loco – so I don’t venture too far from that. The chicken is always perfect and is served with the fantastic rice and a guacamole salad. There are tons of options to choose from for lunch and/or supper. Believe me, you’ll have a tough time choosing from all the delicious options.
As if perfect food and friendly workers weren’t enough, the prices are completely reasonable AND the decor is so beautiful, you won’t be able to quit looking around.
Oh! Did I mention the Fried Ice Cream?! No??? Probably because I want to keep it all to myself.
Real Hacienda’s Owensboro Locations:
- 3023 Highland Pointe Dr (Off of Highway 54 – near Logan’s, Wendy’s, and Culver’s)
- 4820 Frederica St (In the old Johnny B’s Pizza location)
See more pictures of the Real Hacienda on Frederica.
Read another Real Hacienda Review on Genuine Kentucky!
david d says
I love Hacienda, it’s a lot better than El Toribio. The service is faster, the salsa is better and I think the pirces are also better. I’m going there for lunch as a matter of fact. I’m going to try the pico de gallo that you mentioned.
I am nuts for their chicken chimichanga! I want to try some of the other things on the menu, but I love that chimi so much, I can’t NOT order it! LOL! Also love their queso dip! The atmosphere is great, and the service. Going there always puts me in a good mood. Now I am craving it.
Joi Sigers says
The queso dip is out of this world, I totally agree! I’ve never gotten the chicken chimichanga but I’ve seen it and it’s a thing of beauty! The Real Hacienda restaurants are a lot of fun and always delicious. They’re a couple of our family’s favorite restaurants of all time.