La Hacienda

Enjoy The Best Authentic Mexican Cuisine in Chapel Hill



La Hacienda welcomes you! We strive to provide a dining experience with warm gracious service, where every guest is made to feel welcome and right at home. Enjoy a selection of appetizers, traditional dishes,  and homemade desserts. La Hacienda Bar also deserves a mention as it has a great variety of tequilas to make our famous margaritas.

We wait for you amigos!

We Create



Our Story

The story began years ago when the Martinez brothers came to the United States for the “American Dream” in 1996. Through hard work to make their dream a reality, the brothers set out for an adventure that would lead them to success. But it wasn’t easy, faced with ups and downs, good days and bad their will to succeed was tested with much adversity.

Two short years later, La Hacienda opened it’s doors for the first time in 1998 by Geronimo Martinez, one of the Martinez brothers. Our food and great customer service prevailed and the community began to recognize the great food (and awesome margaritas)  La Hacienda had brought to their community.

For more than 20 years La Hacienda has always prided itself in serving you and your family the best authentic Mexican food in all of Chapel Hill. We hope to serve you for many years to come, just as long as you keep coming back!



With a varied menu, great service and pleasant atmosphere, La Hacienda wants to provide you an incredible experience!

We’re open!

Covid 19


The health and well-being of our guests, team members, and our extended families is our top priority. Although La Hacienda has always operated with extremely high standards in food safety and cleanliness, we have stepped up those measures due to COVID-19. We look forward to the day when we can bring our family back together to serve you, and thank you for your support! To place an order please click on the button below. 


See what our customers are saying about us

“Cool place with a huge variety on their menu. Often has live entertainment. Would be great for large groups. Food is very tasty, prices are very reasonable. Can’t wait to come back here with more people.”

Michael Duda | Google Review

“The best Mexican food I’ve had in a long time. Our waitress was friendly and stayed on top of everything. Looking forward to going back”

Allison C. | Google Review

“Now have found my new favorite Mexican restaurant. Had their Arroz con Pollo which is unlike any other I have tried, loaded with veggies, zucchini, broccoli, onion,mushrooms in a rich sauce, chicken strips over rice topped with cheese. Great service, atmosphere.”

Wayne Rainey | Google Review

“Absolutely wonderful! After a 4 hour drive we needed good food and a place to relax while we waited on check in for our hotel. the food was on point. Prices shocked me…very reasonable. And service was awesome! We will make this a regular stop for our UNC visits!!”

Shanna Welch | Google Review

“Omg! The food here was good. It was our first time eating from here, for one of my family member and I. We both agreed that, the ACP and enchiladas(chicken) were the best we have had. The to-go service was quick and speedy. Freshly cooked meals. Will return again.”

Collette Jackson | Google Review

“The food was served fresh and hot and it was very tasty! The complimentary tortilla chips and salsa we’re a welcomed opener. It was a quiet evening. I know they also have live music some nights and is high, but this.was nice too.”

Joe Siegling | Google Review

Bring authentic 

Mexican Food

to your Event

Planning a fiesta, business meeting, birthday, or just have a larger group that wants to enjoy Made-From-Scratch Mexican? We can host larger crowds and events or  bring our fresh flavors and dining experience to you.

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Get IN touch

(919) 967-0207

1813 Fordham Blvd.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Visit Us

We are located on the corner of Sage Rd. & Fordham Blvd. 

Store Hours

M-Th: 11am - 10pm
Fri-Sat: 11am - 11pm
Sun: 11am - 10pm