After a midnight grease fire damaged much of the kitchen earlier this year, Bites readers have been clamoring to find out the fate of Nolensville Rd. favorite La Hacienda. Luckily, the wait is almost over! According to a member of the Yepez family, providing that La Hac passes all final inspections they hope to be open for lunch Monday, March 15, at their regular opening time of 10 a.m.
Since much of the damage to the restaurant was smoke-related, the owners are confident that they should be able to add the finishing touches and welcome their adoring public back home as promised. Renovations include a total makeover of the dining room, with the exception of the beloved original tables and chairs. The orientation of the bar has been switched around to provide more space for tables and three new electronic point-of-service stations should mitigate the long lines to check out which once occasionally plagued Hacienda diners.
Every piece of kitchen equipment has been replaced, but luckily the recipes have not. Head on down on Monday to welcome back an old amigo and share your impressions here in the comments.
UPDATE: As often happens, inspection delays have the postponed the reopening. We originally reported Friday. Now Carlos Yepez Jr. says Monday will be the big day.
La Hacienda Taqueria
2615 Nolensville Road
Nashville TN 37211