Our history

When Salvador Guzman came to the United States from Degollado Jalisco, Mexico with his family, he came with hope and the American dream in his heart. Two decades later, Guzman and his family own and operate one of the most well known and highly successful groups of Mexican restaurants in Middle Tennessee and North Alabama, Guzman's La Hacienda restaurants.


It all started in the kitchen over 50 years ago. Mama Mercedes brought with her recipes that have been in her family for generations, paying strict attention to freshness and quality.

It was Salvador, though, who had the idea to involve the whole family and create a truly special restaurant. The entire Guzman family pitched in and help at the first La Hacienda when it opened in Columbia TN in 1991. Even Grandpa Raul offered a helping hand by washing dishes.

Today, years of tradition has made their authentic Mexican cooking legendary continues to be served at the family's operated and family loved. Each restaurant is under the personal care of a family member, guaranteeing the reputation the family has earned for treating the customer "like part of the family."

Helping to complete the family's recipe of success is the personal atmosphere and warm welcome from familiar employees at each of the restaurants. Many employees such as food servers, managers and kitchen help, have been working for the family for decades. Thank you, long-time employees, for your loyalty and commitment to the Guzman family! You ;re very valuable and important to La Hacienda. Equally important are you, the customers, who have been coming to La Hacienda since it opened. Some of you have met here, fallen in love, married and are now bringing your children. Thank you for your loyalty.