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Don Eladio's Hacienda was the home of Cartel boss, Don Eladio Vuente.


Background informaton[]

Hector Salamanca claims his family paid for the Hacienda. ("Lantern")

Better Call Saul[]

In a flashback to 1999,[1] Don Eladio is seen taking a dive in the pool at his hacienda in Mexico. He is visited by Hector Salamanca and Ximenez Lecerda, who presents him with the returns from their drug operation -- a bunch of money rolls belted by rubber bands. Soon afterwards, Juan Bolsa arrives and presents Don Eladio with the returns from Gustavo Fring's operation -- a much larger amount, neatly packed in plastic wrapping. Don Eladio teases Hector, who is visibly jealous at Gus having won the Don's favor over him. ("Sabrosito")

In 2004, after skipping bail, Lalo Salamanca brings Nacho Varga and introduces him to Don Eladio. Eladio speaks with Nacho about his plans to expand the Cartel’s territory in New Mexico, and seems impressed. ("Something Unforgivable")

Breaking Bad[]

In a flashback to 1989,[2] Gustavo Fring and Max Arciniega meet with Don Eladio, Hector Salamanca and Juan Bolsa at the hacienda. Before Eladio arrived, Hector urinated in the pool and Bolsa chided him for it. The meeting was to discuss Gus and Max's production of methamphetamine; Gus wanted Don Eladio to help fund and distribute their operation; Don Eladio had taken umbrage at the way Gus & Max had gone about getting a meeting by giving his men "free samples". Eladio had Hector kill Max but declined to kill Gus as he knew something about his past in Chile. ("Hermanos")


Breaking Bad - Season 4 OST - 4.10 - 03- Salud (I)-2

Massacre of the Cartel

In 2009, ordering to form peace with the cartel, Gus, Mike Ehrmantraut and Jesse Pinkman were flown to Mexico to show the cartel how to cook Blue Sky and give them Jesse as their new cook. After a successful cook session, the three were taken to the hacienda to celebrate the peace they had made. Gus gave Eladio and his capos poisoned tequila, killing most of them and Mike and Jesse killed the remaining two, Gaff and Joaquin Salamanca, before escaping. ("Salud")

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  1. Better Call Saul Insider Cast 304
  2. Don Eladio says to Gus in 2009 or 2010 "once every 20 years you forget your place," referring to the flashback and the present day. ("Salud") -- 1989. confirmed by Vince Gilligan