Very good restaurant. Moderate
Very good restaurant. Moderate pricing, the noise was acceptable, very timely service. I will say I was a little disappointed with the ambiance. I loved the wall decor, I thought it was very neat! The tables definitely could use a little work, though - they were pretty bare. Overall though, I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our server was really great
Our server was really great and the food was wonderful; complex flavor combinations...which you don't necessarily expect from a place connected to a mall. It was fairly noisy, but it was a Saturday night, and the prices were a little expensive...but the food and service was so wonderful that overall the experience was great!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server was quite accommodating
Our server was quite accommodating and patient despite our fluctuation of party size from reservation, a long time waiting for the complete party to arrive and taking some time to decide what everyone wanted to order. Though this may have been frustrating for any server, she did not show it, and she still gave us great service, even bringing my mom a birthday dessert. We had a great time and really enjoyed both the fresh La Sandia margaritas and food variety from salmon to carnitas.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall, good food and good
Overall, good food and good service. We love their rooftop patio on nice days (with a great view). The roasted corn soup and table side guacamole are both great (though the onions are sometimes a little over the top on the guac). I highly recommend the carnitas and fajitas as well. The tacos can be a bit boring and could use some more garnishment for interest. Good chips & salsa, and drinks as well!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining Out for Life to support
Dining Out for Life to support Project Angelheart with friends. Thanks for supporting a great program.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Recommend reservations on
Recommend reservations on the weekend. Great food and service.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We met for lunch on Saturday.
We met for lunch on Saturday. It was quiet and nice. The food was not traditional Tex-Mex which made the meal that much niceer.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always Delicious Food!
This is one of our favorite "Mexican" Restaurants. The food is always consistently delicious! The service is hit or miss though whether it's busy or not, sometimes you have a great server and sometimes they are not so great. This time we went for lunch and it wasn't busy at all. Our server just wasn't interested in helping or serving. We had to ask several times for items and even then it took quite a while. At least the food was wonderful, which is why we go back!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We get together every once in a while and this was a very special time for all of us to share with a great lunch and splendid cocktails.
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Parking is difficult. The sun made
The sun made it difficult for half the party to see.
Maybe opaque shades would help?
Keith did a nice job and the food was good
This survey is obnoxious and the noise level was very loud
And the choices are not appropriate for level.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went during Guacamole feat. Delicious made table side Guacamole! I would have licked the bowl if I didn't have manners! Margaritas are wonderful. I tried the kiwi special. Grilled chicken tacos wee good, a little on the dry side but taste was good
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent flavor of the Food.
Excellent flavor of the Food. Fun Guacamole Menu for Spring. Love the Sweet Corn Tamale and the Chili Margarita
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
For a brunch the food was very average, the value just ok for the $$. I had hope for a bigger selection of food. Dissapointed that I made reservations a long time before and could not get a table with an umbrella. Overall the waiter was very good and we had a good time.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are regulars at Sandia
We are regulars at Sandia and enjoy the twist on Mexican cuisine. On this occasion the food was very good as usual but the service was poor. The server was not attentive and the kitchen was very slow to get food out to the tables. Not sure if they were having an off day or just a new crew.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The overall experience was good. Very friendly service and great food. I thought it was very noisy and hard to talk. Not surre if you can do anything about that. I made reservations on-line and didn't know we weren't guaranteed a table outside. It would have been nice to know, now I do. Thank you.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place with an awesome menu for happy hour. Great prices as well. Hard to find parking as it is at Park Meadows Mall.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've had many great experiences
I've had many great experiences here. Perfect place for girls night out or a romantic date. This last time I took my 4yr old son who loves fries but they weren't on the kids menu. The server pulled some strings and got him fries with his meal! It may seem small but when you have small children and go out to eat its important that they are happy so us parents can enjoy the meal too. I appreciate that our server went out of his way for us! Love this restaurant!
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service
My husband and I dined on a Friday night so it was a bit noisy. However, the staff was very friendly and attentive which made the visit more pleasant. The food was delicious and we especially enjoyed the unique guacamole offerings they had during the guacamole festival. We tried the kiwi margaritas and they were delicious. My only complaint is that the drinks, while delicious were very weak. I expect a much stronger drink for the price which was a whopping $10 dollars for one drink. This place is expensive for Mexican food but the food is of high quality.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Love Love
We LOVE La Sandia. The food is amazing, as well as the atmosphere and cocktails!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was good. Dan our
Service was good. Dan our server was very attentive.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch at La Sandia
Great location at Park Meadows Mall for brunch, very reasonably priced and a wonderful view of the Front Range.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food. Good service. Great outdoor patio to dine on with some nice views.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Thursday Dinner!
A friend and I went in here for a quick dinner to catch up- we sat on the lower patio - which was great! Jose was our server and he was patient with us as we chatted instead of looking at the menu and he suggested the guacamole - which was fabulous! My Tinga Tacos were wonderful and my friend had the chili relleno which she loved! Great experience, great food, great service!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice and very good food
Food: The food was very good from the appetizer to the main dishes, fresh and hot. Price: if you have an appetizer and a couple of drinks each be prepared to spend $75 before tip. Service: Our waiter was attentive but he wasn't really paying attention. Our water glasses remained empty for quite a while, and I asked for a cold glass twice with my beer, neither time I received a glass, and neither time was it cold. And neither time did the waiter actually pour my drink which I would've expected. Little things, overall I would say we really enjoyed the food and the experience. I would recommend and go back again.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, great food
I'm a stickler for good customer service, and La Sandia could almost write a tutorial on it. From the minute you walk in, to the minute your wait person says good night, you're treated exceptionally well.
The food is very good, with interesting twists on well-known dishes. Be sure to start with the tableside guacamole. We enjoyed a special that they have going right now (called the "Food For Thought" menu), which helps support an education foundation. So great food, great service, and they give back to the community through this special menu item.
A terrific experience. I'll be back.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed a nice dinner out on their upper deck - great views, good service, a few interesting Mexican dishes to choose from beyond more traditional dishes. Enjoyed some drinks from a good drink menu. Server very attentive and speedy food, drink delivery. Nice experience all around.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Great atmosphere. A little pricey, but it was worth it.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food for Thought
We dined exclusively at La Sandia for the Food for Thought charity menu. It is nice to go to a restaurant of this quality that supports the local community and offers fundraising on their website. The food was delicious however the ambiance drove me nuts. Granted our reservations were earlier at 6:15pm on a Sunday, there were so many children, and young children, screaming children. I don't really see how it is a kid friendly restaurant but the hostess could have recognized that we were a table for two and seated us in a different area then the day care.
The guacomole (spicy) was outstanding and was a huge portion!
Overall our service and food was outstanding and once it was bedtime, the ambiance improved dramatically.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overpriced but top-notch staff
The food is very good but still not worth the high prices. Drop the Park Meadows pretentiousness and the price.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food and a great time
La Sandia is currently featuring chile rellenos, and a better selection will not be found. All kinds (and sizes and shapes) of chilies stuffed with lots of savory goodness, and fried to golden deliciousness, Chef Patrick is awesome -- as are Robbie, and all his staff, I always highly recommend this place.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I hope you can open more of these restaurants around Colorado such as In the Littleton area.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and drink was delicious
Food and drink was delicious -- highly recommend the spicy orange margarita!
Service was great until we tried to get a bill -- took 20 minutes and we were late to our movie as a result.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a reservation for this restaurant. When we arrived we told them of this. Somehow they forgot about us. When I asked why we weren't seated, 20 minutes later, the hostess apologized. We were seated and upon that, the manager came over and apologized and comped our appetizer. The rest of the night was great. Very yummy food and great service. I was impressed with how they believed in remedying a yucky situation and put customer service first. Many restaurants would simply ignor this.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upscale Mexican cuisine.
The realization in the US that Mexican food is more that just street tacos, has led the way for the import of high end regional cooking such as is found at La Sandia. Artfully displayed dishes include chilli relanos stuffed with currants, and walnuts, or guacamole made at your table. The upstairs Terrance offers perhaps one of the best views of the setting sun over the mountains when the weather cooperates.
I will be back there again.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun twist on Mexican food
I enjoy this restaurant, although my husband is not a fan due to the prices. I don't mind paying a little more for interesting food.
I ordered the chicken Poblano mole. The flavors were excellent although the chicken was a bit dry. When our waiter checked back with us and I mentioned the dryness, he insisted on taking that item of the bill, which I neither requested nor expected. Very nice of them.
We also ordered the relleno sampler app, which was yummy. My daughter ordered the carne asada, which she said was Devine. A couple of happy hour mango Margaritas were a tasty and fun addition, too.
We ate upstairs on the balcony. Great views and fun atmosphere!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anytime you eat at a sit-down restaurant these days, you wonder how the service is going to be. We were pleasantly surprised with the server at La Sandia who waited on our party. She was very attentive, helpful, and quite nice. The salsa is great - very flavorful. The menu and drink options are quite extensive. We had an overall great time!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have dined here a few times
I have dined here a few times and always thought that the food was good. This time it was as well but a bit salty. Interesting green sauce on the burrito. Everyone else liked their food too.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food, service and atmosphere were great. Fantastic views from the balcony. Our waiter was very genuinely friendly and helpful when asked about food recommendations. Our tropical margarita was exceptional. Prices are a bit on the high end for Mexican dishes. For instance, the table side guacamole was good, but not worth $11. However, to their credit, there are many special/unique dinner options not typically found at Mexican restaurants.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love it here. Table side guacamole, food is authentic and delicious
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Fresh and Fit Mexican!
I love Richard Sandoval Restaurants! My best friend was in town and I am a regular diner at Tomayo and La Sandia. When she asked for Mexican, I knew exactly where to take her that we culd order fresh, clean and healthy Mexican! The chef and staff at La Sandia are always more than happy to accommodate our needs - our server even brought out fresh veggies for us to dip in our salsa since we asked to skip the chips. The food and ambiance are well worth the trip and the views upstairs at the tequila bar are the best in town!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Way more than your typical Mexican!
We took foodie friends from the Washington, DC area to La Sandia, and they loved it! Chile Rellenos, and the new Under 500 calorie were a big hit. The biggest hit, however, was the Chipotle Grilled Shrimp -- and although the shrimp was fantastic, it was the veggie rice that came with it that was the star of the show. That rice should be served with every item on the menu, it was flavorful, tender, perfectly cooked and attractively served. We all loved it! Thank you.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quacamole was excellent!
The Quacamole was worth the trip to La Sandia itself. Service was decent and the food was very good. The only downfall was the noise level. It's a bit loud for me but still wouldn't deter me from going back.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great New Mexican Cuisine
La Sandia stands out from surrounding local Mexican restaurants with a flair towards New Mexican cuisine. Great housemade salsa and the tableside guacamole can be customized to your heat level. Delicious mole' sauce and we always try to order a dish that includes the fried plantains, a tasty accompaniment. The restaurant can get quite loud when it's busy, so not exactly a romantic dining spot. Throughout the year they will have specials highlighting regional Mexican specialties such as a mole' fest or chili relleno sampling. Great rooftop deck for dining with a view of the front range. The only downfall we have found is the bland Spanish rice as a side, it often is dry and tasteless. Otherwise we've always enjoyed everything we've ordered.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Has been better...
I love La Sandia usually but the food did not measure up tonight. I went out for a girl's night and had the trio with tortilla soup, cheese enchilada and chicken taco. The food came out cold, as did my other friends'. The enchilada was so cold that the cheese was hard. The margaritas were also a little weak! Which is very unexpected for La Sandia. Their margaritas are usually perfect! Not sure if chef/bartender were having an off night. Hopefully next time around is back to normal!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Sandia-Lone Tree
The food was excellent. I had the best salmon I have ever had in my life! Would highly recommend it!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The guacamole is always magical! Great service too!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service and atmosphere!
Great food, service and atmosphere! I will eat there again!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and fun drinks,
Great food and fun drinks, one our favorite spots in town!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unfortunate turn of events
Everything was great except for the fact that our waiter ripped off my friend. When we got our check we paid $60 in cash and put the rest on a credit card. The owner of the card found out that the waiter kept the cash and charged him the full amount of the bill.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved the Carne Asada! The food had great flavors and the margaritas were wonderful
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM