About La Sandia - Lone Tree

Modern Mexican Cuisine . Tequila Bar . Year-Round Rooftop Tequila Lounge

At La Sandia, internationally acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval uses innovative culinary techniques and fresh, local ingredients to raise authentic Mexican recipes to new heights. Enjoy Chef Sandoval's modern Mexican flavors with selections from our Tequila Bar - we offer over 100 varieties of tequila, as well as handcrafted margaritas. Warm, Latin-inspired service will round out your experience at La Sandia.

Please note that, due to extremely high demand, we are not able to take reservations for rooftop or patio seating. Rooftop and patio seating are available on a first come, first serve basis.

We look forward to seeing you at La Sandia. Buen provecho y salud!

8419 Park Meadows Center Dr.
Lone Tree, CO 80124
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Lunch - Daily 11:00am-4:00pm;
Dinner - Daily 4:00pm-close;
Brunch - Sunday 11:00am-2:00pm
Happy Hour - Daily 4:00pm-close at the Tequila Bar and Lounge

Cross Street:
Park Meadows Dr.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 586-5511

Website:
http://www.richardsandoval.com/lasandiapm/

Catering:
Private and semi-private areas available for groups of all sizes. Both reception or seated dinner options are available with customized menus and full bar capabilities.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking available on Thursday-Sunday.

Private Party Facilities:
At La Sandia, Chef Richard Sandoval enhances Mexican cooking with the finest authentic and local market ingredients. We offer a variety of spaces that make for an ideal setting to host your upcoming event.

Private Party Contact:
Jennie Dendorfer: jdendorfer@richardsandoval.com: (877) 588-4533

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Great spaces for all types of events, including: corporate events, receptions, rehearsal dinners, bachelor/bachelorette parties, holiday parties, and anniversaries. Richard Sandoval Restaurants has a variety of spaces, customized menus, and full bar options available in our 5 Denver area restaurants – enjoy our terrace views, versatile indoor & outdoor spaces, central/walking distance to convention center, and discounted or complimentary valet. With in-house event planners, who have access to all of our restaurants, we will simplify the planning process for any group.

La Sandia - Lone Tree Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

service

3.8

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3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

67% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (8)
Scenic View (7)
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Good for a Date (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Authentic (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fun (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was fine but the service was extreamly slow. Not busy in a Sunday night so no real excuse.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Server didn't ask for our drink order, just food, took ten minutes to get him back for us to order drinks. Ordered a $17 trio, chili relleno was rubbery and extremely dry. I liken it to a frozen jalapeno popper that was not reheated properly. No real flavor. Drinks finally came, after our food and my wife'sangrea was about 4 oz in total volume, for $9. Poor overall food, service, table wobbled and expensive. We eat out for. Third time there, strike three, never to return.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent, Nuevo-Mexican faire. I highly recommend the Chicken Zarape and the Sweet Corn Tamal.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Have been to La Sandia many times since they have been at this location, this was the first time service was terrible. Our server was also bartender, which when he got busy-our service declined. Had to ask for our appetizer, which came just right before our food was served. Had to ask another server for food containers and check.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had so much fun last night, we brought friends back tonight. They loved it.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Delicious!!!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

One of the worst meals we have had in a long time. We ordered a special NYE menu and we left very disappointed. Service was ok, but the food was terrible and really overpriced.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food only lukewarm.
Courses poorly timed. Main course served before we were done eating appetizer, dessert served while we were still eating main course. Felt hurried.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Love the food and the service is always great.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Fantastic and flavorful dinner for 3. One tried street tacos and said the steak was incredibly tender. One enjoyed a sampler platter and the third LOVED the chicken Zarape! Chips and salsa were great as were the drinks. Prompt and super courteous service as well. will return for sure!!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Tapas, Cozy, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a party of 5 at 5:30pm, with one of those guests being a 2 year old. We were seated in what turned out to be the bartender's section. The bartender was taking drink orders and making drinks for his quadruple sat section and those coming in off the printer. We were there for 45 minutes without having our order taken, and we had to finally go ask the host for a server. We finally got our order in after having been seated for 55 minutes, and were told they would comp our appetizer. Once our food came out, we had to request silverware which took 10 minutes after having to once again seek out the Host for flatware to eat. One of the meals was the veggie rellano, which was cold in the center and two other meals looked as if they'd been sitting for quite a bit. After waiting an additional 20 minutes for the check once requested, surprise surprise they forgot to comp the appetizer. Unfortunately at this point the toddler was over having sat in his highchair for over 2 hours and we didn't think it was fair to subject other patrons (who were angry enough with the service) to his displeasure, so we left paying full price for food that was cold, and not great. I am not sure why you have a bartender assigned to serve a section, why you would quadruple seat that section at the same time (not counting the two tables already seated, and why you would seat a group with a child in this particular section {the Host needs to know their audience - get the group with the kiddo in and out the door before the dinner rush starts}). On our way out we let the Manager know (who never came over to talk to us as the Host indicted they would) the bartender was floundering on keeping up with his section. She provided us with comp cards for guac and margaritas, but I'd be hard pressed to be subjected to this level of service at this price point again. I can get better service at a chain steakhouse for the same price point. Make sure you ask for the section with a dedicated server.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Service was extremely slow, food only lukewarm. Had to ask 3 times for additional silverware. Restaurant was not busy at the time so can’t use that excuse for the service. Usually good service and food. Very disappointed, won’t be going back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Very crowded and service was slow, we had to level our table to avoid spilled drinks and food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We made a reservation for 6:00 pm and arrived at 5:55 pm. The people in front of us had no reservation and were told it would be a 40-45 min wait for a table. When we spoke to the host he told us the same thing. When we told him we made a reservation he told us they were busy and that that was the wait. We asked to speak to a manager and suddenly a table was available. There were many empty tables but they were short on staff. Our waiter was handling 12 tables which he told us was over double what he should have. He was doing his best and it was not his fault.
Food was ok but restaurant needs to be updated.
We will never go back.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

We had a fabulous lunch! Definitely going back and will bring the whole family!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This is a place that is dire need of a upgrade / remodel. The bar is okay but the restaurant is pretty much a dump. We tried out 3 tables before finding one that didn't rock and then the chairs were loose from too much wear. The dumpy atmosphere was okay for the assemblage of crying / whining children that kept the volume level at a near constant wail. With all the restaurants at Park Meadows this one will be my last choice going forward.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Night out with my husband, we always enjoy Richard S’s restaurants!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Our food was not up to par this visit. Service was slow. Not the norm for this restaurant.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were there Saturday night and our server was helpful and attentive. The food was good and my Michelada was delicious! We come here often and always have good service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Had a great time after a day of shopping.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Service was great, food was not as good as usual.. portions seemed smaller and the churros were burnt.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

I mentioned in the reservation that we were celebrating my wife’s birthday. No one ever mentioned it so that was a bit disappointing. Why bother to ask if you are going to ignore the comment? Other than that the food and service were great.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The place is huge. The food was good and also has a couple of vegetarian options.
It was busy for a Sunday, but our waitress was very accommodating .

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was tasty and served hot. Waitress was very attentive and did an exceptional job.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was OK and overpriced

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service was the worst I have had at this restaurant and I have been here several times. We had to ask multiple times for utensils, more chips and to have our order taken.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Our food was exceptionally fresh and flavorful making our meal most enjoyable.

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The service has been declining over the last couple of times we have been there. The food is becoming poorer in quality. The cost is not worth the visit. I went back because of a Groupon I had purchased.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Host stand needs help—we had a reservation under a last name that applied to all 6 guests. One guest came in—told no reservation under that name. He wandered the restaurant looking for family because he didn’t know what else to do. I got there and found this elderly guest; got him back to the host stand and gave our name; they prepared us a table. We sat down and waited for our other guests for 14 minutes. I finally called them—they had been seated at another table in the restaurant, even though they gave the same family name at host stand. Very frustrating.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We sat upstairs. It was dirty.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The service was excellent even though our waiter was fairly new -- he went and checked on any question he was not sure about. The food portions were larger than expected and the food was very good. It was our first time and we will go back .

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Prickly pear margaritas are the best. Had a great time with fun servers

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My orange juice was spoiled and the food was nothing special. The wait staff were very friendly but they kept asking if everything was okay (like six times). I will not be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Sadly it has become so loud and noisy that it nearly impossible to talk. The food is really good, the service is slow, the noise is a deal breaker. It used to be one of our most favorite places to go.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was lukewarm.

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Absolutely perfect lunch. Food was incredible!! Service was very prompt. Really enjoyed the pork carnitas and spicy guac. Probably the best carnitas I’ve ever had. Great patio upstairs.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Plates of food not with the money, presentation could have been much better. Chicken quesadillas were nothing special.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Aweesime food and wait staff!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This was our first time at La Sandia. It was a beautiful, quiet atmosphere. Our waitress Renee was amazing. She was very knowledgeable and many great suggestions. My husband and I both had margaritas that were delicious! The food was also very ethnic and delicious. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The server was excellent. He made the experience a night to remember.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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