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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3.7

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3.7

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3.8

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3.5

Noise

Moderate

74% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (14)
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Fun (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Spicy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
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Worth the Drive (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Seasonal (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Denver)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great options for anyone, healthy choices, lovely place with fast service and tasty food. Very noisy, and a bit more on expensive side

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The happy hour mojito was alittle weak on rum. The red wine was a much better choice. Loved my fish street tacos. The chips and smoky salsa are great. We had the tossed salad with shrimp. It was very good. Service was great but it wasn't too busy. I would go again for happy hour.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

My wife and I had an awesome server. That may be the only redeeming quality to this visit. We ordered the special quacamole sampler, steak fajitas and fish tacos. All the food down to the salsa was bland and lacked flavor. Adding salt only helped a little. Chips were saltless as well and no table had a salt shaker. We had to ask for one and our awesome server was happy to get it. I might give it another shot but I was disappointed for sure.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food is great and the service is very friendly. Highly recommend

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food, was happy with kids options and side options. Staff was lovely.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I was disappointed with the experience at La Sandia. I requested a table on the upper level, and was seated on the main level. When I asked if it was possible for an upstairs table like I had requested in my open table reservation notes, I was told no, they don't guarantee seating preferences. When we ordered, and it had been 20 mins since our Guac appetizer was ordered, my friend asked the server "where's the Guac?" And was told "in the kitchen." Pretty rude! When the Guac did arrive, we were low on chips. So the server took the basket of chips away to go refill it... leaving us sitting with the Guac at the table for 5 mins before he came back with the new chips. We had to ask for refills... we had to ask for everything. Overall, the service was lacking. No desire to hurry back.

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 (London)·Dined on September 10, 2017

They didn't have our reservation in their system. It took a very long time for our order to come out, and the food was cold when it did. The chocolate tres leches cake was forgettable.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I had been for lunch once and the food and service were good! We returned for my daughter's birthday and though the service was very good, It was overall disappointing. . It was a Saturday homecoming night so very loud with lots of teenagers. The tableside guac was fun and pretty good. The food came out slowly, maybe moreso bexausr of the crowds. My rice and beans (though their refried black beans are very yummy!) appeared that they had been on my plate under a heat lamp. My daughter's pork was too fatty for her to eat, but to the server's credit, he replaced it with a free order of combo fajitas which she said were excellent. If I had to go again, I'd order fajitas.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Ordered guacamole for appetizer. It was prepared in the kitchen and finished off at the table side - had no salt or lime. Had to ask for it and add it on my own. Ordered the chicken and steak fajitas for main dish. IT WAS TASTELESS!! If you're looking for authentic Mexican food, not the place for you. But if you're wanting Mexican-ish food which lacks the authentic flavor, then might be the place for you
Service was sub-par at best. Had to flag waiter down pretty much every time.
Will not be returning.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

They seemed very short staffed, even though it was not terribly busy that we could see. Our server was helpful about the menu when we finally saw him. Took a very long time for service, for cocktails and for our food. We had to go ask for water refills and more chips, salt, and silverware. The hostess was seen lounging and chatting with the downstairs host, and did not tempt to talk to us despite our obvious attempts to get anyone's attention. That's why we got up and found things ourselves. The food was tasty when it finally arrived.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 30, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants so I decided to go here for my birthday. I was completely disappointed. My disappointment is mostly around the service I received. The server took a long time to bring chips and salsa and decided to argue with me. She told me that she could not accommodate a request with my meal. The funny thing is I order the exact same thing, with the same request, every time I go to this restaurant. My meal was good but 2 others in my party did not like their meals...chewy steak. I spent over $100 and none of us were happy.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great food as always however we were sad to see the streamlined menu which no longer has the Shrimp Jalisco Enchiladas (and the awesome green rice that came with it). Nor did they have the Taquitos. The watermelon margarita is very good, a favorite! I also recommend the slow pork tacos. Very good black beans; super yummy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

When arriving for our reservation, the hostess directed us to go upstairs, as we wanted to sit on the patio, and the hostess upstairs would seat us. We were greeted by several servers when we got upstairs, but the hostess was seating another party. There was a worker sitting at a nearby table. She decided to get up and seat us. As there were a lot of open tables we asked for a specific table. She said, in a not so pleasant way, that she would have to go clean off the table and set the menus down in a very angry way so she could clean the table off, as if we were making her go out of her way. In the meantime, the regular hostess came back and graciously seated us. Both my husband and I had Chicken Zarape. It was very good though it could have been warmer, and the rice was excellent. My son had the trio -- Tortilla Soup; Cheese Enchilada; and Chicken Tinga Taco. He did not like the soup, I didn't either; taco and enchilada was small and okay. Next time he would order something different. Our server was very nice and attentive. It was really nice to sit on the patio on such a beautiful evening.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Have been before and the meal and experience was nice and fun. However it seems that in the rush of time attention to details and experience for customers is missed. From starting with the seating experience and being seated with a temperamental server our fun experience started to tarnish. The food wasn't enjoyable either. I have had my dish twice before with such excitement going to have it again I left upset and the guacamole was sour. Sadly the front desk didn't seem to care. They only continued to ask if we were ready to be seated again after telling them we had already paid and eaten. Clearly the place is having issues and they are off their game. Hope it corrects because the restaurant itself is a prime property and would be ideal for competition.

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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Horrible service from the waitress. Had a bad attitude. Rude. Not sorry for messing up order and spilling water everywhere. Seemed upset when changed table.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Not the best server, had to ask for more water and service just was slow.

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Even though they were busy the wait staff was was very attentive. The food was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We (party of 2) were seated for 45 minutes before we received our drinks. I have a cilantro allergy (which I obviously told them about), and there was cilantro in several of our dishes. Tables around us who arrived after us received their food 20 minutes before we did. When we spoke with the manager, he apologized and said he would buy us a round of drinks. The drinks took 15 more minutes to arrive to our table, and then the drinks were on our bill. The staff (including the manager) did not seem to care about our experience or satisfaction. There were also dirty wet rags on the floor beneath our table. When we went to pick.our car up from the valet, he said people are regularly having bad experiences there and he wasn't surprised that we did, too. The entire experience was disappointing,
and, needless to say, we will not be returning.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Always love the food! Guacamole is fresh and delicious. My absolute favorite is the corn tamal!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fun, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Heather provided us with excellent service. I love the delicious margaritas, great appetizers and my favorite is the vegetable tacos.

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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