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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3.8

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3.8

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3.8

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3.7

Noise

Moderate

71% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (13)
Good for a Date (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
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Bar Seating (8)
Scenic View (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Authentic (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fun (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Spicy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
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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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 (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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