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avocado + tomato + onion + cilantro + lime + chile serrano
choice of chicken or steak + corn tortillas + pinto beans + cheese + salsa
crispy cheese + mushroom + squash + corn + grilled scallion
I previously dined at the restaurant a few times over the last 10 years and always enjoyed the food. However, as I have dined in many restaurants over the years, I realize that there isn’t very many options and no real creativity in the food as compared to other Mexican food restaurants. In addition, I came for brunch on a Saturday due to an email I received three weeks ago announcing bottomless brunch for $19.99 to only get there to find it it had been canceled due to customers not wanting it. In fact, the manager said that “over 60 people had walked out” because they wanted lunch and not brunch. Clearly, it was not introduced properly as every brunch venue I’ve been a patron of also offered a lunch menu as an option. The food has become lack luster and I don’t see myself as ever returning.
It’s hard for everyone during the Covid-19 distancing, but the staff did a nice job. My date and I enjoyed ourselves.
Excellent food, great service.....we will come back next year on our annual trip to NVA and DC
Great to be back and eating out at one of our favorites. Margaritas were great also.
We tried the new brunch it was excellent.
The food taste frozen and the waitress was very quiet with low energy.
We found the food exceptionally good. The server was friendly and timing of the meal was paced just right. My husband and I had the carnitas with sweet plantains on the side. Both were as good as any we’ve ever had. The couple with us felt the same way about their tacos and veggie fajitas. This is an excellent Mexican restaurant and we definitely plan to come again.
Chicken dishes were some of the worst; dry and bland
The food quality was very ordinary. I ordered a fajita and it was served in a plastic tray. It had a table spoon of guacamole and the fajitas were bathing in oil. It was really a disappointing experience and this thing costs $18 bucks. My wife had a similar experience on her dish. Not worth it.
Server was awesome.
The waitress was unfamiliar with the menu and the bar was slow to make our drinks.
First time for brunch here and service was great! Had a passion fruit, a blood orange mimosa the burrito! Very good!!
Food was not too tasty and not alot of options. Sangria was juice, didn't really taste like wine or any liquor. Appetizer was small but they gave you chips with salsa. Decor was old.
Food was cold well at least mine was. My family really liked it. Service could be better but I think the waiter was new so we understand. Food was really cold tho but starving so just ate wish I would’ve brought it up.
I've eaten here before and it's been hit or miss - this last time was a miss. This was on a 3-day weekend on a Sunday evening at 7:15 following a movie. The place was not crowded at all and we were seated first by the bar. There were 3 in our party and we asked to be moved to a quieter location - they were seating everyone near the front by the bar to make the place look busier than it was. Service wasn't fast, but it wasn't slow either - just...there. I ordered a draft beer which arrived several minutes later and the beer was flat - probably near the end of the keg - but a bit disappointing. Next I ordered the 3 street tacos - 3 different types -what I ended up being served was 3 chicken tacos - none of the tacos I ordered were chicken. My wife ordered carnitas - they came back a few minutes later and told her they were out of carnitas but had ...you guessed it - chicken....so, this visit was not one for the ages....the next time I want to go to a restaurant following a flick, I think I'll try a different place - this one has played out for me
The food selection at La Sandia is always superb. I always get the fresh guacamole served tableside. & the pozole which is hearty & filling. You can also choose to be seated in the bar area where it’s busy or opt for a quieter ambience inside. Come during happy hour for the best value on drinks & appetizers!
Good food, terrible service. Would go again in the hopes of having a more responsive server.
Great guacamole and carnitas
Guacamole was very good but rest of food was mediocre.
Very nice atmosphere. Customer service is excellent. wait staff was extremely attentive. Managers are so very polite and hospitable. I would highly recommend La Sandia for family or group gatherings. Muchas gracias a managers Silvia and Amari (sp?).
Food was great.
Much attention from servers was good, frequently checking if we wanted anything.
Noise was too loud---had to shout to be heard in conversation.
Salsa was bland and had no flavor. Weird shade of brown. Chips were thick and bland as well. Drinks were okay—ordered house margarita. Food was just ok. We go here because it is never crowded but it’s easy to see why.
Decent restaurant- great ambience. Food was ok- didn’t care for the sweet corn cake- avoid if you dislike cheese with your corn.
Just not great.
Don’t expect something exciting or wonderfully flavorful.
Food was okay but not fabulous.
Selections need an update. Making the chips a little less fried could be a start. Try different beans rather than the old school refried (and full of fat) beans.
If you’re trying to eat fresh, healthy food, it will be difficult to find here.
Staff really tries — they’re cheerful and friendly but the restaurant needs attention.
It was great!
Took a while before our waitress took our order. We had a few issues and one dis was incorrect and the waitress forgot to bring the salt and lemon as we politely asked. The restaurant was not very busy and the service was slow. I would probably give it another chance, however I wouldn’t recommend quite yet. Sorry, just being honest.
Great food. Good staff that accommodated my large party.
It was my first time at this restaurant but I will be returning. The food and atmosphere were great. We weren't sure about the waitress though. I'm not sure that she ever said anything and we were not sure if she understood us. Perhaps she is just a quiet person. She was very nice though. Wonderful restaurant.
Small mistake occurred with the restaurant — management could not have been more responsive and professional.
The fajitas were $23 and came with very little meat and veggies. We eat here often and the quality of the food has decreased.
We couldn't hear each other to have a conversation at a circular table of 8. We waited 10 minutes for water, and 30 for our first drink. Our waiter we thought was the bus boy when he dropped the water - no greeting. He kept running off like a chicken with his head cut off, and it was uncomfortable to watch. He had a habit of serving one table and making a mad dash to the kitchen w/o making eye contact w/ other tables. We ran out of flour tortillas for the fajitas and it took over 10 minutes for them to bring more. He never checked on us after serving the food or first round of drinks, and when we got his attention to say one of us had not received a meal, it took 15 minutes for that meal to arrive at the table. That person also was told they had run out of her special water drink. She happened to be the birthday guest of the evening, but we had never mentioned it to restaurant staff. She loves Uncle Julio's and had not chosen this restaurant. None of us enjoyed the first time experience, and we drove 45 minutes to get there. I am fairly sure none of us will be going back.
Ate here before watching a movie.Not impressed with the server. First she brings food that no one in our section ordered. When she brought our taco salads, she brought the wrong one for my friend. The server was frazzled.
Hi Juanita - First and foremost, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so sorry to hear that your service was not up to our usual standards. We will address these concerns with our staff to ensure this does not happen again. We hope that you will give La Sandia another chance in the future!
The food was so salty and small portions for the price tag of each entree.
We each had the mixed tacos - very tasty and nice to be able to have the variety of flavors. Excellent cocktails, too!
Thanks so much for taking time to leave us a review, Judy! We are glad that you enjoyed the cocktails & the tacos. We hope you will come back and visit us again at La Sandia! :)
Great service... good food
Thank you so much for the great review - we hope you can come back and visit us again soon!
We came on a Tuesday and the restaurant appeared to be understaffed due to multiple large parties. The server and manager were really great in addressing an issue my dining partner had, but overall, it took the server a long time to take our dinner order and then we waited even longer for our food. The food ended up coming out lukewarm and not fresh. I don't think it's necessarily the fault of our server or the manager on duty, but it wasn't the best dining experience for either of us.
Dear Archer - I am sorry to hear we were not able to provide you with desirable level of service and food expectations while dining at La Sandia. We appreciate your feedback and will take this as an opportunity to continuously improve our operations and hospitality.
I celebrated my birthday. Service was great and food was really good. My friends liked the place as well. We had a great time :)
Thanks for celebrating your birthday with us, Paulina! We hope you had a wonderful day and please come back and see us again soon.
First time here, definitely not our last!! Great dining experience all the way around!!
Thank you so much, that makes our day! We look forward to welcoming you back to La Sandia.
Initial seating service poor - no one at hostess stand with wait over 10 minutes and while very few tables were filled we were seated in a high traffic area. Wait service outstanding. Food and drink average. Restaurant too noisy to enjoy conversation.
I am sorry to hear about your wait at the host stand. That is not in line with our high service standards. I am glad to hear that the rest of the service was better. I am disappointed to hear about the quality of your meal. We pride ourselves on excellent food and will be meeting with our chef to ensure only the freshest ingredients are served. If there are any specific suggestions you may have on how to improve our food, please email me at email@example.com m
A nice Mexican restaurant with excellent food and good ambiance for regular lunch/dinner.
La Sandia is rated 4.1 stars by 820 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.