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About La Sandia

Internationally acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval, recognized as the Father of Modern Mexican Cuisine, is expanding his culinary reach with La Sandia Mexican Kitchen & Bar. At La Sandia, Chef Sandoval combines authentic Mexican ingredients with contemporary cooking techniques to create light dishes with vibrant, contrasting flavors.

7852L Tysons Corner Center
McLean, VA 22102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm to close; Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm; Hora Feliz: Sunday-Friday 4:00pm to 9:00pm at the bar and patio area. (Happy hour is first come, first serve basis)

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 893-2222

Website:
http://www.richardsandoval.com/lasandiavirginia/index.htm

Parking Details:
Parking garages located on both entrances to mall

Public Transit:
Tyson's Corner Metro; Silver Line

Executive Chef:
Miguel Martinez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
La Sandia's dynamic private and semi-private spaces accommodate parties of 20-300 guests. Our special events team will work with you to tailor a lunch, dinner or cocktail reception that meets your special event needs.

Private Dining

Chef Richard Sandoval, internationally recognized as the Father of Modern Mexican Cuisine, elevates Mexican cooking to new heights at La Sandia. Inspired by his culinary mantra of ‘old ways, new hands,’ Chef Sandoval reinterprets traditional dishes with innovative techniques and presentation.

La Sandia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (6)
Happy Hour (6)
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Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fun (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Special Occasion (2)
People Watching (1)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We love the food, the friendly service, and the great seating.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Great place to dine we have been there twice in a month but I am disappointed with the service once they serve you the waiters are unavailable. They are not well trained but the senior staff are very nice.

All the Best
Chitra

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Bar menu is excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Excelent service, food and delicious la sandia cocktail.
Highly recommend😋👍🏼

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 17, 2017

We had to wait for the hostess for 15 minutes, then waited another 10 once seated before seeing our waiter.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Mall food. Nothing impressive. Better Mexican restaurants out there

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

This place is one of my favorite ones up to this date. Food is very good, service is consistent and is a very good spot to talk and have a good time at an affordable price.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Good food. Good service. The restaurant is a good value for the money!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Good food. Server was not very attentive.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We ordered the Triple Beef Tacos and the Fish Tacos off the light menu, along with a side of guacamole. The portions for the tacos were very small for the price charged but the guacamole was great!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Lunch service could be a lot faster but the food quality is good for the mall options.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2017

The wait staff was not very good. And how can you be a Latin kitchen with no pina colada. I will never go there again. Tortilla soup is also very salty.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2017

It was very pleasant .

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Amazing food but our waiter forgot a few of our items and didn't understand us when we asked for those missing items. There was a language barrier, but that shouldn't have been so difficult to overcome. Overall we felt ignored and the great food wasn't really worth it for the service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2017

Had much higher expectations of this place before our visit there. The food was easily forgettable; the restaurant, and especially bathrooms, were not very clean, and the service (for an almost empty place) completely lacked any care for the customers.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Love coming here! The food and drinks are amazing!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Food was amazing great taste fresh guacamole done at the moment loved the place

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value, Seasonal, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2017

I was greatly disappointed at the poor quality of service and food. I do not plan to return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Food was tasty but definitely not served hot enough. Prices were too high for the type of food and presentation served.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2017

This was our first visit to La Sandia. We thought the food was very good, but would have been willing to pay more to get bigger serving sizes. Don't think any of our party of 4 was full after eating our entrees. Service was not good, not sure if it was just our waitress or if it was typical of all servers. Took a really long time for drinks from bar to arrive and then entrees arrived not too long after our drinks. After entrees arrived, waitress didn't check back with us to see if we wanted another round of drinks or if everything was satisfactory. Didn't order 2nd round of drinks until we were done with our entrees.

Will probably go again and see if we get better service, with the expectation that we might still be a little hungry after eating. Maybe getting an appetizer to share would help.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Went for a friend's birthday. Reservation was honored on time, service is always great, food is fantastic!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2016

The food here was wonderful as always. The best Mexican food we've had on the east coast after living out west for 5 years.

Our waiter was a bit slow and didn't really check back with us, but it was a busy evening.

Highly recommend this place if you are looking for some great Mexican food.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Good food & service. Quick lunch during holiday shopping

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Awesome waiter.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Food was mediocre, sangria was weak, and service was bad. Would not recommend

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2016

The food was fantastic & our server, Alexander, was prompt, amiable and attentive. Always a great experience at La Sandía!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2016

Server was fantastic - great attitude, upbeat, friendly and professional. Food was great.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Excellent food as usual. Service very attentive, but not annoying. Fast lunch menu is good, but regular menu comes out fast.... unless of course it is Fri or Sat night. Then it can be slower and much more noise. Great for business meal during the week for lunch.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2016

always have a good meal at La Sandia. The food is always fresh and small plates menu is a true bargain

There is only one complaint in that the sparse wood decor and chairs are not so comfortable.

Chair cushions would be helpful. My wife has bad hips and this time remembered to bring her own cushion.

The restaurant may want to consider padding the chairs.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2016

The wait staff were outstanding. The food was good. They ran out of Mr. Pibb so that was a bummer for my son. The Queso needs to be served in a different dish because it gets cold too fast on the flat pan. The Chorizo was not worth it on the Queso as it didn't have any substance. The Fajitas were very good, wished they had offered Corn Tortillas. The restaurant was quite empty on this Monday evening. My middle school daughter, whose bday we were celebrating loved that they came out to sing Happy Birthday and the Tres Leches desert they served her was outstanding.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Food was absolutely horrible. drinks only redeeming quality

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 20, 2016

Fun evening, great service. Expansive food and tequila menus.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2016

I thought the food was over priced for Mexican. The place doesn't have any ambiance!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Went to La Sandia for a Saturday date night with the fiancé'. Bottom line is the restaurant is fine but nothing special. You would be better served and get more value by going to a local Anita's. The chips and salsa were plentiful, the service was adequate but the food was really lacking in flavor. The Mexican rice was dry and the fish was overcooked in the fish tacos I ordered. My fiancé liked her pork belly tacos and said she would order them again. I have heard La Sandia has good happy hour specials so we will give it one more try.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2016

My wife has a food allergy. Called ahead and also entered in reservation and was told no problem to accommodate just tell the server. When we did we were basically told there was almost nothing on the menu she could have. The meat in my dish was overcooked and dry.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2016

- Great food but I have no idea how the bill came to $70 for two people with no alcohol.
- Chicken tortilla soup was delicious but the portion they give you is barely fit to be called a taste sample.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Meh. Just okay. Service was spotty and it was a Friday night but early, only 6:15pm. Not in a hurry to go back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 18, 2016

Came in from Howard County for Restaurant Week. One of the best meals we've had, period. Food was exceptional, service to match. Very attentive.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2016

For the restaurant week's $35 deal, the food was not worth the money. It was of low quality (ingredients were not fresh and presentation was horrible), and although business was relatively slow this day, the service was poor. I would not recommend this place to anyone for restaurant week.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Food was delicious--very loud though--server was great and we enjoyed our evening

Tags: Great for Lunch
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