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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.
McLean, VA 22102
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)
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Parking garages located on both entrances to mall
Tyson's Corner Metro; Silver Line
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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