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.View Private Dining Details
Food was mediocre, sangria was weak, and service was bad. Would not recommend
The food was fantastic & our server, Alexander, was prompt, amiable and attentive. Always a great experience at La Sandía!
Server was fantastic - great attitude, upbeat, friendly and professional. Food was great.
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.
Food was absolutely horrible. drinks only redeeming quality
Fun evening, great service. Expansive food and tequila menus.
I thought the food was over priced for Mexican. The place doesn't have any ambiance!
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.
- 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.
Meh. Just okay. Service was spotty and it was a Friday night but early, only 6:15pm. Not in a hurry to go back.
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.
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.
Food was delicious--very loud though--server was great and we enjoyed our evening
Waitor was awful. Food was cold. Guacamole served was very small in quantity (only 1/4 of the bowl was full- I think they jipped us). I've been here before and I had a better experience but this was awful. Never coming back again.
La Sandia, overall, was okay. There wasn't anything particularly bad but there also wasn't anything particularly good. Our waiter was attentive but quiet. The food taste okay...fairly average but nothing that I would say separated it out from any other Mexican restaurant. I can't speak about the drinks since I didn't have any.
Overall.. it was okay. Would I go there again... maybe if people were just in the mood for a drink and chips... would I go again, with reservations, for a date night? Nah...
Good continues to impress! The quality of food and ingredients is great. Recipes offer a variety of flavor and good mix of everything. Watermelon infused water is a family fav. Chicken Zarape is so good it is hard not to order it every visit.
La Sandia in Tysons Corner, VA use to be one of my favorite go-to places. Not sure what has happened over the last 12 months but consistency and quality have dropped substantially. This is from a vegetarian diner's perspective. Their table side guac was the best in the area, no more. Prices climb while portions have been reduced.
food was delicious. The la Sandra margarita was excellent as well. The service was okay. It took a bit for the waitress to take our drink order. Aside from that I highly recommend it.
Pretty average. It was like any other chain in the mall. I was hoping for more. Food was okay, drinks very good, and service below average.
My veggie chile rellano came out over cooked deep fried and 1/3 was inedible. The salsa was watery and lacked flavor. Disappointed bc I've been there 3 other times and the food was good.
I had the Harris Ranch Hanger Steak tacos and LOVED them. We ordered the "medium" guacamole as an appetizer and it was not medium at all. It was mild. It also took forever to come out which was annoying because they make it at your table. We ended up having to mix it up ourselves because there were still huge chunks of avocado. The guac is definitely not worth the $11.55 in my opinion. The free chips and salsa are good enough. The service wasn't so great either. Our server kind of acted like he was doing us a favor by showing up to work. Aside from the not-so-great service and guac, I enjoyed my meal and plan on going back.
Food and service were great.
taco Tuesday is a no for me. the chicken tasted like it came out of a can. the fish tacos were not hot. the margaritas were good. too much lime in them though.
I love the authentic latin cuisine. The service as topnotch as well.
Good mixture of menu choices with fresh ingredients.
Always love coming here with my wife and our friends! The food is amazing, and a fantastic value. Definitely one of the best, most authentic Spanish/Mexican restaurants we've been to. The chicken tinga tacos are my go-to meal, and their guacamole is quite possibly the best I've ever had. Whenever we're in the Tyson's Corner area, we love to do dinner at La Sandia!
We have dined with La Sandia several times. The last time was perhaps a year ago. The food was much better then. Salsa remains great! Tamale was very mushy and too sweet. Cheese enchilada was very small. Tortilla soup was flavorful. That was the best part of my Trio meal.
Overall the service was very slow. Granted it was Father's Day; however, the restaurant was not full at all. Majority of the tables were empty. It was the first day for our waitress and we totally respect that. Overall feeling was that the restaurant was short staffed in the kitchen. We do not plan to go back.
This place is a sibling to a New York Restaurant (Maya) which my wife and I frequent when we go the city. The food is upgraded food from Mexico and is worth the trip.
The best seats are on the mall terrace since the dining room is too large, loud and unappealing. I do wish they would turn down the volume on the music since sometimes it is too loud to hear those at your table.
Food was average. Seems to have gone down in quality. Very loud.
Always a great time when we visit, definitely a favorite in the DMV. The mango mojito is top notch!
Great food; good staff, lighting, pricing and location.
The garlic shrimp tamal is excellent, as is the guacamole, the fajitas, and the chile relleno. Not a big fan of their rice and beans. The lemonades are tasty but overly sweet for me.
I have eaten at La Sandia numerous times where the service was good. This was not such an occasion. Once we ordered our food the server didn't come over to us for 25 minutes. I asked the host if I could speak to a manager as we weren't sure where our food was. Additionally we wanted to buy more drinks, but my group was disappointed enough by the service we passed when our food came a short while later. The manager never came by to talk to us.
Not sure if the restaurant is under new management, but I will certainly not be bringing clients or colleagues there again.
guacamole is great, everything braised beef is yummy ... enchiladas are good overall great place. but the thing we go for is the corn ... and they don't have that on Saturdays ... I had it twice ... AMAZING BEST CORN EVER. another time
We were hoping for a high-end Mexican restaurant and we're very disappointed. It's in a mall and seems to provide little more than fast-food dining. The entrees at the tables around us were served in 5 minutes or less. Our chicken fajitas must have been pre-cooked since they were served so fast. The salsa served with the tortilla chips was bland. Worst of all was the service. We'll never eat there again.
Visit was mediocre at best. Would not recommend.