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La Sandia Stapleton
Guests will rediscover classics, such as taqueria-style tacos made with soft, corn tortillas and flavorful fillings such as chicken tinga and adobo marinated pork. Sophisticated dishes such as the Carne Asada and Salmon Adobado will expand visitors’ perception of Mexican cuisine.
With over 250 varieties, La Sandia’s Tequila Bar showcases the diversity of agave-based spirits. House infused Tequilas and Tequila flights are different ways to explore the collection. A menu of handcrafted, Latin cocktails includes Tropical Fruit Margaritas, Mojitos and Sangria. Guests will also enjoy La Sandia’s menu of Mexican beers and list of Latin wines.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
avocado + tomato + onion + cilantro + lime + chile serrano
choice of chicken or steak + corn tortillas + pinto beans + cheese + salsa
bell peppers + onion + guacamole
The food was excellent. The guacamole is the best!
Mexican chopped salad for lunch was fulfilling
Everything good. Just took forever to pay the check
Excellent food, love this place! Definitely will be going back without question!
Nice outdoor patio. Hostess was not friendly and our server wasn’t too friendly either. The margarita had no alcohol in it (or very little). I enjoy Richard Sandoval’s restaurants but was not very impressed with the servers at La Sandia. And the neighborhood! Good grief! Very chaotic with low riders and screaming children.
Food was great quality and well prepared, not blow you away good but tasty and well executed. Cocktails and service are great! Would definitely visit again. Would be a great place to go with friends as the staff is terrific and seems very capable of managing groups.
Great service. We had 7:30 reservations when they closed at 8pm. They never rushed us out of there. I think it was 9:30 before we left. Thank you for a great dining experience!
The staff was very friendly but the food awful unfortunately....
Disappointed that there was no corn tamale. Food we did have, was delicious. Server was spectacular.
My meal had a very odd taste, and I think the menu options are a bit overpriced.
This is an excellent restaurant! It has become a go-to for work events. I would highly recommend. Be sure to try their salsa and queso--both are unique and delicious.
Food was good but their service was horrible. The waitresses were rude the entire time complaining that they worked all day, that they had to be the bartender also because they didn't have one etc. Made a comment to Scott the manager and he was rude also blaming their bad service on covid. We've been eating out at many different restaurants and had nothing but good service during this pandemic. We won't be coming here again.
Queso was good. Chips not so much.
Steak tacos were great. Burritos not. Fajitas not great either. Not many toppings.
Other couple with us said they would never be back.
During the Covid quarantine, a foursome of us (> 68 y/o) have been in a bubble together. We started out getting take out from various restaurants. We have now graduated to dine in when the establishment is serious about social distancing. Today, we tried La Sandia-Central Park/Northfield area.
We are experienced Mexican food eaters and are particular. All in all, this food was right up there with the best. Between the four of us, we ordered: Chiicken nachos, chicken enchiladas, chicken tacos, and beef burrito. We all got stars for the “clean plate club.” All of the food was nicely plated, just the right saucy, nice and hot to the table, and seasoned well.
The frozen slushy margarita had by two of us, was delightful on this hot summer day.
All in all, we voted that we would return here again.
It took quite a while to get our drink delivered, we had ordered a pitcher of margaritas. I asked the server a couple of times, then finally went into the restaurant (we were sitting on the patio) to ask about it and the drink order was sitting on the bar ready. The pitcher was cracked in a couple of places and also not fully clean (there appeared to be residue from some strawberry margs left over it in, which is not appetizing). Overall it could be better.
Everything was really good, including the house margaritas which actually were great! Menu was more limited than I remember (maybe in this time?)
La Sandia is a great Mexican restaurant, tucked away within a shopping center. It was quiet on a Thursday evening. The host and waitress we had were very attentive. Food was delicious and exceeded expectations. Drinks were all handmade and equally as delicious!
Great food, outdoor seating without a lot of passers-by. Awesome place to dine outdoors in the summer, particularly with the current pandemic.
The seafood enchiladas were excellent, great service, thank you
Service the last two visits has not been great. The first time, one person picked up our credit cards to have the other ring us out, but neither did. We waited forever and almost missed our movie. This time the runner kept trying to give us food that wasn't ours and our food to the table that had heated and waiting to leave. 2 not so good experiences
The drinks were amazing and so was the food!
Brunch was ok. We booked first thing so we could catch a early movie. Only ones in the restaurant. The waitress had some issues explaining some of the dishes. I wished they’d had more option. I thought about the waffles but who wants ice cream on their morning waffles, well maybe some but not me.
Always good food and great, friendly service.
Service was great! The valentine pre set menu was delicious and affordable
We ordered the mixed fajitas, the crispy fish street tacos, and plantains. All were very good. Wait staff was attentive and food arrived quickly. Recommend the corn cake for dessert!
The Chicken Zarape is delicious! Server could have been more attentive, brought us check before asking if we wanted another drink (which we did).
Food was good, a little bland. Server was amazing. Drinks were yummy.
Sat at the bar for happy hour. food and margs were great!
The food was great but we we’re very disappointed with the mimosas..
Tried this restaurant for the first time. We went for Sunday brunch. The food wasn’t too bad, definitely edible. I will however say don’t waste your money on bottomless brunch. The mimosas are orange juice and a dash of champagne. Tasted my friends drink and you wouldn’t even know it was a mimosa. Probably won’t return.
We had a coupon for bogo entress which was exciting, but neither the enfrijoladas or the churro waffles were that exciting. They were good, but didn't have too much flavor. But our server was very nice!
We were there on a quiet Monday night, but we still had a great dinner.
Food was very good, waiter was helpful and attentive.
The Carna Asada was tough and fatty/grisly.
So disappointed by our server, who barely came to see us, refilled drinks only under duress, never asked about our meals or needs, and responded to every request with visible resentment. The food was good, but not good enough to make up for the dreadful service.
They have happy hour...but will not give you those prices in the dining room for drinks. I simply got my own and kept a tab open at the bar. Stupid.
The food is so so in general and underwhelming for the price. No points for open table reservation. I won’t be back.
Ordered shrimp fajitas and portobello mushroom fajitas. Shrimp fajitas were great, but portobello fajitas was more baby corn than mushrooms and not a good value.
Thank you so much for taking time to leave us a review - we will address the portobello fajitas with our culinary staff. We hope you will visit La Sandia again soon!
The restaurant was not busy but it took forever to get something once we ordered. This means we waited for drinks, for the appetizers, and for dinner while no one cared that our drink glasses were empty or that our guacamole appetizer was long gone.
The server did not write down our order and repeated the wrong order back to me. I corrected him and he still brought the wrong order.
When dinner arrived, the plates were pushed in between all the dirty plates and glasses. Even when the check arrived, no attempt was made to clear the dishes.
We have been to this location frequently in the past but we will think twice before returning.
I hope you will accept my sincere apology, as I am very disappointed to learn how our service team handled your evening. We pride ourselves on excellent food and service, and our team clearly let you down. We will meet with our service team to ensure something like this does not happen again. If you would like to further discuss your visit and hopefully earn a second chance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can see about making things right and earning back your business
Service wasn’t good — our server was aloof and seemed spaced out. He needed to be reminded to bring us our appetizer (table side guacamole) which came after our entrées, and the food was greasy and lacking flavor. Never going back.
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 pride ourselves on excellent food and service, and your visit was clearly not up to our standards.We will talk to our chef, to ensure only the best quality ingredients and value are served to our guests. We will also work with servers on overall service. To further discuss your visit and ways we can earn a 2nd chance please email email@example.com
Never fails to deliver great food and service. Love taking out of town family and friends here. They are always Impressed!
Table was dirty, had to ask for it to be wiped off. She walked off, never said anything. Came back to wipe down, the the server sets down napkins on wet table!
Gal who delivered table side quac, didn't say a work. Uniform was filthy. We had to mash up our avocados, she barely did.
Never rec'd chips for our quac, we waited 5 minutes for chips & salsa before we could eat it.
Ordered steak nachos, steak was only on 5 chips, same with cheese sauce.
Server gave us someone else's bill
First time experience was not good.
Dear Lisa, I hope you will accept my sincere apology, as I am very disappointed to learn how our service team handled your evening. We pride ourselves on excellent food and service, and our team clearly let you down. We will meet with our service team to ensure something like this does not happen again and address the overly greasy tacos with our kitchen. If you would like to further discuss your visit and hopefully earn a second chance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
La Sandia Stapleton is rated 4.2 stars by 566 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.