Sandiago's Grill At The Tram

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Contemporary American
Sandiago’s is located at the base of the world famous Sandia Tramway. Whether it’s a family dinner or a carefully planned event, Sandiago’s is a perfect place to enjoy great food with an incredible view. We are featuring a new look and a new menu. Come enjoy a great meal with a breathtaking view.
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4.4
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Cincinnati
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Not a good experience. Service was slow and so we ordered some chips and salsa which never came so we finally flagged down our waitress who apologized and comped them but ended up coming at the same time as our dinner. I was excited to have a Green Chile cheeseburger however it was dull and could barely taste the chiles there were so few. Boo.

TG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Due to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta crowds the menu was abbreviated and the items we were most interested in trying were not available. The noise level was intolerable! Walk-ins were on a 90 to 100 minute wait, however, our reservations had a table ready and waiting for our party and we were seated immediately upon our arrival. While our server, Nicole, was very good, the kitchen was quite slow in preparing our modest dishes. I will look forward to revisiting Sandiago's when the crowds of special events are gone. The seating was comfortable and the views of Albuquerque were amazing as the sun went down and the lights came up!

Sandiago's Grill At The Tram
Responded 5 days ago

I apologize that your experience with us left something to be desired. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback, and for sticking with us while we work to manage the Balloon Fiesta crowds in a more enjoyable manner.

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MW
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was a bit slow due to the Balloon Festival but our server was great and the food was very good

Sandiago's Grill At The Tram
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for leaving a great review!

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n
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I would recommend Sandiago's because it usually good, and the view is wonderful! However, I ordered the quinoa stuffed acorn squash meal and it was terrible. The skin on the squash was hard. I couldn't eat it. I was disappointed in the quality for the price. It was not a good vegetarian option. It was quite noisy; however I give it a pass because there were a lot of people in town for the balloon fiesta and our table was near a table with a large party.

Sandiago's Grill At The Tram
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We truly appreciate your feedback, as it gives us an opportunity to improve our quality of service. I will be sure to forward your review on to the proper management so that the issues you experienced can be addressed for future guests.

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j
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

I gave 5 stars for service because our waitress was fantastic! It took forever to get our food though. Also, we reserved a table on the patio a few days in advanced and when the hostess went to seat us people had sat down at the table on their own (they had just sat down and didn't even have menus yet); she refused to handle the situation so we were seated inside - lame! Good news is that the old menu is back!

Sandiago's Grill At The Tram
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I apologize that your experience with us left something to be desired. I will forward your experience on to the proper management so that these issues may be addressed and fixed for future guests.

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OT
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Magnificent view! Food is too spicy and service too slow🙁

S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the quail dinner which we both enjoyed. We moved from inside to outside for dessert to watch and photograph the beautiful sunset. Our server was 5 stars. We had made a reservation and enjoyed our meal and the sunset after a tram ride. It was the perfect ending to our time in Colorado and New Mexico.

Sandiago's Grill At The Tram
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thanks for visiting! We're so glad you could visit.

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T
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent, service good, comfortable and great atmosphere, only thing that could be better .... Margarita was a little weak.

Sandiago's Grill At The Tram
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate every opportunity to improve our service.

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RW
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

the food is "meh, I've had better" but it was decent, and let's face it - you go to Sandiago's for the view. The view is amazing... sat outside on the patio - at sunset... Need I say more? the wine list is very nice and somewhat reasonably priced. appetizers are good, a little pricey, but good. This is on my "must do" for my next trip to Albuquerque. Next time - I'll try the special, this time it was pork loin and it looked and smelled wonderful.

Sandiago's Grill At The Tram
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave a great review! We are very grateful for guest feedback, as it gives us opportunity to improve.

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RZ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good, service was good. what more could you ask for.

Sandiago's Grill At The Tram
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for visiting!

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LD
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The views from here are worth the trip up the hill. The food is good, but not consistent. One time the watermelon arugula salad is to die for, the next time soggy and yet under-dressed. The guacamole is always good - no fillers - and so are the chips. Street tacos, also good. We had great service and enjoyed sitting on the patio watching the light change.

JB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Drink sent back was not good was not even offered to remake. Order was wrong just told sorry not offered to correct it. 120$ I works expect to get what I ordered.

B
New Mexico
41 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The new menu has a lot of dishes that are very spicy which was a bit of a disappointment compared to the previous one.

B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The view was amazing, especially at sunset. Food was average. Don’t order the short rib, not cooked long enough. Fatty and tough meet. Drinks are expensive.

DS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Food was quite disappointing. The guacamole was overpowered by garlic, drinks were super sweet (and I normally like my drinks on the sweet side), pork loin was nice and tender, but not super flavorful. Atmosphere was great, waiter was nice and prompt, although not super knowledgeable about the menu items (apparently it is a new menu). And speaking of menu - some old favorites (beet salad and salmon) have been removed from the menu.

d
New Mexico
102 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location but service leaves a lot to be desired. The filet tampeauena special was good by the way, but our server was rather rude. All in all sandiagos is a good choice for the atmosphere or if you have out of town guests.

Sandiago's Grill At The Tram
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you for leaving us a review! We appreciate your feedback. We will be sure to address the issues you experienced so that we can continue to improve our service. We hope you give us another try in the future!

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RB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Million dollars view for sure... we could just sit there forever! We will definitely come back, maybe see the sunset and the night of ABQ!

Sandiago's Grill At The Tram
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for leaving a great review - We can't wait to have you dine with us again!

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DR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

We love the ambiance of Sandiango’s, but the change in menu is distracting and makes the food not enjoyable. The salsa, guacamole, and sides of rice and beans are unenjoyably too spicy. Please consider toning the jalapeño and other spices down so the flavors can be tasted and serve as a compliment to the main dish. This place shows the best of Albuquerque, but the forced flavors distract and make it less of a destination to go to.

Sandiago's Grill At The Tram
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a detailed review! We just launched a re-vamped menu on September 4th. We hope you can make it in to give it a try! I will be sure to forward your review on to management so that they can continue to grow, as well. We appreciate every opportunity to improve our service.

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BC
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Go for the view, drinks, service and food are good but the view is great!

Sandiago's Grill At The Tram
Responded on September 5, 2019

We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

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MR
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It would be nice to have steak on the menu. We found it odd that the steak restaurant was closed in a Saturday night. Food was ok same as price and ambience .... place is fine ...

Sandiago's Grill At The Tram
Responded on September 11, 2019

Hi Mary, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate every opportunity to improve our service. Your feedback is an essential part of that process. We apologize that your visit with us did not meet expectation.

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DK
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was a little slow. Not the waitresses fault. But the view is great so you don’t mind.

Sandiago's Grill At The Tram
Responded on August 29, 2019

Hi Diana, Thank you very much for your honest feedback. We appreciate every opportunity to improve! We are currently working on hiring and training new staff to improve the rate of our service.

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TC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food good service. Would recommend

S
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am very pleased that Sandiago’s is willing to make adjustments for my dietary needs. I cannot eat cow product so having the goat cheese as a substitute is wonderful! Not being able to handle spicy is accommodated for also! The guacamole was made with my preferences and request, which I greatly appreciate. That makes the eating experience valuable and a viable option for me. Thank you!

Sandiago's Grill At The Tram
Responded on August 29, 2019

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us! Thank you for the great review.

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DP
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was average and Margaritas were terrible. The view was amazing!

Sandiago's Grill At The Tram
Responded on August 29, 2019

Hi Denise, Thank you for your honesty. We appreciate the opportunity that these reviews give us to improve. I will be sure to forward this information on to management. I hope that this experience does not deter you from giving us another try!

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T
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! The staff is wonderful and very accomodating. We were late for our reservation due to a mix up and they saved our table and welcomed us when we got there. Great service.

HC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for vacation. We rode the tram, & dinner with a beautiful view of ABQ was the perfect end to our day. Wonderful service and wonderful food. You get a discount if you ride the tram, FYI.

f
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful views

AB
New Mexico
19 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

If you're in this part of town, Sandiago's has the best sunset view around. The food is flavorful traditional New mexico cuisine with a bunch of other entrees. They have a pretty good selection of local crews and a decent affordable wine list. Of course their margaritas are legendary! Our server was awesome and very friendly. There were five of us and veggie and gluten free offerings for those who needed it. A great place to bring guests from out of town.

ME
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Nice start before riding the tram.

WC
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was outstanding and the food was so good! And the view was amazing at sunset. All around a great experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting Albuquerque for a couple of days

MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our view was outstanding. We had a window table and were there for the sunset. The Short Ribs were surperb, the beet salad great, but I'd pass on the Calamari. Not as tasty as we had hoped as it was supposed to be dusted with chili. The drinks were tasty, will be back to sit at the bar and enjoy the ambiance again.

M
New Mexico
53 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food selection. Well prepared New Mexican and fusion choices. Very good, attentive service. Terrific view of early evening, sunset, and city lights.

JT
New Mexico
51 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from Jeff J and the kitchen staff who accommodated allergies. Great guacamole. Will return

DW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great service, and excellent drinks. Steak tampequena is the best choice on the menu.

CH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The outdoor scenery can’t be beat, and the food was good, but it’s overpriced.

Sandiago's Grill At The Tram
Responded on August 29, 2019

Hi Cary, We apologize that you did not feel our food was worth its value. However, we appreciate every opportunity for growth based off the feedback that our guests provide. Thank you for your review!

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TB
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

I was very disappointed by the food. I had the enchilada plate with green chile, beans and rice, and everything was very insipid. I couldn't tell whether the beans and rice came from a can or not. They did not taste "home-made" or prepared on the spot. The only thing I could taste was the green chile but that's only because it was mildly spicy, which I prefer. But in general, the food was not good.

RJ
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The location has great views, but the food is not that great for the price. May be a nice place for a drink and appetizer, but after visiting twice with a friend for special occasion--I would not go again for a meal.

M
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and atmosphere was amazing. The food had great flavor. It took about 5 mins before we were acknowledged and another 5 before we were seated despite there not being many customers. The server didn’t come to our table too often to ask about refills. The food was hot and delicious. It was great hearing the musicians play. Overall it was a great experience!

CF
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We picked a weekday evening and had the greatest evening dining experience. The menu had such an array of choices. The food was wonderfully prepared and delicious. We were further treated to such ambience when it rained and we were on the patio to enjoy the sounds, feel the moisture along with such pleasant smells as it rained. All in all, it was definitely a 5 star experience.

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