La Sandia

4.2
868 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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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 contemporary techniques and skillful presentation. 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 868 People Are Saying
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Sonia
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We loved the fact that the waiter wore a mask and we could sit anywhere we liked. Food was good. My Berry margarita was terrific. The only item they could improve is the lemonade that came with the kids meals. They didn't like it because it was watery. I tried it and didn't think it was even lemonade. The staff were friendly and the place was really clean.

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MikeD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I used open table to book and specifically asked for a good table for a special event (birthday). I asked to be away from any serving areas and kitchen. A sullen teenage hostess seated us right next to the servers area. The day was saved with a decent waiter and excellent food. Would I return? Maybe but competition is fierce with good restaurants so why put up with so-so customer service? You can do better La Sandia.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time great food

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GurmeetS
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Horrible service, so so food and very bad vibe. Nothing more needs to be said

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SusanG
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent guacamole! The best. Extensive wine and beverage selection.

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vipNotasgoodashoped
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was bland. Margaritas were great

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EliH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our top pick for authentic, fresh and tasty Mexican, and awesome drinks!

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vipJillian
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Super slow service.

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vipGreat
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy LaSsndia. Delicious food and great service.

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IsisG
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food and the service! Great quality and not overpriced!

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PilarM
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s really good food here and I like that it’s in the mall.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment

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Abadnight
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great when they got it right.

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vipVictoriaN
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food and service. Very noisy inside. Great little find esp in a mall!

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TheHow
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Every time we eat at La Sandra, we are very satisfied.

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LarryB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Reserved a table for Mother's Day. Sat out in a little area facing the mall. Not too loud, even with all of the people going by. Service was okay and food was satisfying.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Sent back the enchiladas as they were sour from the tomato sauce & also Ask our server if the had refined beans (very nicely) and he had the manager come over with a very rude attitude . Seemed like they must get complaints often based on the way we we’re treated. =(

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Sunkist7210
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious and came out quickly. Watermelon cucumber infused tequila margarita was tasty. All of our drinks took a long time to get and sometimes had salt, other times not - no consistency with the alcoholic drink orders. Nachos needed more cheese in my opinion. Chicken/Steak fajitas, pork tacos, and flautas were delicious.

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reggieg
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was poor, waiter was almost confrontational with my friends. After service we had to wait for almost an hr because he couldn't figure out the bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I keep coming back because everything is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Nice personnel. Good food. Nice vibe.

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vipEthiopianGem
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Underwhelming food. Big rice grains that seemed old. Beans, ugh. The only fresh food item and saving grace was shrimp tacos.

The server was pleasant and attentive. My mojito was average. COVID protocol was good so the environment felt safe. For a mall location especially, it was quiet on a weekday afternoon.

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HarrisK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was solid and was exactly what we needed before a mall day.

La Sandia
Responded on 3 May 2021

We are thrilled to see you enjoyed your experience with us at La Sandia! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a five-star review and we hope to see you again in the restaurant soon.

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vipLaurie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and atmosphere were wonderful! We went for lunch on Sunday to beat the crowds and enjoy a date with no kids! Loved our attentive server. The food was even more fabulous than usual. I had the best burrito ever! We can’t go to La Sandia and not get the guacamole. It was so good....as usual.

If you haven’t yet found your way to La Sandia, do yourself a favor and go! If you haven’t been in a while, go back. In either case, you will thank me. ;)

La Sandia
Responded on 3 May 2021

We truly have the best guests! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a glowing review and sharing your experience with us. We hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed our time at La Sandia- it’s our go to restaurant! The fajitas are always so good. we tried to the Guacamole as well and it was very fresh. Our waitress was great as well! Thank you!

La Sandia
Responded on 3 May 2021

We are delighted to see you enjoyed your experience at La Sandia! We are always striving to create amazing experiences for our guests, so If there is anything else we can do on your next visit to make it a five-star experience, please let us know. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Morenita
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The service was not good, we got our food, the waiter did not comeback to check on us. We have to request the utensils, the person that delivered the food was not friendly. The food was ok. Will not be coming back! Sorry

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vipMLVP
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food - for us this is the best Mexican restaurant around. Great service and nice ambiance! Highly recommended!

La Sandia
Responded on 3 May 2021

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us a five-star review. Our company places customer satisfaction as a top priority and we are committed to achieving this with each patron. Its customers like you that make our job truly wonderful. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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ElizabethR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The chicken nachos we shared were delicious! I loved their mojitos too! They really want you to have a reservation!

La Sandia
Responded on 3 May 2021

We really appreciate the positive review and we are thrilled that our food was the best part of your experience. The chicken nachos are one of my favorite dishes as well! I hope you will come back and see us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Milestone Birthday son 21st Birthday

La Sandia
Responded on 3 May 2021

We are thrilled to see you enjoyed your experience with us at La Sandia! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a five-star review and we hope to see you again in the restaurant soon.

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vipHansH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Authentic traditional Mexican.

La Sandia
Responded on 3 May 2021

Hi Hans, Thank you for the five-star review! Our team is always striving to create a phenomenal experience for our guests. Reviews like this reassure us that we are doing just that. Cheers!

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JulyG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I will definitely come back!

La Sandia
Responded on 3 May 2021

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a positive review and we are pleased that you had such a wonderful experience at our restaurant. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipJeaneC
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were fantastic! Restaurant is in the mall, so the outdoor seating area is a “mall watcher” view so the ambience is food court quality, but the food is not!! It’s a very sophisticated menu & not Tex-mex at all!! Highly recommend this spot!! We will be back! Worth the trip across the bridge for this hidden Tysons Corner gem!

La Sandia
Responded on 6 April 2021

Hello Jeanette, We truly have the best guests! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a glowing review and sharing your experience with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed the food and we hope to serve you again soon!

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CameyO
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4/20/21 Update to my last post: after mentioning our last experience to the manager, we were welcomed back to give them another opportunity to improve the customer service. I am so glad we went back. Tonight’s meal was one on the best! Fantastic service! Our waiter was attentive and never interrupting. Fun personality and wonderful service! The Fish tacos were some of the best I’ve had - fresh and flavorful! The guacamole was made to order and just perfect. Pedro, the manager, came to our table to check on us and he was most hospitable. Great meal and delightful experience! We will definitely be back in the future!

No waiter came to our table for the first 20 minutes we sat there. Then there was confusion over who was our actual waiter. No one came to ask if we’d like another round of margaritas, or dessert, or much of anything. When they did check on us, they were quick to respond, it’s just that they didn’t check on us hardly at all. I will assume they were understaffed, because the staff we dealt with were courteous. Maybe they were overwhelmed? But that’s why we made reservations...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were great!

La Sandia
Responded on 24 March 2021

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a positive review and we are pleased that you had such a wonderful experience at our restaurant. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipSusanM
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was really flavorful

La Sandia
Responded on 24 March 2021

Thank you so much for the four-star review! If there is anything we can do on your next visit to make it a five-star experience, please let us know. We hope to welcome you back to the restaurant again soon. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall gods experience.

Food and cocktails were delicious.

Pricing is fair.

Service average.

La Sandia
Responded on 11 March 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 4-star review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the food and drinks on your visit and hope you will allow us to serve you again soon.

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CarleshaH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Upbeat staff! Clean and socially distanced! Resevation timeframe was good. Great atmosphere as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super quick service!! Staff was friendly. Place was beautiful and a clean atmosphere.

Highly recommend for special occasions, birthdays, etc..

We went here for dinner at 6pm and all the food was so good and well prepared. The wait staff are really amazing, positive energy and professional service. I also wanted to specially thank the assistant manager Pedro for accommodating the cake I brought to surprise my girlfriend.

FYI: For anyone that comes to this place, order the carne asada from the Chef’s Special! You will not be disappointed.

La Sandia
Responded on 12 March 2021

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us a five-star review. Our company places customer satisfaction as a top priority and we are committed to achieving this with each patron. Its customers like you that make our job truly wonderful. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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FayL
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food is always amazing and the salsa is best I’ve ever had!

La Sandia
Responded on 11 March 2021

Dear Fay, We really appreciate the positive review and we are thrilled that our food was the best part of your experience. The salsa is one of my favorite apps as well! I hope you will come back and see us again soon!

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vipHansH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Had a wonderful time. Would highly recommend.

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La Sandia is rated 4.2 stars by 868 OpenTable diners.

La Sandia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://app.yiftee.com/gifts/egift_and_gift_cards/richard-sandoval-hospitality-denver.

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 bookings at the moment.

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