Denver >Food & Dining > La Sandia
8340 E 49TH Ave Ste 1690, Denver, CO | Directions 8023839.782604 -104.891346
Neighborhoods: Stapleton, Northeast Denver
Delicious! – Blown away by La Sandia, an unexpected surprise. Homemade chips and salsa are delicious and addicting. Presentation of food is gorgeous, which to my foodie boyfriend and I is always a pleasure. Have been twice now and gotten excellent service. Margaritas and mojitos are both very tasty. I think of it as somewhere you might go when you want to treat yourself a bit, because of the price.
Nice food and decor – La Sandia has good food and is very reasonable if you get a certificate from restaurant dot com. Without a certificate its a little too expensive, but there is no doubt that the food is good.
Sometimes good, sometimes not – I been there 3 times, the mole is wonderful, the steak terribl prepared, shrimp entree totally overpriced (18 bucks) for 4 tiny shrimp. They also tried to serve us a regular pork loin that was on the menu as a pork "tenderloin" hoping we would not notice. It was prepared well, but it was a cheap cut of meat priced as the more expensive cut......Margaritas tasty but overpriced as well. They dont like it when you complain, either....managment was less than friendly when confronted with these issues! I would reallt give this place 2 1/2 stars!
The watermelon(La Sandia) not bad but not modern mexican. – I was told to go to La Sandia by a co-worker who raved about it. Food was not that bad I ordered tacos Al pastor
and my lady friend ordered the Carne asada tacos, i enjoyed the tacos as they had a hint of pineapple in them just the way i like it, but for 11.50 for three tacos i think I could find better tacos on Federal Blvd. My lady friend was not to impressed with the carne asada tacos just bland she said. The Mojito Sandia was to die for Mojito with a a spalsh of watermelon, but besides that I think I will skip Chef Richard Sandoval Restaurant except for the Tequila tasting which they have at the end of the month. The service was mediocre at best are waiter was merely bored serving us. Nice looking decor besides the fact that you couldn't tell it was a Mexican restaurant including the music which was Puerto Rican, Cuban but no authenic Mexican music either way La Sandia is pretty much a restaurant you only wanna try once or if you wanna try something different.
Awesome Menu – We've been to La Sandia in Stapleton Northfield a few times. I've always seen something else different on the menu to order, and I've never been disapointed. My only complaint is that the tables are a little small.
Celebrtiy Chef Food at an Amazing Price – I'm a big fan of all of Richard Sandoval's restaurants and was surprised to hear that he is the Chef at La Sandia. The food definitely lives up to his reputation for great, creative Mexican - but at La Sandia its also served at an incredible price. The space is beautiful with lots of color and very creative design - I will definitely consider the location for fun office events or parties - really great value!!!
Average food, average service – My husband and I headed for a late lunch here. We were in the mood for chips and salsa! The servers were less than excited that we were there. I went with the Mexican Cob salad and hubby did the fish tacos. The salsa was pretty good ? not much kick and not much in the bowl. I also decided to have the made at the table guacamole. Not as good as on the border. And the server was less than excited to make it for us. The margarita was as small as the other reviewers mentioned and not very tasty. The menu had lots of yummy options so we might go back another time, but perhaps eat at the bar.
Churn & burn is their style – The food was bland for being Mexican so I was disappointed. The staff was rude and seemed disappointed that my friend and I didn't order enough food and drinks to equate to a larger tip. We were asked to leave immediately after finishing our meals and hadn't even finished our overpriced, small margaritas because we were told another party was waiting for our table. This restaurant is very "churn & burn" style trying to make people eat fast and leave to increase table turnover. Since they are rude and the food and drinks aren't worth the prices, my friend and I will never go back.
Very Good – We got a coupon in the mail so we thought we would try out La Sandia. We missed happy hour (I think it ended at 6) but we got seated right away and had pretty good service. My husband and I both had the house margarita, which were small and not worth it for how expensive they were. I think next time I would try a different drink or just have water. However, the chips and salsa were different (good different) and our food was really delicious. Try the adobo pork tacos. We'll go back but if we miss happy hour, we probably won't be drinking.
Lovely Atmosphere, Kickin' Margs & Fair Food – My fiance & I chose this spot for dinner because of the allure of the outside eating area. It's a great place to people watch, the margaritas are phenomenal & if you order guacamole for an appetizer, it?s quite fun as they bring you the ingredients & you make your own. Other than that, the food was middle-of-the road & somewhat bland, though I?ve had worse; the ceviche was disappointing ? no taste at all. I?d highly recommend it for a Happy Hour stop ? margaritas & appetizers ? you can?t go wrong!
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