Denver >Food & Dining > La Sandia
Overpriced for food, but great for margaritas.
The atmosphere is very modern mexican. The food is overpriced. I paid 16.00 for a chicken dish that was just not THAT great. The flavor wasn't anything suprising or exciting. I woulld, however, recommend the margaritas. They were 7.00 each but strong and tasty. They also have tequila tastings too.
I recommend this place if you just want to satisfy a margarita craving, with some decent mexican food with a great atmosphere. But I think I'll keep going to Lime in the city for the best chips and salsa.
OK-But Don't Go Out of Your Way. Ambience, decor and service were nice, however the food was just ok, as well as over-priced. Guacamole and chips were very tasty, however the chicken tacos that I ordered did not even compare to the same menu item at Benny's, and the chicken had a very strange taste to it. You can get similar Mexican at any joint in town for half the price, but if you are looking for an up-scale atmosphere and don't mind so-so food, it's a fine restaurant. I would choose Lola or Tamayo over La Sandia if you want unique, upscale Mexican food.
Good Mexican food but not worth the price..
We eat Mexican food out a LOT and La Sandia's is over-priced for the amount provided and quality.
My fiance is a true Queso connoisseur and judges a joint by it... we were not impressed by La Sandia's. The decor is nice, especially the stoneware but with so many better and especially more AFFORDABLE Mexican restaurants in the Denver area that we enjoy more, like Senor Rita's on Colfax, we won't be heading back to La Sandia's in Stapleton anytime soon. The menu was poorly written and inadequate especially for those with allergies. Simply, too expensive for the type & quality of food!
A step below Tamayo, a step above most modern Mexican food.
New Review: We have been back to La Sandia a few times since our first time there and it seems that they are using cheaper ingredients now but still charging high prices. I would say that they need to drop the prices or raise the quality of the food to make it a good value. The margs are great but the food is overpriced for what you get.
Old review: La Sandia has a wide variety of items from standard guacamole to more unique items like chayote. The food is fresh and flavorful while the margaritas and tequila are amazing. The atmosphere is modern yet comfortable and the service has been fantastic every time I have been there. There is plenty of seating and this is one of Denver's new hidden treasures!
Celebrity chef Richard Sandoval rolls out a modern Mexican menu in the flourishing Stapleton district..
At this sleek and sexy Mexican restaurant and bar, owner-chef Richard Sandoval (of Tamayo and Zengo fame) creates refined south-of-the-border street fare that's as vivacious as the cantina in which it's served. Lofty ceilings, fiery colors and wood-and-chrome accents bedeck the dining room, while an exhibition kitchen--complete with a tortilla press--bustles with activity in the back. The menu touts soft corn tacos with all the accoutrements, ceviche, chiles rellenos, enchiladas and chicken mole.
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