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La Sandia - Santa Monica

La Sandia Santa Monica

(Now Closed)
Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Santa Monica, Santa Monica
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  • Jetset Extra
    Jetset ExtraSeptember 14, 2013
    La Sandia, a Richard Sandoval Restaurant on the dining deck at Santa Monica Place, features traditional Mexican cuisine taken to a whole new level. Even if you are eating light, try the churros. Read more
  • Queenie C.
    Queenie C.September 14, 2014
    The chips, guac, and salsa are good. The Mango margarita w/extra salt on the rim is good but the Mango mojito is way better. Barbacoa enchiladas are a must try. You can pass on the tortilla soup.
  • Lizbeth R.
    Lizbeth RomeroNovember 25, 2012
    Everything on the Brunch menu is delicious! And for dinner Jorge and I like to split the "molcajete" it's amazing!!! Their chips and salsa are always a plus! Cocktails also get 4 hearts from me :)
  • Michael A.
    Michael ArmijoAugust 9, 2012
    Ugh-It was A+when 1st opened.Must use SYSCOproducts now vs farmfresh. For BEST go to Sta Fe,NM toTHE SHED.Wont go again unless advertise sources for their food. Be healthy,eat @home w/OWN ingredients.
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MercerSeptember 30, 2012
    One of the quieter locations along the Third Street Promenade. Go up in the early afternoon for lunch. Great margaritas, best outdoor seating, and amazing Carnitas tacos!
  • Danny M.
    Danny MolayemAugust 10, 2010
    Some of the best Mexican food I've had in LA. I recommend the carne asada and the beef tacos with onions cilantro and salsa. For an appetizer the shrimp ceviche is bomb.
  • Drew T.
    Drew TraversoneAugust 24, 2014
    We have been here many times, in recent visits the service and food has declined to the point where it is no longer worth it. We had to walk out on out last visit...
  • Emily D.
    Emily DangNovember 6, 2011
    The chicken enchiladas divorciadas are good cuz the sauces had some kick to it. The rice was really bland and not good. The beans were ok. All in all, this place is mediocre and over-priced.
  • Zoe G.
    Zoe GurbuzDecember 30, 2011
    We sat at the bar and my Cadillac Margarita was weak. I had to request more tequila. My boyfriends Martini was missing the top part of the Martini glass!
  • Briccio D.
    Briccio De LeonMay 2, 2013
    Amazing place for lunch. The food was spot on delicious. Get the Churro for dessert for a killer conclusion to your meal. I'll definitely be coming back!
  • Eve
    EveMarch 26, 2011
    They must have changed the staff because the service is good. Love the fresh guacamole, cocktails, and carnitas
  • Rob B.
    Rob BlaskoJune 1, 2013
    Food is just average, but bottomless guacamole in the bar weekdays from 4 - 7 is definitely worth the $5.
  • J.S. C.
    J.S. Carenza IIIJanuary 17, 2013
    La Sandia was only ever as good as the sum total of their awesome staff. That staff no longer works here. BYE.
  • Michael A.
    Michael ArmijoAugust 22, 2010
    Order the house margarita original (no strawberry or mango) with guacamole & the chicken quesadillas & you are 'set'. Yummy!
  • Rhilee K.
    Rhilee KirkpatrickJune 25, 2011
    Amazing place! Tortilla soup is so good. Awesome food and service! The ambiance is amazing too!!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SmithJuly 15, 2014
    Happy Hour all night on Mondays! $5 margs, $3 tacos and tons of other good stuff.
  • Steven R.
    Steven RogersNovember 9, 2014
    Great food, not so stellar service. You'll have to personally ask for that water refill.
  • Ruben M.
    Ruben MarquezMay 10, 2012
    the guacamole tostada sampler is a joke! 6 small round chip size toatadas and thats it for 12 bucks is a rip off
  • Kate W.
    Kate WillsonSeptember 24, 2010
    Great hibiscus margarita and the pork tacos are delicious. Try the guacamole to start!
  • Curt R.
    Curt RollisonJuly 17, 2011
    The mango lemonade is crazy delicious! And don't pass on the tres leches for dessert.
  • Kelly N.
    Kelly NessMay 4, 2012
    $5 all u can eat quac mon -fri 4-7pm (happy hour) for up to 4 people!
  • Mariela M.
    Mariela MustafáJune 22, 2012
    Great food! Excellent fresh guacamole and watermelon agua fresca! Nice ambiance
  • brian M.
    brian MorelMay 14, 2012
    Guacamole was good...the fish tacos were underwhelming - a tad on the dry side
  • Buy Local Market
    Buy Local MarketAugust 22, 2011
    Ask about 'Bucket Night.' You get a bucket of Mexican beer and a bucket of achiote wings for $25 from 4 to close
  • Jenna V.
    Jenna VandenbergOctober 10, 2010
    If you like your cocktail on the spicy side try Mezcal con Pepino!
  • Teresa L.
    Teresa LaBelleFebruary 2, 2011
    Mango margaritas here are amazing. Great ambiance. TERRIBLE SERVICE.
  • DRAZ
    DRAZJanuary 21, 2012
    Good tequila selection slow or non existent service at the bar!
  • Angela W.
    Angela WienandMarch 18, 2012
    The guacamole is delicious ! The michelada is also very yummy!
  • Chrystall F.
    Chrystall FriedemannAugust 11, 2010
    Great food. I loved the cheese enchilada and chicken quesedillas!
  • Matthew F.
    Matthew FordNovember 14, 2012
    Excellent Mexican food. The guac is a must have. Good cocktails too.
  • Oren A.
    Oren ArbitAugust 4, 2010
    went here for friends and family opening. carnitas are the bomb!
  • Philip R.
    Philip RoodJune 2, 2014
    NO SERVICE! At table for over 10 minutes with no server. And we left with nothing!
  • Kellie
    KellieAugust 28, 2010
    Waited 2 hours for a table and finally left. Was a Friday night, but they told us 20 minutes, very frustrated.
  • Royce
    RoyceAugust 7, 2010
    Order the fresh guacamole, carne asada, and mango margarita.
  • Alena L.
    Alena LaPerlaMay 15, 2015
    Great Mexican food; big portions, friendly personnel.
  • Orlando M.
    Orlando Morala JrDecember 9, 2010
    Try the Mango Mojita. Yummy with home made guacamole.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PhamMarch 4, 2013
    Get the steak and eggs! Top it off with a cadillac margarita!!!
  • John H.
    John HsiangSeptember 26, 2010
    Over priced, but good ambiance and tasty well presented food.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BrisenoSeptember 4, 2011
    Go and sit at the full service bar. Jason is a great bartender
  • Todd F.
    Todd FloraOctober 24, 2010
    MMMMmmmmm . . . Chicken Enchiladas are delicious choice if you aren't TOO hungry.
  • William H.
    William HendersonAugust 10, 2014
    Check in on Yelp for some amazing specials!
  • Theresa F.
    Theresa FrancosAugust 23, 2010
    yummy chicken tacos and mezcal margarita =) Service needs improvement..
  • Beba R.
    Beba RomanFebruary 9, 2011
    Bad service. Good chips and salsa. Prefer Rosa Mexicana downtown LA
  • Joe B.
    Joe BautistaSeptember 9, 2012
    The cream corn is soooooo good here
  • Royce
    RoyceApril 7, 2011
    Go for the fresh guacamole - amazing!
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MonteroSeptember 2, 2011
    Don't forget the sangrita to clense the palette between shots
  • Jasmin
    JasminDecember 18, 2013
    They stop serving drinks at 9:45 and don't validate - LAME!
  • Charles E.
    Charles EdgeMarch 2, 2012
    Love it when they mix the guacamole at the table
  • Hande M.
    Hande Mistili CelikOctober 13, 2013
    Tertemiz ve tam meksikan dekorasyonu ile La Sandia dogru bir adres. Personeli guleryuzlu, yemekler lezzetli, cocuk menusu var, tuvaletler temiz..... :-))
  • Jacqueline C.
    Jacqueline CastroJune 16, 2014
    Hay margarita light de sandia y limon. Muy buenas y menos de 150 cal!!! 👍👍👍
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