La Sandia - Santa Monica

La Sandia Santa Monica

Mexican Restaurant
395 Santa Monica Pl (at 3rd Street), Santa Monica, CA 90401, United States
Hours:
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Enjoy authentic Mexican specialties served alongside over 200 fine Tequilas and agave spirits.

6.0/10

Based on 129 votes

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  • margaritas
  • Mexican food
  • happy hour
  • tacos
  • carnitas
  • cocktails
  • enchiladas
  • spicy food
  • tortilla soup
  • churros
  • tequila
  • guacamole
  • barbacoa
  • outdoor seating
  • mezcal
  • tres leches cake
  • great value
  • sangria
  • micheladas
  • chicken
  • Steven R.

    Great food, not so stellar service. You'll have to personally ask for that water refill.

    Steven Rogers · November 9, 2014
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  • Maaham A.

    Sandia chicken salad. Meh.

    Maaham Aziz · September 18, 2014
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  • Queenie C.

    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.

    Queenie C. · September 14, 2014
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  • Drew T.

    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...

    Drew Traversone · August 24, 2014
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  • William H.

    Check in on Yelp for some amazing specials!

    William Henderson · August 10, 2014
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  • Michael S.

    Happy Hour all night on Mondays! $5 margs, $3 tacos and tons of other good stuff.

    Michael Smith · July 15, 2014
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  • Jacqueline C.

    Hay margarita light de sandia y limon. Muy buenas y menos de 150 cal!!! 👍👍👍

    Jacqueline Castro · June 16, 2014
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  • Philip R.

    NO SERVICE! At table for over 10 minutes with no server. And we left with nothing!

    Philip Rood · June 2, 2014
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  • RoomCritic

    Family friendly mexican food Read more

    RoomCritic · January 3, 2014
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  • Jasmin

    They stop serving drinks at 9:45 and don't validate - LAME!

    Jasmin · December 18, 2013
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  • Ivana S.

    Do not order the Tres Leches Cake!

    Ivana Sifuentes · November 24, 2013
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  • Hande M.

    Tertemiz ve tam meksikan dekorasyonu ile La Sandia dogru bir adres. Personeli guleryuzlu, yemekler lezzetli, cocuk menusu var, tuvaletler temiz..... :-))

    Hande Mistili Celik · October 13, 2013
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  • Jetset Extra

    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

    Jetset Extra · September 14, 2013
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  • Janelle G.

    Hibiscus Margarita is addicting!!!

    Janelle Gonzalez · July 16, 2013
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  • Janelle G.

    Hibiscus Margarita is a must try!!!!!

    Janelle Gonzalez · July 15, 2013
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  • Rob B.

    Food is just average, but bottomless guacamole in the bar weekdays from 4 - 7 is definitely worth the $5.

    Rob Blasko · June 1, 2013
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  • Justine  E.

    THE FOOD HERE IS GOOD!!!!! YUM

    Justine  Ezarik · May 3, 2013
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  • Briccio D.

    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!

    Briccio De Leon · May 2, 2013
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  • Chris P.

    Get the steak and eggs! Top it off with a cadillac margarita!!!

    Chris Pham · March 4, 2013
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  • Patty

    Worst service ever.

    Patty · January 21, 2013
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  • J.S. C.

    La Sandia was only ever as good as the sum total of their awesome staff. That staff no longer works here. BYE.

    J.S. Carenza III · January 17, 2013
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  • Lizbeth R.

    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 :)

    Lizbeth Romero · November 25, 2012
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  • Matthew F.

    Excellent Mexican food. The guac is a must have. Good cocktails too.

    Matthew Ford · November 14, 2012
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  • Nicole C.

    Habenero blood orange margarita...love it!

    Nicole Coleman · October 3, 2012
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  • Rachel M.

    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!

    Rachel Mercer · September 30, 2012
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  • Joe B.

    The cream corn is soooooo good here

    Joe Bautista · September 9, 2012
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  • Susan D.

    Great carnitas!

    Susan D · August 26, 2012
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  • Michael A.

    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.

    Michael Armijo · August 9, 2012
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  • Mariela M.

    Great food! Excellent fresh guacamole and watermelon agua fresca! Nice ambiance

    Mariela Mustafá · June 22, 2012
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  • brian M.

    Guacamole was good...the fish tacos were underwhelming - a tad on the dry side

    brian Morel · May 14, 2012
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  • Ruben M.

    the guacamole tostada sampler is a joke! 6 small round chip size toatadas and thats it for 12 bucks is a rip off

    Ruben Marquez · May 10, 2012
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  • Kelly N.

    $5 all u can eat quac mon -fri 4-7pm (happy hour) for up to 4 people!

    Kelly Ness · May 4, 2012
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  • Angela W.

    The guacamole is delicious ! The michelada is also very yummy!

    Angela Wienand · March 18, 2012
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  • Sam Kima

    I highly recommend their cocktails

    Sam Kima · March 15, 2012
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  • Charles E.

    Love it when they mix the guacamole at the table

    Charles Edge · March 2, 2012
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  • Scott S.

    Try the table side guacamole. It's quite good.

    Scott Spiro · February 27, 2012
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  • DRAZ

    Good tequila selection slow or non existent service at the bar!

    DRAZ · January 21, 2012
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  • Chris R.

    *sub par.....

    Chris Ruhm · January 19, 2012
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  • Chris R.

    Good food but the service was sin par.

    Chris Ruhm · January 19, 2012
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  • Zoe G.

    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!

    Zoe Gurbuz · December 30, 2011
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  • Hannah K.

    Get the guac spicy!

    Hannah K · November 18, 2011
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  • Emily D.

    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.

    Emily Dang · November 6, 2011
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  • Mikey K.

    The margaritas are a no-suck guarantee!

    Mikey Kilun · October 20, 2011
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  • Ter J.

    Best Food, Terrible Service

    Ter J · October 7, 2011
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  • Fireball Tim

    Awesome Shrimp Tacos...

    Fireball Tim · September 30, 2011
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  • Eric S.

    Good burrito

    Eric Sabo · September 8, 2011
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  • Jason B.

    Go and sit at the full service bar. Jason is a great bartender

    Jason Briseno · September 4, 2011
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  • Aaron M.

    Don't forget the sangrita to clense the palette between shots

    Aaron Montero · September 2, 2011
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  • Buy Local Market

    Ask about 'Bucket Night.' You get a bucket of Mexican beer and a bucket of achiote wings for $25 from 4 to close

    Buy Local Market · August 22, 2011
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  • Curt R.

    The mango lemonade is crazy delicious! And don't pass on the tres leches for dessert.

    Curt Rollison · July 17, 2011
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