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Sandbar Mexican Grill

Bar, Mexican Restaurant, and Rest Area$$$$
Desert Ridge, Phoenix
  • Barry B.
    "Got to love Taco Tuesday's, $2 tacos and $2 margaritas."(5 Tips)
    Derek Z.
    "Thank you Taco Stand, you save my life with each bite."(8 Tips)
    Amber M.
    "Amazing nachos!!!"(7 Tips)
    Angelique T.
    "Happy hour from 3-7pm Monday - Friday!"(4 Tips)
87 Tips and reviews
  • tacos
  • happy hour
  • margaritas
  • outdoor seating
  • live music
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  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesAugust 13, 2014
    What could be better than an ice-cold beer and some Mexican food for lunch or dinner? How about the feeling of sand beneath your feet on a comfy patio that hollers "tropical island paradise!" Read more
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FlossJuly 2, 2015
    Great Mexican food in Phoenix! Reasonably priced drinks, live music and an outdoor bar that makes you feel you're in the middle of the ocean--What more do you need?!?
  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesAugust 5, 2013
    A sandy, misted haven for 20-something singles & we have to admit -- there's something sort of charming about sipping cheap beers (and the occasional shot of tequila) with our toes in the sand. Read more
  • Phoenix New Times
    On Monday and you can get $3 Dos Equis, and $5 house margaritas from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sandbar will also have drink specials, live music, and DJs on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Stacey R.
    Stacey RenéMarch 3, 2011
    Come out any day of the week for kick-ass happy hour deals like Ladies Night Wednesday! The appetizers are all half-off and are big enough to be a meal!!
  • Curt B.
    Curt BrazealMarch 28, 2013
    Live music on Wednesdays, great acoustic pair. They look like hippies but sing and play great, perfect for a Wednesday night.
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DesrameauxApril 12, 2013
    3 tips in 1: Queso dip is fuegisimo! Cheese curds have a great beer batter :) aaaand the Mac & Cheese is creamy-cheesy, good.
  • Wetextdog
    WetextdogNovember 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    We r now offering mobile coupons for Sand bar! Not only r we giving away a IPAD MINI but $100 gift card enter here
  • Jared S.
    Jared SlaffOctober 20, 2013
    Service is hit-or-miss, at least on Friday evenings.. Group of friends and I went earlier in the year and got outstanding service.. Went again later in the year, 30+ minute wait in between rounds..
  • Gary B.
    Gary BeggsAugust 27, 2016
    Dog friendly, with great margaritas, and better-than-average Mexican food. Great patio atmosphere
  • Barry B.
    Barry BloomApril 28, 2015
    Pretty good. Good service. Got to love Taco Tuesday's, $2 tacos and $2 margaritas. Great service. Ask for Katy.
    Upvoted Aug 27
  • lindsey o.
    lindsey olsenSeptember 18, 2015
    The wings were good, medium is on the spicy side but really enjoyable. I'll get the hot next time
  • Michael G.
    Michael GarciaMarch 3, 2011
    Food *****Service *****Atmosphere *****Try the Shrimp quesadilla! There was so much shrimp it was Falling out! Also try the coconut shrimp!
  • Laur L.
    Laur Lo SkiSeptember 13, 2015
    Our server was terrible but the apps and beer were delicious. This is a fun sports bar / day drinking bar.
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DesrameauxApril 12, 2013
    The Honey Jalepeno Wings have a sweet, good burn. Gotta be able to handle your spice ;)
  • Rich M.
    Rich McManisMay 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The appetizer platter is awesome! The nacho cheese is a little spicy for some, but tasty! :)
  • Albino From About
    Albino From AboutOctober 19, 2016
    Judging by the previous tips either they have either changed or cut staff. It's not that the food or staff was bad, but both times I have been here I have gotten cold food or someone at my table has.
  • Wetextdog
    WetextdogOctober 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Text FREEDEALS to 27126 to download #WeTextDog App straight to your phone! Free mobile coupons to Sushi Brokers, SandBar
  • Will A.
    Will AndersOctober 10, 2013
    1/2 off craft beer Wednesday awesome special.
  • Wing King
    Wing KingJune 18, 2012
    Best wings in PHX ! Also try the Baja fish tacos!
  • Angelique T.
    Angelique TalleyMay 31, 2013
    Happy hour from 3-7pm Monday - Friday! Nachos are huge and $6 during happy hour. They are so good!
  • Sonja S.
    Sonja SmartMarch 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Errol, Jake, and Tasandra are the best bartenders. Request Kaelyn for a server. She is awesome!
  • Holly S.
    Holly SJanuary 20, 2013
    Going in as a family means being sat in the back with all the other families. Strange discrimination.... good server though.
  • Bradley T.
    Bradley TuckerJuly 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get there early and get a surfboard table on the patio. Tip your server if you camp out!!!
  • Mallory G.
    Mallory GNovember 13, 2013
    I can't seem to stay away from this place. Decent drink prices, nice staff.. Although it would be nice to turn down the douche quota on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Megan C.
    Megan ColeApril 10, 2011
    Oh yeah, but VERY AMAZING DRANKSS thank ya to the bartenders!!! ;D PS: my girl Heather cocktails there!!! Ask for her!!!!
  • Diane P.
    Diane PondJuly 6, 2012
    Red salsa has too many green onions, over powers the salsa flavor
  • Wetextdog
    WetextdogNovember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    like us on Facebook and click on Holiday Giveaway to enter to win IPad mini and a gift card to Sand Bar
  • Jaime C.
    Jaime ChisholmSeptember 11, 2011
    OMG! Must try the Veggie Tacos! Seriously the best I've ever had!
  • Evie C.
    Evie CosciaDecember 2, 2016
    Great Taco Tuesday. Good margs too. Great service.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GarciaMarch 3, 2011
    This place rocks! I recommend the Pineapple Chipotle margarita! Spicy delicious!!!
  • Wetextdog
    WetextdogOctober 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    10.00 off a 20.00 food purchase! Scan their QRCODE and enroll to get this deal
  • Jeff P.
    Jeff P.February 27, 2013
    The best! Lots of fun and nice experience.
  • Brian H.
    Brian H.March 26, 2013
    Nice bar, good for a night hanging out with friends.
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HauklandOctober 17, 2015
    Awesome appetizers, horrible walked past at least a dozen times before we got asked if we needed a refill...
  • Lesly G.
    Lesly GemelliJuly 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sunday Brunch is OUTSTANDING!!! YUM
  • Chip B.
    Chip BrushOctober 10, 2014
    Ahi tacos were excellent!
  • Angela C.
    Angela CastroAugust 27, 2011
    If youre visiting from out of the country b sure to bring ur passport or the doormans an ass
  • Sonia L.
    Sonia LSeptember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    These bartenders have absolutely no problem with putting their hands into your wallet and stealing your money by fraudulently forging receipts... with zero repercussions.
  • Derek Z.
    Derek Z.September 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Thank you Taco Stand, you save my life with each bite.
  • Judah R.
    Judah RichardsonDecember 21, 2013
    Everything about this place screams "overrated." The menu is rather limited and the nachos are awful. Wait staff is painful to look at. I've seen better in Wichita.
  • Christina S.
    Christina SmithAugust 30, 2011
    Look out for free airbrush tans given away by Designer Shades at this Sandbar!
  • Adam F.
    Adam FisherMarch 2, 2015
    Awesome place to spend an evening
  • Leah R.
    Leah RaeAugust 18, 2013
    Be forewarned, there is real sand in this bar
  • Jason M.
    Jason MallasMay 14, 2011
    LOVED this place. A little slice of Packer Heaven in Phoenix...
  • Mariana H.
    Mariana HernandezJune 22, 2016
    Thy actually turned audio for soccer math - awesome !
  • Cathy V.
    Cathy VegasJuly 4, 2011
    This crowd is 25-35 year olds... Older people leave & go get a blue plate special please...& thank you
  • Vin D.
    Vin DogFebruary 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent Happy Hour. Cheap drinks and appetizers!
  • Coleman R.
    Coleman RiceMarch 5, 2011
    Come for the awesome patio for some day drinking!
  • Al F.
    Al FritzApril 22, 2014
    Mexican-style Restaurant/ Phoenix,AZ - thanks Alice....
  • Doug O.
    Doug OakleyJuly 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    You can get queso fries. Yum.
  • Doug O.
    Doug OakleyJune 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for Sam. She's the best!!!
  • Howard C.
    Howard ChoiJune 30, 2011
    Samantha and Jasmine are the best bartenders! ;)
  • Liz D.
    Liz DevlinDecember 19, 2010
    Ask to sit in Caitlin's section. She's the best!!
  • Baron C.
    Baron CJuly 17, 2011
    THEY ARE RACIST! You'd have more fun with cooler people at San Felipes Cantina.
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HauklandOctober 17, 2015
    Awesome appetizers
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron ByousMarch 7, 2012
    The cheese they put on the nachos tastes like processed vomit.
  • John C.
    John CookJanuary 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Best bar in the valley by far!
  • Sharon C.
    Sharon CoreSeptember 15, 2012
    Saturday it's terribly loud. College football games going on. Only go if you're an Iowa fan.
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MurrayJune 26, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    DJ Pulse on Tuesday puts it down til 2 AM!
  • Sharon C.
    Sharon CoreDecember 8, 2011
    They charge for chips and salsa but they're worth it.
  • kilo
    kiloMay 17, 2011
    There's some sort of computer screen on some of the inside tables... Read more
  • Ankush G.
    Ankush GoyalJuly 1, 2011
    Nice place to drink very cheap
  • Ruben G.
    Ruben GuerreroJuly 27, 2011
    Quickest tacos I have ever gotten!!!
  • John C.
    John ConfortiApril 8, 2015
    Charged $280.00 for $97 tab. Manager cancelled reservations made a week prior. Had group of 22 wait for an hour. Saturday night or we would of went elsewhere. Bad food, bad service, horrible mngmt.
  • Sean B.
    Sean BirneyFebruary 1, 2015
    SANDBAR DOES NOT CARE ABOUT YOU. They have the worst management and employees I have ever seen. Why would you want to go to a business that disrespects their customers? STAY AWAY FROM SANDBAR!
  • Sandra D.
    Sandra DelgadoDecember 13, 2014
    Great Nachos
  • Nathan K.
    Nathan KenneyApril 7, 2013
    Saturday night DJ sucked! Play a song for more than 20 seconds next time kid
  • Richard B.
    Richard BrownAugust 13, 2016
    Dancing Fri and Sat.
  • Heather R.
    Heather RaeJune 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    At the door my boyfriend was told to put his cross necklace underneath his shirt.... Really? Wow.
  • Amber M.
    Amber MNovember 4, 2011
    Amazing nachos!!!
  • Nicole N.
    Nicole NoelleDecember 14, 2011
    Best nachos ever
  • Stacey R.
    Stacey RenéMarch 3, 2011
    Two words: COCONUT SHRIMP.
  • AndraAloha H.
    AndraAloha HamiltonFebruary 15, 2012
    Love this place!
  • Michelle V.
    Michelle VazAugust 12, 2016
    Drinks!! Not really "Mexican" tho
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MurphyJune 26, 2011
    So many d-bags so far from old yow Scottsdale.
  • Fannie E.
    Fannie EubanksOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to be!
  • Ralenden S.
    Ralenden SmithJuly 3, 2011
    If I wanted to chill with a bunch of roid pumped douche bags I would have gone out in old town Scottsdale...
  • Susie T.
    Susie TourvilleOctober 12, 2011
    Wednesday is ladies day. Yay!
  • Delilah R.
    Delilah RodriguezMarch 3, 2011
    Pretty cool place to hang out.
  • Paul
    PaulFebruary 28, 2011
    They are kinda slow with the service
  • Ryan
    RyanJanuary 14, 2012
    This place sucks. The food is average at best, the service is terrible, and the bartenders are trying to turn their A cups into D cups. Get real!
  • Sonia L.
    Sonia LOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    VIP access only :)
  • Wes G.
    Wes GautierSeptember 17, 2011
    Turn your coozie upside down for service.
  • Rachael C.
    Rachael CusmaJanuary 13, 2011
    Love this bar
  • Katy H.
    Katy HisrichMarch 18, 2012
    they support Wisconsin and nothing else. Totally sucks.
  • Jesus R.
    Jesus RamosMarch 29
    Vayan por tragos... la comida esta pasable
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