Sandbar Mexican Grill

Bar, Mexican Restaurant, and Rest Area
21001 N Tatum Blvd (in Desert Ridge Marketplace), Phoenix, AZ 85050, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Located in the heart of the North Valley, Sandbar Desert Ridge is a stylish Mexican-themed restaurant and bar. Look for a spicy Mexican menu and an array of tropical drinks served in bright Mexican-style decor.


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    Barry B.
    "Got to love Taco Tuesday's, $2 tacos and $2 margaritas."(7 Tips)
    Phoenix New Times
    "DJs on Saturday and Sunday."(4 Tips)
    Angelique T.
    "Happy hour from 3-7pm Monday - Friday!"(4 Tips)
    Amber M.
    "Amazing nachos!!!"(7 Tips)
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  • tacos
  • happy hour
  • margaritas
  • outdoor seating
  • DJs
  • live music
  • coconut shrimp
  • nachos
  • tequila
  • cocktails
  • desserts
  • ahi tuna
  • spicy food
  • mac & cheese
  • comfortable
  • trendy
  • cheese curds
  • good for a late night
  • beer
  • brunch food
  • Christopher F.

    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?!?

    Christopher Floss · 4 days ago
  • Barry B.

    Pretty good. Good service. Got to love Taco Tuesday's, $2 tacos and $2 margaritas. Great service. Ask for Katy.

    Barry Bloom · April 28
  • John C.

    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.

    John Conforti · April 8
  • Adam F.

    Awesome place to spend an evening

    Adam Fisher · March 2
  • Sean B.

    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!

    Sean Birney · February 1
  • Sandra D.

    Great Nachos

    Sandra Delgado · December 13, 2014
  • Chip B.

    Ahi tacos were excellent!

    Chip Brush · October 10, 2014
  • Phoenix New Times

    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

    Phoenix New Times · August 13, 2014
  • 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.

    Phoenix New Times · May 1, 2014
  • Al F.

    Mexican-style Restaurant/ Phoenix,AZ - thanks Alice....

    Al Fritz · April 22, 2014
  • Judah R.

    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.

    Judah Richardson · December 21, 2013
  • Mallory G.

    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.

    Mallory G · November 13, 2013
  • Jared S.

    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..

    Jared Slaff · October 20, 2013
  • Will A.

    1/2 off craft beer Wednesday awesome special.

    Will Anders · October 10, 2013
  • Leah R.

    Be forewarned, there is real sand in this bar

    Leah Rae · August 18, 2013
  • Phoenix New Times

    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 · August 5, 2013
  • Lesly G.

    Sunday Brunch is OUTSTANDING!!! YUM

    Lesly Gemelli · July 14, 2013
  • Ryan M.

    DJ Pulse on Tuesday puts it down til 2 AM!

    Ryan Murray · June 26, 2013
  • Heather R.

    At the door my boyfriend was told to put his cross necklace underneath his shirt.... Really? Wow.

    Heather Rae · June 16, 2013
  • Angelique T.

    Happy hour from 3-7pm Monday - Friday! Nachos are huge and $6 during happy hour. They are so good!

    Angelique Talley · May 31, 2013
  • Melissa D.

    The Honey Jalepeno Wings have a sweet, good burn. Gotta be able to handle your spice ;)

    Melissa Desrameaux · April 12, 2013
  • Melissa D.

    3 tips in 1: Queso dip is fuegisimo! Cheese curds have a great beer batter :) aaaand the Mac & Cheese is creamy-cheesy, good.

    Melissa Desrameaux · April 12, 2013
  • Nathan K.

    Saturday night DJ sucked! Play a song for more than 20 seconds next time kid

    Nathan Kenney · April 7, 2013
  • Curt B.

    Live music on Wednesdays, great acoustic pair. They look like hippies but sing and play great, perfect for a Wednesday night.

    Curt Brazeal · March 28, 2013
  • Brian H.

    Nice bar, good for a night hanging out with friends.

    Brian H. · March 26, 2013
  • Jeff P.

    The best! Lots of fun and nice experience.

    Jeff P. · February 27, 2013
  • Holly S.

    Going in as a family means being sat in the back with all the other families. Strange discrimination.... good server though.

    Holly S · January 20, 2013
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    Wetextdog · November 20, 2012
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    Wetextdog · November 15, 2012
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    Wetextdog · October 5, 2012
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    Wetextdog · October 1, 2012
  • Sharon C.

    Saturday it's terribly loud. College football games going on. Only go if you're an Iowa fan.

    Sharon Core · September 15, 2012
  • Sonia L.

    These bartenders have absolutely no problem with putting their hands into your wallet and stealing your money by fraudulently forging receipts... with zero repercussions.

    Sonia L · September 15, 2012
  • SIPS

    Hey Jack Fans, find me at Sandbar! Pose and take a picture and post it on the SIPSAZ Facebook page to win 2 tickets to my birthday event on Sept 26th at Talking Stick Casino. Read more

    SIPS · September 4, 2012
  • Bradley T.

    Get there early and get a surfboard table on the patio. Tip your server if you camp out!!!

    Bradley Tucker · July 14, 2012
  • Diane P.

    Red salsa has too many green onions, over powers the salsa flavor

    Diane Pond · July 6, 2012
  • Doug O.

    Ask for Sam. She's the best!!!

    Doug Oakley · June 29, 2012
  • Wing King

    Best wings in PHX ! Also try the Baja fish tacos!

    Wing King · June 18, 2012
  • Rich M.

    The appetizer platter is awesome! The nacho cheese is a little spicy for some, but tasty! :)

    Rich McManis · May 7, 2012
  • Sonja S.

    Errol, Jake, and Tasandra are the best bartenders. Request Kaelyn for a server. She is awesome!

    Sonja Smart · March 30, 2012
  • Katy H.

    they support Wisconsin and nothing else. Totally sucks.

    Katy Hisrich · March 18, 2012
  • Aaron B.

    The cheese they put on the nachos tastes like processed vomit.

    Aaron Byous · March 7, 2012
  • AndraAloha H.

    Love this place!

    AndraAloha Hamilton · February 15, 2012
  • Ryan

    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!

    Ryan · January 14, 2012
  • Nicole N.

    Best nachos ever

    Nicole Noelle · December 14, 2011
  • Sharon C.

    They charge for chips and salsa but they're worth it.

    Sharon Core · December 8, 2011
  • Amber M.

    Amazing nachos!!!

    Amber M · November 4, 2011
  • Fannie E.

    Great place to be!

    Fannie Eubanks · October 30, 2011
  • Sonia L.

    VIP access only :)

    Sonia L · October 14, 2011
  • Susie T.

    Wednesday is ladies day. Yay!

    Susie Tourville · October 12, 2011

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