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La Bamba

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17470 Scales Ave, Sandy, OR 97055-8036
503-668-8628
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Mexican food in Sandy

We almost always stop at this little restaurant when traveling thru Sandy. The food is ok. Not the best I have ever had but far from the worst. The service does seem to be lacking. The prices are ok. I do not think it is authentic Mexican fair.... I have travelled in Mexico!!! However like... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Lynn T
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Powell Butte
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Powell Butte
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We almost always stop at this little restaurant when traveling thru Sandy. The food is ok. Not the best I have ever had but far from the worst. The service does seem to be lacking. The prices are ok. I do not think it is authentic Mexican fair.... I have travelled in Mexico!!! However like I said we do go... More 

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Sandy, Oregon, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I must admit that Mexican fare is my favorite food group and when we took a friend of ours to La Bamba for dinner (she is a Latina) she said it's authentic Mexican food, so how can you go wrong? I love the beef burritos and my wife gets a shrimp dish that comes with tortillas and we have always... More 

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Sandy, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Horrible food, microwaved mess...... This place is dirty and unkept, dirty floors. Not authentic mexican food!

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Sandy, OR
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I don't like giving a bad review but I don't know why we went back. We can't imagine how this place can still be in business. It is not clean, windows smeared with prints and sticky menus. The fajitas we had were not even recognizable and both my husband and I ended up with upset stomachs. Oh but the salsa... More 

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Sandy, Oregon, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food is below average on taste. Service is not good at all. The drinks are below average. I have been there three times and bad experiences all around. Will never return again

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Forest Grove, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The restaurant was dirty,menus sticky and it went down hill from there.After receiving the food,it wasn't appealing nor did it taste good. We left both plates full minus a bite. Waited at the counter 10 minutes to get an over priced meal,he never gave me a bill . Just blurted it was $35,we didn't complain about meal and he never... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

this place was ok kinda ..server seemed confused..food took a long time to get to the table but was pretty good ..but by then we all where so hungry that we probably would have thought taco time was good lol... don't think we will be going back there again any time soon ..we might some day just to see if... More 

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Sandy, Oregon
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

this place is always busy, and we cannot figure out why? Service is horrible 1.5 hrs to get served??? Food was bland and cold, server was rude !! When we did complain to the manager, there was no apology, or comp. of any portion of the bill... will never go back.

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

After having really poor service in the past we decided to give La Bamba another try. Darn, big mistake. Upon sitting down after no one greeted us at the door or counter our menus were sticky and covered in I'm not sure what. We sat for about 5 mins before anyone noticed we were at the table. We ordered a... More 

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Portland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

LaBamba should be a great gathering place for folks traveling through and living in the Sandy Oregon area. Our experiences after visiting LaBamba has not improved over the last 3 years. Not friendly service, slow, blaw food, not very clean and tidy. Sure hope they can bring the standards up. Sandy needs a good Mexican restaurant!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17470 Scales Ave, Sandy, OR 97055-8036
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Clackamas County  >  Sandy
  • Phone Number: 503-668-8628

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?