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La Bamba

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

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Food ok, service distracted

Food is ok, but main waiter distracted by TV. Haven't returned, other restaurants are better. Unfortunately the town of Sandy lacks better choices.

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
themommaloo
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Sandy, Oregon
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Gresham, Oregon, United States
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Hadn't been here for quite a while. Found the food very good, price good, and ambiance good too, even a bit better than last time. Wait staff attentive and helpful. Served a large party while we were there and we were not neglected nor distracted by it. Definitely plan to return.

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Thank Steve J
Sandy, Oregon
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Food is ok, but main waiter distracted by TV. Haven't returned, other restaurants are better. Unfortunately the town of Sandy lacks better choices.

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Thank themommaloo
Sandy, Oregon
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Mediocre at best. Waitress hurries you through meal. Can not relax. Too much interaction. Too many questions. Too expensive for regular type meal where everything tastes the same. When you have already had excellent Mexican food elsewhere - this is a mediocre experience. I like to relax when I dine. We were hurried the entire time through the whole meal.... More 

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Thank Vallie L
Sandy, Oregon
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59 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Horrible service, always dirty environment with sticky tables and booths, food is always greasy and heavy and bland. Drinks are too sweet and over priced. For some reason went back time and time again every so often in hopes that they had cleaned up but it hasn't happened! MUCH better place up the Mountain that is worth the drive from... More 

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Thank HwnMoon
Madras, Oregon
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The cheap price reflects the quality of the food and service. They don't close until 10:00 pm which is great as most other places close earlier. We got better service from the two young ladies (hostess/bussers?) than the owner / manager or our (old-dude) waiter. Had either young lady waited on us, the tip would have been substantially larger. They... More 

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Thank Stephen H
Powell Butte
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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Thank Lynn T
Sandy, Oregon, United States
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Thank Tee Roy S
Sandy, Oregon
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Thank Louise M
Sandy, OR
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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Thank Jody O
Sandy, Oregon, United States
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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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