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“Nice atmosphere. Average food.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Sandia - CLOSED

La Sandia
395 Santa Monica Place, 305N, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (Santa Monica)
310-393-3300
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: Broadway Blvd & 3rd Street
Transit: The Santa Monica Big Blue Bus and Rapid 3 stops regularly in front of the Santa Monica Place mall at the corner of 4th and Broadway. For full schedule and information, please visit: http://bigbluebus.com/busroutes/schedule.asp?bus_route=33&dayofweek=weekdays
chicago
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere. Average food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

After eating at zenga the night before, the food here was a let down. Great atmosphere though. service was good but not great. I am sure there are better places in the area or maybe I just ordered the wrong food .

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“So that's what Mexican should taste like!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

After a big day of sight seeing and shopping, we wanted to find a good mexican restaurant before heading home to Australia. Good concierge at Hilton DoubleTree suggested the Market - a modern shopping mall near the Santa Monica beach, just 5 minutes stroll from the hotel. So after dragging the female section of the family away from yet more good sales in the numerous stores, we walked up to the La Sandia desk and asked for a table for 5, and were informed of a 15 minute wait - so off we went to look at .....yep - more shops! When we returned our table was ready in a well designed relaxed interior. There was a feeling of privacy due to the good layout, that had noise down to a minimum. Our waiter was very knowledgable and his recommendations were good. Fresh home made corn chips and salsa arrived (free - doesn't seem to happen in Australia) while we tried the local drinks - wow, the margaritas are good!
Mains were good sized servings (didn't dare an entree after the very addictive corn chips and salsa) so then it was "well, what the hell" on to desserts! Great reasonably priced meal with tip for 5 came to $150 - strongly recommended.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Superb Service!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Great Mexican Food... The service was superb... George our server was Amazing.. He took great care us..We will definitely return...the fajitas were delicious...

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Anchorage, Alaska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Awesome mall food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

Great Mexican with the salsa I've ever had! Great server with lots of information on what to do in Santa Monica ! Will go back for dinner

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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81 reviews 81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Handy Mexican in the Mall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

We would recommend this place to drop in whilst at the Mall, we visit each time we are in LA and it seems to maintain its good food, drinks and service. We have few areas of complaint with this place, if a tad expensive, its worth it.

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