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“Delicious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Sandia

La Sandia
395 Santa Monica Place, 305N, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-393-3300
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Ranked #179 of 573 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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
Santa Monica, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Always please with la sandia. One of the best enchiladas I've had. The atmosphere is great. They also have a great bar. If you're in Santa Monica place for shopping, I highly recommend trying la sandia.

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Punta Santiago, Puerto Rico
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Mole holy mole!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We had a wonderful meal here our first night in Santa Monica sampling from the Mole festival. We had shrimp with mole and market vegetables with mole...also a tableside prepared guacamole (delicious)..
The margaritas were great, chips and salsa homemade, fresh and flavorful too.
It was so good we came back the next night too!
Thank you Michael for your terrific customer service and we shall look forward to return!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, CO
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Should be better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We have this chain in Denver and have always been pleased, so decided to go there with some friends in Santa Monica. At 11:45am on a Saturday they were completely not ready for lunch. One server on duty, and the hostess told us to come back in 10 minutes "when hopefully another server has shown up." The place is a bit worn... the owners need to update it. Food was unremarkable. No one thought their food was anything more than average. Seems like a place in decline.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“food with tude”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The food here is fantastic some of the best mexican in the area, top notch margaritas. The staff for both my visits have had some serious attitude as if they have something better to do. The restaurant has a really cool vibe and is decorated as if you are in another country really sets the mood for the meal. I wouldn't necessarily recommend this for children.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel
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118 reviews 118 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“The best Mexican in LA area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

My son in law dragged me to La Sandia. I thought I know all the good Mexican estaurant in town. Wow, this one was really good. I didn't like much the location (Santa Monica Mall), but surprised by the beautiful Mexican interior decor. The guacamole was OK, but the beef fajitas was to die for. The fresh warm chips kept coming to the table with great salsa. The chicken burrito was very nice, but don't order the kids' menu. The quality of the beef was so different than the adults, and was not eatable. They change it to nice chicken nuggets. Worth a visit !

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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