We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Sandbar Mexican Grill

Mexican, Bar, Southwestern
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
10050 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253-1498
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 34: English reviews
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Arriving early is a good idea as once happy hour starts, there will be a wait for seating. Both inside and the patio were packed with people who were celebrating almost the end of the week and the beginning of the basketball playoffs. The waitstaff is very patient with customers waiting for other guests to show as we were seated... More 

Helpful?
Thank SilverFox925
Canton, Ohio
Level Contributor
157 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here on a Tuesday and enjoyed $5 margaritas and $2 tacos (your choice of any taco on their menu except the steak or shrimp, which were $3). The food and drinks were good, service was friendly, atmosphere was typical Mexican restaurant, it was an enjoyable experience all around!

Helpful?
Thank Sherry H
Winterset, Iowa
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

Enjoyed eating outside on their patio. We could even see the TV's from there! Although it was a busy weekend with several big football games locally, we were seated and received our food quickly. Our waiter Cody was superb, bringing us refills. The ahi tacos were the best!

Helpful?
Thank Molly or Gordon C
Level Contributor
26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

Oh did we have fun! The venue did their best with a huge crowd. We had so much fun, we didn't even care that the bill was for the table, and we had to guess as to what we owed with people who were first strangers, and fast became friends...GO PACK GO!

Helpful?
Thank Susan M
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
96 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

The chimney congas are great. The prickly pear margaritas are good also. The atmosphere is for a younger crowd at night.

Helpful?
Thank Antoine S
Glendale, Arizona
Level Contributor
80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

This review is in regards to the Saturday night DJ and dancing... Was ok I would not go back there anytime soon the music was a lot of mixing and not a lot of song.

Helpful?
Thank Pumpkinlife
Level Contributor
28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Went here twice with a sizable group of golf buddies. We had a good time and the food was pretty good, better than expected for a bar.

Helpful?
Thank JerseyMJR
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The SandBar was a disappointment. The was not good - the bucket of chips they served me had something dripped on the bottom half, so half of the chips were soggy. The lettuce in the salad was wilted. I had a vodka tonic, but the carbonation/liquid ratio was off because there weren't any bubbles. I went on a Friday at... More 

Helpful?
Thank dustyelisa
Redondo Beach, California
Level Contributor
130 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Indoor and outdoor space with lots of televisions. It was very packed with young people. We ordered several food items, which were acceptable. Not great, not bad. It is just a fun bar!

Helpful?
Thank yannis63
Frisco, Texas
Level Contributor
160 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Everything was a little slow. We had a large group, over 20 and though they seated us quickly, the service was very slow. I was disappointed with the food both in taste and speed of service. If you're going for drinks, worth a stop, otherwise go elsewhere.

Helpful?
Thank TCooper4653

Travelers who viewed Sandbar Mexican Grill also viewed

Phoenix, Central Arizona
Scottsdale, Central Arizona
 
Scottsdale, Central Arizona
Scottsdale, Central Arizona
 

Been to Sandbar Mexican Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10050 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253-1498
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
Description
Part of the Desert Ridge Shopping Complex, Phone 480-585-5900
Wonderful concept restaurant, amazing service, great prices, really good food

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sandbar Mexican Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?