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.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

La Costa

$$
Mexican, Southwestern
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
816 E. 9400 S., Sandy, UT 84094
(801) 553-1505
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 43: English reviews
Sandy, Utah
Level Contributor
29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food fast, authentic mexican and in a hurry, cant complain about anything, Salsa was good, chips were fresh.

Helpful?
Thank TopUtahReviewer
Northeast Ohio
Level Contributor
226 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was dinner hour on a Thursday night and there were seven of us but being a fairly large place they still managed to seat us with no waiting. The salsa was amazing. The food was good and so long as you don't expect "real" Mexican street food you shouldn"t be disappointed.. It was the typical Americanized Mexican meal. You... More 

Helpful?
Thank delily
Sandy, Utah
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Often wondered what real Mexican food tastes like. I am not sure La Costa is the place to have that experience. The place is, however, busy at weekends and I wonder why. Perhaps the clientele expects a ton of food and la Costa fulfills that expectation. Clearly I have eaten better Mexican at other locations. Any Mexican joint that served... More 

Helpful?
Thank Novice801
Sandy, Utah
Level Contributor
324 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

The food at La Costa is average and the portions are a bit small, but the salsa makes it worth going back again and again. For some reason, in the Salt Lake area, Mexican restaurants serve watery tomato paste with jalapeño and call it salsa, but La Costa actually has the onions, spices, and other ingredients that really give their... More 

Helpful?
Thank scribblin
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The food, though Mexican by definition, is so far from Mexican it's almost a joke. Nothing had any real flavor and any of the spices found in Mexican Food.

Helpful?
Thank RoxandRay
Sandy, Utah
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We had so much fun here on Cinco de Mayo. The place was packed but they had a first class Mariachi Band (I went to school in San Antonio) that kept the atmosphere jumping. No, I don't remember what I had, because we sat at the bar across from the spot where they made the margaritas. I do remember that... More 

Helpful?
Thank Epicolloidal
Level Contributor
30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

If you like Mexican seafood you need to try LaCosta. The camaronies fillete can't be beat. The prices are a bit above similar Mexican restaurant, but the food quality is far superior. Give them a try!

Helpful?
Thank Russ ,
Saranac Lake, New York
Level Contributor
29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

We were worried that Friday night would be difficult to get a table in reasonable time. Wanted Mexican....so had heard about LA Costa. Arrive and there is a line, but hostess tells us 25 minutes... not to bad but... do you have a bar? Yes she says so we head there and within minutes meet Martha. Before we can even... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kiwassa33
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

We have been eating here for many years. It is our go-to for great Mexican food. The salsa is phenomenal and the fajitas are fresh and tasty. If you are interested in seafood the Chimichanga "Jarocha" is excellent, and if you like spicy the Camarones al la Diabla are excellent and authentic. You can't go wrong at La Costa if... More 

Helpful?
Thank Flyphsh
San Diego, CA
Level Contributor
58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Great Mexican place... Not as amazing as Red Iguana, but good flavors, portions, and quality. The bean dip and salsa are super addictive and keep coming!

Helpful?
Thank prkittysd

Travelers who viewed La Costa also viewed

 
Sandy, Wasatch Range
 

Been to La Costa? 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
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 816 E. 9400 S., Sandy, UT 84094
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Sandy
  • Phone Number: (801) 553-1505

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Costa 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?