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“Not great, average bar food”

Sandbar Mexican Grill
Ranked #727 of 1,250 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Part of the Desert Ridge Shopping Complex, Phone 480-585-5900 Wonderful concept restaurant, amazing service, great prices, really good food
Chicago
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“Not great, average bar food”
Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Food average at best. It Took server long time to come to our table. Loud, noisy bar. Would not go back. More of a pick up bar.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“,loud, noisy bar scene for the y ounger crowd,”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Went here upon the recommendation of our Marriott concierge. In all fairness, she did not know we were in our late seventies. It is a large and open sports bar with very loud music. That said, our waitress was good and a beauty to behold. Our guacamole and quest appetizers were average while my son's fajita was good as was my daughter in- law's quesadilla. My wife and iAd, unfortunately had the tacos, which were stale and had little meat. Young drinking crowd will like this place.

  • Visited January 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Recommended by friends, had a wonderful meal”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Some friends recommended we meet them at the Sandbar Mexican Grill. It's a very festive, loud and active place. Our server was awesome and very attentive to our requests and needs. The food was delivered quickly - and we had some of the best tacos of our lives. Seriously, we really enjoyed the food! There was some other large event or party that was being hosted there that evening, once they started up it got really loud and hard to converse with our friends. But outside of that we loved our experience and would be happy to go back the next time we are in the area.

  • Visited October 2013
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Lincoln, NE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Lively, fun atmosphere”
Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

It's hard not to have a good time here. The decor is tropical vacation themed with just enough tv screens to watch the game. The guacamole is fantastic. I also recommend the grilled mahi tacos!

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Avondale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fun environment, good food, great salsa”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

I loved the way they combined indoors with outdoors. Colorful chairs at mosaic topped tables with umbrellas in the "outdoor" part - the floor beneath you is sand, a water feature nearby. I asked about what they do when it is really hot and when it gets cold and they got it all figured out - perfect temperature year round.

Staff was pleasant, some even super-friendly.

I loved the two different types of salsa they served - one a milder, even a tad sweet verde sauce and the typical pico de gallo type of salsa. My lunch - Ancho Chile Mahi Tacos - SO good. I recently moved here and I will definitely be back!!!

Visited December 2012
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