What You'll Get
Cool drinks are, unfortunately, the number eight leading cause of chilblains in the contiguous U.S. Add a spicy heat to your icy drink with today's Groupon to La Sandia Mexican Kitchen & Bar. For $25, you get $50 worth of modern Mexican lunch and dinner and culinary cocktails from the internationally renowned Chef Richard Sandoval. Tucked away in Tysons Corner Center in McLean, the popular chow and nightlife spot is a great place to grab a late dinner and drinks after a movie or before a night out with friends.
The dining room at La Sandia radiates warmth and energy from colorful paneled screens, intricate metallic ceiling tiles, rustic tables, and hardwood floors. Diners at La Sandia enjoy a fun, casual atmosphere with attentive service; the food at La Sandia enjoys an upscale preparation and indulgent treatment where the ingredients play center stage. Warming up the stage for your meal, tender avocado mashes selflessly into a spicy guacamole ($9.50), prepared tableside. Delight in a bountiful harvest of creamy roasted corn soup ($7) and huitlacoche-mushroom quesadillas ($8.50) as you settle in for the show. The corn tortillas, handcrafted from corn masa and cooked on a traditional Mexican griddle, headline the three beer-battered tilapia tacos with rice and beans ($14), and poblanos play versatile characters in chile relleno (battered poblano stuffed with three cheeses and sautéed veggies with refried beans, $13) and chicken mole poblano (with Mexican rice and fried plantains, $16.50). Slow-roasted chipotle barbecue ribs ($19.50) or grilled salmon (with mildly spiced citrus marinade, chile morita-tomatillo-mango salsa, and corn tamal, $18) invigorate the palate with rich flavors and textures that are sure to do a little crowd surfing as everyone at the table has a taste.
Rich Mexican hot chocolate ($4) or a dulce de leche latte (with Bailey's Caramel and Torres Five-Year Brandy, $6) wash the performance in sweet ovation, and desserts ($3) served in tasting portions prolong the decadent show. Try the banana empanada (with sweet cream, cinnamon sugar, vanilla ice cream, and cajeta sauce) or the morenita sundae (brownie, cinnamon ice cream, cajeta sauce, chocolate sauce, and walnut brittle). Your Groupon can be used toward alcohol, but is not valid for happy hour drink prices (Monday–Friday 4 p.m.–7 p.m.). Be sure to try the spicy orange margarita (with serrano-infused tequila, fresh orange, and sour mix) with your meal, or sample one of La Sandia's tequila flights from more than 100 fine tequilas.
- The decor is nice, they have a good selection of drinks and they offer twists on the standard Mexican fare. – d312, TripAdvisor
- Food was wonderful. The sangria was well made, and the tacos and other dishes were wonderfully presented and very tasty. – OpenTable Diner who dined on 1/26/2010
- It is an excellent place for a date night or for an evening with family (kids included) and friends. – Ffxdiner, TripAdvisor
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 30, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit one per table. Not valid with other offers. Tax and gratuity not included. Must use in 1 visit. Reservation recommended. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.