$12 for $30 Worth of New Mexican and Coastal Mexican Cuisine at Sandiago's Mexican Grill


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In a Nutshell

  • Fresh cuisine
  • Massive margaritas
  • Awesome views
  • Mirthful atmosphere

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 3, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table, 2 per tables of 4 or more. May buy multiple as gifts. Must purchase food item. Tax & gratuity not included. Not valid on holidays or with other offers. Reservations recommended. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Welcome to Groupon, Albuquerque! For our inaugural deal, $12 gets you $30 worth of grub and guzzle at Sandiago's Mexican Grill, located at 40 Tramway Rd. NE.

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When Mexican colonists first founded New Mexico, they brought their love of fresh ingredients straight from the Old World. Taste that legacy with today's Groupon. For $12, you get $30 worth of New Mexican and coastal Mexican cuisine at Sandiago's Mexican Grill at the base of the Tramway. This deal is not valid on holidays. Sandiago's is open for dinner from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every day and closed for lunch mid-October to late May.

Sandiago's decks itself out in floral splendor and multichromatic magnificence, extending its love of every single visible color to its visually stunning dishes and drinks. From the outdoor patio, watch the sunset fade from tangerine to mauve as you nibble away at a mound of guacamole with housemade chips ($8) or scallop and shrimp ceviche ($10). Once the lights of Albuquerque have splashed the valley, blue-corn enchiladas piled with carne adovada ($14.20) come out to ply diner's plates alongside green-chile buried steak tampequena with creamy calabacitas and poblano mashed potatoes ($19).

While some say that Sandiago's margaritas are a little excessive, most choose to embrace the oversized drinks and dive in face first. The blood-orange margarita keeps it simple and on the rocks with Sauza Gold, triple sec, and sweet and sour ($8), while the Sandia Sunset blushes pink with Cuervo Tradicional, watermelon liqueur, fresh watermelon, and sweet and sour ($8). A convivial lineup of domestic and Mexican beers, along with New Mexican, Australian, and Californian wines ($15–$35 a bottle), rounds out the secular libations.


Gayot gives Sandiago's Mexican Grill an average rating, and Good Day New Mexico went up the tramway and experienced the beauty:

  • Sandiago's Mexican Grill at the Tram has more going for it than its location. It also serves up some truly grand margaritas, including one made with watermelon liqueur that mimics the color of the Sandia Mountains at sunset (Sandia means watermelon in Spanish). The food is inventive, but sometimes inconsistent. Stick with the appetizers, including the grilled quesadillas, steak and green chile nachos and the seemingly bottomless guacamole. – Gayot

Two Yelpers give 4.5 stars, and polarized TripAdvisors give 3.5 owl eyes:

  • The view could not have been better - it was an amazing sunset. – jfrusch, TripAdvisor
  • Everyone around here loves it ... fun, good food, good drinks, reasonably priced and the views across the Rio Grande Valley are truly extraordinary. There's an outdoor patio for dining. Since most of the restaurant faces west, the sunsets are fabulous. – ronnieabq, TripAdvisor

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.