about la sandia

Welcome to La Sandia Cantina & Tequila Bar, an authentic Mexican restaurant by acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval. Inspired by his culinary mantra of ‘old ways, new hands,’ Chef Sandoval reinterprets traditional Mexican food with contemporary techniques and skillful presentation.

Guests will rediscover classics, such as street tacos made with soft, corn tortillas and flavorful fillings such as chicken tinga and adobo marinated pork. Sophisticated dishes such as the Carne Asada and Salmon Adobado will expand visitors’ perception of Mexican cuisine.

With over 250 varieties, La Sandia’s Tequila Bar showcases the diversity of agave-based spirits. House infused Tequilas and Tequila flights are different ways to explore the collection. Guests will also enjoy La Sandia’s menu of handcrafted margaritas, mojitos, sangria, Mexican beers and more. We promise you’ll find some of the best Mexican food in Denver or Tysons Corner, whether you are visiting us for happy hour, brunch, lunch or dinner.

Salud y buen provecho!



Located in
The Shops at Northfield
in Stapleton - Denver, Colorado

Located in
Tysons Corner Center
in McLean, Virginia





“Best Tequila Drinks in Denver” -CBS Denver

“The Best Mexican Bars in Denver” -The Daily Meal

“Northfield’s premier destination for queso fundido, happy hour street tacos, and dangerously delightful margaritas, La Sandia graces Stapleton with authentic Mexican fare at an approachable cost.” -Dining Out Magazine

“Why not schedule some quality couple time during the day, especially a sunny one given Denver’s agreeable weather? Enter La Sandia Cantina & Tequila Bar, Northfield Stapleton’s enticing Mexican restaurant. Chef Richard Sandoval’s new brunch menu, served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends, is a perfect excuse to shake up the date night formula. The restaurant offers generous outdoor space with both massive umbrellas and prime people-watching spots.” -Denver Parent


“Chef Richard Sandoval offers a menu full of authentic Mexican dishes, including veggie chile relleno, carne asada and chicken zarape in an upscale atmosphere. La Sandia’s bar is stocked with more than 100 tequilas and is one of the most popular Mexican restaurants in Tysons Mall. Expect fun music and a packed venue for Cinco de Mayo.” -Viva Tysons Magazine

“Both the food and the experience we had at Las Sandia were amazing. So if your #tacotuesday needs a little makeover or if you’re shopping at the Tysons Corner Mall and need a food break then head over to La Sandia. I promise you will have the best experience!” -The Cultured Collective