Beware vegetarians! sandoval's knowingly puts chicken stock in their "vegetarian burritos"! On 3 occasions I was served a "vegetarian burrito" at the PDX location before I found out that they use chicken stock in their rice. When I approached the management about this they did not respond. When I told the Port of Portland, sandoval's sent someone to talk to me. I expressed to them that they were false advertising, and that it was morally wrong to trick someone into eating something that they did not want to eat. I further explained that if someone had an alergy- this could be a lawsuit. Finally, I asked them to either change the menu and remove the rice from the "vegetarian burrito" or change the stock they use to veggie stock. Simple, HUH? It's been two years since then... I stopped in the other day to ask if they still use chicken stock... no change... No new menu... thousands of potential vegetarians being cheated out of their choice... These people are low... real low... Kind of makes you wonder what else they're not telling you.
Still searching for good Mexican restaurant in Portland. Our search for good Mexican food in Portland area did not end at Sandoval's in Tigard. THE very worst Mexican food I ever had, bland and tasteless. I had shrimp on a taco salad, the shrimp was cold and boiled and had the consistency and taste of a pencil eraser. Run away from this place, you can get a good margarita anywhere.
OMG could not have been more pleased. I have eaten there several time and the most recent was the best!
Had the seafood burrito and I swear it melted in my mouth. The atmosphere was fun and friendly. The service was great! Can't wait until I am in Portland again so I can go back for some great food.
Terrible. Run from this place
"the place with bugs". First time we went we discovered bugs in our chips halfway through the basket. This was at the end of our meal. We showed the waitress, she said "eww" and wouldn't touch the basket. She said she would tell our waiter. We weren't expecting a free meal or anything, but an apology was surely expected...nothing. besides the bugs the service at the west linn location is beyond horrible. If you ever go and there is a cute girl with an a line like bob in tight clothes, and a male working...RUN. They are horrible, lazy, untrained, idiots. If the heavier set mexican lady is there you are in good hands-she is one of the best servers I have had. We do like to food though. The tacos al carbon are awesome and we keep going back...refering to it as the place with bugs when we talk. I have only tried the west linn location. I am not kidding however when I say do not eat there when those two servers are there. They do not wash there hands, touch your food, will take forever making your basic margarita-usually remaking it several times because they screwed up, will blatantly ignore your table even if you are the only ones there, will let your food sit and wait even if they are not doing anything. The one think I have learned is that if the hiring person wants to bang you, you can keep a job there. Yay for progress.
We decided to go here after a friendly recommendation, but I did look at these reviews before we went - I guess I should have been tipped off by the average reviews, three stars being halfway between the "oh my, SANDOVAL'S™ is simply WONDERFUL visit SANDOVAL'S™" five-star reviews and the one-star "urgh"s. Wen went along anyway, got a table immediately and I ordered the mole enchiladas.
Anyway yeah, the food was not so good. Pretty bland, I think I aimed too high with the mole (another review said it was great - it wasn't), and the sour cream was like a thick zigzag of toothpaste, obviously from a squeezy bottle. The service was fine, but when the waitress came to refill our salsa bowl she did it from an old, beaten-up tupperware jug, salsa plopping out of the spout. Appetizing!
Go ANYWHERE else.
"I don't usually write reviews, but this experience was so bad, I am trying to save your stomachs and your wallets."
I completely agree. I have been to countless Mexican restaurants and not only is this below average, it is by far the worst Mexican food I have ever had. Service wasn't notably good or bad, but it's hard to believe the food could be this bland. Don't ruin your night out by coming here.
Three words: spicy chicken tacos!!!. My husband and I have become regulars since we moved to the neighborhood two years ago. We love the place! The staff are friendly and very attentive, we have never had to wait to get a seat, and the food is great. Our favorite is the spicy chicken taco plato! It is the best! In reading some of the reviews on here I really don't think some of these people were even at the same restaurant by there descriptions, this place truly is a gem. :)
great experience!. Since moving to Beaverton 6 months ago we've been looking for a great Mexican restaurant. At 9 months pregnant I was really craving something spicy last weekend and we tried Sandovals since it is close to our home. The mole sauce was really good, and the chile relleno one of the best I've had. The complimentary salsa was also quite good, and obviously homemade. Everything else was pretty good, but not fantastic. Service was great - plenty of drink refills and attention. We'll definitely go again when the craving hits!
Mediocre food. No complaints about the service.. I have eaten at Sandoval's twice, and nothing about the place inspires me to return. The food is average in every way and flavor is lacking. I live right down the street from Sandoval's and have no desire to return and give it another shot at my taste buds or wallet. Unfortunately, living in Beaverton, it's hard to find decent Mexican food anywhere in this town. I'll usually stop at one of the taco trucks on Allen Blvd if I'm craving a taco or burrito, otherwise I avoid all the sit down restaurants in Beaverton (and believe me, I've tried quite a few). The service was good and I have no complaints.
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