Sandoval's Mexican Restaurant

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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

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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

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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

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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

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OMG could not have been more pleased. I have eaten there several time and the most recent was the best!\r
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Had the seafood burrito and I swear it melted in my mouth. The atmosphere was fun and friendly. The service was great! Can't

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OMG could not have been more pleased. I have eaten there several time and the most recent was the best!\r
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Had the seafood burrito and I swear it melted in my mouth. The atmosphere was fun and friendly. The service was great! Can't

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Run from this place

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★☆☆☆☆

Run from this place

Pros: 500000 terrible meals and counting

Cons: All

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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.

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★★★☆☆

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.

Pros: good food

Cons: bugs in food, if you get a good looking waitress..RUN

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The flautas were terrific, but my husband didn't care for his carne asada burrito. Overall, decent food, decent price -- not horrible, not great.

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★★★☆☆

The flautas were terrific, but my husband didn't care for his carne asada burrito. Overall, decent food, decent price -- not horrible, not great.

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I have eaten at Sandoval's many times in the last several months. The quality of the food is excellent, the service impeccable, and the place is CLEAN. It is also crammed full of people thru the dinner hour and all thru the weekends. So something must have changed, because it is a popular restaurant - popular for a reason - IT'S GOOD!!!

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★★★★☆

I have eaten at Sandoval's many times in the last several months. The quality of the food is excellent, the service impeccable, and the place is CLEAN. It is also crammed full of people thru the dinner hour and all thru the weekends. So something must have changed, because it is a popular restaurant - popular for a reason - IT'S GOOD!!!

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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!

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★☆☆☆☆

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!

Pros: We were seated straightaway, cheap specials

Cons: Even the specials aren't bringing us back there

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"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.

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★☆☆☆☆

"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.

Pros: None

Cons: Food is terrible

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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. :)

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★★★★★

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. :)

Pros: parking, service, food, patio

Cons: nothing really :)

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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!

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★★★★☆

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!

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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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★★☆☆☆

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.

Pros: Service was just fine.

Cons: Mediocre, uninspired food.

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I went with a few friends, and there were several parties waiting, and what appeared to be an honor system for who got the next available table. We had to go confront a couple that was attempting to take the table that was being cleaned for us, even though we had arrived a half hour before them. The service was SLOW and it was not that busy. After we finished eating, we waited ONE FULL HOUR for our check to come to the table, despite repeatedly trying to "flag down" a server. Then I had to get up twice to actually get someone's attention to pay. We were given tiny (4 oz.?) glasses for water, and they were never refilled. It was not too busy to expect decent service. A couple of servers were standing around the cash register, and another was sitting at a table folding napkins.
As for the food, it was adequate. Nothing special, but certainly not awful. I will not go here again and do not recommend it.

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★★☆☆☆

I went with a few friends, and there were several parties waiting, and what appeared to be an honor system for who got the next available table. We had to go confront a couple that was attempting to take the table that was being cleaned for us, even though we had arrived a half hour before them. The service was SLOW and it was not that busy. After we finished eating, we waited ONE FULL HOUR for our check to come to the table, despite repeatedly trying to "flag down" a server. Then I had to get up twice to actually get someone's attention to pay. We were given tiny (4 oz.?) glasses for water, and they were never refilled. It was not too busy to expect decent service. A couple of servers were standing around the cash register, and another was sitting at a table folding napkins.
As for the food, it was adequate. Nothing special, but certainly not awful. I will not go here again and do not recommend it.

Pros: Plenty of parking

Cons: service

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This restaurant is one for the books. It is a must, you have to make it for the great food, large drinks and all around fun atmosphere. I think that the service was prompt and readily available anytime you need. The chips and salsa are ones that you start and cannot stop eating. Hope that you try this pleasure of a restaurant, you won't regret it!

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★★★★★

This restaurant is one for the books. It is a must, you have to make it for the great food, large drinks and all around fun atmosphere. I think that the service was prompt and readily available anytime you need. The chips and salsa are ones that you start and cannot stop eating. Hope that you try this pleasure of a restaurant, you won't regret it!

Pros: Great service, wonderful food and reasonable pricing

Cons: None

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amazing mexican food! Nachos and quesadillas are my favorites however, people i have been with have had lots of the different menu items and loved all. no complaints from any of my co-sandoval-goers.

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★★★★★

amazing mexican food! Nachos and quesadillas are my favorites however, people i have been with have had lots of the different menu items and loved all. no complaints from any of my co-sandoval-goers.

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I've been here over 10 times and it has been amazing. The service is great and the food is even better. I highly recommend Sandoval's to anyone who is looking for a great meal.

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★★★★★

I've been here over 10 times and it has been amazing. The service is great and the food is even better. I highly recommend Sandoval's to anyone who is looking for a great meal.

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Everything here is wonderful. the service is great! the drinks are better and the food is to die for!! no better chili verde anywhere, and trust me, i frequently eat mexican cuisine in the portland area and have yet to find anything better. two words can describe Sandoval's "WOW, great!"

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★★★★★

Everything here is wonderful. the service is great! the drinks are better and the food is to die for!! no better chili verde anywhere, and trust me, i frequently eat mexican cuisine in the portland area and have yet to find anything better. two words can describe Sandoval's "WOW, great!"

Pros: everything

Cons: only somebody who doesn't know/like mexican food would have cons about Sandoval's

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We went to the new West Linn location - great chips and salsa. Besides that, AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS!!!
For our $9 apiece Margaritas, we got mostly tequila mix. Chez Jose and Juan Colorado's are infinitely better. For our food, the refried beans were some grayish mush. They call a serving of sour cream some drizzled tasteless white substance over the top of your serving. For our service, we got a waitress (Trelawne) who thought she was doing us a favor serving us rather than the other way around. While we were in there, the smell of onions was so bad, I thought it would get into our hair and clothing. Since when do you sit in a restaurant and have it filled with the odor of onions? What's wrong with their ventilation? Then to top it all off, later that night, I got sick. Fresh food my foot! Baja Fresh puts them to shame. I don't usually write reviews, but this experience was so bad, I am trying to save your stomachs and your wallets. If you want quality Mexican food, drinks and service - Chez Jose for food and drinks; Juan Colorado for drinks. Be forewarned.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to the new West Linn location - great chips and salsa. Besides that, AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS!!!
For our $9 apiece Margaritas, we got mostly tequila mix. Chez Jose and Juan Colorado's are infinitely better. For our food, the refried beans were some grayish mush. They call a serving of sour cream some drizzled tasteless white substance over the top of your serving. For our service, we got a waitress (Trelawne) who thought she was doing us a favor serving us rather than the other way around. While we were in there, the smell of onions was so bad, I thought it would get into our hair and clothing. Since when do you sit in a restaurant and have it filled with the odor of onions? What's wrong with their ventilation? Then to top it all off, later that night, I got sick. Fresh food my foot! Baja Fresh puts them to shame. I don't usually write reviews, but this experience was so bad, I am trying to save your stomachs and your wallets. If you want quality Mexican food, drinks and service - Chez Jose for food and drinks; Juan Colorado for drinks. Be forewarned.

Pros: don't have to go into the city

Cons: everything else

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Went to the new location in West Linn.
People were friendly, some of the servers ok.. ....Food not good.
In our opinion Sandoval's should stick to the food court in the airport where people are so tired and/or stressed that they don't care what they eat.
My husband and I had the wet burritos, mine veggie his chicken, tasted like something they put together out of the leftovers of other returned plates. And no condiments that were mentioned, such as guacamole were on them and we couldn't find cheese (or veggies in my case) in them
We were there at 5:45 on a Tues and they had run out of white wine of any sort to serve also. (so they had a pink to substitute that they charged $7.50 a glass for ...unbelievable but true)
TacoBell gets my vote!

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★☆☆☆☆

Went to the new location in West Linn.
People were friendly, some of the servers ok.. ....Food not good.
In our opinion Sandoval's should stick to the food court in the airport where people are so tired and/or stressed that they don't care what they eat.
My husband and I had the wet burritos, mine veggie his chicken, tasted like something they put together out of the leftovers of other returned plates. And no condiments that were mentioned, such as guacamole were on them and we couldn't find cheese (or veggies in my case) in them
We were there at 5:45 on a Tues and they had run out of white wine of any sort to serve also. (so they had a pink to substitute that they charged $7.50 a glass for ...unbelievable but true)
TacoBell gets my vote!

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Great Mexican food. The service is always good and prompt. The food only takes a few minutes to be served, even when they are busy. They always keep you supplied with chips & salsa.

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★★★★★

Great Mexican food. The service is always good and prompt. The food only takes a few minutes to be served, even when they are busy. They always keep you supplied with chips & salsa.

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Lousy food, worse service. Beans and salsa out of a 50 gallon drum. The margaritas come from a cheap mix. Come on, you can go to a Taco Bell at one quarter the price and get better food.

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★☆☆☆☆

Lousy food, worse service. Beans and salsa out of a 50 gallon drum. The margaritas come from a cheap mix. Come on, you can go to a Taco Bell at one quarter the price and get better food.

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This place has great big portions for thier burrito's and enchilada's. I would highly reccomend splitting an entree. The margarita's are great here as well.

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★★★☆☆

This place has great big portions for thier burrito's and enchilada's. I would highly reccomend splitting an entree. The margarita's are great here as well.

Pros: Big portions

Cons: Could be redecorated

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oh hell no...i did not pay $30 for this piece of dog crap...oh hell was it too many beers? i ordered it..i ate it ...i barfed it...oh please if you have a family run from this place...if its just you then imagine getting up the yazoo by john holmes...this is what its like eating here

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oh hell no...i did not pay $30 for this piece of dog crap...oh hell was it too many beers? i ordered it..i ate it ...i barfed it...oh please if you have a family run from this place...if its just you then imagine getting up the yazoo by john holmes...this is what its like eating here

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Great food...Great service! Their patio is perfect and I hear music is starting on Sundays, just like last summer. We enjoy walking to the restaurant on the music nights!

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★★★★★

Great food...Great service! Their patio is perfect and I hear music is starting on Sundays, just like last summer. We enjoy walking to the restaurant on the music nights!

Pros: Taco Salads!

Cons: hmmm can't think of one =)

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When we first started going here we liked it a lot but the service has gone downhill over the years and the owner either doesn't seem like he cares or is too overwhelmed to correct it. They have had music playing in the past on the outside patio and that is a great feature! I wish the service would get better like it used to be (in the past they would apologize for bad service and otherwise would provide good service) but now they make no apologies and the service is often poor (on our last visit they waited on several people who were seated after us which was a bit annoying after a while).

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★★☆☆☆

When we first started going here we liked it a lot but the service has gone downhill over the years and the owner either doesn't seem like he cares or is too overwhelmed to correct it. They have had music playing in the past on the outside patio and that is a great feature! I wish the service would get better like it used to be (in the past they would apologize for bad service and otherwise would provide good service) but now they make no apologies and the service is often poor (on our last visit they waited on several people who were seated after us which was a bit annoying after a while).

Pros: outdoor seating

Cons: service

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After hearing of the wonderful dining experiences my two friends had at Sandoval's, I thought it would be the perfect restaurant to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. But I sure was wrong - the wait for a table was a bit lengthy, and it was hard to attract our waitress's attention. But this was only the beginning - we, and every other patron in the restaurant waited for 1 hour and 15 minutes for our food - no one in the resturant had their food, and the servers kept serving drinks and nachos to try and make up for this fact. When our food finally came, it was very dissapointing, and did not live up to my expectations of Mexican cuisine. We weren't even reimbursed in any way for our wait, and instead were given t-shirts and beads as tokens for the management's apologies. TERRIBLE RESTAURANT!

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★☆☆☆☆

After hearing of the wonderful dining experiences my two friends had at Sandoval's, I thought it would be the perfect restaurant to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. But I sure was wrong - the wait for a table was a bit lengthy, and it was hard to attract our waitress's attention. But this was only the beginning - we, and every other patron in the restaurant waited for 1 hour and 15 minutes for our food - no one in the resturant had their food, and the servers kept serving drinks and nachos to try and make up for this fact. When our food finally came, it was very dissapointing, and did not live up to my expectations of Mexican cuisine. We weren't even reimbursed in any way for our wait, and instead were given t-shirts and beads as tokens for the management's apologies. TERRIBLE RESTAURANT!

Pros: Yummy nacho chips

Cons: Terrible service, Food wasn't good

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I have visited all of the Sandoval's restaurants in Portland, they are outstanding. I am always greeted with a warm smile, prompt service, and the chips and salsa our excellent. I highly recommend Sandoval's restaurants if you are looking for the best mexican food in Portland, Oregon! My family and children always request Sandoval's!

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★★★★★

I have visited all of the Sandoval's restaurants in Portland, they are outstanding. I am always greeted with a warm smile, prompt service, and the chips and salsa our excellent. I highly recommend Sandoval's restaurants if you are looking for the best mexican food in Portland, Oregon! My family and children always request Sandoval's!

Pros: great service, good food, fun surroundings

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It's too bad about the experience above (frankly, I don't know of a single restaurant that would give a customer an entire FREE MEAL for an incorrect order, but that's just me). Anyway, I have been a regular customer of Sandoval's for probably close to seven years and I am never disappointed. From their fish tacos to their taco soup to their margaritas to the best guacamole I have ever had in my life, their menu is impressive and authentic, the atmosphere festive and their service is friendly. If you go there, you won't be sorry.

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★★★★★

It's too bad about the experience above (frankly, I don't know of a single restaurant that would give a customer an entire FREE MEAL for an incorrect order, but that's just me). Anyway, I have been a regular customer of Sandoval's for probably close to seven years and I am never disappointed. From their fish tacos to their taco soup to their margaritas to the best guacamole I have ever had in my life, their menu is impressive and authentic, the atmosphere festive and their service is friendly. If you go there, you won't be sorry.

Pros: delicious food, available parking, good value

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We were so disappointed with the lack of customer service from the owner that we will never go back to this restaurant. They made a mistake on our order, the waitress said there was no one in charge to help us and gave us the number to call th owner. We went ahead and paid fro the meal, (which was wrong, and brought to us far too slowly and cold) When we called we thought he would, at the very least, invite us to enjoy a complimentary meal and apologize -- but he eluded that he had plenty of happy customers, and would do nothing.

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★☆☆☆☆

We were so disappointed with the lack of customer service from the owner that we will never go back to this restaurant. They made a mistake on our order, the waitress said there was no one in charge to help us and gave us the number to call th owner. We went ahead and paid fro the meal, (which was wrong, and brought to us far too slowly and cold) When we called we thought he would, at the very least, invite us to enjoy a complimentary meal and apologize -- but he eluded that he had plenty of happy customers, and would do nothing.

Pros: none

Cons: very rude owner, no customer service, food mediocre

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This was relatively expensive food with the quality of a cheap drive-thru restaurant. Watery guacamole and margaritas. Beans and salsa that seemed to be out of a fuel tanker. Really cheap cheese. Tortillas that were stale and dry. The only thing we liked was leaving the place!

PROS: Plenty of seating!
CONS: Really bad food and it was dirty!

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★☆☆☆☆

This was relatively expensive food with the quality of a cheap drive-thru restaurant. Watery guacamole and margaritas. Beans and salsa that seemed to be out of a fuel tanker. Really cheap cheese. Tortillas that were stale and dry. The only thing we liked was leaving the place!

PROS: Plenty of seating!
CONS: Really bad food and it was dirty!

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