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La Costa

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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816 E 9400 S, Sandy, UT 84094-3669
+1 801-553-1505
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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360 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming to this restaurant for a long time--and nobody beats their chips, salsa & bean dip! Great soda here too! Best Carne Asada! That said, they are very busy on weekends and the service can be slow. Okay, that said, the last time I came here I wasn't hungry and I wanted to try something new--so I... More 

Thank Esteph55
Sandy, Utah
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404 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I lived in south Florida for more than a decade, and I've found that non-bland Mexican food is really hard to find in the Salt Lake area. La Costa is one of those rare places where the food quality (for Salt Lake) makes it worth returning, even though the service can be slow sometimes. We were disappointed, however, on a... More 

Thank scribblin
San Diego, CA
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119 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

If you judge a Mexican restaurant by the beans and rice, La Costa will be a winner in your book. The chips, salsa, and bean dip are amazingly good. The entrees come quickly and they are quite big. The food is tasty... we haven't ever had a loser here. The bar is pretty meager, be warned.

Thank prkittysd
Sandy, Utah
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Food was strangely just okay ..the taco was a shell and meat then there was a side dish is mixed up stuff I didnt get it ? The taste was a little strange. My husband has the burrito and his only comment was " at least they use all white meat chicken" There is no soul in the food ,... More 

Thank Ldixon62
Ogden, Utah
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We had 2 #16,s chimichanga didn't have very much meat on them. I ordered no beans every Mexican restaurant I have been to gives extra rice this was the first one not to. You won't have any leftovers the positions are small. The best part of the meal is the chips they might be better than the meal. I will... More 

Thank Brent S
Sandy, Utah
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Good food fast, authentic mexican and in a hurry, cant complain about anything, Salsa was good, chips were fresh.

Thank TopUtahReviewer
Northeast Ohio
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253 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

It was dinner hour on a Thursday night and there were seven of us but being a fairly large place they still managed to seat us with no waiting. The salsa was amazing. The food was good and so long as you don't expect "real" Mexican street food you shouldn"t be disappointed.. It was the typical Americanized Mexican meal. You... More 

Thank delily
Sandy, Utah
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Often wondered what real Mexican food tastes like. I am not sure La Costa is the place to have that experience. The place is, however, busy at weekends and I wonder why. Perhaps the clientele expects a ton of food and la Costa fulfills that expectation. Clearly I have eaten better Mexican at other locations. Any Mexican joint that served... More 

Thank Novice801
Sandy, Utah
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249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

The food at La Costa is average and the portions are a bit small, but the salsa makes it worth going back again and again. For some reason, in the Salt Lake area, Mexican restaurants serve watery tomato paste with jalapeño and call it salsa, but La Costa actually has the onions, spices, and other ingredients that really give their... More 

Thank scribblin
Salt Lake City, Utah
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

The food, though Mexican by definition, is so far from Mexican it's almost a joke. Nothing had any real flavor and any of the spices found in Mexican Food.

Thank RoxandRay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 816 E 9400 S, Sandy, UT 84094-3669
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Sandy
  • Phone Number: +1 801-553-1505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?