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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
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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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Draper, Utah
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a Birthday dinner here for an adult friend. The atmosphere is festive and all of your expected Mexican dishes are available, hot and usually gooey with cheese. The prices are what you would expect and the alcohol is pricey as usual. I had a spicy shrimp dish that was quite good. This place is big, but located in... More 

Thank Mudsharkrocks
Sandy, Utah
Level Contributor
28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Anyone looking for a fix of Mexican food will be pleased with La Costa. The service is excellent. The food is good. All meals start, as with most Mexican restaurants, with a bowl of tortilla chips and salsa. The twist here is they are also served with a small bowl of refried beans. This appetizer allow for many creative options... More 

Thank 409shanei
Riverton, Utah, United States
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I have eaten here several times and enjoy the food. It's a lightly different presentation for Mexican food than you might be expecting from just folded over burrito's....but it has great flavor. Their Carne Asada is some extremely tender and flavorful meat you'll have anywhere. Our kiddo's love the bean dip and chips which they set you up with when... More 

Thank Dennis M
Sandy, Utah
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417 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

On our last visit, a gift card from the restaurant didn't work, and I didn't have the receipt with me. I found the receipt and brought it back, and the manager was kind enough to make everything right. That was great! My wife and I stayed for dinner, and once again we had a wonderful meal at La Costa. This... More 

Thank scribblin
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370 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

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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417 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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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121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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

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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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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?