Oh no, it is not a secret that brunch is my favorite meal. And this is some legit brunch talk, guys.
La Sandia has thrown their hat in the ring with a rather sonorous BANG. Set on the top floor of Santa Monica Place, prime real estate for beach breezes and people watching, they have rolled out a bottomless food and cocktails program that will have you begging to be carried out to your car afterward (in the best way possible).
It is a crazy good deal at $39.00 per person, which includes bottomless cocktails and classic south-of-the-border dishes from the father of modern-Mexican cuisine, renowned celebrity Chef Richard Sandoval. The Bloody Mary is RIDICULOUS (I'm just owning it right now - I will run out of diverse adjectives in this post) not to mention dangerous because I could have kept drinking them. But I'm a grown up. Other bottomless beverage options include Micheladas, mimosas and margaritas.
It is also good that the salsa is "bottomless" (it is complimentary) because I think I could drink that also. With a hearty side of guacamole, if you please.
The staff is incredibly kind and I was flattered by their generosity. The dishes kept coming and coming. We sampled Chilaquiles, Huevos Rancheros, Huevo con Chile Relleno, Fried Eggs Divorciadas, breakfast-style Enfrijolada and Mexican Benedict -- Sandoval’s take on the must-order brunch classic, with a poached egg on a corn masa cake topped with pork carnitas and a poblano mole. There were countless tacos -- the menu has seven choices -- as well as quesadillas and french toast that was TOO GOOD FOR WORDS.
Hint. My favorites were the Quesadillas and the Chilaquiles.
I shouldn't write these blog posts when I'm hungry. I'm *thisclose* to eating my laptop.
And that's not even all of it. They eventually brought out a Tres Leches cake that was perfection, flan and CHURROS WITH DIPPING SAUCE. Take notes, guys, and pace yourselves. Save room for the dessert.
And while brunch at La Sandia is basically the best brunch in all of Brunchland, I should also mention the rest of the menu looked delightful and I will gladly return for lunch and dinner as well as the mole festival currently going on.
Incidentally, I would like to announce my candidacy for the Mayorship of Brunchland.
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Heads up that while the bottomless, ridiculous deliciousness goes from 11 am to 4 pm every Saturday and Sunday, there is a two-hour time limit and everyone at the table must participate. If someone at your table won't participate, make them get another table and throw your Enfrijolada at their head.