Food Critic Segment/Restaurant Reviews

SAND BAR *New Restaurant Gilbert, AZ


5/1/19 This is the new Sand Bar in Gilbert Arizona!  It is across the street from the outdoor San Tan Valley Mall, right at that main intersection.  As soon as you see it from the road you want to drive right over to it.  The look of it from the road makes you feel like you are on vacation in the Bahamas somewhere!  I am SO excited this place has come so close to us.  It’s just SO exciting!


Here we are walking in the door, so colorful and inviting!


Meet Ellie our adorable waitress and Vinny the Assistant GM of the new SAND BAR in Gilbert, Arizona!  It is located across the street from the outdoor San Tan Valley Mall right at that main intersection (and, on the same side of the street and just down from the new Trader Joes (yay)!!  

On a side note: Ellie took an interest in my blogging and she is going to start doing restaurant reviews too! She loves to eat out with her boyfriend and always takes  pictures of her food.  She will be super good at this and I am excited to see her reviews!  Way to go Ellie!


Look at these beautiful lantern/lights!  I love bright colors…see the pinate?  Everything in the whole place is is festive and fun!  Makes you want to party!   


Look how beautiful the colors are and the bar/lounge area is SO huge!!  It is actually mirrored just like this on the other side. The place is massive but feels comfy at the same time.  Look at all the TV’s!  The pace is also open to the outside air…it’s so cool!


Look at the tables!  Like surf boards…


Beautiful couches all over the place with tropical pillows.  These are the colors I have in my house so I especially felt at home and wanted to lounge around all day.


Fun tropical pillows…beautiful hand painted art work all over…


Another shot of comfy pillows… 


We got there just when Happy Hour was starting. Look at the great prices.


We started with the Bean Dip with with Japapenos in a Four Cheese Blend.  Really good Tortilla Chips which are complimentary upon seating.  The House Made Salsa and Green Chili Salsa were bold, flavorful and spicy.  I love Bean Dips and I thought this was one of the better ones I’ve had.  I would go back just for this.  Huge portion, the two of us couldn’t finish it.


We took our time and visited and then ordered the Mini Chimi’s which were only $7.  Look how delicious they look! Huge portion and just wonderful.


They had Shredded Tender Chicken, Jalapeño Cream Cheese and were served with a side of Guacamole and Sour Cream.  Don’t these look delicious?


Take a look at the menu.  They have a brunch on Saturday’s and Sunday’s that goes until 1 pm.  Go to website to check out the full menu with details.  I noticed they had Mimosa specials and a Bloody Mary that looked amazing.  Also many different Margarita’s like a Prickly Pear Margarita.  Looking forward to trying other food items…the regular menu looked really good with lotsa choices and also very reasonable everyday prices. 


We had a Sterling Chardonnay on Happy Hour for just $6.  Nice pour too.


Here’s Theresa!  Theresa treated me today, lucky me!!!  Cheers to us!   Great company in a wonderful and fun place!  We will be back and can hardly wait! We loved it there and are still talking about it!!


Vinny the AGM as we were leaving.  He introduced himself to us immediately upon seating.  Great guy, super happy and attentive.  We’ll be back!

I highly recommend the Sand Bar in Gilbert…on a side note, my husband and I have been to the one in Mesa which on Badger Game Day turns into a Wisconsin Badger Bar and we’ve had so much fun here.  It will be interesting to see which team they will promote at this location.

Check out their website and look at all the menus and hours of operation.

Happy Eating!

Also check out my reviews on Trip Advisor and Twitter.

Sand Bar Mexican Grill, 1975 E Williams Field Road Gilbert, AZ 85295 480-428-8444 





2 thoughts on “SAND BAR *New Restaurant Gilbert, AZ”

  1. Cool I can’t wait to go there. At Canyon State Academy graduation. Our keyboard/bass player is singing a couple songs!

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