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Cove Azul Bar & Grill

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39102 Ocean Drive, Gualala, CA
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Description: (707) 884-1835

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Great appy's

Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. The crab dip and prawns dishes were flavourful. A great find in Gualala

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Phil S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. The crab dip and prawns dishes were flavourful. A great find in Gualala

Thank Phil S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The restaurant has downsized since our last visit a couple of years ago. The menu was smaller but still had sufficient entries from which to select. We both had the clam chowder which was very good. Husband had the wings appetizer. He is an expert on wings and he really liked the Coves. The wait staff was excellent and the... More 

Thank Luvsthecoast
Manteca, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We are never disappointed when we come here. I had the grilled chicken and polenta. The polenta was excellent. I loved the chilis and the sauce that was over it. I didn't finish the chicken though because it was tough. The prices are good and the view is nice here. I think it's the best place in Gualala. The clam... More 

Thank Tina C
Nampa, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Great (locals) spot!!! Went here (2) days in a row!!! Met the bartender -Janet one day & Sarah the next... Both were awesome!!!

Thank SuzyQLA
Willits, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We just had a very nice dinner at Cove Azul. Attentive service. Relaxed atmosphere. Unique seating with cozy L-shaped chairs. Ocean view (over the road and buildings). Good vegetarian selections- the artichoke heart pasta with sun dried tomatoes in a cream sauce was quite good. My guy loved the prawn sandwich. The fries were wonderful. We will definitely go back.

Thank Peagu1
Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This restaurant is upstairs on the east side of Hwy1. By the name, we assumed it would be Mexican, but it not. There is a pool table in the bar with at least one TV. The restaurant has 5 TV's with the sound turned down, thankfully. Two were showing cartoons for the kids and two had sports. The last one... More 

Thank XK140NUT
Bucyrus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This place was so nice, the view was awesome of the ocean, and the food was amazing. The waitress was a hoot, she was telling us about the wild boars around the countryside. We met the nicest local couple that eats there frequently. They retired there and built a home from the wood around their property. Delicious, relaxing and must... More 

Thank DramJana
San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A nice little sports bar with very comfortable couches. I liked the place because they have a separate bar and restaurant area, which allows you to just have a couple of beers or enjoy some food. The food quality was very good, the menu represented classic bar food. We talked to another couple who loved their mixed drinks. So a... More 

Thank ThomasHome
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Alice and I dine here frequently, and the food and service is always good. Often we are in a group of ten to twelve, and everything still comes out great. The sports bar is physically separated from the restaurant, so you never notice what is going on there with the TV or pool table. My favorite dish is their version... More 

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Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I've been to this restaurant several times over the years and it never fails to satisfy. The view is wonderful, the food is delicious (definitely try their clam chowder), the wait staff is friendly and the prices are reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39102 Ocean Drive, Gualala, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Gualala
  • Phone Number: 707-884-1835

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene


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