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“Great service & terrific fresh seafood, reasonably priced.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cove Azul Bar & Grill

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Cove Azul Bar & Grill
39102 Ocean Drive, Gualala, CA
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Ranked #6 of 14 Restaurants in Gualala
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: (707) 884-1835
San Jose, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great service & terrific fresh seafood, reasonably priced.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We ate here our first night visiting Gualala. We had amazing warm, clear weather, so were able to sit on the porch. Got to watch the late afternoon rays on the ocean as the sun set to the west behind the restaurant. Service was very warm & friendly. My husband enjoyed the lentil soup & I a garden salad. We shared a bottle of Chardonnay. For entrees, he ordered grilled fresh salmon while I dined on a menu special of fresh sea bass baked in white whine sauce topped with fresh bay shrimp & cheese. Both were delicious, although his piece of salmon was rather small. He finished my generous serving of sea bass. Dinners, 2 cocktails & wine cost $108 plus tip. Good value for a great meal & experience.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Portland, OR
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Worst Service in California”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The food was acceptable but the service was terrible. Go to the restroom first, then you will not want to stay; even for a drink.

Visited July 2013
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Pleasant venue with good views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by the owner of our hotel and upon so informing the server, we received a complimentary glass of wine. The Cove Azul & Grill is plain, but has a good view from its perch on the second floor of a little retail complex. The food was good, but certainly not gourmet. I enjoyed the scampi with a well prepared side of seasonal vegetables. The restaurant was nearly full of patrons and still quiet enough for easy conversation.

Visited July 2013
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San Jose, CA
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13 restaurant reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“tasty and elegant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I liked the elegant restaurant, however next door bar and pool table were noisy and full of cheers...
We had a window table, overlooking the ocean, which added to our experience.
The food was very tasty, and they accommodated our special needs.
lunch menu is very reasonably priced, and the service was impeccable.

Visited July 2013
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Missoula, Montana
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“great food and a great price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Since we are in the restaurant business, we know how hard it is to keep costs in line with rising food prices and rising labor prices. This restaurant puts out top quality food for a very reasonable price. Our Steak was superb....and quite unbelievably 18.95. We would frequent this place if we lived here.

Visited March 2013
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