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“Real Mexican, Good Food, Good Service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Azul 17

Azul 17
9400 Snowden River Parkway, Suite 127, Columbia Market Place, Columbia, MD 21045
410.309.9717
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Ranked #24 of 217 restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dayton, MD
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47 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Real Mexican, Good Food, Good Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Large margarita bar (10 tables?) and restaurant area with about 16 tables. Late Saturday lunch; party of two. Good service. We had a groupon. We had steak fajitas and vegetable fajitas. Both quite good. Large portions with good sides and very good tortillas. We will return again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Columbia, Maryland
1 review
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We have been there twice now and plan to go back again and again. Everything is made from scratch and it shows. Service was excellent, management also. They even tailored the spice to my taste hot hot hot! Great variety of Tequila. The Chilpachole is to die for, have it spicy! Game hen mole delicious.They make the guacamole at your table. We even left with a gift. Anyone who appreciate authentic Mexican cuisine will be very happy here.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“There are more honest places out there”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Went as a group of six people. We ordered drinks, appetizer, entree and desserts. The food was good, better quality mexican. When the bill was presented we were able to split the bill in half. Each of the two receipts had half the total. Yet when my credit card bill came, they had charged the entire amount to my card. After checking, the other half of the bill had been charged to their account. It took several calls to the "manager" who was surly about the whole thing even though I had the receipt and he had a copy of it also and finally to the credit card company to make it right. It would have been better if they had cooperated-makes me feel like they were dishonest.
My advise-if you go, pay cash and check the bill.
How disappointing, I likked the

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Davenport, Florida
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“Service so poor that the food doesn't matter”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This restaurant must have some policy preventing the wait staff from writing customer orders on paper. We had to ask multiple times for water, salsa, and alcoholic beverages. Waitress was very disorganized and disinterested. Food was confusing.... I order a seafood "casserole" but the result was a thin broth with a little seafood, almost like a seafood soup. Not worth the $28 pricetag. Ceviche was a very small portion (one small filet) with flesh scored but not cut all the way through. It was very tough for me to cut and just strange because the accompanying garnishes were bite sized. Everything from the kitchen was delivered by a different person. There were lots of employees in the restaurant but that didn't improve the level of service. Often we saw the restaurant manager interrupting the wait staff and giving directions. Maybe these interruptions caused the disconnects in service. If the manager is going to interrupt, the wait staff needs to write orders on paper for later memory refreshes. Our table of 4 (two couples) visited this restaurant with 2 Groupons (one per couple). When presenting them we learned the restaurant had institution a separate groupon policy not printed on the groupon at time of purchase. This shows the restaurant's attitude toward customers. I just can't recommend this place -- prices are too high for portion sizes and level of service. Someone needs to teach these folks how to treat customers. I won't be back to see if any changes are implemented.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Food is a little pricey but good. Service was very good but the waitress didn't treat everyone as a valued patron. They have a wide selection of cocktails but they seem to have a higher opinion of their selection than the people with whom I dined.

Visited August 2013
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