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“Great Good, Great Service”

Cove Azul Bar & Grill
Ranked #4 of 18 Restaurants in Gualala
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: (707) 884-1835
Santa Rosa
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great Good, Great Service”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

We stopped in for lunch. We had the chicken special of the day with polenta, delicious. The polenta was actually made from whole grits,not the instant kind. I just had the buffalo wings which were great, but would have like sauce on them. They were cooked with seasonings and were succulent. Will definitely go back when we are in the area.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Forestville, California
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118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great menu, but the food doesn't quite measure up”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

We had the tequila prawn kabobs (a bit dry and overcooked, although the veggies and rice that came with it were very good); and the seafood linguine (prawns, mussels, fish, and scallops that all tasted about the same in a thick creme sauce that was very bland and a bit pasty).
Soup or salad is included with the entree (a huge plus these days when so many restaurants want an extra $8-$10 for the salad). Portions are ample, service is adequate, and friendly. Good beer list; okay wine list. A decent meal, but not much to write home about.

Visited October 2013
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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Meal”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

My wife and I ate at the Cove Azul earlier this evening. The service was good. We weren't real hungry but ate everything servved. The warn sour dough bread, the split pea soup and clam chowder were a great start. I had the Veracrus Seabass and my wife had the Stuffed Salmon. They were the best meals we've had in Gualala thus far this week. There is also a good wine and beer selection.

  • Visited September 2013
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Vacaville, California, USA
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect View, Perfect Food”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Had two excellent meals here while traveling the Mendocino Coast. Service was fast and friendly, although we never felt rushed. The restaurant has a beautiful sunset view, great for enjoying with with the salmon or calamari (both excellent!). After your meal, be sure to climb to the third story and enjoy the view from the observation deck.

  • Visited August 2013
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San Jose, California
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great service & terrific fresh seafood, reasonably priced.”
Reviewed August 21, 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
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