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“Great margaritas and big menu”
Review of La Playa Azul Cafe

La Playa Azul Cafe
Ranked #140 of 536 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Price range: $10 - $19
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed September 3, 2012

We enjoyed our dinner here on Aug. 29. Wonderful evening to sit outdoors on pleasant deck. Got there at 8 pm on a Wednesday and deck was packed. Got one of last two tables. The margaritas here are best I've ever had. Big, well-made, superb mix. They bring a basket of tasty tortilla chips (seemed homemade) with a good salsa. Lots to choose from big menu. I had a shrimp quesidilla from the appetizer menu as my dinner _ and it was plentiful. Big, fresh, wonderful shrimp. Wife enjoyed the enchiladas. Service seemed harried and a bit disinterested, but nothing to ruin the meal or evening. We'd go back and sample other selections _ and those margaritas.

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Reviewed August 5, 2012

All the food is based on Grandma's traditional Mexican cooking, and then they raise the bar with things like shrimp and snow crap enchiladas. Service is very good, the margaritas are great and even the appetizers could make a meal. It can get very noisy inside, much better to sit outside if you can on either the porch or patio. Go early, it can get very busy.

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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Friendly service, good food. Service was good, not great. Place was a bit grungy. Could use a good cleaning.

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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Wonderful guacamole at this mexican restaurant. The shrimp soft tacos were excellent but the fish taco disappointing. The outdoor dining was perfect on a beautiful California coast evening.

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Reviewed July 1, 2012

After visiting the presidio on a warm day this was the perfect place to have a relaxing, late lunch. The margaritas were excellent and the patio was a perfect place to have a good Mexican meal.

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