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“The Best Mexican Food and Tequila's” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Azul 17 - CLOSED

Azul 17
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Joppa, Maryland
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The Best Mexican Food and Tequila's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Started to go to another Mexican restaurant until I read the reviews. Decided on Azul and was one of the best decisions made to eat out. I was driving and my wife had a coconut mango tequila that was not only visually inviting; but, delicious (she said). The food was fresh and tasty and will be a frequent visit for me, but I won't drive the next time!

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank timamu2009
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  • English first
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English first
Columbia, Maryland
2 reviews
“Wife and I night out - average food good drinks very expensive!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Monday night had a short wait for a table. Fair service and good drinks expensive - poor to average food and expensive! We had to ask our waitress for chips and salsa - she didn't seem to want to bother. The waiters at the other tables were mixing salsa for their tables different taste.
Our waitress could not care less and said they only had mild and hot - charged us extra for a tiny
sample of hot salsa! Wife had a fish dish liked the taste. I had steak fajitas I would not feed my dog very hard tuff meat could not chew! Better fajitas at the various Mexican Chain's! I enjoyed the Mexican Draft Beer and a special house drink! Great atmosphere and nice bar area, but this is not New York you pay first for atmosphere and food is second. The Hostess - Manager was very nice and friendly!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Tom L
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Maryland
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Try all the guacamole varieties! They obviously put a lot into the food and selections. Huge variety of margaritas. Dancing!

Visited July 2012
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Thank StreamsAndCities
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Upscale Mexican in Columbia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Azul 17 is truly a very good Mexican restaurant. The margaritas are superb and exactly what they are supposed to be;Tequila, Fresh squeezed lime juice and Agave nectar. No sour mix or other processed ingredients. The list of margaritas is huge and many use house-infused tequila with infusions like lemon, apple and my favorite, Serrano chili. The guacamole is prepared table side as everyone has noted and it is impeccably fresh and tasty and can be prepared to your level of hotness.The food is always fresh and the entrees are varied and unusual. Certainly a step above your typical Mexican restaurant. The only downside is that Azul is somewhat pricey. But take into consideration it's in Columbia, combined with the fact that everything is prepared in-house and the prices are not unexpected. The restaurant constantly participates in Groupon and Living Social, and the way Azul handles those coupon deals is unique. Their coupons always offer a 50% discount on "Dinner". (usually $20 for $40 off dinner) However, Azul considers your drinks to be part of dinner. So with very little effort you can eat and drink there for half price most of the time. They do not take reservations on weekends, so if you arrive after 6:30 p.m. expect a wait. Spend your wait time in the bar, sample the awesome margaritas and enjoy.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Fishboy555
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Zionsville, Indiana
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not your typical Mexican food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I love this restaurant because it is unique! The food is fantastic, the atmosphere is very modern, and the margaritas are superb. I've tried many different items on the menu, and all have been delicious. I like to try food that I wouldn't make at home or that is somewhat unusual. Azul 17 offers both without going too far from the norm. It is a great little restaurant!

Visited October 2012
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Thank Kelly G
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