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La Playa Azul Cafe

914 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2100
+1 805-966-2860
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good50%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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914 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2100
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of our favorite go to Mexican Restaurants, especially after traveling out of town and needing that Mexican food fix. We've eaten here several times and have had just about everything on their menu. Haven't had a bad meal yet! The Happy Hour...More

Thank MandLCarey
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

I love​ good Mexican food and this place did not disappoint. Good quality family recipes served with the best margaritas we've had since Puerto Vallarta. No mix here. Service was very good and friendly. Our waiter said the recipes were his grandmother's and the place...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

They have made art of Margaritas. Many to choose from PLUS for those who are designated drivers, the fresh squeezed lime juice and willingness to leave out the tequila but keep the citrus liqueur makes for a refreshing way to participate. Had me craving Margaritas...More

Thank Donna L
Reviewed 2 April 2017

A friendly, homey atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating, very good food and service. Would definitely recommend.

Thank JGSK
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We come here every time we visit SB. Good hearty Mexican comfort food. Great for a big crowd. We are always 10+ With extended family ranging in age from 76 - 5 years old. Works well for everyone. Staff is always super friendly and accommodating....More

Thank alison t
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I have been to La Play Azul Cafe a handful of times, and have never had an issue until this last time. We left a cash tip, and no where on the receipt did it say that a 20 percent gratuity would be added.. Checked...More

1  Thank Graham B
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I met a friend at Playa Azul for happy hour the other evening..i must confess i have lived in Santa Barbara for quite a few years and have never eaten here so it was my first experience. The setting is nice and there is a...More

Thank shelley b
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We went for lunch, it was a nice day we sat outside. The food was good, the salsa was great. We were taking our time the server seemed like he was a little pushy. There was still plenty of seating, we were not taking up...More

Thank DMunsey
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were looking for Mexican food with a difference and we found it. It is really close to the downtown shopping and theater. We did not see the inside of the restaurant because the patio was so inviting. The service was spot on, helpful and...More

Thank ronald t
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Our concierge recommended La Playa Azul since it's close to our hotel. Was a really fun experience - good food, great menu options and delicious margaritas! Had great outside seating, but inside looked really nice, too. I know there are many great Mexican places in...More

Thank GMM0
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 914 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2100
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-2860
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