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Cove Azul Bar & Grill

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$$ - $$$
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39102 Ocean Dr, Gualala, CA 95445-8351
+1 707-884-1835
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch as we drove down the coast...this is upstairs with a great view of the ocean. Very nice menu and it has a full bar. It is a small restaurant but the food was great and the service was attentive.

Thank Willliam M
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71 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal here. Our table had great views overlooking the sea. My Greek salad was excellent as was my husbands fish and chips. Wine and beer were both reasonably priced and the waiter replenished our water glasses on a frequent basis. Bread was complimentary.

Thank saraWiltshire
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Good service and ambience overlooking the ocean on east side of Hwy 1. Have good dinner menu too. lunch meny had BLT, delicious bacon burger, sandwiches, soups, good salads and for dinner they offer escargot which is good. Clam chowder is excellent.

Thank Larain M
marin county
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

My husband always makes sure he goes to Trinks when we stay at Seacliff Motel. He loves the coffee, pastries and locals. He often comments on the originality of the breakfast offered . We noticed that Trinks now has meals in the deli section at Surf Market to be heated in your motel room microwave.

Thank honeysuckle60
Oakland, California
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264 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went to watch a Monday night NFL game, so were only expecting a bar -- and that's what we got. The place has 2 rooms, one with TVs and bar, the other the dining area (also has TVs but they were not on). Main dining area seemed to lack atmosphere and felt a bit too cafeteria-ish for us. The... More 

Thank GPToak
Cumming, Georgia
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217 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

After driving around, this appeared to be the only restaurant open. We were seated quickly in the small dining room. The food was pricy, and unfortunately, just blah. The service was just average. We were glad to be leaving the next morning. I would hate to have to eat here again.

Thank gawildcats
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Wow! We are still talking about this quaint bar / restaurant. We stopped in for a beer and a sandwich and got a great seat for the view. Our waiter was super friendly and patient waiting for us to make up our minds! Honestly had the best BLT and soup in our life! Very memorable. The locals in the lounge... More 

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Brookeville, Maryland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our innkeeper as having a great sunset view. Unfortunately, there are only 2 tables with that view. Agreeing with one of the other reviewers, there are few restaurants in Gualala, especially during off season. This may be one of the best, but the dungeness crab sandwich was mediocre. All I can remember about my sandwich... More 

Thank Debbie R
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Steak fixed properly with nice flavor. Veggies were grilled al dente. Friends had tempura scallops, however the breading was much heavier than tempura. Scallops were tasty. Steak around 22.00 Burger and sandwich options in mid teen range.

Thank OregonBliss
Mount Sterling, Kentucky
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153 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

No imitating, they serve the real deal, lightly battered and tasty. There is more than enough in the lunch serving to share. The Swiss Burger is also an item not to be ignored as are the tempura battered prawns.

Thank Nancy K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39102 Ocean Dr, Gualala, CA 95445-8351
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Gualala
  • Phone Number: +1 707-884-1835
(707) 884-1835

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?