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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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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
914 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2100
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1 - 10 of 86 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first discovered this gem in 2005, when I was searching for a place that served fish tacos. I asked gardener and he strongly recommended La Playa . Since the first time, we make it a point to drive many miles just for their seafood...More

Thank Apollonia50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went down there a couple of months ago and it was so good we took my parents there last week when they came to visit. Delighted to find it was just as good second time round. The atmosphere with the soft...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many friends really like this place. I like it, too, but it is way over priced. There are other places you can go to get just as good food and service for less out of pocket.

Thank RM-advisor
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This is a place I have gone for decades but not sure if I changed ownership but if not the quality of the food goes up and down . We always ordered the crab tostadas which were big and full and fresh and great and...More

Thank katheemiller
Reviewed 27 June 2017

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 10 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 1 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 5 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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