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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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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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914 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2100
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Friends and I were visiting Santa Barbara for the weekend and were in search of a stellar margarita. We had gone looking for some other restaurant but stopped in a store for directions, and the shop owners redirected us to La Playa Azul. It was...More

Thank hjnnyc
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Our server recommended the Margarita del Roberto (as not too sweet) and it was the best Margarita I have ever had! The chips were light and crisp and not salty (which is good) and we loved their guacamole. The shrimp enchilada and the pork enchilada...More

Thank Phoebe059
Reviewed 22 January 2018

For Mexican food, this is one of my all time favorite places! The cuisine is authentic and delicious, the service is prompt and efficient, the drinks are great and the ambiance is my very favorite! You cannot beat sitting outside in the mellow sunshine/warm night...More

Thank Beaglesm0m
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We ate at the cafe at lunchtime and had a wonderful meal. The lunch menu is extensive, meeting the dietary needs of all. In fact, the chef will accommodate you - you just have to ask. We were first greeted with warm chips and salsa,...More

Thank sheilal921
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Love this little place in the quiet historic district. Wonderful seating outside with heaters. The service is excellent and staff is friendly. The food was very good and prices were reasonable.

Thank bfcantwell
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This restaurant is unique in character.. It is house that's been converted into a restaurant.. A outside front deck offers guests the ability to eat in the always comfortable Santa Barbara and is where we chose to sit .. Food was great and so was...More

Thank Sean F
Reviewed 8 October 2017

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 3 October 2017

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 24 September 2017

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 30 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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