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La Playa Azul Cafe

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914 Santa Barbara St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Map & Directions)
Phone: (805) 966-2860
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Open 11am

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Credit Cards Accepted


Good for Kids


Yes - full bar, byob ok


Price Point
$$ $ - Cheap Eats (Under $10)
$$ - Moderate ($11-$25)
$$$ - Expensive ($25-$50)
$$$$ - Very Pricey (Over $50)


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Reviews of La Playa Azul Cafe

review_stars 06/20/2011 - Chuck Place
Playa Azul is one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Barbara. It has a warm, relaxed atmosphere with some of the best Mexican seafood in town. The new Happy Hour has a huge selection of margaritas with delicious tapas-style food.

review_stars 09/03/2010 - Gail
This place has the best halibut tacos on earth. I can't wait to try the margaritas! The patio is so relaxing-so very Santa Barbara. Service is excellent and it is a very good value. Great to take out of towners, too.

review_stars 02/16/2010 - Sherrill Smith
La Playa Azul's Crab Tostada is, without question, the BEST crab salad I have ever eaten. We're talking serious crab salad here, with the perfect ratio of lettuce and other goodies to REAL crab. When I get crab in every bite of salad, I am a truly happy camper, and this is it! The staff is efficient, courteous and friendly and the patio on almost any day in Santa Barbara is divine.

review_stars 07/14/2009 - Kelly
One of the few places where you can get awesome food and a great margarita. Many healthy offerings and they do not slather everything in tons of cheese. The service is very friendly and attentive. I love this place and hope to enjoy it for a long time.

review_stars 03/31/2009 - Yvonne
I stumbled upon this place and ate on the patio. The service was excellent. The food was delicious. Usually Mexican food is over cooked beans and dried out rice smothered in cheese which I can't stand. But the menu here has a more coastal Mexican flair to it. They offer dishes done Veracruz style and they even offer a fish done in a tomatillo sauce. The chips are warm when they serve them and the salsa is just as good as my Guatemalan grandma's salsa. The food is very reasonable and I hope to keep this place one my best kept secrets.

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