Enough with the pop up style. The food quality is not there anymore. What’s wrong with going back to the original 88 Wharf concept? I’ve sat outside many nights in the spring/summer and the food was excellent. But as of late, not so much. Quality food, quality waitstaff, good cooks = great restaurant, 88 Wharf seemed to have missed the memo on that :-(
A quick after work dinner turned into a 4+ Hour conversation! The waitstaff was very pleasant and patient, and he was in no hurry to move us out after we paid! We started with the charcuterie board; a couple of cheeses, meats, pickles, etc. good, though nothing special. I had salmon, which was very well cooked and tasty with a light sauce, accompanied by asparagus and greens. My friend had the hangar steak with the same sides. Very tender and cooked medium rare as requested. The menu is small with emphasis on pizzas, which also sounded good. The bar is lively later in the evening, but we were far enough away that it wasn’t an issue. We will go again!
Prior to making the reservation I looked at the menu. It had upscale Mexican dining which was perfect to celebrate my nephews birthday. When we got to the restaurant and handed the menu, it turned out to be an upscale pizza shop. I couldn’t believe what I was reading!
I asked the waiter and he replied with some attitude that the Mexican menus came from a pop up restaurant in their location for a couple of months in the summer and they keep forgetting to take that menu off the internet and open table. It was too late to start looking for another place to go so we stayed. The pizza was thin crust and tasty, the appetizers, meatballs and calamari were ok and the drinks were average.
When it came to dessert nothing was mentioned if my nephews birthday even tho I mentioned it thru open table.
In summery, don’t get fooled by the menu, if you go, it was just average, like a neighborhood place to go.
Now Mexican with different name. Food was very good and service was even better.
Great service and food. Pleasantly surprised there was no wait.
We sat at the bar and it was quiet for a Friday night which is what I was looking for; a chill atmosphere. The tacos and guacamole on the menu were fantastic; recommend the pork or lobster tacos. The bartender Kelly was amazing; very friendly and knew her craft. Didn't catch the name of the other bartender but he was very personable, knowledgeable and friendly as well. Price was a little high but quality was still there. I would recommend 88 Wharf to everyone no matter what the occasion. Nicely done.
We have dined her multiple times when it was the 88 Wharf. This was our first time now that it is Azul. We liked it better before it went Mexican, because there were more affordable choices. Honesty, we tend to come back, because of the outdoor dining and because it's rarely busy. That isn't a good sign though!! Most restaurants we go to, whether a local pub, Italian, casual or better dining, are always busy on a Thurs night....at least the bar area!! It felt awkward to see the staff have nothing to do and then the hostess was just sent home. We like our vodka martinis and had one at the bar and one with dinner. The waitress was just ok. I don't want to seem critical, but she was way too soft spoken and not very knowledgeable. It was like she never waitressed before. I asked her what other high end vodkas do they have besides Grey Goose and said, "Oh I don't know...I don't drink vodka". I'm sorry, but for the prices you pay....most meals in their mid twenties...your wait staff should have some general knowledge about beer, wine and spirits. OR they should at least have the common sense to say....let me go ask...OR the restaurant manager should supply a list at each table or with each waiter/waitress!! I don't like to complain but I hope they improve things and make it. By the way...the bar tender was very nice, but we asked him the same question about vodkas and his answer was different. He said we don't sell a lot of vodka, so we don't have many.
The Mexican food approach is a reach here in Milton, where ethnic diversity is far too limited. The menu is limited compared to other competitors. This place seems to be a seafood establishments remaking itself as a Mexican restaurant, which it is. Major identity crisis.
In a nice spot but the outside dining area is unusable after dark when the bugs come out, the margaritas were terrible, the chips and salsa were bland, the guacamole was fresh but needed more flavor, entrees just okay, the server seemed very inexperienced and could not answer questions. Left feeling like we wasted $120 and a night out :(
Food was good however the chef over salted all of the food.
Food was terrible (specifically the "salsa")
great service and friendly guests. Food was salty and not great options. Won't be going back.
I would go back to the bar for a drink or to meet friends for a drink. The food was ok, not great. My husband got sick following his meal.
The food was rather bland and quite pricey in most cases. This is a great location but has gone through several iterations before its current Mexican attempt. Had high hopes but there was nothing inspired in our food. Service good though.
Review for Azul88, pop up Mexican restaurant in 88 wharf space: Food was horrible and ridiculously over priced. Looks nothing like what they advertise on facebook. Mentioned something to waitress and her response was "I'm not sure why they put those photos up there, we don't have a lot of those things on our menu."
Quality of ingredients is what you would buy at the grocery store- boxed Mexican rice and queso dip. Actually, Tostitos queso dip has more flavor than the grilled chorizo app they served us which was 2 teaspoons of ground something floating in melted queso dip. (Unlike photo which shows more of a nacho type dish.)
The waitress removed it from our bill but we still ended up paying $70.00 for two entrees, both of which were awful, and one bottle of corona.
Will not return, do not recommend.