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Azucar at La Serena Villas

4.7
818 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
In-house dining closed. Take out and delivery available. To order please call 760-832-8044.
Azucar, located in La Serena Villas, is dedicated to excellence. We serve modern contemporary cuisine to a sophisticated adult only crowd, focusing on flavor utilizing high quality and local ingredients. We offer outdoor seating by our beautiful pool and on our gorgeous rooftop deck. Reservations are strongly recommended, please be advised that we cannot accommodate any children or persons under 21 at any time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 818 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.8
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLyssa
Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time here and both have been FANTASTIC experiences. Beware that they have a very limited food menu, but an extensive bar

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BettyAnneH
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The rooftop is a beautiful setting. The ambience good food and service and wonderful company made this a great evening

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vipNancy
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love the ambience! We still have not gotten to the roof deck. Next time.

DH
vipDavidH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect! Great staff and atmosphere!! 4th time there in a month!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service and setting were all wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved it here.. good vibe, excellent drinks and great service!

HS
HannahS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambience is what you pay for here. And the service was good. The food was average.

SV
SarahV
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Delicious food! Would recommend for any occasion. Outside seating and tables spaced well.

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Lyneotto
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The full moon set the stage, but dining outside around the pool was lovely. The heaters took away the chill of the desert evening. The Watermelon Margarita’s were a wonderful start to our dinner, and the always fabulous Watermelon Salad with the pistachios and lime honey drizzle was delicious. All of our entrees were very good, however the Swordfish was not my favorite. One of our party loved his Pesto Pasta, and the Salmon was wonderful ,as well. All in all, a perfect evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food & vibe of Azucar is great but their wait staff needs some work... they repeatedly try to up sell you every. single. time.

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travisw
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the treasures of Palm Springs. Always enjoyable

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vipWhatadifference
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Arrived for 12:30pm reservation, the friendly host seated us quickly. Busman served us water about 5 minutes later. Waiter came by about 10 minutes after being seated. We used mobile menu to review the lunch offering. Ordered ice tea/arnold palmer drinks and two orders of chicken wraps, one order sweet potato fries, one order of regular fries. Drinks came a few minutes later. 40 minutes of waiting in a steady but not slammed restaurant went by, no food. Waiter came by with two more drinks at 1:30pm to say they were a bit behind, but food would be coming out shortly. By 2:00pm after not seeing any staff in the outside area we were seated in some time, I stepped inside to ask about food. Host was once again nice, looked a bit perplexed when I told him no food had ever come, asked a couple of staff (neither our waiter) about things, then waiter came out of a door and said oh they are working on it right now. The host said there were issues, none of which he'd both to tell me about. Went back to our table. Waiter delivered 2 orders of chicken wraps - honestly a couple spoon fulls of chunked chicken on a couple leaves of Bibb lettuce, and the sweet potato fries. When asked about the regular fries, he gave the stare, the one that lets you know he completely forget about them. Several minutes later he arrived with them. We ate quickly - hell we were starving. Asked for the bill, waiter came out to say they gave us the "loyalty" discount (amounted to $5) and didn't charge for the regular fries. I have eaten 2-3 brunch meals here, 2-3 lunches here, 2-3 dinners here over that last few years. This WAS a place I felt I could go and get a good meal and enjoy myself and share it with family and friends. I can honestly say, this occasion had me thinking about ever returning. I waited a week to post this, I've cooled down and have kept this post without using expletives. Complete failure on the part of this restaurant.

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vipEnthusiast
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a great time, sat out by the pool downstairs, which was nice for us. The roof was much more packed up, a little livelier. The food was very good, but the service was quite slow (they seemed understaffed on this particular night) and one of the entrees came out cold, the other warm. It was still good, so we didn’t bother stressing them out further. Overall, we’d go back for sure. If everything were on point, this place would be great.

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vipbillC
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful location for a birthday party on the roof.

AJ
vipArthurJacob
New York Area
341 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Just ok. The service and ambience are lovely but the items we ordered were uninspired. In the past, we’ve done better at lunch than dinner. No idea why. Nice space. Would go again but dinner the other night did not hit the high notes they’ve shown in the past.

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Deewa
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was very good. We sat on the roof and the atmosphere was great. The only bad thing was that our food took forever to arrive. People who sat down after us were leaving before we got our food. The waiter bought our second round of drinks to make up for it, so thus 4 stars instead of 3.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING SERVICE! Everyone was GREAT!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience on the rooftop for dinner, it was so beautiful. From the beginning when we met Laura the host, who graciously took care of us, to all the wait staff who were attentive and helpful - A+++ Thank you immensely.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our experience here! Josh was a phenomenal server, the food and drinks were incredible and the ambiance is one of the best I’ve ever dined in.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very cozy restaurant in a boutique hotel. Small menu but you want to order it all, and it tastes very farm-to-table! Will come back for sure and stay at the hotel too!!

BM
BethM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful "special " evening on the rooftop :). Swordfish was spectacular and tenderloin was done perfectly. Pre-dinner Margaritas's were a little weak but the wine with dinner was perfect! Hummus with pita bread, olives and cheese was superb as an appetizer. Recommended by the wait person... thanks:)

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vipbigs
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great atmosphere, service, food and drinks. Never disappoints. Thank you.

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Ashjeanc
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was wonderful, the atmosphere can’t be beat. Can’t wait to come back on our next visit to Palm Springs!

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vipdebbiew
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The food is mediocre at best. This is such an amazing venue - rooftop and poolside so beautiful. Great cocktails but lousy, lousy food. PLEASE find a good chef and start serving delicious food.

BD
BethD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant if you want a fabulous view of the mountains at sunset. Great food, drinks, and atmosphere. Service is always excellent!! This is for adults only, no one under 21 allowed. If in palm Springs I highly recommend trying this restaurant.

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Magic
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is awesome.

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876Maestro
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was great but the service was even better.

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BWOH
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good experience. Bit awkward was that we were notified the chef left unexpectedly so no more hot food for lunch (after 3 pm) could being served. They could have said in the beginning that the restaurant would close, which seemed to be the case as nobody came in after about 330. Then we would have had the chance to change the order of foods.

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vipYOGI
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED the ambiance and the hostess Laura who checked in on us and chatted with us. Will definitely be returning for brunch or cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great in so many ways, just had a particularly poor server— the rest of the staff was great.

RB
vipRheaB
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool atmosphere. Poolside dining or rooftop terrace are equally great options . Food was wonderful & the service was friendly & fun.

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vipbrunchlover22
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place so much! Delicious food & great ambiance!

BH
BarzillaH
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Must experience the ambiance.
Truly a romantic, unique setting, stars, pool setting with palm trees in every angle.
Best martini in Palm Springs.

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KellieNicole
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner Saturday and lunch at Azucar on Sunday afternoon and Joshua was helping us and he was FANTASTIC! The drinks were out of this world, and he was very helpful and welcoming. Our dinner server Sunday night was... less so. We were staying at the hotel and he kept questioning whether we were guests at the hotel, as if he didn’t believe us when we told him. And he asked us at least three times. He was not very attentive or accommodating and it felt like he had decided we were not up to par to be there or something so he just left us alone. Idk. It was uncomfortable. I don’t think it was a reflection of the restaurant... which we thoroughly enjoyed the two other times we dined there. Wish I could remember who was helping us, whoever was bartending upstairs on Sunday night. Definitely the worst part of our three experiences dining there. I don’t like to have to try to convince my server that I am in fact a guest at their establishment-and I’m sure he could have looked us up? We gave him our full name and room number. It was just kind of absurd.

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LydiaV
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the drinks were creative and refreshing just like the atmosphere. It’s away from the hustle and bustle of downtown so you really feel like your on an escape. We road out bikes and there was no place to lock the bikes up, but they allowed us to lock them to the handrail.

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vipEnjoy
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love the ambiance. Food needs some work.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location. Excellent service from our server, Junior. I would come back just because of him -he was super fun and friendly and took our experience to the next level.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Ambiance is what you are going here for rooftop was amazing as well as entrance through pool area. Food was ok not a big selection off menu and service was ok.

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ricku
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Clean and safe. Incredible food and service.

RK
RosanneK
New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely evening sitting outside. I recommend going there for an extremely pleasant evening. Food and ambience excellent.

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Azucar at La Serena Villas is rated 4.7 stars by 818 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.