Azucar at La Serena Villas

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
614 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
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 both indoor and outdoor seating. Reservations are strongly recommended, please be advised that we cannot accommodate any children or persons under 21 at any time.
What 614 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
C
vipCary1247
San Diego
52 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was very nice and we sat out by the pool. Our Server JR was very attentive and made some great recommendations. I would absolutely go back!

JM
JodieM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Saturday night we had a reservation for the rooftop. It was great! We both ordered beef tenderloin and it was perfect. I ordered a blood orange drink with vodka instead of tequila. But I think it was tequila and the drink was very thick. It was terrible but I gave them a break opening recently and dealing with all the CV-19 protocol. Great food and atmosphere! I will definitely go back!!!

NT
NicholeT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was stunning! The food and service were amazing, and Josh our Bartender made some of the best drinks I’ve tried! The spicy watermelon margarita is a must try. Overall I can’t praise this little gem in the desert more!

a
vipalikona01
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit but it won't be my last. Such a different & varied menu! Chicken wraps and sweet potato fries were divine. Can't wait to try more.

j
vipjudyyank
Palm Springs
123 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This was out 1st time here. Very pretty but food only ok. Sliders ordered rare came medium and with too much pepper. Fries were mediocre. Cauliflower tacos were mouth-burning spicy. Toffee brownie was delicious. Wouldn't return for lunch or dinner but might try breakfast.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day dinner was so lovely!!!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Beautiful setting, delicious food, terrible service.

MM
vipMelisaM
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious and fresh, ambiance is fun, service was friendly and quick.

CA
CeleneA
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super trendy! Almost no wait for drinks or food! Staff was sooo kind & helpful! Great energy with a beautiful view.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely! The decor was fabulous as well

MB
vipMikeB
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place , food and service would give it 10 stars if I could

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a first time and it really made a great impression on us. We went to celebrate a friends birthday and Azúcar delivered! Fantastic service, food was amazing, and drinks were top tier! Thank you for servicing us in the best way! Definitely will be back!

F
vipFrank
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The portions are very small.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!!

Report
s
vipsusiec
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it and so glad it’s back!!!

RR
vipRicRod
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved displeased before the crisis, and we still love this place after the crisis. They are so thoughtful, providing sweet service, and the ambience is unmatched. We love to sit outside by the pool, inside at the communal table or the tables for two, yet the best is always the rooftop. During the winter with the fire burning or during the summer with the mist going.

VD
VDinesInTheDesert
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, friendly staff and yummy cocktails. Highly recommend. Everyone was so welcoming it was our first time out since the shut down.

L
Lenazilla
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was the first place i dined in since the stay at home order. We sat outside by the pool and it felt like having the whole restaurant to ourselves. Our waiter was wearing a mask & was friendly and attentive. Food was delicious, I highly recommend the swordfish tacos!! Beautiful ambiance with trendy, modern interior decorations!

AN
ANTHONYM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and good vibes. We stayed at the hotel as well 5 stars all around

PH
PeggyH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delightful from beginning to end - when we arrived we had a beautiful view of the mountains that faded to pink then dark when the lights and fire of the restaurant took over. Wonderful ambiance. Food was outstanding! At our table we had the beef tenderloin with farrow, watermelon salad, house salad, beet salad and chicken with hominy - all very delicious! Service was perfect - just the right amount! We will return!

A
vipAnahavana
New England
37 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luv this hidden gem!!

LT
LettyT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I was excited about our lunch reservations for this place I had found online prior to our visit to Palm Springs. The décor is amazing.....that's about it. You have to walk through the pool area to get to the small (really small) restaurant. It's awkward and weird. We were seated right away (we had reservation duh) but it took a LONG time to get our food. I ordered the sweet potato fries and Brussel sprouts salad (I'm vegetarian). My 3 friends all got their food; chicken sandwich and fish tacos and I only got my fries. We had to remind them about my salad. I can't imagine it took longer to prepare shaved Brussel sprouts and throw in pomegranate and some dressing than it was to cook chicken and fish ??? They forgot about my salad. Like I mentioned it is a small restaurant. It doesn't make sense how our order took so long and they forgot my salad. It could be because the waiting staff also takes bar orders for everyone at the pool. We weren't asked if we wanted drink refills or another drink from the bar. They had about 4-5 employees there but only one hard working Latino guy was running all the drinks to the pool, taking orders and brining food from the kitchen. Everyone was just chillin. We also noticed that one of the staff people was having an HR moment with 2 people who I am assuming were owners or upper management. They place is small, it was unprofessional...take that to the back. All of this including the fact that they are not Latino owned but have Frida Kahlo portraits everywhere.....we won't be back.

MC
MeganC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to spend a beautiful evening in Palm Springs. The decor is gorgeous and I highly recommend sitting outside on the deck. Food was delicious and our server was friendly and attentive. I highly recommend and will be back!

RB
RichB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Atmosphere was good, very comfortable. The food was poor and it was served cold.

p
patrickd
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great environment; great food and wonderful service. Highly recommend Azucar when you are in Palm Springs.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambiance is perfect, bartender Pablo makes the best cocktails ever! Our server had a bit of attitude but we were not there for him “her” so we didn’t care
Everything else was perfect
Will definitely come back
Oh and the manager from Argentina was super nice and gave us a tour...really cool place

M
vipMfkolko
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, everything about it!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant, from the atmosphere to the food to the service. We will be back for sure!

B
vipBobby
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Food was very mediocre looking. We had a glass of wine and then ate at Workshop. Shocking that they had no Mexican food.

JM
vipJennMcd
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Beautiful evening and were able to sit outside. Service started out great for drinks, appetizers (watermelon salad, cauliflower risotto) and entrees (tenderloin, stuffed poblano, chicken breast). We were then neglected following completion of our entrees for quite a while as it appeared our waiter instead relieved the bartender with no warning nor attention from other staff - even the hostess standing feet from us. So our plates were left quite a while in front of us and searching for someone to assist. They also appeared to run up and down the stairs to serve Sugar High. Finally, we did get attention and clearing of our entrees and ordered desserts and after-dinner drinks. But got no apology, offer of a free dessert, etc. Food was all very good and wonderful atmosphere. But prompt service and communication were lacking.

JS
vipJoeSam2
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rooftop was splendid on a beautiful Palm Springs afternoon. Martin was attentive, personable and professional. There was no rush to order and the experience was relaxing. Excellent menu. We loved the fish tacos and the seafood salad.

MH
MarciaH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the atmosphere with the umbrellas upstairs. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The fish tacos were amazing.Both of us had them. Service was very professional and friendly and we were served quickly

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Last day of vacation in Palm Springs. Food was ok but not worth the price.

PS
vipPhilipS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Usually love this place. It’s gorgeous and the food is quite good. This last visit was very disappointing due to the terrible service. It took at least a half hour for 2 cocktails 1 coffee and 1 Arnold Palmer. Then about another 30’to 45 minutes for our meals. One meal was missing but after 10 minutes we finally alerted the waiter who hadn’t noticed and asked us what it was. You should know I replied.

L
vipLovesfoodandwine
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Have dined here several times before; this time service and food were slow, cold food. Disappointed for sure, love the atmosphere. Too many other great choices in PS

M
vipMfkolko
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great setting sitting around the beautiful pool.
Delicious food; great menu.

g
goodfoodie
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, service a bit slow. Did not get prior info about a possible table upstairs.

KM
KirstenM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The food was okay - not exceptional given the price. Also the service was so fast that we felt rushed. We had to ask for our main course to be held or we would have finished our meal in less than 30 minutes.

RS
RobertS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I ordered the Swordfish entree. The size of the entree was like a small appetizer. Even with the vegetables. I felt hungry. Just not satisfying. It was a ridiculously small portion . The waiter felt bad and reduced the cost of my entree by 25%. ...but even then I was still very hungry.

BF
BrianF
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday lunch

FAQs

Azucar at La Serena Villas is rated 4.5 stars by 614 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.