Azucar at La Serena Villas

4.6
1101 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Curbside pick-up 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 1101 people are saying
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vipluv2eat
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to Azucar was such a wonderful experience. the setting is precious with kind of an old school Palm Springs feel mixed with a Moroccan influence and a bit of hipster. You can sit poolside or balcony which is where we were and it was perfect. It’s intimate and has a great vibe. The food and drink were outstanding but the service even surpassed that. There was a bit of a glitch in the kitchen but the staff quickly remedied it and never feel like it was our fault. We cannot wait to return and bring every guest that comes to stay with us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Azucar is a beautiful restaurant! The rooftop is cozy and romantic! We loved everything about it!

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tinoF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience5

The customer service needs improvement. We waited to be serve too long, more than 15 mins.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the service. Definitely coming back on my next stay

SG
vipScottG
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was wonderful and rooftop was perfect!!

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lorenzoa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it such a nice chilled place.. food was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant. The ambiance of the rooftop lounge is magical. The meals are always exquisite, and our server “Mike” was fantastic.

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vipMichaelS
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal on the roof terrace, very comfortable with the heaters on a breezy evening.
The cocktails were fabulous : the rosarita was a sweet delicious delight, and the margarita was the BEST we’ve ever had, wow! The hummus starter was generous and tasty, the crab stuffed pepper was richly delicious and the scallops were perfectly cooked.
Lastly the service from ALL the staff was excellent: helpful, courteous and thoughtful. We’ll be back!

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TexasPete
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, professional service in a charming outdoor environment (we ate up on the roof terrace near the fireplace). The dishes and drinks we ordered were very satisfying and nicely presented. We will be back!

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vipsfgeorge
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. Delicious fish tacos! Chic setting

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JoSp
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the servers were very attentive. The roof top dining was a great way to spend an evening. We'll definitely be going back.

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vipjohn513
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend starting with a Grapefruit Sparkle. For dinner, we shared a pasta and crab stuffed poblano pepper. They were amazing! The service was terrific and friendly. The location and decor is beautiful. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Drinks, entree, dessert were all so good. Never disappoints.

AM
AndreaM
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The food was not as good as expected. Especially for the price. The drinks were great, service great.

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vipAmyS
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Azucar! Food and service were amazing … ambience was outstanding for a date night. We will be back!

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vipSweetman
Minneapolis
69 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Palm Springs and this is one of our favorite restaurants. Great food, service, and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here a week ago and really enjoyed our meal, the ambience and wait staff...so much so, we took our friends this week. Again, it was wonderful and we even had the excitement of a small earthquake. We look forward to many more meals here.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived every thing was perfect.
The service , The food. ( surf and Turf)
The best ! Thank you for making it epic

JO
vipJohnOPS
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in interesting surroundings. Sabrina's service was exceptional.

JD
JDRPortland
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Stunning outdoor dining on the rooftop with outstanding food.

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SamS
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Slightly slow service but great cocktails and food.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very efficient and friendly wait staff. Laura hostess especially Food was very good and the patio area good looking and comfortable. Thanks to all for a very good dining experience

CA
CristineA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambience and delicious food! We ate outdoors on the upstairs terrace, and they brought over two space heaters that kept us very toasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Azucar before- and we continue to come back because of the food and service- and drinks! Love it there so intimate and relaxing. But you do need churros on the dessert menu… ;)) pretty please

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vipeatenalot
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have very nice cocktails at @$14-16. My Mezcal Margarita ( not on the menu) was almost as good as they get. The poke appetizer was excellent and it is large enough for two people to share. The crab stuffed poblano was very good and surprisingly enough food to fill most people. The scallops were perfectly cooked and a larger portion than you would get at many restaurants. In short, the food was very good, service was very good and the atmosphere was very pretty. We will go back and bring friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an amazing dinner! Wonderful food and atmosphere

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vipNAnthy
Atlantic City
26 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, simple, and delicious. Looking forward to going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and service

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TomM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The ambiance was quite appealing, roof-top outdoor, spaced seating with warming fireplace and heaters. Very much appreciated for January and with COVID risks.
The menu featured a variety of appetizing choices. The simple mixed-greens salad surprised us with delicious honey crisp apple chunks and a tasty lemony vinaigrette dressing that elevated this traditional appetizer. Our main menu selections received mixed reviews; the presentation of the salmon was uninspired and the risotto was mushy. The jumbo scallops were grilled to perfection, moist and flavorful. Disappointing service...the server would repeatedly failed to pick up completed dishes when new ones were brought to our (small) two-top.

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing atmosphere! Would highly recommend

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vipRDG1971
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails are excellent, particularly the blood-orange margarita. Staff is excellent. Food is delicious. Charming Santa-Barbara-style architecture. Plan for a long pleasant meal between the bar and the pool.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little pricier than we remembered but a good overall food experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent New Years at the Villas and walked down for Azucar New Year’s Eve full course meal. Michael was my waiter and he was excellent. Will come back with more of my nurse friends for another getaway soon and Azúcar is on the list. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, delicious food and drinks, lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend and visit again.

LL
vipLeonaL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went for lunch. Left right after the appetizer. Didn't want to order mains because the restaurant was really dirty and unkempt. It definitely wasn't cleaned from the dinner service the night before.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 15th year anniversary 💞

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vipCindyR
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an adorable place to eat & drink. Amazing cocktails + incredible food!

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vipGiraffe
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined for dinner at Azucar several times since it opened; but because of the pandemic, this was our first time in two years. It was also Christmas night. We found that Azucar is still the pleasant, service oriented, elevated food experience it has always been.

For our dinner we had the house salad and the date salad. The plating was a little rough but the flavors were all there and delicious. For mains we had the vegetarian stuffed poblano pepper and the king salmon. Both mains were very good. The salmon was really cooked perfectly. We had the flan with dulce de leche for dessert. Not sure the drizzle of chocolaty syrup qualifies as dulce de lechi but it was still good and the flan was excellent.

Service and atmosphere are important to us and we found both to be what we expect in an expensive restaurant. Attention to detail here, without being stuffy or losing the relaxed Mediterranean vibe, is achieved. Highly recommended.

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vipJamesH
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve Dinner

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TobiasE
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gilbert our server was amazing; as was the entire staff! Literally every staff member we encountered was an amazing human, making us feel welcome and APPRECIATED.

Food was as good as the service.

We’ve told all of our Palm Springs friends they have to visit.

FAQs

Azucar at La Serena Villas is rated 4.6 stars by 1101 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.