Azucar at La Serena Villas

4.5
340 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Azucar, located in La Serena Villas, is dedicated to excellence. We serve modern contemporary cuisine with an emphasis and focus on flavor utilizing high quality and local ingredients.
Both indoor and outdoor seating is available, reservations are suggested.
21 and Over.
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Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day romantic dinner!

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MS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best meal we had in Palm Springs. Great menu, great food and great service. Wish I had tried it on my first night in town and not my last.

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Orange County
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t say enough! I messed up and made the reservation on the wrong day, they took care of us no problem. We enjoyed the patio seating and they were very attentive about the weather which wasn’t a problem for us, but they truly cared! And that’s not even getting started on food, drinks and service. So many people touched the table, so I can’t remember names but everyone was awesome! Two of us had beef, two of us had scallops! You HAVE to have both! Such amazing food! Super charming restaurant, great staff, you can’t go wrong!!!

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service and ambiance. Our waiter was exceptional and food outstanding. Could not have asked for anything better

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Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were amazing, really great service. I wanted to take pictures in every corner of the venue. And the food! I think my mother in law will be raving about the pesto cauliflower risotto for the next 5 years.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was PERFECT! Love this place. My favorite thing on the menu is the ahi bruschetta with edamame spread- could make a meal out of this! Also, watermelon salad with balsamic jellie balls - that they make in house are AMAZING!! Almost like boba balls that they make in house of balsamic then serve with the most succulent ripe watermelon and some white cheese ( I can’t remember what kind - goat maybe..? ). But it’s TOO DIE FOR!!!
You won’t be disappointed! Everything is a DREAM ON YOUR TASTE BUDS! Wait staff is super accommodating and helpful!

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HH
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice dining room and service was pleasant and attentive.

The ahi bruschetta was good, but the tomatoes on it tended to water it down and take away from the flavor of the tuna.

The sauces and accompaniments overpowered the scallops and the chicken was unremarkable. Dessert was the best part, turtle brownie with ice cream was delicious.

Sound level in the dining room was loud. We had a hard time just hearing each other and there were just two of us.

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DT
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

everything good - the only “negative” was that we felt a bit rushed - we ordered a bottle of wine instead of cocktails and no sooner had we been poured wine, then our first courses arrived, followed quickly by our entrees - we were in & out in 45 minutes! next time, we’ll request a slower pace from the server

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JO
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Azucar for a birthday dinner, and had a great time. The staff were all friendly, and provided great service; the food was amazing. I absolutely recommend Azucar.

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PK
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting pool side, a block off busy Palm Canyon Drive. Creative menu- great place to take clients, to give the Palm Springs vibe.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful indoor dining. The roof was closed due to weather, but the inside was so cozy we didn’t mind. The food was great, service was fantastic.

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BJ
Portland
47 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great location, food, wine list, and service! Highly recommend!

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, fun service and food!!

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Milwaukee
38 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family loved the entire experience. Welcoming, wonderful service and excellent food with inventive menu. We will all be back.

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GS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We waited over an hour and a half for our meal from the time we ordered. Friendly staff offered us baseball caps, which we declined.

Menu strange, but limited. Nothing from the slightly appealing lunch menu is available. Read the menu before you go. If you don't like smoky flavor, it could be a problem. Steak superb. Nice scallops, but smothered in something smoky which is weird and does not quite work. Setting is nice Palm Springs type. Staff very very friendly.

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n
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Waiter very knowledgeable about gluten free needs. Will definitely return and recommend.

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J
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely excellent!!! Most tender steak I've ever eaten with a delicious mushroom sauce. My husband enjoyed his scallops. We will be back for sure. Fun atmosphere eating on the roof at Sugar High, nice fireplace, excellent service.

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BJ
Portland
48 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott was amazing! Fabulous and fresh cuisine. Great atmosphere. Some lovely wines including a couple of International selections.

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MH
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I love getting together here. Everyone is so nice, the food is fantastic and the ambience is wonderful. The drinks are Very creative and fun. Don’t miss going there if you have a chance.

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NV
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food and cocktails were amazing. We loved everything we had. Our waiter started off great and attentive, but we had a 7:30 reservation and the restaurant closed at 9pm, so he disappeared towards the end of our meal. It took too long to get our check. Otherwise, it was a great experience with great food.

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Sugar High and everything was super. We’ll come back for lunch very soon

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BO
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at Azucar — excellent food, service, and ambiance — and as an added bonus we had poolside seating and were able to watch the lunar eclipse! Will definitely go back!

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GM
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice casual setting for a great meal. Service was exceptional and we all had fun. We will definitely have diner here again.

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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SB
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A pleasure lunch or dinner ! Food Awsome staff great our go too !

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RW
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food! Can’t wait to come back
Next month!

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ON
Palm Springs
58 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Azucar is the small restaurant within the La Serena Villas Hotel. The ambience and food are beautiful. The service was exceptional. The only suggestion I would make is offering a breakfast menu for Sunday brunch.

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C
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Interesting selection of apps. You could choose two or three for a complete meal. Attractive space. Funky roof top tables in pleasant weather.

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EF
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable and relaxing lunch here on the patio. The quinoa and spinach salad was delicious as was the turkey club and the specialty drinks were spot on. Highly recommend and will return on my next visit.

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d
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The place was really beautiful but the food was mediocre. Maybe we were there on an off night, as others seem to like it. I would give them one more chance, but was disappointed.

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LS
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a perfect evening with our amazing server, Scott. The ambience was perfect! So zen on the rooftop restaurant with heaters looking out at the mountains. The quality of the food was very good, particularly the salads. My husband had the swordfish and said it was the best he ever had, and we are from the East Coast!!! The Kreem ice cream is not to be missed.

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MK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was attentive but not overbearing, the food was very good, the wine was very good, the upper level seating was warm and quiet....overall it was a very pleasant experience. Nicely done Azucar!!

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LH
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We first came to Azucar over Thanksgiving and had a ghastly experience. The food never arrived and the waiter was downright rude. But This visit to Palms S[rings decided to give it another chance...the place is beautiful. We were all very pleasantly surprised by the wonderful and attentive service and the food was scrumptious.

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NP
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such an amazing experience at Azucar! It was a very cold night and our table was originally booked for outside, but the staff accommodated us and set up a dining space on their second floor. Laura in particular was exceptional. She went above and beyond in taking care of us. We loved our spicy blood orange margaritas and the meal was exquisite. Laura gave us a tour of the hotel, which was stunning. We are eager to come back to this restaurant and stay at this beautiful hotel.

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E
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the restaurant. Finally getting some good good in Palm Springs!!

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Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Terrific . Charming and great service. Outstanding food

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We went at 11:30 am in hopes of having brunch, unfortunately they only had a lunch menu. We sat in the rooftop and we were the only people. Our food took 30 min to come out one sandwich and fish tacos. The food was very simple. Will not be coming here again.

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SG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The bar was really understaffed. Drinks were along time coming. Food was good and the waiter was as well. Love the rooftop dining!

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H
Palm Springs
56 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

They get one more star when they add a good soup. 😉

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G
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We decided to book on Christmas Day. We love coming to this place. It would have been nice to have a Christmas menu.
Spectacular. View, great service. But boring menu for lunch. We will go back for sure, but holiday dining no.

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