Azucar at La Serena Villas

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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 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.
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful poolside dining. Great creative menu with many vegetarian and vegan choices. Great drinks too

DN
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is charming. Sat poolside for lunch with two friends and a dog. The portions were a bit small but still a nice meal.

L
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The service was so slow

We sat n waited for just the menu 10 -15 min

The menu doesn’t have a variety of breakfast options to what we wanted

Wasn’t what I expected 😕

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husband and I had lunch on a Saturday afternoon under the misters by the pool, it was fabulous. Service and food were top notch, we are going back again today! Favorite restaurant in Palm Springs so far.

S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! My husband and I made reservations a week in advance but really did not need to. We had lunch on a Friday at 12 pm. Our reservations were originally for 12:45 pm but the accommodated our time change. The food was AMAZING! I definitely recommend the cauliflower tacos! A good size and filling! The french fries are delicious too! A cute place for pictures! Decor is amazing!

DW
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great food but the pasta was cold and we must have waited for our food for an hour at least...great server, great ambiance, food a little pricey for what you get.

CR
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the decor and the service was excellent and very creative vegetarian options, love it!

ER
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went for Dinner at Azucar our first nights stay on a Wednesday, had the restaurant to ourselves which we enjoyed (weather was rainy and it was mid week so to be expected). The beet salad was delicious and we shared the salmon and the scallops which were very well cooked and presented. I have seen the restaurant on the weekend and it is lively and energetic. Would definitely recommend eating here but if you want the atmosphere, eat here on weekend.

L
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The venue was artful and modern and the food was delightful.

a
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Cameron makes the most amazing craft cocktails and gives amazing customer service. The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is a cool Palm Springs hotel vibe.
I recommend this restaurant/bar to both visitors and locals. Its a gem!!

CA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a friend for her birthday and we loved it. Food is awesome and such a great staff!

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant in Palm Springs ! Everything was perfect, from the charming decor to the exquisite cuisine .

NB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time on the upstairs deck "Sugar High" at Azucar. The food was outstanding, I had the swordfish and my boyfriend had the scallops- both incredible. We had great cocktails, delicious starter salad, and wonderful service!! I had marked on Open Table that it was our anniversary, and without us saying anything further, they brought out a surprise dessert with a sparkler on top, which was of course delicious. Thank you so much, Azucar!!!

ML
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and cocktails!

E
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We came here for lunch for our 10 year anniversary. The venue was super cute and the food and drinks were good. I have Celiac disease and it was nice to have a few options to choose from that were thoughtfully put together rather than just grilled vegetables. Haha!
We did note in the reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary, but there was no mention of it when we were seated or served. Oh well, we had a great time celebrating together.
Seems like this would be a fun place to come with a group.

SZ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

they forgot about my husbands birthday even though I communicated that. I would have brought my own surprise had I known.

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Server was amazing ! Azucar never disappoints, always fresh ingredients, delicious food and great presentation. I recommend the watermelon salad with Balsamic pearls, our very nice Waiter also gave us the recipe for the pearls. The salmon was excellent as was the swordfish.

CM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant inside a beautiful villa. We cannot wait to be back! I had cauliflower tacos for lunch, and he has the fish tacos. Delicious drinks and excellent service. This restaurant is a hidden treasure!

p
Palm Springs
264 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always had excellent lunches at Azucar but this is our first time for dinner. The food and service were outstanding. A very enjoyable evening. There are other entrees I want to try from their creative dinner menu so we'll be back. Check out the rooftop! Highly recommend.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fabulous dinner. perfect risotto and salmon.

m
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

My husband and I went to celebrate our anniversary. The place is very very small, but cute. It felt uncomfortable being so small next to other tables. But after awhile it wasn’t so bad. The waiter was a bit strange and even picked up on my husband which was bothersome and food came out wrong but when it was right it was very very good. We would recommend it for an interesting place.

KH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little restaurant with excellent food and good service. Great little bar upstairs with dreamy bartender Josh

JC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem in Palm Springs. Josh the bartender is always great and makes some amazing drinks. Food is great and set in a beautiful location.

AO
London
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was very good and innovative. The service lacked a certain amount of professionalism but the waiter was very attentive and pleasant. I ordered a fresh mint infusion after the meal and it was brought to me with mint leaves floating in a cup of lukewarm water. Surely they must have teapots.

SO
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome. The outdoor seating was gorgeous. The food was just okay. Something was missing from the flavors. Not enough seasoning, too much citrus. I was a little disappointed. We had the swordfish, shaved Brussels sprouts salad and chips and guac. Even the guac was underwhelming. But the place was a great spot for cocktails on the roof.

RI
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food we’ve had in PS. Highly recommended.

TS
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restaurant. Very casual and comfortable. Great Food and Beverages

L
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary atmosphere, great service and a wonderful menu. It’s on my list of favs

DB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Ordered the Beet Salad, Jumbo Scallops, & Dungeness Crab Stuffed Poblanos. Presentation of the food and overall menu concepts were really impressive. The execution of the food however was just not there. Beet Salad was delicious, but slightly undercooked. The “Jumbo” scallops & corn dish came out cold and the scallops were more 10/20 size versus U10 jumbo sized. Dungeness stuffed pepper was filled with a healthy portion but the beans were tragically undercooked and the pepper skin was brunt pretty badly & left on.

l
Palm Springs
51 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food wonderful as always. However, it was too noisy due to a private party, which the restaurant apologized for.

NE
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great space, food and staff! Highly recommend a visit.

Azucar at La Serena Villas
Responded on July 22, 2019

Dear Niko, Thank you for the glowing review. We also love seeing you as well! The staff at Azúcar.

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RS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love staying at the Las Serena Villa because we love the hotel, but also because we love the Azucar Restaurant. The food and atmosphere always beat my expectations.

Azucar at La Serena Villas
Responded on July 22, 2019

Dear Rebecca, Thank you so much for the glowing review. We look forward to meeting and exceeding those high expectations every time! The staff at Azucar

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j
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal. The service was excellent while not being overly intrusive. The menu was exceptional with fascinating flavor combinations. This is a real foodie destination. I will definitely be back the next time I'm in Palm Springs.

Azucar at La Serena Villas
Responded on July 22, 2019

Dear J, thank you for the wonderful review. We look forward to having you return. The staff at Azúcar

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AL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very beautiful interior design. Service was excellent with a very friendly waiter. Drinks were delicious and the stuffed Dungeness crab plobano was yummy!

Azucar at La Serena Villas
Responded on July 22, 2019

Dear Alyssa, Thank you for the review. We look forward to your return. The Staff at Azucar

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J
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always enjoy my dining experience at Azucar, great ambiance, design of the space and the food. House specialty drinks are innovative. The watermelon salad, cauliflower risotto and the green salad with quinoa & chopped dates are favorites to start. Main course options are wonderfully good. The quaint setting overlooking the pool and the optional roof top deck seating make this a fun destination

Azucar at La Serena Villas
Responded on July 22, 2019

Dear Jeffrey, Thank you for the review. We look forward to your return and hope that we can make it a five star review! The Staff at Azúcar.

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SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Palm Springs- needs more umbrellas, small table seating...accommodate pets outside or poolside options?

Azucar at La Serena Villas
Responded on July 11, 2019

Dear Shane, We are small restaurant and try as desperately as we like, we can't accommodate everyone. However, we do have poolside table dining. Unfortunately, the loungers are meant only for the hotel guests. Yes, we can accommodate pets but only at poolside dining tables. (Health and fire regulations.) We ask that you make notes in your reservations. Kindest regards, The Staff at Azúcar.

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p
Palm Springs
264 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my first time at Azucar. I don't know why it took me so long to have lunch there. Outstanding food and service. What a great setting by the pool. I'm looking forward to going back for dinner.

Azucar at La Serena Villas
Responded on July 11, 2019

Dear PSGuy, We look forward to having you! Ask for a local loyalty card from your server! Kindest regards -- The Staff at Azúcar.

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EK
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was so poor, took awhile to get our drinks that I ended up walking to the bar and picking up our drinks myself. Food was way overpriced for the quality.

Azucar at La Serena Villas
Responded on July 11, 2019

Dear Eden, We deeply apologize for the experience you had. As you can see, we receive mostly 4 - 5 star ratings. When these opportunities arise, we want our patrons to speak up so we can take care and manage your time with us. We also have a restaurant manager who would be more than happy to have assisted you. Please contact us directly and we would like to extend a gift card for dinner. Ask for our marketing director. The Staff at Azúcar.

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M
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food and service were ok but the place is beautiful.

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