Azucar at La Serena Villas

4.6
476 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 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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KH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
17 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
6 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
50 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
259 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.

MF
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pool side small plates. Very tasty. Wish the had more vegan offering and bread for table. We met the owner Lars. He was extremely hospitable. We shared our common love for our children. He gave us a great overview of the Palm Springs scene. What a great experience. We will return most likely to stay at one of his properties.

DF
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant. Perfection really. The service was amazing and the view of the pool and palm trees will be with me forever.

Azucar at La Serena Villas
Responded on July 11, 2019

Dear Dajonae, Thank you for the lovely compliments. We look forward to having you back in the future. The Staff at Azucar

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AG
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite spots for dinner and drinks, love the cauliflower risotto!

J
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cute esthetic! Not only is this place such a photo op. But the staff was so nice and welcoming!
I ordered the fish tacos & spicy melon drink.
So delicious!!!

DC
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was the best I am so bummed I forgot his name. Blonde male about 45 years old. He made the night the best. Although my wife got quezy from a little too much wine and we had to leave early :(

Music was just the right volume as well. Loved everything we ordered.

l
Vancouver
393 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The loveliest spot in Palm Springs!!

SB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Very cute space, service good, drinks good. My swordfish was so dry, I thought I would choke while swallowing. For $32 I expect a little bit more.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food And atmosphere was amazing! Definitely recommend lunch over dinner!

PJ
East Texas
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To celebrate our 39th wedding anniversary we chose Azucar. Everything was Outstanding. It’s a Hidden Gem. Ambiance, Reception, Service, Food, and Staff were Flawless. Highly recommended. We will return!!!

OT
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous

AL
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad there was a cancellation. We were able to make reservations for 7p. The atmosphere is intimate, the décor eclectic and beautiful. We had dinner on the rooftop with a fireplace nearby. Service was prompt and the wait staff attentive. Dinner was delicious! I would definitely recommend Azucar again and again and again!

Z
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was incredible, very fun and far from tacky. the roof top was breathtaking and the cocktails are ALL yummy.

LR
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The best reason to go to Azucar is definitely the ambiance -- the rooftop is romantic, if a little crowded. The food was very good. My husband and I split the shaved Brussels sprouts salad as a starter, which was delicious and perfectly sized for the two of us as a starter. His scallops were very good, as was my Jidori chicken -- both tender and flavorful. If there was a fault to find it was that the accompaniments to the entree were difficult to identify -- a bed of limp and relatively flavorless hash? vegetables? puree? that we think was supposed to include both hominy and polenta but aren't really sure. For dessert we sampled two exquisite ice creams, one a Maker's Mark flavored vanilla and the other a rosewater hibiscus that was great. Their signature Rooftop Lemonade was very good, refreshing and tart with a nice alcoholic balance. The service was very good except for having to wait an exceptionally long time for our entrees to arrive (the people next to us, who arrived at the same time, had completed their dinners and desserts before our entrees were delivered), but the staff were attentive and apologetic for the kitchen's delay (though no explanation was offered). All in all, it's a great place to go for a cozy, pleasant, intimate dinner and drinks kind of night out, relaxed and informal or dressed up -- all fit just fine.

J
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, great food and drinks. The blood orange margarita is awesome. The crab and chorizo stuffed poblano is amazing!

OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

On a trip without the kids, we loved the adults only vibe. So relaxing and what a cool vibe. The food was very good, I especially loved the ahi crostini and the salmon.

PN
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Just okay. Not terrible , but nothing special either.

h
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed when we go here. The food is consistently great, along with the service and ambiance. We like to consider it our little secret place being it is not on main road.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem this place is! The ambiance is great, sitting poolside and the decor is beautiful! I had the cauliflower tacos and my husband had the fish. The guacamole was delicious too! Then we had the brownie, ice cream and toffee bits for dessert on the rooftop! Such a fun dining experience!

SE
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cute place. I love the decor and the vibe. It was so relaxing and the food was delicious. We can’t wait to go back.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decor and amazing food. Fresh ingredients and innovative recipes

l
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely charming place. Went for lunch and got seated on the roof top. Perfect place to view the Mountains and enjoy the sunshine!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant with beautiful views. Absolutely amazing food, would highly recommend!

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