Welcome to

La Playa Azul

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Dining Room Hours

Tue – Sun: 11am-9pm

Monday: Closed


Call for Reservations

(805) 966-2860

Our Location

914 Santa Barbara St,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Voted Best

Happy Hour

Runner Up

Best Margarita



La Playa Azul Café has been in business since 1976. The bases of our recipes were created long ago by my grandmother
Beatrice Rodriguez and are consider early California/Sonora style Mexican cuisine. Our red chile sauce is made from scratch using whole dry chiles just as women in Mexico have done for century’s. Our chile relleno are as light as a soufflé and the beans we serve are the delicious pink beans just as my grandmother used.

Over the years my husband and I have created dishes of our own from our travels to coastal cities in Mexico. Our visit to Zihuatanejo Mexico inspired my husband to create two of our signature seafood dishes Callo De Acha and Pescado En Salsa Verde. It gives us much pleasure to know that the food we serve is of the freshest and highest quality such as Wild White Mexican shrimp, Halibut and Mary’s chicken to name a few.

Our Happy Hour won ‘Best Happy Hour for 2022” in the Santa Barbara Independent publication as well as “Runner Up for Best Margarita for 2022” Please join us for “Happy Hour” on our lovely heated patio 3pm to 6pm Tuesday-Sunday.

La Playa Azul is very grateful to the community of Santa Barbara and the many visitors from all over the world who have supported us over the years.

With God’s blessings we shall continue to serve you for many more years to come.

Buen Provecho!

Call us today and make a reservation.

Delicious Margartias

Amazing Food

Friendly Staff

Casual Dining

Happy Hour

Tue-Sun 3-6pm


Call for Revervations (805) 966-2860

914 Santa Barbara St Santa Barbara, CA 93101