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Posted by Samantha on 02/11/2011
Been to this place a few times and it is defintely one of my favorites! You have to try the steak it was soooo tender and also the piquillo peppers stuffed with a blend of cheeses. The only complaint was the wait, this place tends to get crowded after 7:30 p.m. So go early.
Posted by Chi York on 04/28/2009
This place sports a trendy atmosphere and has great outside seating. The bartender was awesome. He really made some tastey drinks. The food was well above average which contrasts some other reviews. It is not a fine dining establishment so don't expect a cut worthy of a crazy price tag. This place is absolutely great for exactly what it is, a neighborhood gem. My group honestly tried almost everything on the menu and not a sigle complaint came from any of us. There were some dishes better than others (tuna) but everyting was exactly what we expected.
Posted by Lizzle on 02/25/2009
Again, I'd heard fuss from locals (like myself), but was totally unimpressed with the food. It was basically a bland, fatty upper-Midwestern take on tapas and, needless to say, these two "cuisines" should never meet. Also, I only gave it a good rating for atmosphere because I went in the summer and sat outside...but you can do that virtually anywhere.
Posted by anonymous on 01/19/2009
I've seen this restaurant hundreds of times coming out from the L. It's in prime location so I thought this has to be a real good restaurant. To get to my point this place was a disappointment, there really wasn't anything worth going for. My friend ordered the fish and I literally wanted to grab it and slap the fish against the table, it was overly cooked and it was not tender at all. I order some empanadas not good and the albondigas were nothing to brag about. I ordered as my main course the pallella and it was beyond mediocre, not to say that it took forever to make for size-- smallest portion even for tapas. We tried the cocas or crocas i forgot what they were called and I guess that was the best thing we had all night. The place is really small, I wouldn't call it cozy. The service was ok. I seriously would recommend for you not to go out of your way, its just not worth it, Trust me I know tapas.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/22/2007
The first week they were open we went with some friends and ordered nearly everything on the menu. There honestly was not one single bad dish - they all were delicious. Each dish has its own flavor and personality and people will like them according to their mood. We have returned a number of times since then and always left very happy and satisified. We have brought our out-of-town guests there and they have always raved about it afterwords. Don't miss the pork tenderloin. Highly recommended!!!
Posted by CCM on 10/16/2007
We've been meaning to try Azucar since it opened but were hesitant because previous reviews have been mixed. We decided to give it a try last Thursday evening and were pleasantly surprised by the good service, food and ambience. We'll be back to sample more of the menu.