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“Best Dining in Gualala”

Cove Azul Bar & Grill
Ranked #4 of 19 Restaurants in Gualala
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: (707) 884-1835
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level 6 Contributor
75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Best Dining in Gualala”
Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

We have dined at Cove Azul several times and are consistently impressed with the experience. The menu and food quality are excellent. Ask servers what is freshest and for general recommendations. We have loved everything there. Fresh grilled snapper is heavenly. Service is excellent. Bar has fine beers, wines, and drinks. The view is also the best in town and perfect for whale watching or sunset.

Be aware: they do get slammed frequently and the wait staff can get overwhelmed. Just relax and enjoy the atmosphere. You will see waiters hustling like crazy and you will be looked after in due course. I'm surprised at people who complain the service isn't fast enough. This isn't Burger King at Times Square! Take a pill! Chill!

Visited March 2014
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English first
Carmel Valley, California
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Complete disappointment!”
Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

We ate there on Sunday, February 16 th. The place was busy, but completely disorganized. You were told to wait for a table, but no names were taken or list made. Service was terrible! While we waited, one table got up to leave without ordering. The waiters response was "oh well, I can only do so much". Once we were seated, water was provided. We were never asked if we wanted drinks. The food, when it came, was mediocre at best. We will not go back!

Visited February 2014
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Stanford, California, USA
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

While in Gualala on a weekend trip from the Bay Area, we went to Cove Azul for Valentine's Day dinner. Pleasant greeting and personable server, but he seemed a bit overworked (distracted from responding to requests?). Two of the four local beers were out of stock, as was one of the Sauvignon Blanc labels. For entrees we had featured dinners of Veracruz seabass and seafood scampi. Sauces were uninteresting and on the heavy side. Ambience is more coffee shop than dinner location. All in all, this is a place you can probably expect to have an OK meal -- not a bad experience -- but not really a gem.

  • Visited February 2014
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california
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“best place for anniversary dinner!”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

great service both in bar & restaurant..food top quality & clam chowder so good we just had to bring some home with us! we loved it when it was The Cyprus bar & grill, owned by Seamus, but were so pleasantly surprised that the new owners kept the same high quality of food & service..

Visited January 2014
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Santa Rosa
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great Good, Great Service”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

We stopped in for lunch. We had the chicken special of the day with polenta, delicious. The polenta was actually made from whole grits,not the instant kind. I just had the buffalo wings which were great, but would have like sauce on them. They were cooked with seasonings and were succulent. Will definitely go back when we are in the area.

Visited October 2013
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