It was a friendly place, with bar seating and standard tables. I got my food to go however, so I didn't get to check out the establishment much. I'd love to go back and try some of their other food, particularly the seafood that everyone raves about.
|Ensalada De Papas. $2.40.|
I read good things about Playa Azul's potato salad. People repeatedly mention it on Yelp, surprised that a Latin American restaurant would have good potato salad. So I obviously had to try it. They were right, this was good. Not earth shattering, nor the best I've had, but certainly in the top tier.
I got it to go, and it came with the strangest accompaniments! I opened my take out bag to find ... an entire bag full of Saltines. I really don't know how Saltines and potato salad go together at all. So random. And then, in with the potato salad, was an orange slice and a lime wedge. I'm guessing that they normally use these as garnish when plated in the restaurant, and so they included them for me too. The orange was strange, but I actually squeezed some of the lime juice into the potato salad and liked the zing it added.
The potato salad was a fairly classic mayonaise based recipe, with no egg. Also in the mix were shreds of carrots and tiny bits of bell peppers, both red and green, along with a bunch of herbs. The potatoes were the highlight: definitely al dente. Probably the crunchiest potato salad I've found. I'm sure some people would say it was undercooked, but I liked it. I also liked the small cube size.
This was a very generous sized serving. It was listed on the menu as a side, and I expected something much smaller. A rather insane amount for the price as well. Definitely high value. I'd get it again.