Disgusting! The food was overloaded with salt. Any flavor there might have been was completely masked by salt. The beef filling for enchiladas and burritos is the most salty. If you actually decide to go, get the chicken. It isn't quite as bad. The rice was really tasty, everything else was gross. If you are drunk, you might not care, or if you really really love salty food.
The service was only so-so. Food came out of the kitchen quick, but the waitstaff were too busy chatting amoungst themselves to see if there was anything else we needed.
The interior of the building is very colorful, nice to look at. The tables and chairs are cheap and uncomfortable. Ours wobbled badly. The place was clean.
There was no good reason for the terrible food and poor service, we went on a Wednesday night, there were very few people there.
Don't bother with this place, if you really want good (or at least decent) Mexican, go to Carlos O'kellys, or Felipe's. Anyplace else, for that matter.
Our experience at Playa Azul can only be described as poor. The food is very salty and was barely warm. The service was poor. The waiter literally took away my wife's plate as she was picking up a chip from it. We will not eat there again.
My wife and I both ate there for lunch in downtown Wichita.
An hour after eating we both felt sick. The service was bad the food was bad. One review said it was loaded with salt, and it is. Only good thing I have to say was the chips and salsa were good.
But you are better off at La Chinitas, Connies, or Felipe Jr.
Myself and a few friends ate there this past Friday night. Excellent service, but the food was cold and very, very salty. There was so much salt in the food that the next morning, I woke up with a sore throat and was drinking gallons of water all morning. Finally at the end of the day, my body felt better. I'm really surprised that my kidneys didn't shut down from the amount of salt that was in the food. Plus, there is very small portions of food. The atmosphere was nice and cheerful. Would I go there again? Probably not. There is a lot better Mexican restaurants in Wichita that have better food that don't use all the salt this restaurant does.
10/15/08 My husband and I went across the street from Playa Azul last night, ordered quesadillas, and were very disappointed. Never again will I choose another restaurant for Mexican food. Playa Azul has fast, friendly service and predictably quality foods. The guacamole is good, and prices are very competitive.
My husband and I ate at Playa Azul on 8-7-11 for the first time. It was also our anniversary. We normally go to Monterrey but as time passes we have felt it's not the value it used to be; once La Mesa shut down it was as though Monterrey started to slip. Prices up, nothing else up.
We just randomly decided, let's try Playa Azul on 21st. We walked in an hour before closing and a nice server suggested something he thought we would like. (I wish I had gotten his name but the table behind us had loud people and I could barely hear anything he said thanks to their drunkenness!)
He congratulated us on our anniversary also. He suggested the Jalisco plate for us and we loved it, it tasted very fresh. It was the biggest plate of food I've ever seen!
We ordered two margaritas, he made them for us and said he made them special for our anniversary. These were the most delicious margaritas we have ever had anywhere! And cheap, too, that's the surprise. I've had margaritas at various restaurants (including watery expensive ones from Texas Roadhouse) and before these, Monterrey's were our favorites. We have a new favorite margarita place now.
He also gave us a free dessert for our anniversary, which was surprising and nice and we really appreciated it! The sopaipillas were fresh, hot, and delicious.
I don't understand anyone saying the chips and salsa are a disappointment; we've eaten at so many mexican restaurants around here and I would rate these as right up there with anyone else's.
We were made to feel welcome, the food was great, and we can't wait to go back. I've told everyone about them and have made a few new converts recently!
We have enjoyed eating in the Playa Azul's in Pratt, Hutchinson, Augusta, and Old Town Wichita and found the staff, food,and salsa consistant. We eat in them when we travel around the state and have seen them in other towns but not had time to try them , but know they would measure up.
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