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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,  Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Azul Bar-y-Cantina, Leetsdale
If authentic Mexican is important to you, check out Azul Bar-y-Cantina. Owners Donna Peterkin, a San Diego native, and husband Angus spent many vacations south of the border and will allow nothing less than the real deal in their lively restaurant. Poster-sized graffiti-style paintings on the rough brick walls exclaim their favorite destinations -- Mazatlan, Tijuana, Cabo San Lucas.
The happy chatter of the dinner crowd often overpowers the Mexican music, making for a cozy, comfortable atmosphere.
Executive chef Stephen Varela grew up in El Paso, and knows the cuisine from his Latino heritage. Everything is prepared fresh. Even those heavenly margaritas are made from scratch. Venture from the more familiar to experience a banana leaf-wrapped mahi mahi fillet; tacos filled with grilled shrimp marinated a brandy salsa; pork on green salsa; or corn husk-rolled tamales.
You can't go wrong in your selection. The only difficulty is deciding: single or double-size margarita?
Azul Bar-y-Cantina, 122 Broad St., Leetsdale. Details: 724-266-6362 or www.azulbarycantina.com.

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Azul Bar y Cantina in the Press
Pittsburgh City Paper — October 5, 2006 — http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A19184

Pittsburgh Post Gazette — August 10, 2006 — http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06222/712375-242.stm

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Sunday, October 10, 2010 — http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/focus/s_703446.html
 
Pittsburgh Tribune Review — August 18, 2006 — http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/lifestyles/fooddrink/s_465717.html

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Azul Honors and Awards
2011 Total Trib Media Reader’s Choice — Restaurant - Mexican — Gold Award
2011 Total Trib Media Reader’s Choice —Family Owned Business — Gold Award 
2011 Total Trib Media Reader’s Choice —Ethnic Food — Silver Award
2011 Total Trib Media Reader’s Choice — Take Out — Silver Award
2010 Total Trib Media Reader’s Choice — Restaurant Mexican — Silver Award
2009 Total Trib Media Reader’s Choice —Mexican Restaurant — Gold Award
2009 Total Trib Media Reader’s Choice —Family Owned Business — Bronze Award
2008 Total Trib Media Reader’s Choice —Mexican Restaurant — Gold Award
2008 Total Trib Media Reader’s Choice —Family Owned Business — Silver Award
2008 Total Trib Media Reader’s Choice —Family Entertainment — Bronze Award