Playa Azul Mexican Restaurant offers a seafood-themed menu with friendly service and festive music. In addition to piles of shrimp and whole fried tilapia, the menu also includes enchiladas and other combo plates, and you wonâ??t go wrong ordering any of them. But we skip right to the chile verde served in a molcajete, a piping-hot stone bowl filled with bubbling, tangy verde studded with tender pork. Or hold out for a weekend visit so that you can experience the rich birria de chivo, a dark, satisfying stew of tender goat (or sometimes lamb) on the bone.
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Weekends are generally a busy time on Federal Boulevard, with parking lots packed at every Vietnamese and Mexican joint on the strip — even the ones with empty dining rooms during the week. But as the sun set on Federal on Sunday ni...