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La Playita

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Mexican
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K 2.5 Carretera a Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta 44800, Mexico
011-52-322-22-15511
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Open air shore lapping experience

Playita restaurant is open air with some thatched/tiled roof covering. The incoming tide met with the stairs that lead from the beach to the restaurant. The stairs are enough that the water was not a concern to the customers. . The very colourful textile tablecloths covered wooden tables and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jannn89
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful beach front restaurant . Interesting rock formations on the beach making it a great spot for photography. Good food at reasonable prices. A secret spot to discover just a very short taxi from old town. Special burger bar on Thursdays with live music including fresh fish and shrimp burgers.

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Thank TravelinChris_12
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Playita restaurant is open air with some thatched/tiled roof covering. The incoming tide met with the stairs that lead from the beach to the restaurant. The stairs are enough that the water was not a concern to the customers. . The very colourful textile tablecloths covered wooden tables and the Mexican chairs were padded. The floors are brick and stone... More 

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Thank Jannn89
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was wonderful, we really enjoyed the buffet as well as the lobster dinner which we split between 3 adults and had food left. The drinks are tasty and delivered quickly by smiling staff. I thought the prices were very good and hope to go back soon.

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Thank Melody C
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food taste like a cheep American Mexican food place. The view is great, too bad you can't bring your own food. Service is slow and kinda strange. We ordered salads each 3 of us and they brought 2 out to share and it was all watered down. Obviously they were stretching it out. Just pass on this and go to... More 

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Thank EstebanCortez
Galena, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Extremely slow service from a wait staff that seemed to be in hiding. We have enjoyed this restaurant in the past so I am assuming a new management team has taken over. Our appetizer took 30 minutes to arrive and I asked various waiters for a second round of drinks - which didn't come until after the appetizer. We planned... More 

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Thank Athomeingalena
Yukon, OK
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

First off, the people and servers were very nice. Sitting right on the water was such a gorgeous view, and that's what we loved about this restaurant. It's quiet and peaceful there. We love the walk from Los Muertos beach to La Playita along the beach and up to the restaurant. The food ... well, not so good. We always... More 

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Thank SunnyBeaches_09
San Francisco, California
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Last year we had really enjoyed this place so we decided to try it again. They have the slowest service of any place we've been, which is funny because they had almost as many employees standing around our table as there were patrons. This does not bother us but is just an observation. My wife has dietary issues so we... More 

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1 Thank PalapaBound
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

service always good as is the food but the menu is fairly ordinary for PV. Convenient and easy to get to. Best view for my money.

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Thank SLRPV2012
Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We went there for the Sunday brunch and the food was good. The manager and staff were vey friendly and helpful. When a table close to the water opened up, we asked if we could be moved there. The waiter said that was a table for 4 (and there were a lot of people waiting for tables), but we should... More 

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Thank dadinator
Spokane, Washington
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

At the resort Lindomar, located on the beach floor is LaPlayita. Here you will enjoy choosing from a diverse breakfast, lunch, or dinner menu. La Playita offers a superb menu of seafood dishes, as well as beef, chicken, and a few American sandwiches, (bacon cheeseburger). Enjoy a meal and a cocktail beverage while watching the excursion boats sail by, or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: K 2.5 Carretera a Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta 44800, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: 011-52-322-22-15511

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?