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La Playita

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K 2.5 Carretera a Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta 44800, Mexico
011-52-322-22-15511
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Buffet
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dinner

Dinner was good. Service was a bit slow for how not full they were. Great food. Good margueritas. Great view of the beach and listening to the ocean.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Darryll B
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Dinner was good. Service was a bit slow for how not full they were. Great food. Good margueritas. Great view of the beach and listening to the ocean.

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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We were traveling with another couple, and every day we walked from Old Town along the coast. One day we came across a quaint looking restaurant, La Playita. We made note of it and walked back there for lunch another day. The food was great, prices very reasonable, services was excellent, and it is right on the water!! We saw... More 

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missoula, mt
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Great food, Worth eating at for sure, especially if you are staying near by. The fish tacos were muy bueno.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Truly enjoyed the food and drinks at this lovely and low key restaurant. The sunset and the gentle waves below were a wonderful first night welcome in Puerto Vallarta.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Authentic decor overhanging the sea; not the plastic of Marina or Nuevo. Not posh, but very good price for good food, and one of the best fajitas in PV. An earlier reviewer referred to surly waiters; they are busy and efficient. But they don't begin with "hello, my name is Bambi, and I will be your waitress today." Our happy... More 

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Long Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The setting is the absolute best imaginable - almost suspended over the coves with the small waves splashing over the rocks and running up the sand close to your table. Great views up and down the bay, perfect for the great sunsets. We love the food and the service but the setting draws us back time and again. Anytime of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Quite and beautiful on the beachfront. Very pleasant and relaxing decor/layout, extensive menu and after several visits found it all to be good quality. Very large seves- highly recommend the crab tacos/enchiladas, and the sizzling fajitas as a main are large enough to share (staff kindly made am a take away when I ordered them for myself!).

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Galesburg, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We have been going to La Playita since 1990. This is a simple beach restaurant in an old Vallarta style. The food and service are better than ever. Felix and all the waiters are true professionals. Most have been there since 1990 as we recall. Our memory might be a bit foggy because La Playita has the best Margaritas that... More 

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Williston, North Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My wife and I spent a week in Vallarta at the Lindo Mar resort and ate at La Playita every day! There wasn't one thing on the menu that we didn't enjoy. We had the dinner for two (more like dinner for 3-4. This thing is massive) with the lobster, shrimp, fish and squid, our first night here and it... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This little restaurant was just down the beach from our B&B, so we went several times. The margaritas were strong, the fajitas were great, and the guacamole was cheap and delicious! We were lucky enough to be there one evening when the breeze was cool and the sunset was gorgeous, and it was one of our favorite evenings of the... 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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
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?