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La Playita

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37 14th Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 376-2148
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8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm

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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful Setting, Great Prices, Great Food

La Playita is perfectly situated near the beach in Hermosa, but removed from the busy lower Pier Avenue. It is small, so there is usually a wait to get in, especially at sunset, but well worth the wait. The food is authentic home-made Mexican at fair prices. We intend to return frequently.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
steve5674
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Redondo Beach, CA
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Redondo Beach, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

La Playita is perfectly situated near the beach in Hermosa, but removed from the busy lower Pier Avenue. It is small, so there is usually a wait to get in, especially at sunset, but well worth the wait. The food is authentic home-made Mexican at fair prices. We intend to return frequently.

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Plains, Montana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I found this little place on here, tripadvisor! It was great, such a little hole in the wall place. Great Mexican food, not 100% authentic, but close enough for not being in mexico. The staff was very good and attentive. The restaurant itself is very small, we sat on the back patio. The fresh ocean air and ocean view made... More 

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Orange, California
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239 reviews 239 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We lived in Hermosa for many years and surprisingly never tried this place out. We were recently visiting the area and made sure we gave it a try. It's small with a nice outdoor patio in the rear. We both had enchilada's and they were fantastic. I had the crab and white fish enchilada and wasn't disappointed. Prices are reasonable... More 

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is one of our hometown favorites. They never disappoint. A few blocks from home and steps from the ocean. Eat insider or on their heated patio. My standby favorite is the Chicken Enchiladas Rancheras.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We ordered food from La Playita for takeout to eat in our hotel the first night. It was so fresh and tasty that we went back the next night! A great value!

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Hermosa Beach, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a fun restaurant with a view of Noble Park and the beautiful beach. Both indoor and outdoor seating. Parking can be challenging but great to walk or bike to if you are local. One of the tastiest salsas served with very crunchy chips.

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Manhattan Beach
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It's a nice, casual place for dinner. The manager came to our table and chatted with us. The only drawback is the tables are a little close together but it is a small space.

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Portland, Oregon
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We enjoyed our meal at La Playita, eating dinner as we watched an amazing sunset. This is a funky, little restaurant with great Mexican food. I ordered the chicken enchiladas and my husband had a seafood special. I think the black beans were the tastiest I have ever eaten. Be sure to try them! Everything was was fresh.

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Everett, Washington
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156 reviews 156 reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Good Mexican food and outstanding service. Everyone was friendly and the prices were good. A great place for lunch after a morning walk on the beach.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

great spot, friendly service god food - crab enchiladas are awesome! Years ago, it used to be on the strand..too bad it still isn't!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 14th Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
  • Phone Number: (310) 376-2148
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?