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La Playita

37 14th Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 376-2148
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Ranked #2 of 117 restaurants in Hermosa Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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91% Recommend
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English first
Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

La Playita is a great little Mexican restaurant where the locals go to grab a bite. It offers a good, solid Mexican menu, and a very friendly, helpful staff. You can choose to sit on the outdoor patio or inside; either location is lovely. It's one of the places I try to visit whenever I'm in town.

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San Gabriel, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I just love this restaurant. Good food, good margaritas, great service, wonderful location. Everything about this place is terrific. We had dinner, breakfast, drinks in the afternoon all on different days. We stayed at the Beach House (which I've done several times) and just walked across the street to La Playita. So easy to get to and sooooooo good. I... More

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Sydney, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Great Mexican cantina right next to Hermosa beach. We stayed at the beach house hotel opposite and I would recommend this for guests of the hotel because of its proximity and excellent value. The food was lovely and the service friendly and efficient. I loved the relaxed atmosphere of the place. Great margaritas too!

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Fresno CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Nice casual beachy atmosphere...good chicken torilla soup. Everyone enjoyed their meals, fast service, no complaints!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Visited this lovely little Mexican restaurant several times on our recent visit to Hermosa beach. It was a pleasure to meet all the lovely staff, especially Martin, Arlin, and Radka, who were so friendly, and have a great sense of humour! The food is delicious! So tasty, and very reasonable. And they're more than happy to deal with awkward English... More

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Peoria, Illinois
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We were in the area visiting our son and came across this little place. It is simple with the spectacular view great people awesome food. Very reasonably priced for the quality of beverages cocktails, food and especially the view. This is a must try. I will definitely return. Beware however, there are meters everywhere and if the meters run out... More

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SoBay, CA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Why have I not reviewed La Playita before?? DUH. HUGE oversight about to be remedied.... For anyone visiting the Redondo/Hermosa/Manhattan Beach areas, La Playita, its atmosphere, setting, food, welcome, service, view and overall experience is not to be missed. Oh sure, you could go to any of the chain restaurants in the area, and have good food, sometimes with a... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

After a day of boogie boarding on the beach we returned our boards and decided to stop in at the Mexican place next door. We ordered our food to go and sat down at the outdoor patio with a magarita. The waitress quickly brought us over some fresh chips, a very nice guesture for a quick pop in. When arrived... More

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Redondo Beach, California, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is the best Mexican restaurant in the south bay! Best chips and salsa, guacamole, sangria and the Daniela burrito is my favorite! The location is great and the staff really friendly. Can't wait to go back!!!

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, we were looking forward to some good family style Mexican food. The chips were the best part of the meal, by far. They were warm, crisp and tasty. We were disappointed in the rest of the meal. My husband had the beef fajitas and I had the chicken fajitas. The meat had little... More

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