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La Playita

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37 14th Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 376-2148
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Today
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Wouldn't think of

So I read reviews for a Mexican/Spanish type of meal for dinner. We read the reviews about some places and wanted something near us. We picked this place and what a great choice. The food is fresh and salsa and chips, you can tell was freshly made. The only downside is if you want dessert after... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Julie H
via mobile
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

So I read reviews for a Mexican/Spanish type of meal for dinner. We read the reviews about some places and wanted something near us. We picked this place and what a great choice. The food is fresh and salsa and chips, you can tell was freshly made. The only downside is if you want dessert after dinner this place doesn't... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I had a night free while staying at the LAX airport and chose to drive to Hermosa Beach to walk the beach, have dinner and visit the famous Comedy and Magic Club. Stopping at a park bench I checked Tripadvisor to find a good spot to eat. La Playita was only a few steps away!! I was greeted and served... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California, USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Only two blocks off of the main pier area and so worth the walk! The prices are so much more affordable than other Mexican places in the area. the back patio is dog friendly, and we love the ocean view. I love the breakfast enchiladas! My husband goes for the carribean breakfast, which is also so good and flavorful!

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London
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159 reviews 159 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My husband and I were staying with friends in the area and ended up here twice as the food was so good. The first time we visited was for breakfast and the second was a day later for dinner. All food was amazing, a great choice of dishes. The nachos and salsa served complimentary is amazing. Cannot wait to visit... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Our first visit and the food was wonderful! Great breakfast, friendly and fast service! Best of all, the awesome view of their gardens and the ocean made this a truly relaxing and enjoyable experience. Would highly recommend this hidden gem!

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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 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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263 reviews 263 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
93 reviews 93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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

Price and Cuisine

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