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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 73
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Yummy Mexican with Beach View

Friendly service, very tasty food, great view! Price is ok, not great, but portions are big. Sunroom is lovely. If you like Mexican, visit la playita!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Friendly service, very tasty food, great view! Price is ok, not great, but portions are big. Sunroom is lovely. If you like Mexican, visit la playita!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The owner makes sure his customers are comfortable. The purse patio is my favorite place to sit. Chips are the best!! And all meals I've had here are delicious. One of my favorites

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The food and service were excellent!! Right across the street from our Hotel. The guava mimosa was delicious!!!

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bismarck
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Our hotel staff, along with many on this site, had recommended this Mexican restaurant. It was awesome!! The food is authentic and great portions. The service was also very good. The burritos are huge...and wonderful tasting. The homemade tortilla chips were also tasty. I would definitely go back here and recommend it to anyone. We sat on the patio and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Right on the Strand, 25 feet from the beach. Very reasonable prices and Great food. We have always gotten good service there also

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Hermosa Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

You've been at the beach and want to enjoy the sunset, not have to change, have a beer, and eat not change into something nice and eat some fresh CA Classic Mex. La Playita is the call.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

So I stumbled on this place because we were staying at the Beach House in Hermosa Beach. My friend's hotel room faced the small resto. So happy she reco'd it. It's a small place but the food is ohsogood! Delicious. Portions are huge and prices are very reasonable. The service was awesome too. Great choice for couples, friends, families, everyone!... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If you're up for a simple but great and affordable meal after a day at the beach, La Playita is your best bet. Fish tacos are great and so are their Margaritas. Service is friendly and most important: you don't need to spend a bundle like you would on Pier Avenue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 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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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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Additional Information about La Playita

Address: 37 14th Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Phone Number: (310) 376-2148
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
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
Cuisine: Mexican

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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?