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Playa Chac-Mool Mexican Restaurant

105 D St, Saint Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-6833
904-471-1131
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: TUESDAY-SATURDAY 11:00A.M. - 9:00 P.M.SUNDAY 11:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.MONDAY CLOSED
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English first
Buffalo, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This cozy restaurant was completely full tonight and kept turning tables over while wet were there! Folks have obviously discovered this delightfully authentic Mexican spot! The food was simple, delicious, and reminded me of the small, family-run places I've eaten in while in Mexico. It only has about 10 tables along with more tables on a covered, screened in patio... More

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Asheville, NC
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105 reviews 105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Many Mexican restaurants try to 'fancy up' the cuisine, so it is refreshing to find a place that keeps it authentic and real...and this restaurant does. It is very casual and understated but certainly draws a crowd. We were ther on a Tuesday evening and it was practically full. The food was quite good. The shrimp chimichanga was perfectly cooked... More

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This will not be the best or worst Mexican food you ever had but the place is friendly and authentic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant lived up to all that I read on Trip Advisor. My husband and I enjoyed an early dinner before going into the city. The owner recommended the shrimp chac-mool for me and the three tacos for my husband. The shrimp sauce was spicy and delicious. I would also recommend the Mexican sangria. Thanks for a wonderful time!

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Been using Tripadvisor for quite some time but this is my first review. I thought the interior décor was very nice and the service was spectacular. Although I have had better Mexican food in Chicago and NY, I was pleasantly surprised by some very good food right here at home. I will be recommending to friends and I will be... More

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Orange County, CA
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95 reviews 95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Warm, pleasant servers. Delicious food. Simple surroundings. Inexpensive prices. Definitely a winner!

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Lexington, South Carolina
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108 reviews 108 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Nice location, ample parking and very good food! Staff was friendly, service was fast and reasonably priced. Not a fancy place but the food is really good.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

We had driven past this small restaurant several times, and decided to give it a try recently. It is very small, and simply furnished inside but the food is really good and different than most Mexican or Tex-Mex places we have visited. It is apparent that they cook from scratch, and know what they are doing. The food is well... More

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Delaware
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118 reviews 118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

When we arrived, we were disappointed at how small the restaurant was and the plain decor. However, the service the margarita, only $2.99 for happy hour was and the food were terrific. It was $18. total& tax & tip for 1 Margarita and dinner for 2. Can't beat that!

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Orlando
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My family eats here every time we visit St. Augustine and it is delicious. I love the grilled tilapia with beans, rice, guac and tortillas. It is family owned and run ... from the chefs to the servers. You will never have bad service. As some people noted, the furnishings are simple. But what really matters is that the food... More

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