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Playa Chac-Mool Mexican Restaurant

105 D St, Saint Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-6833
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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88% Recommend
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Why go to Cozumel/Cancun when you can eat authentic Mexican in our neighborhood? The answer is Playa Chac-Mool and owner Javier's strolling guitar serenades on A1A beach road D ST. Can't beat the Sangria at happy hour (3-6 some days) and all day mid week. (Quidado, closed Mondays:) Triple combo is the best deal for tasting the three burritos or... More

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Gainesville, Florida
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We tried to go to Salt Life on a Saturday night and found the wait to be too long. So, we slid down Beach Blvd to find this gem waiting for us. We were a party of 6 and were able to sit right away. It was good we were there early, though, because this little place fills up pretty... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I'm on the ocean. I'm getting the fish tacos. Sat on the screened porch. Owner brought out his guitar for a birthday celebration. Good food.

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Ashland, Ohio
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Not only was the chips warm the salsa was excellent...so good I paid for some and he sent it home in a bottle for me. Plus one of the men sang and played the guitar to several of us women in the room...very sweet and the food was EXCELENT!!!

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Ocala, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

After reading TA reviews I made a point to stop at this restaurant. This was the last stop in St. Augustine. My expectations where high. I eat Mexican food at least twice weekly. The food was average. The service was phenomenal! Hands down the best service I have received at a Mexican Restaurant!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Had lunch at Playa Chac Mool today. What a great experience! This place is right along the beach road in St. Augustine Beach-- though a little hard to see from the road, unless you're looking for it. There is plenty of parking out back. The place seems to get a good amount of traffic, but was not too crowded. They... More

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Margate, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I've traveled Mexico for many years and what I love about the food is its simplicity and fabulous ingredients. Playa Chac-Mool was exactly that! Unpretentious, tasty, simple, and delicious. The real thing, not that made up crap Mexican food that Americans are enamored with and think is authentic. Javier, the owner, was attentive, friendly, and made us feel comfortable as... More

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Bowdon, Georgia
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After reading other reviews maybe my expectations were a lil high. It wasn't bad at all but not great either. Average Mexican food. Just a little pricier. Service could not have been better! Having to pay for chips and salsa after the first basket and small cup of salsa was a lil off putting too.

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Anderson, South Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We eat Mexican frequently and, based on the reviews, decided to try Playa Chac-Mool while on vacation. The service was quick, polite and friendly. The food was only so-so (our table ordered fajitas, burrito, quesadilla, etc). Food arrived hot, but the guacamole was partly brown and while we found the food totally edible, it was definitely unremarkable over all. Also,... More

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

There is nothing to dislike here. The food is excellent (I recommend the choriqueso and the enchiladas, or the fish tacos, or burritos, or the huevos con chorizo, or the... you get the point). The service is outstanding... always polite, always fast, always happy. And they go the extra little mile for you. We went on our anniversary, I mentioned... More

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