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Playa Chac-Mool Mexican Restaurant

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105 D St, Saint Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-6833
904-471-1131
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Description: TUESDAY-SATURDAY 11:00A.M. - 9:00 P.M.SUNDAY 11:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.MONDAY...
TUESDAY-SATURDAY 11:00A.M. - 9:00 P.M.SUNDAY 11:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.MONDAY CLOSED
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  • 22
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  • 7
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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 of 5 stars
Authentic Mexican Food

This is the best and most authentic Mexican food I have eaten since we moved to Florida. The waitress was friendly and the restaurant was clean. I will definitely be coming back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Christine S
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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258 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped by here for lunch, kind of excited to try it based on the reviews. It did not live up to expectations. It didn't start too bad with fresh crispy warmed chips with salsa and a small guacamole ($3.99 I expected larger portion - charge me $5 and give me more than an ounce and a half). Fish tacos for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is the best and most authentic Mexican food I have eaten since we moved to Florida. The waitress was friendly and the restaurant was clean. I will definitely be coming back!

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Spencerport, New York
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

this was recommended by a family member and found it be very good food with an great Mexican décor. we all sampled each other's food and it was all good. if you hear about this place it is worth finding, small but worth the trip

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Georgia
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We went to Playa Chac-Mool three nights of our five night vacation. My husband is from Mexico so we really wanted to try it. If you read the other reviews, you will know that the owner, Javier is great and he didn't disappoint. He was friendly, helpful and he did play guitar while we were there one night. All three... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were starving when we got into town. I had written down some restaurant recommendations and this was one of them. The desk clerk at the hotel recommended this too. We went in the early afternoon and not busy at all. Very good service. Food came out fast, hot and tasted good. We had carne asada tacos and taco salad.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We read about this place on TripAdvisor while we were on our quiet little stay-cation in St. Augustine Beach. It seemed to be closed on Monday, so we stopped by on Tuesday evening after 5pm. We were greeted by Mr. Chacmool, who owns the tiny establishment on the beach. He immediately brought us chips and salsa and asked us to... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A pleasant little restaurant without truly excellent and authentic Mexican food. Family run, friendly, reasonably priced.... Good sized portions too. Not an upscale ding experience by any means, but clean and nicely decorated. Our go-to. Spot for an easy Mexican lunch or diner.

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Terrific Mexican restaurant overall. Cozy Mexican feel inside. The food was good. Not great, just good. Inexpensive silverware and tissue paper thin napkins make for a lesser dining experience.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Fresh and authentic Mexican food. Outside patio seating is nice if it's not too hot. Kids love the chicken fingers is they are not acclimated to Mexican food yet. Family run and operated with large portions and delicious food.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We visit here every year.... the food is always very tasty & delicious. Every experience at this restaurant has always been so exciting. The cost is very reasonable & worth every dollar. I made a comment to the owner about a photo of him playing a guitar & at this time he said "hang on"......The owner came back with his... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 D St, Saint Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-6833
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine  >  Saint Augustine Beach
  • Phone Number: 904-471-1131

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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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