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La Costa

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8024 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28411
910-6868210
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • 7
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  • 5
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Try It -- You'll Like It!

Unexpectedly had lunch here and it was mighty fine in all respects ... The chicken fajitas were the BEST, and the accompaniments were excellent ... The chicken taco salad was exceedingly flavorful ... The huevos chorizo was exceptional ... The chicken quesadilla had superior flavor ... As is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2014
Buckeye0934
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Columbus, Ohio
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24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wilmington, North Carolina
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Our food was totally tasteless. My wife had the Pollo Fundido and I had the Enchilada a la Crema. Neither had any taste whatsoever. Both had chicken and it was all dark meat. I can only repeat that the food we ate had absolutely no taste. We ate as the Oleander Drive location.

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Lillington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I went to the restaurant on Market Street and the food was just kind of blah and the prices were high just for lunch. The bathroom had a waterbug in it when my sister in law went in to use it. Creepy and gross. Just to think, I just got done eating here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have been to this restaurant (all 3 locations) on many occasions. The food and service is consistently very good. Outside of Mexico I haven't encountered fine dining in this category so you shouldn't expect it. You can go casual with kids and nobody will be offended. A family environment which is reminiscent of Mexican culture. If your looking for... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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145 reviews 145 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I was underwhelmed after having dinner here with a friend. The chips and salsa were good to start, but the service was fairly slow for how (not) busy it was. We split an order of the fajitas for two, and were not happy with the quality of the chicken. It was rubbery and un-appetizing. The steak was okay (not great),... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Unexpectedly had lunch here and it was mighty fine in all respects ... The chicken fajitas were the BEST, and the accompaniments were excellent ... The chicken taco salad was exceedingly flavorful ... The huevos chorizo was exceptional ... The chicken quesadilla had superior flavor ... As is evident, we were not disappointed and you will not be either ...... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We only like Mexican food when it's really good...because we all know, it can be bad. La Costa is always so good - we go to the one in Porter's Neck and -- YUM. So very good!

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Wilmington, NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Wow...we stumbled on this because Baja Grill was too long of a wait....WHAT LUCK!!!! The Margaritas were awesome and only $6.95 and large enough to"bathe in"....not just lemonade ...really good. The entrees were excellent!!!Far better than anything mexican we have had in this town..We have eaten lots of places out west and this comes close to those. Do yourselves a... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The food and variety at La Costa is outstanding. I feel it is the best mexican in Wilmington and never had a bad meal. The service is good and the price is very reasonable.

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Oak Hill, West Virginia, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We ate here; eight of us total. I had seafood (I know its weird at a Mexican restaurant. It was good and the service was acceptable.

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London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I had a burrito which I think as basic dish at a mexican restaurant should be well made, it was tasteless and soggy. I ordered a margarita which definitely tops the list for the worst margarita I've had in a while. I was totally displeased with this restaurant as such I will not recommend this to anyone and would never... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8024 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28411
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 910-6868210

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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