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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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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Good Mexican Food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
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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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128 reviews 128 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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north carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We have been to this restaurant many, many times and are never disappointed. We are seated immediately. Our orders are taken right away. The food does not take long to get to us. The ingredients, especially the vegetable, are always fresh tasting.

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Wilmington, NC
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Friendly with great salsa and chips. That is just the start. Love the various choice and have had most of them. The LaCosta on Oleander seems to be more modern and brighter. Parking at both is limited and the size of the spaces at the Oleander location were made for compact cars. Great service at both. Still my favorite Mex... 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?