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La Playa

Second restaurant on the left on the beach, San Francisco, Mexico
311 258 4381
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Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Seafood, Bar, Sandwiches
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Description: La Playa is located on the beautiful beach of San Pancho where you can see whales, a large variety of birds and crocodiles! Located right next to a beautiful estuary.
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Description: La Playa is located on the beautiful beach of San Pancho where you can see whales, a large variety of birds and crocodiles! Located right next to a beautiful estuary.
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  • English first
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English first
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Great lunch here - big beach burrito is enough to bring home for later! Fish tacos and grilled fish were nice as well. Love having a meal on the beach with a view of the birds at the estuary and the ocean. Friendly service! Sunset dinner and drinks are a must if you are in San Pancho!

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Connecticut
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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

The sunset is beautiful all along the San Pancho beach. Live music at La Palapa beach restaurant, with a dance floor in front of the band adds to the enchantment of the sunset. The cuban music on Sunday night is a must. Drinks and food are good too.

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San Francisco, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Came here for sunset on a Wednesday and enjoyed some tasty margaritas along with some live flamenco music

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Don't miss the Big Beach Burrito - probably the best meal you could eat anywhere in all of Mexico, and so affordable! The servers were so friendly and kind to me - I was often there by myself with my baby, while my husband and older daughter played in the surf, and we always felt totally welcome and kind of... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

La Playa was recommended to us by a realtor. We weren't expecting greatness, but that is what we got! The view, the service and the food was outstanding. We liked La Playa so much we ate there 5 out of the 12 days we were in Puerto Vallarta. My husband is still talking about their Carne Asada. My friend was... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

from the three beach restaurants out there, this one is the tidiest and comfortablest one (nice restroom, the food, stone and sand floor), solid tables. sundays from 3pm there is live music - AND: you have the best view to the sunset.

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SE PA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

GREAT shrimp tacos and ambiance. Right on the beach. Not much more to say - it was a very nice experience, feet in the sand, food and drink at hand . . . .listening to the ocean waves break. . ..

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Hayward, California, Usa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

First this little outdoor restaurant is the lunch time location for the dinner restaurant named La Ola Rica in the small Mexican town of San Pancho (also referred to as San Francisco) on the Nayarit Riviera of Mexico's Pacific coast. La Ola Rica has been our favorite stop for camarones since we first visited there in 2000 when we must... More

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Vancouver
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Its a plastic tables on the sand place...good service, good margaritas and I had a very nice salad with shrimp. Worth a visit!

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Punta de Mita, Mexico
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135 reviews 135 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

What a great place right on the beach. We took a daytrip from Punta de Mita to San Pancho and just loved this place. We both ordered the fish sandwich, one prepared in a beer batter and one on the grill both were excellent. The service was friendly but not intrusive. We will be going back! And, by the way,... More

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