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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
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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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Chico, CA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Nice little beach restaurant sitting directly on the sand. The staff moved on Mexican time so don't be in a hurry. Hard to be when you are seated so near the water but it would have been nice to have been asked about having a second beer! Food was okay but to be honest it was lacking the great flavors... More 

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Gloria H, Owner at La Playa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of La Playa. So sorry your experience was not the best...your review was our first negative review and hope you would give us another chance. We work very hard to keep our clients coming back. Thanks again for your interest. More 

Wichita, KS
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is where we spent most of our days when we were in San Pancho. We tried the other two as well, and La Playa was our favorite based on service, clean restrooms and our favorite fish tacos. La Playa is the farthest south next to the lagoon. You can sit at a table, or out on the beach under... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Great guacamole and delicious enchiladas de camarrones. Carlos was a terrific waiter and spoke wonderful English.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is where we went most evenings to watch the sunset over a drink. Ate a lunch and a dinner there. The fish sandwich was delicious and the shrimp and avocado salad heavenly!!!! Fast and friendly service. There was music one of the nights that we were there. Loved it, loved the town and hope to go again next year.

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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Address: Second restaurant on the left on the beach, San Francisco, Mexico
Phone Number: 311 258 4381
Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  San Francisco
Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
Cuisine: Hamburgers, Seafood, Bar, Sandwiches

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