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La Playa Mexican Grille

222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
361-749-0022
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Ranked #10 of 73 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Victoria, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We started our evening with margaritas. We enjoyed fresh guacamole made table side. I tried the popular crabmeat enchiladas. They were as good as I had read about. My husband had the island pepper and it was medium heat (spice) but very good. Serving sizes were more than adequate and there was no room for dessert. Just remember to have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

My family ate at La Playa tonight, and we had a great experience. The food, margaritas, and and service were all excellent, and it was kid friendly for our toddlers as well. Highly recommended for Mexican food in Port A!

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katy, tx
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had zero complaints about this restaurant. Everyone left happy. The shrimp quesadillas were the best I've ever had. Word is weekends are very busy. Great joint with great food and lots of locals in the mix.

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Fort Worth
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Seems funny to have Mexican food at the beach but this place is great! Crab or shrimp enchiladas, wonderful table side guacamole and great margaritas! You really can't go wrong!

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Abilene, TX
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Looking at the other reviews makes me think that your experience is almost totally dependent on which server you get. The food is good. I really enjoyed their different ceviches. The drinks were cold. They take cash only (circa 1990?), but do provide you with an ATM up front. My one and only complaint was the server. We saw her... More

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McKinney, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was the best food we've had while on vacation in Port A! We ordered the shrimp enchiladas and the crab enchiladas....AWESOME! The sauce and cheese on the shrimp enchiladas was to die for and the crab meat was amazing! Our waiter, Tony Diamond, was awesome too!! He was very personable, knew the food and he made the BEST table... More

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oklahoma city
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Even with 3 small kiddos we stuck it out 30 min for a table. Having friendly staff was a perk. We started with sangria margaritas to tie us over. Highly recommend the ceveiche. Absolutely amazing. We will go here again!!

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Austin, Texas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We make it a point to eat at La Playa on each trip to Port Aransas. The food is good, and the menu surprisingly varied and interesting for a smallish TexMex restaurant. Bring cash or check (no credit cards accepted) and be ready for a wait (no reservations), but hey, you're on vacation. Service is friendly and attentive. Order the... More

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Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Fantastic Margaritas and great food! We came in off the beach with two 7 yr olds at dusk and looked pretty rough and got a really lousy waitress that was ready to get off work! Food was fantastic and loved the atmosphere. Other than the horrible waitress it was great! Well be back!

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had about a 30 min. wait but it was worth it. The drinks were great. We were served chips and salsa while we waited. The menu wasn't just Mexican food. Had some fish entree's which were as delicious as the Mexican food.

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