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La Playa Mexican Grille

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222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
361-749-0022
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food once again

Went here both nights we stayed in port A Would love to have one of the avocado crab nest appetizers every day! Awesome margaritas too

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
christi_10
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TAYLOR, TX
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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215 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited La Playa on Easter weekend. This was not our first visit and will not be our last. This restaurant is by far our favorite on the island! My son had the best cheese enchiladas in Texas, worth the calories! I had the crabmeat enchiladas, my favorite. My husband had Enchiladas Verdes, he said they were good and my... More 

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Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Ate here based off reviews. The food was o.k. (we had crab enchiladas, tacos, and burrito). Our waiter was a very friendly man that provided good service. The hostesses seemed unaccommodating to their guests seating needs. Booths seating is very uncomfortable- they are too small and the seats are too far away from the table. We felt the food was... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We decided to go here for a drink and appetizer before calling it a night. We were very pleased with the service, food and drinks. Margaritas were delicious and I highly recommend the GREEN CEVICHE, YUM!! We will definitely make it a point to go back here and try more of their menu.

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Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You won't be disappointed in the exceptional freshness and deliciousness that Greg & his staff plate up at this cash-only establishment! Our family has tried EVERYTHING on the menu but always come back for the Crab Enchiladas and Seafood Campache. Jealous that my parents partake in weekly dinners here while I can only get once or twice a year. Until... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Like most Port Aransas restaurants, a bit divey, with friendly atmosphere. Caliche was excellent, and beef fajitas were really tender, tasty, and served sizzling. Unfortunately, friendly service was also very slow and unresponsive when asked for more tortillas and check. Restaurant was very busy, so can tolerate some "slowness" but the unresponsiveness was disappointing. I would return, maybe during a... More 

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San Jose, California
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I are on our first visit to Port Aransas. We came for the natural beauty of Mustang Island, and the wonderful bird watching. Frankly, the choices for a good full dinner in Port Aransas seem limited. We did find a very nice place last night and enjoyed both the meal and the atmosphere. We then decided to... More 

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TAYLOR, TX
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Went here both nights we stayed in port A Would love to have one of the avocado crab nest appetizers every day! Awesome margaritas too

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Oklahoma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We ate here and it was so good we had to go back again before leaving town. Hubby had a enchilada dinner and said it was the best he's ever had. I had the crab/avocado enchiladas with a white cheese served with black beans and seasoned rice. I am completely obsessed with that meal! REAL crab meat and lots of... More 

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Grant, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Ate at this place when staying in Port Aransas while visiting my parents. Very authentic Mexican food. Had a Mexican Omlet that came with refried beans and tortillas. Very good food and a helpful waitstaff. Would go there again next time I am in the area.

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Austin, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Good drinks, fun place to go with friends. The staff is very nice. They have vegetarian options but the rice is made with chicken stock so watch out. The queso is not that good but if you drink enough you won't even notice. I had the veggie fajitas and the baby carrots they cooked were yummy! I've had the fajitas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361-749-0022

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?