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All 73 Port Aransas Restaurants

La Playa Mexican Grille

222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
361-749-0022
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Ranked #9 of 73 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Rockwall, TX
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The food here was fabulous. Some of the best mexican food we have ever had. We had a party of 6 so we had to wait about 30min for a table because the place is kind of small but the wait was well worth it. Well had something different and it was SOOOO good. I would highly recommend this place.... More

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Burleson, TX
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We ate here on our last visit to Port A and were so impressed we made it our first meal this trip. I had the shrimp enchiladas & my husband had the crab enchiladas. Both were very good. For dessert we tried the flan & it is wonderful. They are closed on Mondays and are only open for dinner. I... More

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If I go to Port A again, I am going to this place for at least one of my meals everyday. Super food. Fish tacos are amazing. Try the fresh tuna tacos. Cold beer. I did not like the fact that they do not accept credit card and force you to use their ATM but food is worth it.

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Wimberley, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We come to Port A between 4-6 times a year and we always eat at La Playa and get annoyed with their restaurant staff sometimes but this trip was the worst ever. First, the greeter started to take my name for the wait list when another employee came up to tell him about a disgruntled guest. Without saying a word... More

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Victoria, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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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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