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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Overall Good Food, Somewhat Expensive

My husband, son, and I ate at La Playa for dinner. My husband likes to eat early because he feels he sleeps better. La Playa doesn't open until 5:00 and then, at least the Thursday night we were there, quickly becomes busy. My husband and son ordered margaritas, we had the appetizer with the three... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Shirley O
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San Marcos, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Austin
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Probably one of THE BEST Mexican restaurants I've been to in Texas :) We are tempted to eat here every night of vacation. The shrimp enchiladas and crabmeat enchiladas were fresh and tasty. The blackened tuna taco was out of this world. Queso was yummy and the frozen sangria Margarita was amaaaazing!! Waiter was charming and helpful and seemed overjoyed... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Wonderful, out of the way Mexican restaurant with seafood mixed in. This was my 3rd time there and not my last! Excellent margaritas and our server, Kim, was so friendly, helpful and professional without being overbearing. Loved it and will go back as often as I can.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This sweet place is off "the beaten pass" but please try it! My sister and I were looking for good seafood, but she had eaten at LaPlaya before and suggested it, so we went, and I am so glad! The Margaritas are the best I have had in a long time, and the shrimp enchiladas were so very good! Plus,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The appetizers are amazing. SO are the Margarettas! The restaurant is little small and cramped, but the food is very good.

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San Marcos, Texas
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My husband, son, and I ate at La Playa for dinner. My husband likes to eat early because he feels he sleeps better. La Playa doesn't open until 5:00 and then, at least the Thursday night we were there, quickly becomes busy. My husband and son ordered margaritas, we had the appetizer with the three kinds of cerviche (Cortez Sampler),... More 

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Thorndale, TX
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I give it an average rating cause they are so busy much of the time the waitstaff gets a lot of exercise and you could be in for a wait. I would recommend reservations. The food is pretty good but don't go there thinking it is inexpensive mexican food.

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austin
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went for dinner. Place is a house and tiny...be ready for a wait...but definitely worth it. Fajitas for 1 feeds two ppl and is super! You must try crab enchiladas...I was on a diet again...but my daughter and I shared...was delicate and delicious. We had ceviche sampler...large servings and fish so fresh you could slap it! Reasonable prices ! Will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Strong margaritas if you don't order the pre mixed house. Great staff, fun atmosphere and good food. We went and had a great time. Feel free to wait at the bar and talk to your neighbors

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This place is always packed but worth the wait. Huge selection of premium tequilas with a hardworking and knowledgable bartender. The wait time was not as long as the hostess predicted and we enjoyed live music while we waited and dined. The fish tacos were superb! Tableside guacamole prep was outstanding. Signage prepares incoming customers that it is a "cash... More 

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Houston, TX, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a true tequila place! So many tequilas and an educated staff for recommendations. The fusion of seafood with Mexican dining is also incredible! The crab enchiladas are insanely good!

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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: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?