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La Playa Mexican Grille

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222 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
361-749-0022
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 15
    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
Chips, Salsa, Margaritas...Oh my!!

La Playa is a great little Mexican food restaurant in an unlikely place. The service is excellent and the food is very tasty. The crabmeat with avocado appetizer or the ceviche sampler are both great. I like the chicken fajitas, enchiladas or fresh seafood for an entree. They are all amazing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Sheri V
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We arrived and were told and hour and half wait. We decided that's fine as we were on vacation and we could have drinks as we waited. Everything was fine until we noticed multiple tables being sat in front of us with larger parties and we had a party of 4. We kept asking why but the only response was... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Have yet to have a bad meal at La Playa. Seafood and Tex Mex is always fresh and hot and delicious. A staple for us when in Port A. Service is always quick, friendly and efficient. They only take CASH or CHECKS -- NO CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS !

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Horseshoe Bay, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a very large group and received excellent service with a smile! The Tequila Shrimp dish was divine!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

La Playa is a great little Mexican food restaurant in an unlikely place. The service is excellent and the food is very tasty. The crabmeat with avocado appetizer or the ceviche sampler are both great. I like the chicken fajitas, enchiladas or fresh seafood for an entree. They are all amazing. Get there early if you do not like to... More 

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Boerne, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were in Port A last month and stopped by La Playa one night for dinner, they were a little put out by our party of 7 and stuck us in the corner at a 6 top we made do, but when the waitress arrived we noticed she was not to happy to be waiting on us. She messed up... More 

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Port Aransas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

La Playa is great! They make fresh guacamole at your table! They offer wonderful seafood and Mexican dishes! We love the ceviche sampler, which allows you to have all three of their signature ceviches. There are always special off the menu items as well. The maragaritas are muy bueno and the tequila choices are endless. Get there early to avoid... More 

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Midwest City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is the best Mexican food in port A!! Hands down. We arrived at 5 right when it opened and was seated immediately. The waitress and the waiter seemed to really enjoy their jobs and likes the place too. We ordered the queso w the meat and pico it was awesome! I ate the crab enchiladas and they were wonderful... More 

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Bandera, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The first thing you need to know is CASH ONLY. they do have an ATM inside by the bar, but no credit cards. Second, unless you crave spicy hot that only a glass of milk will cure, DON'T get the fish tacos. We've been here before with satisfactory outcomes, and I wish I had gotten the crab enchilada everyone raves... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My family and I went here while on vacation. Their aren't very many options while on the island but we decided to try this place out given the good reviews. I got chicken fajitas and my wife got some fish tacos. Overall the food was just about average. It wasn't terrible by any means but also wasn't the best place... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

First, they are cash only. There is an atm onsite if needed. Service was off the charts good as was our food. The white queso was wonderful. Our party of 6 had everything from fajitas, seafood specials, enchiladas, tacos and it was amazing. We will definitely return on our next trip to Port A. They get busy so go early.

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Additional Information about La Playa Mexican Grille

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

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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, Special occasions, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?