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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 - 10:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 27
    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
Decent -- Good Staff

Decent Tex-Mex. Go if for no other reason, there are not very many choices in town and this place is reasonably priced and the food is ok.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
J C
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San Antonio, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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219 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Decent Tex-Mex. Go if for no other reason, there are not very many choices in town and this place is reasonably priced and the food is ok.

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We have only had breakfast here but every time it was fantastic. It was clean and the wait staff were fast and polite.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Based upon Trip Advisor reviews we were anxious to try La Playa. We definitely weren't disappointed. The selection of margaritas is extensive. My wife enjoyed a large (20 oz.) frozen strawberry margarita and I had the house special, which was delicious. We ordered the tableside prepared guacamole and it was really excellent. We skipped the Tex Mex offerings and decided... More 

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Austin, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We have eaten here many times. Most folks heading to the coast are looking for seafood, but it gets old after a few days. La Playa is always a nice break from the rest of the restaurants in town. The food is pretty good and the atmosphere is great for family and friends. The staff was very attentive and we... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Milpitas, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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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?