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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
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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 112
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  • 91
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 17
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  • 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
Great seafood, wonderful service

Had a great seafood experience at La Playa last night. Both my husband and I chose the daily specials. Mine was Black Drum fish with Crab meat and my husband had the Yellowfin tuna. Both excellent. Service was friendly and efficient. Highly recommend this restaurant. It is small and fills up early.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Margo P
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Detroit, Michigan
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All your favorite Mexican food, but the freshest and best made I've even had. Then, there are the unique dishes - crab enchilada or spinach enchilada. Fresh fish offered every day with wonderful sauces plus lump crab on top. Do not leave without have the guacamole and the flan.

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Thank Bridget H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great seafood experience at La Playa last night. Both my husband and I chose the daily specials. Mine was Black Drum fish with Crab meat and my husband had the Yellowfin tuna. Both excellent. Service was friendly and efficient. Highly recommend this restaurant. It is small and fills up early.

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Thank Margo P
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh my, the apps are so fresh and filling! Tuna steaks on tortillas incredible, grilled quail, you can't go wrong! During my last visit with with a friend, they were very generous in letting us split an entree, fabulous steak and grilled vegetables and their special medley rice. Great prices for a truly top drawer experience in a fun, funky... More 

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Thank Christi F
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

My fiancee' and I spent 45 min waiting for a table, however the restaurant had been closed a month and just opened a few days before. There were so many locals (which is always a great testament to the food)! My sister and I had visited back last August and loved the place! Our waitperson, Kim, was her usually courteous,... More 

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Thank Sherry H
Corpus Christi, Texas
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

While in Port Aransas in early December, I couldn't wait to get my fill of the best Fajitas around, but was disappointed to find that they apparently take December off for vacation. If you're in Port A, at least try to check them out. We have never tried the seafood, but overall, it's great mexican food. Personally, as you might... More 

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Thank John H
TX
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Very good food and price!!! Small we went during the week because it was always full when tried going on the weekend!!!!

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Thank rebingtx
Gold Beach, Oregon
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

We drove around town and looked for the restaurant with the most cars at it - this was it. Nothing much to look at but food and service were excellent. We shared crab enchiladas and crab topped avocado - both not your normal Mexican food but they were yummy. Excellent black beans and very different side of rice - much... More 

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Thank Alison S
Houston, Texas
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213 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Our hotel recommended La Playa - very small restaurant that was packed. We only had to wait about 15 min, but so worth it! Staff was friendly. Off to a great start with the chips and salsa - very tasty. Menu had a great mixture of seafood offerings as well as the daily special. We had our hearts set on... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Enjoyed their service. Very tasty food. they are very quick to come to us and serve us. good atmosphere to enjoy the great Island ...

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Thank Roncy J
texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Visited La Playa on a friend's recommendation with the following results. Guacamole was prepared tableside by our server and was excellent. Service was outstanding. Our two dishes of grilled shrimp and black drum were cooked with far too much oil that detracted from the top quality raw ingredients. We ate part of the dishes and the manager inquired if there... 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, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?