We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
737 N. Hwy 35, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
361-552-7764
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 39 Restaurants in Port Lavaca
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Description: A really great restaurant with a very low publicity profile in a town with generally poor restaurant choices. You should add this one.
Write a Review

32 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    19
    7
    3
    2
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food is good but you will wait quite a while for your food to come. They are very busy all of the time so if your in a hurry don't go then wait Until you have the time to wait.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fredericksburg, Texas
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Traveling we like to try different restaurants- no chains. This was one of the best places that we have tried. We went early as we heard that it gets very busy. Not fancy- it was like a hole in the wall cafe with excellent food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sachse, Texas
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The chips were VERY greasy. The queso was above average. Service was poor and the place was not busy. The food was ok but was floating in grease. Maybe thats why it tasted ok.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Friendswood, TX
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Dinnertime found us in Port Lavaca looking for a place to eat. We saw the recommendations on TripAdvisor and decided to give La Parilla a try. We were not disappointed. The staff was very nice and took our order quickly. We did have to wait quite a while to get our food, but the food was worth waiting for! My... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rogers, TX
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We arrived 10 minutes to closing and the employees were more than happy to serve us. All of our meals were prepared fresh and the staff were very friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I've eaten there twice, both time close to closing time (10PM). The restaurant was empty once and nearly empty the second time. Since I had no other competing diners my service, etc was very good. I can't sat this would be the case if there were more customers.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Anchorage, AK
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Simple small town cafe atmosphere with really great home style Mexican food. The Chile rejeno was made with pablano, which i have never seen in a restaurant. They were wonderful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Full time RVer
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were told this was the place to go for Mexican and after checking with Trip Advisor and seeing the great ratings we were really looking forward to it. However, we were both a bit disappointed. First off, we waited a long time just to get water and our order placed. Happily the wait for food was not long. I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

The food was OK but maybe could be that the poor service ruined everything. Very disappointed after the reviews gave it such high ratings. I will not be coming back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mustang, Oklahoma
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Restaurant has a different name on sign. Deep fried avocado was good. Drinks are are weak. It was busy but great service. A lot of families so it was very loud. If your looking for a quiet meal this isn't the place.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed La Parilla also viewed

Port Lavaca, Texas Gulf Coast
Port Lavaca, Texas Gulf Coast
 
Port Lavaca, Texas Gulf Coast
Port Lavaca, Texas Gulf Coast
 

Been to La Parilla? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about La Parilla

Address: 737 N. Hwy 35, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Phone Number: 361-552-7764
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Lavaca
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Parilla staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?